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NOTICE - OPENING OF THE RESERVE - 12th JULY UPDATE

We are pleased to be able to announce that Woolston Eyes Reserve will be reopening for Permit Holders from Saturday 25th July, with certain provisos.

We’ll be limiting the capacity of all five hides, so there will only be seating for ten people at any one time, In the light of this we won’t be able to accept group visits for the moment. Wardens will also be asked to give seating priority to visitors.

All hide doors and windows MUST be kept open when hides are occupied and hands should be sanitised after handling locks, gates etc. so please bring hand sanitiser with you, though we will also provide a sanitising station below the Morgan Hide.

While we aren’t requiring face masks to be worn in hides, we would appreciate people using them.

There will be a one-way system in operation for the path inside the bed, so please respect this.

See you soon! David Bowman

Original Artwork by The Renowned Wildlife Artist & Eyes Supporter Colin Woolf....

Colin Woolf has kindly supported the Woolston Eyes Conservation Group with unique original artwork for the covers of their Annual Reports over many years. The 2019 Annual Report, being compiled now, features a cover of a female Garganey and her six young to celebrate the addition of this species to the Woolston breeding list in 2019. The original fine art, pure watercolour, of the Garganey has just been completed and is being advertised for sale through Colin’s digital outlets. This beautiful painting from one of the UK’s leading wildlife artists is being offered for sale for £1250.00. Please view this unique artwork on any of the links below and if you are interested in owning it please contact Colin direct via the forms and links in his platforms.

Colin Woolf, Facebook

Colin Woolf, Wildlife Watercolour Paintings

Woolston Eyes development of No.4 bed deposit ground

Visitors will know that work has recently started on the improvement of No.4 bed wetland for nature. Due to the use of heavy machinery and earthworks, health and safety concerns dictate that the whole of the bed is officially closed to visitors whilst the development work is in progress. All access is restricted to persons involved in the development and all persons must sign in at the site office on entering and must wear Hi-vis jackets or vests and hard hats for visibility and protection.

Updates on the progress of the improvements will be posted on the Woolston Eyes Facebook pages and the website www.woolstoneyes.com as the development progresses. Please read our January 2020 Newsletter in the scrolling ‘News Section’ for the latest update. We ask all our permit holders, wardens and members of the public to please refrain from entering the site, follow the news updates and await the re-opening on completion of this first phase of the improvement work around the end of March 2020

W.E.C.G. - Woolston Eyes Conservation Group

ARE YOU INTERESTED in helping in the habitat management of the Reserve...?

If you have ever considered getting more involved in the Reserve then why not help us as a volunteer on a regular basis or on occasional days or projects? Email us through the website contact tab preferably, but via mobile also between 08:30 and 16:00 hours on 08731230181.