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Following the latest Government announcements and strategy to slow the spread of Covid-19 by further restrictions in movement and social gatherings the Trustees of WECG have decided to close the Reserve until further notice. This will mean that all activities, including surveys, ringing, habitat management, maintenance etc will also have to stop for the duration of the closure. The secure lock will be permanently in place on the footbridge from Monday evening, 23rd March.

WECG is very sorry to have to take this course of action, especially at this time of year, and we hope you will understand that in these uncertain times we have to act responsibly and for safety. We will provide updates as and when the situation changes.

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 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


PLEASE NOTE - CHANGE IN CLOSING TIME FOR THE RESERVE. The Reserve will remain open to permit holders from 08:00hrs to 16:0hrs from 27th October for the winter period until further notice. Always check the closing time on the footbridge entrance gate notice when entering the site to ensure you can timely leave the Reserve before it closes.

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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? Contact our Warden Daniel Gornall, preferably by email but via mobile also between 08:30 and 16:00 hours.

Email: Mob: 07906 024354