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SPRING CLOSING TIME... Sunday 28th March 2021

CHANGE IN CLOSING TIME ..... The Reserve will close at 20:00 hrs (8:00PM) commencing Sunday 28th March. The notice on the footbridge gate will also Read more...

No4 bed Development and access

Visitors will know that work started in 2020 on the improvement of No.4 bed wetland for nature. Due to the use of heavy machinery and Read more...

March 2021 Reserve Newsletter -

Our latest Reserve Newsletter is available for download via the link below: [Click here to download the Read more...

Woolston Eyes - Covid-19 Update 08/01/2021

The Reserve remains open during the latest national lockdown but we remind you that the current winter opening hours are 08:00 - 16:00hrs and permit Read more...

Parking Issues- Weir Lane

WECG would like to remind any visitors by car to enter the Reserve at Latchford on Thelwall Lane and not access on foot by parking Read more...

Sightings Of Note In The Last Month

**11Apr 2021** - Common Sandpiper **10 Apr 2021** - Reed Warbler, 8 Willow Warbler, 35 Chiffchaff, 22 Blackcap, 54 Robin, 26 Wren, 10 Dunnock, 10 Blackbird, Read more...

Black Necked Grebe updates

Black Necked Grebes usually arrive back early to mid-March. The majority of adults and larger juveniles leave in July with smaller juveniles staying into early Read more...

BIRD Books For SALE...

""The WECG Chairman is offering a selection of books on Birds & Birding for sale. The details and contact information can be viewed by clicking Read more...

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Welcome to Woolston Eyes Nature Reserve

An S.S.S.I. Managed by Woolston Eyes Conservation Group

Change in closing time 28 March 2021 and latest Covid-19 Update 08 January 2021

Spring closing time of 20:00 hrs (8:00pm) will become effective on Sunday 28th March.

The Reserve remains open during the latest national lockdown Tier 5 strategy but we remind you that the current winter opening hours are 08:00 - 16:00hrs until 28th March when Spring/Summer closing time moves to 20:00hrs (8:00pm) and permit holders and all visitors adhere to all government guidance and advisory cautions on travel, social distancing and household mixing at all times.

In addition we will 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.

The paths inside the bed have been cut wider to allow adequate passage space to eliminate the need for the previous one-way system. PLEASE NOTE: There is only one footpath on No3 bed which runs in a circle inside the perimeter bund with signposted access paths leading off to the various hides. All other tracks you may see are access tracks for maintenance work or warden survey workers which will be signposted, ‘No Entry’ or taped off. Please do not enter these tracks. At times you may see unmarked tracks to ringing nets when bird ringing is in process, PLEASE DO NOT approach these nets as your presence will agitate any birds caught and may lead to injury to the birds. All bird ringers are licensed by the British Trust for Ornithology.

W.E.C.G

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 our Annual Reports over many years. Colin’s last artwork for us was for the cover of our 2019 Annual Report, a watercolour of a female Garganey with six chicks, check it out via the link below.

Colin Woolf, Facebook

This painting has been sold but please have a look at Colin’s paintings and drawings via the following link to his website, Colin Woolfe Fine Art, were you can purchase an original piece or a print.

Colin Woolf, Wildlife Watercolour Paintings

Woolston Eyes development of No.4 bed deposit ground

Visitors will know that work started in 2020 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 official re-opening which will be announced.

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.