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AUTUMN/WINTER CLOSING TIME... from Sunday 31st October 2021

The Reserve commenced autumn and winter closing time at 16:00 hrs (4:00PM) from Sunday 31st October which will remain in operation until further notice. Read more...

No4 bed Development and access

Permit holders are now welcome to visit the new developed No4 wetland. Please keep to the footpaths, clearly mown, and carry your permit with you. W.E.C.G. 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 31/10/2021

The Reserve current winter opening hours are 08:00 - 16:00hrs. Permit holders and all visitors are asked to adhere to all government guidance and advisory 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...

Latest Sightings Of Note:

**26 September** - 2 Green Sandpiper **25 September** - Kingfisher, male eclipse Garganey, Stonechat male **24 September** - c40 Pink-footed Goose **23 September** - Garganey - eclipse male **21 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

Condition of the Reserve Access - Canal Track

It is unfortunate that the condition of the Canal Track is in such a poor state so soon after the recent repairs. The deterioration has coincided with the present use by the Highways Agency working on the Thelwall Viaduct, including heavy vehicles. This work is set to continue for some weeks and it is probable further deterioration will occur. We hope the work includes an element to re-instate the track, filling in potholes, when the contract concludes and will make enquiries as necessary.


Change in closing time 31 October 2021 and latest Covid-19 Update

Winter closing time of 16:00 hrs (4:00pm) commenced on Sunday 31st October and will remain in operation until further notice. Permit holders and all visitors are reminded to adhere to all government guidance and advisory cautions on travel, social distancing and mixing at all times. Unfortunately we won’t be able to accept group visits for the moment.

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.


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 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.