Welcome to the Northwest Ecological Trust website. Here you will find information about our work developing and managing Gorse Hill Nature Reserve, its wildlife and habitats, various surveys, latest news and how to find us.
The Trust values and relies upon its members and volunteers so you can find information about how to join, how to become a volunteer and the sorts of things you can do.
This website is regularly updated so please keep checking as we will be adding more information about the flora and fauna of Gorse Hill, latest news and more photos.
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SUNDAY OPENING AND GUIDED WALK AT GORSE HILL NATURE RESERVE
On the first Sunday of most months the Information Cabin, small car park and the woodland walk in Cabin Wood will be open to the public from 11.00 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please check this page for Sunday dates..
There will be a free guided walk on each of these Sundays from 1.30 to 3 p.m. to parts of the Reserve not normally open.
Admission and walk are free of charge.
Refreshments will be on sale all day
Sunday 6th November 2016 is the last open Sunday of 2016.
There will be no open Sunday in October or December.
OTHER EVENTS COMING UP:
Apple Weekend 8th and 9th October 2016. Come and join us to celebrate our traditional Heritage Orchard. There will be tours of the orchard, a wide variety of culinary and dessert apples to buy and dessert apples to taste. There will be demonstrations of apple juice production with fresh and pasteurised apple juice for sale. Our Cabin Cafe will be open selling tea, coffee, juice and homemade cakes. This is a free event. Car parking is available. Donations welcome. We look forward to seeing you.
LATEST UPDATES (last six months)
13.9.16 – Out & About at Gorse Hill – Yet another Water Shrew! Plus some sunbathing insects.
7.9.16 – Out & About at Gorse Hill – Creatures small and tiny!
19.8.16 – Out & About at Gorse Hill – A windy day for a walk, plus Water Shrews, butterflies, dragons and moths.
Out & About at Gorse Hill re-designed to shows current year only and previous years as sub pages
1.8.16 – Out & About at Gorse Hill – Dawn Chorus 30 July and a very colourful moth! Apple weekend event added to Home Page
25.7.16 – Out & About at Gorse Hill – An evening out in Parbold, new bee hives, lots of moths and butterflies and the start of haymaking.
10.7.16 – Out & About at Gorse Hill – National Meadows Day and a lovely surprise in our small mammal survey. Home Page – minor amendments to our Sunday opening wording.
20.6.16 – Out & About at Gorse Hill – Busy, busy, busy!
18.5.16 – Out & About at Gorse Hill – A successful newt evening. Home page Dawn Chorus event cancelled
10.5.16 – Out & About at Gorse Hill – More surveys started and some apple blossom in the orchard.
Gorse Hill Nature Reserve tab – Moth sub page – more photos added to the photo gallery
21.4.16 – Out & About at Gorse Hill – Bluebells getting ready for their ‘big day’ and other news
4.4.16 – Gorse Hill Nature Reserve tab – Birds sub page updated to show 2015 information
Out & About at Gorse Hill – new bird species for the Reserve and other news
6.3.16 – Home Page – update Sunday Opening Day themes and other events
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