Coombes Valley

Coombes Valley

Coombes Valley
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  • Top 5 things to do this Autumn!

    Become a Nature Detective: Join us at Coombes Valley for one of our Scavenger hunt days from Sat 27th Oct to Sun 4th Nov 10am—4:30pm (£2 per child with a daily prize draw). Grow a Sapling from Seed: Collect seeds from under trees (such...
  • Recent sightings: Three of a kind!

    The amazing insight that we got into the lives of our barn owl family inspired me to see how I could find out what was happening deep in the night. Otters have been seen in recent years on the River Churnet so who knows what I might find?! To investigate...
  • Autumn fun!

    This quick picture quiz has been inspired by the return of autumnwatch to our screens. It is not too difficult just a bit of fun. As an RSPB volunteer I always enjoy it when springwatchand autumnwatch are on as it really unites nature lovers. I love hearing...
  • Fascinating Fungal Foray

    Fungi are hidden from our view for most of the year so when their fruiting bodies pop up we should all take advantage of this opportunity to see them in full bloom! There is such a diverse range of fungi here at Coombes Valley and we want to share them...
  • Recent sightings: The buck stops here

    The whole week has seen the reserve covered with deep snow. On days like this you really get a sense of how much activity there is that we never see. There are mammal footprints everywhere ! The highlight of the week has been getting more pictures...
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