Old Moor & Dearne Valley

Old Moor & Dearne Valley

Old Moor & Dearne Valley
Do you love visiting our Dearne Valley reserves? Share your thoughts with the community. Or if you're thinking about visiting and would like to find out more, ask away!
Latest blog posts
  • Little Bittern Again - July 21st

    Hello again! I was at Old Moor for a long time today and thoroughly enjoyed the sunshine, the warm weather, the insects, the birds, the chats with people and everything else. A good day! Early on at OM via the Barnsley Birders via Twitter, we had sightings...
  • Of Moths and Waders - Sightngs, 20 July

    Hi Folks! Phew, another scorcher in the Dearne Valley today with temperatures around the 29°C mark. Many visitors to the reserves sensibly carried bottles of water or made use of Old Moor’s excellent café. Either way, as the heatwave...
  • Little Bittern Heard - 19th July

    Hello, what a fab day! Very warm, dare I say hot?! I spent a couple of hours at Old Moor after work - then I wilted.. I did however hear the little bittern barking twice from the willows behind the Bittern Hide. The first time I heard it I was rather...
  • "Introductions" - Sightings, 18 July.

    Hi Folks! It’s not every day you get to introduce a lady to a caterpillar! When I arrived at Old Moor today I picked up various messages that a visitor had phoned ahead to check if we still had puss moth caterpillars on site and asked if anyone...
  • Sun Day – Sightings, 17 July

    Hi Folks! After weeks of waiting, the thermometer rose to maximum of 26°C today with beautiful blue skies. In fact I’d like to start tonight’s blog with one of the rarest of sightings during a British summer – the sun. The...
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