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
  • Getting the bug – Sightings, 20 April

    Hi Folks! I missed you yesterday. Sorry about that and I may only say in my defence that it was a family do. So tonight, by way of an apology, I shall update you with both the salient points of yesterday’s sightings and the news from today. So...
  • Cootlets!

    Hello, my turn to do the sightings today and I'd like to say a big thank you to Andrew who has been blogging this week whilst I've been away in a wonderfully sunny Northumberland! So on to the sightings and we have 'cootlets' and mallard...
  • Scratchy's back! - Sightings, 16 April

    Hi Folks! Nesting is well under way all over the place at the moment and to date the oddest one I’ve seen is a robin’s nest in a trilby hat and scarf, on a coat rack in a garden centre! BBC Points West covered the story a few days ago but...
  • Weekend Weather - Sightings, 14 April.

    Hi Folks! Have you heard of the phenomenon of ‘weekend weather’? This is a known meteorological term for patterns of weekend disappointment in urban areas. The idea is that during the working week the weather is fantastic and then, at the...
  • Velvet Missiles - Sightings, 13 April.

    Hi Folks! Another beautiful spring day in the Dearne Valley say plenty of visitors to Old Moor and its satellite reserves. I dropped in for a few hours this afternoon and was very glad I did: the reedbed pools looked almost black in the sunshine, a perfect...
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