Dove Stone

Dove Stone

Dove Stone
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  • We'd like to hear your views on proposed visitor centre!

    It’s an exciting time at Dove Stone, as a public consultation on proposals for a small visitor centre is set to begin this month. Feedback from thousands of people responding to our consultations and surveys over the last five years has highlighted...
  • Rare Butterfly doing well at Dove Stone

    The Green Hairstreak, a rare and declining upland butterfly and Bilberry specialist, may be increasing at Dove Stone because of RSPB and United Utilities' management over the past few years! Converting the woodlands from conifer to broadleaved...
  • Stop and look closer!

    Most of the information and the photos for this blog were kindly provided by Ken Gartside - a local naturalist and one of our regular & valued volunteers. Never mind the birds for once...how about a look at some of Dove Stone's smaller residents...
  • Confiding crossbill

    Although our visiting two-barred crossbill has been only been present intermittently around the Binn Green view point, there has been some singing heard from him in the last few days, and he does appear to be getting tamer. The call is quite an obviously...
  • Crossbills are back at Binn Green - including a rare Scandinavian

    A week last Sunday crossbills were spotted for the first time this year at Binn Green, by Dove Stone's stalwart Sunday volunteer John Parker. One of the 8 or 9 birds looked different - and Dove Stone had its first rare bird find! It is a male Two...
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