Gloucestershire reserves

Gloucestershire reserves

Gloucestershire reserves
Do you love our nature reserves in Gloucestershire, Highnam Woods and Nagshead? 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
  • Hungry Hawfinches

    February and March are by far the best months to look for Hawfinches at Nagshead . This large, but elusive finch holds almost legendary status amongst keen birders. Despite their size (approaching the size of a Redwing ), Hawfinches can be surprisingly...
  • Snow & woodland Kingfishers

    Kingfishers may not be the first bird you think of when visiting Nagshead , but at certain times of year, they can be quite regular on the reserve ponds. It is always intriguing to see one flash past in a blue blur at waist height through mature woodland...
  • New visitors at Nagshead

    If you visit the woods at Nagshead over the festive period, you will be sure of a big surprise thanks to art students from the Royal Forest of Dean campus of Gloucester College. The students have created six sculptures specifically for Nagshead as part...
  • Early autumn

    Things have been fairly quiet on the reserves lately, as is usual for this time of year. Our summer migrant birds are all on the move southwards and our winter visitors have not yet arrived. Lots of nature can still be found however, especially around...
  • Spring moves to summer

    It feels like spring really has flown by this year! It seems to have come and gone in a flash and now summer is upon us once again. The reserves have been very busy with breeding birds and migrants have been back in encouraging numbers. The fine weather...
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