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Radley Lakes Wetland Centre Activities and Events in 2013 (Jul – Dec)

  Clearing the Lane, 04 July 2013   As a condition of the planning permission, Oxfordshire County Council Highways has insisted upon some improvements to the lane. One of the issues identified is visibility from the junction splay at Sandles, so, today, the Earth Trust used its volunteer workforce to untertake clearance of vegetation …

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Radley Lakes Wetland Centre Activities and Events in 2013 (Jan – Jun)

These pages provide a photographic record of activities and events at Thrupp Lake throughout 2013 where development of a new visitor centre and improved public access to the lake surroundings are being planned by the Earth Trust in collaboration with the local community.   Logging, 03 January 2013 On this mild overcast day, the …

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Radley Lakes Wetland Centre Activities and Events in 2012 (December)

Winter Bird Walk, 1st December 2012 Winter bird-walkers assembled at the shore of Thrupp Lake taking a first view of the birds on the lake   On Saturday 1st December, seventeen people took part in a guided bird walk at the Radley Lakes, organised by the Earth Trust. This was led by local …

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Radley Lakes Wetland Centre Activities and Events in 2012 (Jun – Nov)

Diamond Jubilee Celebrations: Tea at the Lakes, 4th June 2012 As part of the Royal Diamond Jubilee celebrations, afternoon teas were served at Thrupp Lake on Monday afternoon.     Pathworks, 7th June 2012 This month, volunteers cleared and made up the path around the pond, removed some large items of litter (including a …

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Radley Lakes Wetland Centre Activities and Events in 2012 (Jan – May)

Path Resurfacing, 5th January 2012 This is likely to be a perennial job: resurfacing the path along the northern edge of Thrupp Lake, particularly at the NW corner near the where it is inclined to become quite muddy over the winter months.   The main effort is wheeling the wood chippings from where they …

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Radley Lakes Wetland Centre Activities and Events in 2011 (December)

3rd December 2011 Winter Bird Walk Displaying Great Crested Grebes in winter plumage, on Thrupp Lake.   On Saturday 3rd December we were joined by volunteers from other Earth Trust sites for a Bird Walk around Thrupp and Bullfield Lakes led by local naturalist and birder, Ben Carpenter, who pointed out and identified …

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Radley Lakes Wetland Centre Activities and Events in 2011 (Oct – Nov)

6th October 2011     Panoramic view of the lake from the viewing platform after carrying out clearance work to open up the view.   Today we carried out some light clearance work to open up the views across the lake from the designated viewpoints. It was yet another glorious day, if somewhat breezy and …

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Radley Lakes Wetland Centre Activities and Events in 2011 (Aug – Sep)

4th August 2011 Thrupp Lake on a wet day   Today it rained – the first ever thoroughly wet work day at the lake! This did not deter the few stalwarts who turned up to do a bit of work clearing the path around the lake of intruding vegetation. After the oppressive heat …

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Radley Lakes Wetland Centre Activities and Events in 2011 (July)

      On this occasion, as a relief from hard labour, and perhaps as a reward for it, volunteers were treated to a guided walk in search of damselflies and dragonflies led by local ecologist, Ian Smith. While the weather was not ideal for seeing lots of dragonflies on the wing, with the day …

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Radley Lakes Wetland Centre Activities and Events in 2011 (May – Jun)

        Up in the canopy. A tree surgeon at work making dead trees safe near the path along the northern shore. Felled timber has been left on the site to provide habitats for wildlife. Path laying. A small team turned up to finish the task begun earlier in the month.     …

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