Watchtree Open Air Cafe

Re-opening the cafe in the visitors centre whilst remaining compliant with Covid 19 regulations is practically impossible! The building and its main entrance is also used for toilets, reception, our own offices and much more. However, we’re blessed with 205…

Covid 19 Cycle Sales, Service and Repairs

Cycle sales, servicing and repairs from the Watchtree Wheelers  From Tuesday 23rd June  Services include:   Cycle Sales – we have a range of refurbished and ex-hire bikes in all shapes and sizes  Servicing and Repair – Our workshop is open, for pre-book appointments  In line with government guidance we have implemented control measures for…

Cafe Seating Area Closed Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th of February.

Our little cafe is getting a makeover! The seating area of the visitors centre/cafe will be closed for painting on Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th of February. Don’t worry you can still get take away hot food and drinks The…

#votewatchtree Learn in the wild

  We have exciting news which we can’t wait to share with you! We have been selected as one of this year’s Peoples Projects – with your votes we could secure £50,000 for a very special project. Voting is open…

Helen Skelton and the Countryfile Team visit Watchtree

On Sunday the 5th of February, local beauty spot; Watchtree Nature Reserve, will feature on the BBC1 prime time show Countryfile. Filming took place for the special ‘Feathered Friends’ edition of the show in mid-January. Producers were attracted to the…

Christmas Closing 2017

Please note we will be closed for a short break over the Christmas period. This is to allow our staff and volunteers a hard earned break.                            …

Ringing – October 16

Two catches were made on Thursday 20th October in the Wetlands and today Monday 24th October in the NE Corner. As usual a very good species list and today it was nice to capture two Redwing, the first for several years. From…

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PHOTOGRAPHS WANTED ! ….for the 2017 Watchtree Calendar

  Are you interested in Sponsoring the 2017 Calendar ..contact Ryan@watchtree.co.uk,   tel 01228712539 It happens but just like regular dating but takes a lot longer because you have to spend time getting to know the girl for a while before she…

Moth Blog – July

Two moth traps were set out at Watchtree on 29th July, the second of the two moth-trapping sessions I do every month from March to October.  This year’s moth trapping has been distinctly poor, low numbers of moths and far…