Denso Marston Nature Reserve

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The seven acre reserve is situated between the River Aire and the Denso Marston factory in Shipley, West Yorkshire. Created in 1990 on Denso Marston wash land for the benefit of wildlife, community enjoyment and education. An urban haven of woodland, meadows and pools with varied wildlife complement the other green areas in the wildlife rich Aire valley.

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Saturday, 10th June 2023 - Saturday, 10th June 2023

Celebration Day at Denso Marston Reserve group image down by the pond.Celebration DayCome and join us for our Annual Celebration Day at Denso Marston Reserve, including pond dipping, bird ringing and ukuleles.
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Thursday, 15th June 2023 - Thursday, 15th June 2023

Drawing flowers (c) Canva Images.Drawing NatureBring your artistic side, find your inner Bob Ross and seek out the happy little trees at Denso Marston Nature Reserve in Baildon.
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Saturday, 17th June 2023 - Saturday, 17th June 2023

Book open on the grass next to daisies (c) Canva images.Scandanavian Folk TalesCome and listen to Scandanavian Folk Tales at Denso Marston Reserve
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Thursday, 22nd June 2023 - Thursday, 22nd June 2023

Moth in a Moth trap Hunt for BugsCome and hunt for bugs at Denso Marston reserve as part of National bug week.
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Saturday, 8th July 2023 - Saturday, 8th July 2023

Close up of a dragonfly at Denso Marston ReserveMoths, Butterflies and DragonfliesCome and look for moths, butterflies and dragonflies at Denso Marston Reserve.
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Saturday, 15th July 2023 - Saturday, 15th July 2023

Thursday, 20th July 2023 - Thursday, 20th July 2023

Yellow and black ladybird sat on a leaf at Denso Marston ReserveWorkshop - LadybirdsAs days get longer and warmer, ladybirds are breeding and more active as the study of these popular Denso Marston Reserve residents will show.
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Wednesday, 26th July 2023 - Wednesday, 26th July 2023

Old lady moth in the palm of a hand.Moth NightCome and look for moths as part of National Moth Night (week!) at Denso Marston Reserve.
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Friday, 28th July 2023 - Friday, 28th July 2023

Bat soaring in the skyBat Walk with Ian ButterfieldCome and join us for our annual bat walk at Denso Marston Reserve.
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Saturday, 12th August 2023 - Saturday, 12th August 2023

Drawing flowers (c) Canva ImagesDrawing NatureOnce again bring along your inner artist like last time we will search for things to draw. We will look at colours shapes and how things are changing as we head towards autumn.
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Saturday, 19th August 2023 - Saturday, 19th August 2023

Book open on the grass next to daisies (c) Canva images.Grimms Fairy TalesCome and listen to Grimm Fairy Tales at Denso Marston Reserve.
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Saturday, 9th September 2023 - Saturday, 9th September 2023

Autumn leaves on the ground of Denso Marston Nature Reserve.An Autumn WalkSearch for seasonal changes around you with this Autumn Walk at Denso Marston Reserve.
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Thursday, 21st September 2023 - Thursday, 21st September 2023

A picture of woods in autumn, showing shafts of sun through trees with gold, red and orange leaves (c) Canva ImagesAutumn WritingsUsing the season come and write something that heads towards the darker side of the year, whether its ghosties and goolies or laughter and light. Come and join us for a damn good scribble!
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Saturday, 23rd September 2023 - Saturday, 23rd September 2023

Close up of a wood pigeonVismigAn early start for the day in search of migratory birds as they pass through Denso Marston Reserve.
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Saturday, 14th October 2023 - Saturday, 14th October 2023

Denso Marston Reserve - birds reflection on the river.VismigAn early start for the day in search of migratory birds as they pass through Denso Marston Reserve.
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Saturday, 21st October 2023 - Sunday, 22nd October 2023

A picture of lots of birds in flight, against a blue sky (c) Canva ImagesVismigHave you ever wondered what those tiny dots are that fly above your head en mass in autumn? Now you can find out. On this weekend workshop we will be looking at how to identify those tiny dots in the sky and how to record them, as well as counting them - there may be lots of wood pigeons! Then on…
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Thursday, 2nd November 2023 - Thursday, 2nd November 2023

A picture of felled logs, in a wood (c) Canva ImagesTree Felling With Hand SawsOn this day workshop we will be looking at the techniques on how to fell small trees using handsaws. We will also look at the reasons for felling, habitat management, and how wildlife can be encouraged by the felling of trees.
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Thursday, 9th November 2023 - Thursday, 9th November 2023

Saturday, 18th November 2023 - Saturday, 18th November 2023

A photograph of a barn owl (c) Canva ImagesOwl PelletsHave you ever wondered what is in an owl pellet? Now you can find out. We will be using Barn owl pellets, and we will look at how to search beneath the fur. Skulls are ace!
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Saturday, 11th November 2023 - Saturday, 11th November 2023

Poppy against a blue backdrop (c) Canva images.Wildlife on the Western FrontDenso Marston Reserve will be examining the wildlife seen on the Western Front between 1914 and 1918.
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Thursday, 23rd November 2023 - Thursday, 23rd November 2023

A photograph of a bare tree against a pale winter sky (c) Canva ImagesWinter Tree IdentificationWe will be looking at a selection of trees throughout the reserve. We will be looking at the basic methods of winter tree identification. This workshop will involve both indoor and outdoor activities
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Saturday, 9th December 2023 - Saturday, 9th December 2023

Xmas Preserve at Denso Marston Reserve a group of people celebrating.Xmas PreserveVisit the Denso Marston Reserve for the annual Xmas Preserve of ukuleles and readings.
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Thursday, 14th December 2023 - Thursday, 14th December 2023

A picture with the words "Festive Writings" in the centre, and a pen underneath. There are the ends of fir tree branches, some pine cones, and some faFestive WritingsHow about joining us for a couple hours to relax and have a scribble. Write about the festive season - you can rant you can rave you can let your inner scribblings free. And there may be the odd mince pie or two!
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  • Children welcome

Map & Directions

Denso Marston Nature Reserve

Type:Nature Reserve

Otley Road, Baildon, West Yorkshire, BD17 7JR
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