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, 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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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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