FRIENDS OF OAKHILL ~ PROTECTING GOOLE'S NATURAL HISTORY FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS
24
May

Dawn Chorus Walk 2018

Every year it seems like a good idea, to organise an early morning walk around the reserve to listen to the fantastic dawn chorus, but  at  4.30am when my alarm was going off I could of  quite easily rolled back over and gone back to sleep. After a strong cup of tea I was wide...
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02
May

DOGS AT OAKHILL

We know how dogs love to paddle and swim in water, and we hate to spoil their fun, but it does cause a lot of problems for the native inhabitants. Around the Brick Ponds dogs must be kept on leads at all times. We ask that you observe the Code of the Countryside and enjoy...
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12
Apr

A Quiet Amble

What a lovely amble around the brick ponds today, so much has positively changed since I was there previously ,what a great effort you guys have done to preserve the area, with nice benches that I tested 😀 to notice boards,  walkways, habitat protection and planting of many shrubs 👏👏 Not only that but the...
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11
Apr

First Visit

I made my first visit to Oakhill on Friday 06/04/18 and was really impressed by its size accessibility and diversity . I was accompanied by my 86 year old pal so the paths were a godsend as heavy terrain takes its toll on both of us. As soon as we started on the path from...
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15
Mar

Spring Emerging

Very soon, we will be witnessing the new birth of wildlife that occurs without fail every spring time down at Oakhill and the Brick Ponds.The winter migrants will give way to summer migrants and the swallows and swifts will be soon dive bombing every walker who ventures down the paths and tracks, damsels and dragonflies...
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04
Jan

FORAGING AT OAKHILL

I first went to the Oakhill site and Brick Ponds area in 1991 when  my nephew and his friend at the end of their summer holidays showed me where to pick blackberries. I remember it was a lovely sunny day and I was thrilled to find this wild area with fields lanes, woods and ponds. ...
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20
Sep

HULL NATURAL HISTORY GROUP VISIT

On Saturday 19th August Oakhill hosted a field trip by the Hull natural history group,  comprising of experts and enthusiasts in a number of different fields. We set off at a steady pace recording everything along the way.  The botanists especially found plenty of interest in the carpark area but gradually we worked our way...
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07
Aug

Tiny Acorns Project

Tiny Acorns Project Today FoO volunteers were busy opening up paths around the Brick Ponds to improve access for our visitors during the late Summer and Autumn. This work is made possible through the ‘From Tiny Acorns’ project and equipment and training provided by Innogy’s community wind farm fund.

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