On 7th of June, I was carrying out my usual security check of the hide, checking on Common Tern colony and carrying out a general quick check of everything. All spring an increasing number of Herring and Lesser Black-backed Gulls have been loafing on the shingle island from 06:00. This time a 3CY Herring Gull … read more
Now that Lea Farm lake and its surroundings have been acquired by the Trust we are now in a position to invest in some large scale habitat creation. With support from the Trust for Oxfordshire Environment and with generous funding from the Network Rail’s “No Net Loss of Biodiversity on the Greater West” Programme, we … read more
LWT’s fourth donation from the Waitrose green token scheme has just been received. A wonderful £310 from Wokingham. Thanks to members who shopped there, this is a sizable addition to our funds.
We are hugely grateful to trustee Ron Bryant, who purchased Lea Farm Lake from Summerleaze Holdings last year and has now gifted it to Lavell’s Wetland Trust. This is a key step in fulfilling the Trust’s vision of a protected wetland corridor through the lower Loddon valley. Owning the lake gives LWT the confidence to … read more
Fraser Cottington is now running a YouTube channel about the birds at Dinton, Lavell’s and Lea Farm Lake. Visiting most mornings, he makes new videos about the latest birds, lasting between 4 and 13 minutes, at least those which can be filmed. For the many who are in lock down, it is offering a way … read more
Hi everyone, I am very excited to publish this summary of 2019’s amazing birds, please feel free to download this summary. I hope this inspires a great many of you to come and visit us and enjoy the stunning variety of species that drops in over the year. Click here to download the PDF http://lavells.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Bird-Report-2019-Final.pdf
The new date for the our second Christmas Bar-b-q is 22nd December, NOT 15th as previously published. Last year we bought way too much food last year, but had great fun and a great fire so come on down this time and join us, for an hour, or even for just a mince pie and … read more
As a Charitable Incorporated Organisation LWT must submit an annual report to the Charity Commission. Our report for the period 2/2/2018 to 31/12/2018 can read here.
LWT has been awarded a grant of £42,000 by Network Rail to develop the wetland habitat around Lea Farm Lake. This will allow us to create an extensive reed-bed and a large area of marsh and shallows along the east shore of the lake. Around most of the lake the bank shelves steeply into deep … read more
What a fantastic turnout at FOLL’s EGM yesterday evening (Tues July 17th). 67 wonderful members voted for the resolution that allows us to transfer FOLL’s assets to the new Lavell’s Wetland Trust (LWT). The future looks bright!