Welcome to the LDV NNR ringing blog, this blog is designed to share the experiences, findings and tales from a group of dedicated ringers. We specialise in conservation orientated research projects, largely focusing on wildfowl, waders, owls and birds of conservation concern, in and around the Vale of York NNR's.

NB - Whilst the purpose of this blog was initially designed to cover our nationally important wildfowl ringing activities, regular readers may have noticed the increase in posts detailing wildlife found across the valley (ranging from plants, fungi, butterflies, dragonflies & other invertebrates). Ringing posts will hopefully resume over the winter months, and will run alongside wildlife and work posts.

Monday, 14 November 2016

06/11/16 - For sale: logs & calendars

For the second year running the Friends of the Lower Derwent Valley (FoLDV), have produced a calendar using images taken throughout the valley, with the aim of raising money to go towards work on the NNR. The calendar can be purchased from the NNR Base at Bank Island, for a small fee of £7.99, or if you can’t make it to the base then feel free to leave us a message on here and we can arrange collection or post one out to you. The Friends of the Lower Derwent Valley is a small charitable trust, recently set up to help further the conservation work, research and promotion of the importance of the area. Working with Natural England and our reserve team, the ‘friends’ have taken on a fund raising role to support some of these activities, and have produced this calendar to try and raise funds to further the aims of the group. Please feel free to get in touch if you’d like to purchase one, calendars are one of the Christmas presents that everyone buys, and by purchasing one of ours your money will go straight back into furthering the conservation work undertaken throughout the area. 


As a result of the continued reductions in reserve budgets, the 'friends' are constantly looking for new and novel ways to help us generate income and support the work we do here on the NNR, such as the calendar and greetings cards. Well after many hours spent by our volunteers collecting timber from the NNR, logging it up on site and stacking it to dry it out, we are now pleased to be able to offer seasoned, air dried timber for sale – just as the cooler autumnal weather starts to turn our thoughts to the winter heating bill! This hardwood timber has come from our NNR’s, and is the by-product of the management work we undertake on the reserve to improve habitats, landscape and the wildlife value of them. Logs can be collected from the NNR base by prior agreement or they can be delivered in the local area – at the amazing knock down price of £50 per cubic metre. If you’re interested in purchasing some of our logs then please message us on here to place your order, and please share with others to help us raise income to support our NNR’s and the work that we do. 



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