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 resume over the winter months, and will run alongside wildlife and work posts.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

20/03/17 - Aviva return

At the end of last week we hosted another fantastic corporate volunteering event at the NNR base, with a team of twenty staff coming from the York branch of Aviva. With such a sizable team it allowed us to undertake a range of tasks around the reserve – the hides at Bank Island were treated with preserver, the boardwalk around the base was netted to prevent it becoming a hazard in the wet weather and the damaged fencing was repaired and tidied up ahead of the grazing season around Bank Island. 

Other members of the team also helped extract recently felled timber from Skipwith Common NNR, before bringing it back to the base for processing – the off road 4x4 driving being a real highlight for some! Many thanks to all involved for such a productive day and allowing us to strike a few outstanding tasks from the ever growing job list – hopefully we’ll see some of you again later in the year.

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