We use essential cookies to make our site work. We'd also like to set analytics cookies that help us make improvements by measuring how you use the site. These will be set only if you accept.

For more detailed information about the cookies we use, see our cookies page.

Essential Cookies

Essential cookies enable core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility. For example, the selections you make here about which cookies to accept are stored in a cookie.

You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this may affect how the website functions.

Analytics Cookies

We'd like to set Google Analytics cookies to help us improve our website by collecting and reporting information on how you use it. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify you.

Third Party Cookies

Third party cookies are ones planted by other websites while using this site. This may occur (for example) where a Twitter or Facebook feed is embedded with a page. Selecting to turn these off will hide such content.

Skip to main content

Bleasby Nature day - October 2023

Families from the parish came together on Saturday 7th October to help build a giant bug hotel at Jubilee Ponds as part of a Nature Day organised by Bleasby Grasshoppers and the Parish Council.

Participants also constructed around 30 bird boxes from pre-prepared templates along with a number of mini-bug hotels to take home to their own gardens. The enthusiasm to help improve the wildlife habitats on our doorsteps, especially from many of our younger generation, was wonderful to see.

Our “Duck, Duck or Goose” team of birding experts helped introduce visitors to the ornithology of Jubilee Ponds. Binoculars and guides were provided to help identify the birds that can be seen throughout the season, right on our doorstep.

In the evening, around 40 people of all ages enjoyed a bat-walk which took us back to Jubilee Ponds, detectors in hand! We were able to identify Common Pipistrelles, Noctule and Soprano Pipistrelle enjoying a dusk feast on the abundant insect life around the wildflower meadow. After returning to St Marys for refreshments, a late-night expedition into the fields behind the church found more species, including Brown long-eared bats, one of the Myotis bats and possibly Barbastelle.