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Announcing the winners of our 2020 creative competition for young people

We’d like to thank all the young people who entered the Garganey Trust’s creative writing and photography competition, as a celebration of the beauty of Broomhill Flash in Wombwell, Barnsley. Sadly due to Covid-19 we can no longer hold the celebration and exhibition event in Darfield. However, we are able to share the fantastic entries and winners in this online exhibition instead. Here you can … Continue reading Announcing the winners of our 2020 creative competition for young people

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Spring wildlife arrives on the reserves as we pause for lockdown

We all find ourselves in challenging times dealing with the national emergency of the Coronavirus outbreak. Unfortunately this means we’ve had to close the hide and car-park at Broomhill. Our trustees, along with most of our regular visitors and volunteers will be staying at home and complying with the government guidance. For those local people who may be able to use local footpaths and view … Continue reading Spring wildlife arrives on the reserves as we pause for lockdown

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A sparkling new wetland for wildlife is almost complete

A very Happy New Year to all! Things have been very busy since our last update in the autumn. We were so sorry to hear of all the people whose properties were flooded during the flooding event in early November, including our neighbours at the Low Valley caravan site. However our contractors on the ‘Wings across the Ings’ project completed the construction works just before … Continue reading A sparkling new wetland for wildlife is almost complete

Emerging habitats and new wildlife

We’re now well into autumn and work has started again on the Wings across the Ings project. In September, we were delighted to have the help of Pete Wall and the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust volunteers in helping to seed the new grassland on The Fleet. After Jonathan (our farmer) had prepared the ground, they sowed it ‘old-style’ by hand after which it was rolled to … Continue reading Emerging habitats and new wildlife