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Welcome to the Waresley and Gransden Woods website

This website is dedicated to providing information on all topics relating to the Waresley and Gransden Woods reserves of The Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire.  For directions to the reserve follow this link


July Update


08/07/2018 - the reserve's butterflies have been on the wing enjoying the Mediterranean grade, heatwave weather.  The image above shows (clockwise from top left) a large white, a comma, a brimstone and a marbled white.  Unfortunately I haven't to snap a silver washed fritillary yet, they are too busy flying around, showing off their lovely colouring.  As you can see below, the rides are full of meadowsweet, each flower head hosting its own community of mini beasts.

01/07/2018 - after an extended period without any rain, the wood's paths are cracking up due to dryness, not a sight often seen in the reserve.  It's certainly going to take a fair amount of rain to replenish the moisture lost from the ground.

24/06/2018 - this is the magnificent "clock" of seeds can be found throughout Brownes' Pieces and the reserve car park.  Well worth a close up view to see the intricate structure of the seeds and their hairy parachutes.


There are no more conservation work parties now until Sept 2018


Last Update 18/02/2018

The wood's small meadow has had its annual grass cut.  Click here to see what we have achieved so far.

Want to see what the reserves looked like in December 1945?  Well you can now using Google Earth.  Click here for more details.




To learn more about the history of Waresley parish and the amenities it has to offer, click on this link to visit the village's website.
A recent family wedding, proof that we can still both scrub up quite well.

If you have any questions about the woods, require further information on work parties or wish to comment upon this website, you can contact me, Graham Moorby, Volunteer Warden at:








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