Preparing for Spring arrivals at Padworth Lane

The Theale Area Bird Conservation Group is working with the BOC on habitat management at Padworth Lane Gravel Pit. Today, Saturday 20th February, we cleared the extensive beach area of invading Buddleja and Willow, in preparation for the arrival next month of ground-nesting species like Lapwing, Redshank and Little Ringed Plover,

The BOC is working with the Canal and River Trust, the owners of Padworth Lane Gravel Pit, and West Berkshire Council on the possible conversion of this recently closed gravel working into a nature reserve. There is more about Padworth Lane on our Conservation Projects page.

Padworth Lane beach clearedPadworth Lane WP

A clear beach for waders and the TABCG team