HOLT ISLAND RE-OPENED TO THE PUBLIC ON SATURDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER!
IT WILL BE OPEN FROM 10.00 AM UNTIL 4.00 PM EVERY SATURDAY & SUNDAY UNTIL THE END OF OCTOBER!
HORNETS NEST IN UNUSED OWL BOX
The Owl Box has sadly failed to attract an owl. But it is certainly popular with hornets! This was filmed on a sunny day in September (WATCH VIDEO). Thank goodness they are up high! But true to say although they look fierce you are more likely to be stung by a wasp than a hornet. They are valuable pollinator and keep down pests and so in fact are a gardener’s best friend.
HOLT ISLAND BRIDGE
During the lockdown HDC Ranger Paul Claydon has been keeping up maintenance on the Island. The volunteers were not allowed to work between March and July, but they are now back in action. In July, as part of the installation of non-slip panels on boards that have lost their tar chippings, it was found that the main beams supporting the wooden bridge just inside the Island had rotted. To read more about the work that has been carried out on the island CLICK HERE.
HOLT ISLAND BRIDGE: UPDATE
1st Sepember 2020 - Work continues on the bridge and should be completed shortly. To read about the latest work CLICK HERE
10th September 2020 - Bridge re-construction is now complete. We hope to open the Nature Reserve to the public towards the end of the month. To read all about the completion CLICK HERE
SCHOOLS AND YOUTH GROUPS
Once the Island is safely opened again you are very welcome to book visits, and we will continue to open and close the Island for you. However, we will not be opening the Holt (for the reasons explained above) and will not be able to offer you volunteers to help. There are a lot of activity worksheets and our Education Pack available on the website to download, for use on the Island.