About this website
This is the website for the Cockaynes Wood public access wildlife site between Wivehoe and Alresford in Essex. The website is managed by Cockaynes Wood Trust.
Our work party on the first Sunday of the month was very successful despite the heavy mist in the earlier part of the morning. By coffee break we were able to see parts of the meadow from the heath through … Continue reading
‘Went to mow a meadow’. Sunshine & hard work. With the help of Alan from Essex Wildlife Trust driving (being pulled along) the mower, we have managed to mow all the intended area. I did take a turn on the … Continue reading
A late morning walk around site this morning. The reserve is very wet after the rain with lots of puddles but most of the paths are still dry. We saw Red Darter dragonflies laying eggs in the puddles, unfortunately these … Continue reading
We now have the results from Friday nights survey. 4 moth attracting lamps (125W mercury vapour bulbs) were in use around the weighbridge yard & track entrance with moth experts identifying the moths caught. The moths were collected in small … Continue reading
We had a lovely sunny start to our open day over at the Cockaynes Wood reserve last weekend. The rain did arrive later on in the morning but not before plenty of visitors arrived to see the site and try … Continue reading
A walk on site today to put up posters for the Open Day (28th June) & meet people enjoying the Reserve. Unfortunately one of the posters was torn in half by the time we got back to our car, but … Continue reading