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.
Both of our woodlands on the reserve (Cockaynes Wood and Villa Wood) contain remnants of ancient woodland. One of the marker species for this are our native English bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta ). We have enjoyed a fantastic display of bluebells … Continue reading
GLOW WORMS. This appears to be a good year for them, if Cockaynes Reserve is anything to go by. Last Sunday night Val, Lucy and I did a survey and found 46 glowing females (including two mating pairs). Mostly they … Continue reading
It is so nice when we visit Cockaynes to talk to people who come to the site regularly as they can tell us about things they have seen that we haven’t. A gentleman yesterday told us how he had seen … Continue reading
Good news……. we have the first of our nightingales back this year. Dave D reported one singing last night at the north end (near Sunnymead Lane) of Villa Wood. He also saw a Pochard duck on the Small Pond by … Continue reading
We had a lovely morning on the reserve yesterday. We transplanted some primroses into the area we had tidied on Sunday (under the hazel coppice in Villa Wood) as most of the primroses already on the reserve are not in … Continue reading
Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork to launch it’s Bags of Help Initiative across England and Wales. The scheme will see three community groups and projects awarded grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag … Continue reading