Ladycross Nature Reserve
Slaley, Northumberland view north from Ladycross
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Winter Song - Colin Jewitt describes the effectthe mild weather is having on mistle thrushes and crossbills. READ

It's a beech mast year - Colin Jewitt on the link between beech mast and bramblings. READ

Things to look out for in November - Colin Jewitt on what you might see in and around the reserve this autumn. READ

A multi-lingual thrush? - It is worth listening to the language of winter thrushes. READ

Monday, 28th November - a talk The Plight of the Bumblebee, Slaley Commemoration Hall, 7.30 pm. This is a joint event with Slaley & Healey History Club.
A charge of £2 is made to support upkeep of the reserve and to raise funds for a classroom and History Club.

If you are interested in any of these events, please contact Joan on 01434 673245 or email

New Bird Hide
Our new two-person bird hide is now in place in an elevated position overlooking the big pond. It provides excellent views over the water and also into the reeds and willows surrounding the pond.
Click here for booking information

Winter bird feeding
The reserve would again be most grateful for members' support in feeding our birds over the winter. Their favourite seed seems to be "Perkish Winter Warm" which "Down to Earth" in Hexham sell. Poltross, Haltwhistle, are good suppliers of peanuts and niger seed, and will deliver it.
Please contact Joan (01434 673245) or Lara (07765 644453) if you can help.