We are a voluntary group of likeminded people working together to manage the 4.4 hectare site.
We encourage as many people as possible to become volunteers and help us so others can continue to appreciate what a special, beautiful place the Nature Reserve is. A natural retreat for many species of birds, butterflies, bats, deer, fox, insects and spiders. In future, we would like to encourage grass snakes, hedgehogs and amphibians.
The mature trees and shrubs make an ideal setting for all wildlife. There is a bird hide, bird food holders and bird, bat and owl boxes.
Sixth Form pupils & staff from a local school created a bug house and established a wild flower garden. We received 100 trees from the Woodland Trust and our tree planting event enabled people of all ages and backgrounds to plant these trees.
Wild daffodil bulbs were sponsored and planted and we held a wild flower seed bomb session where children made a mixture to scatter over a section of the Common
We have set aside an area for large sections of tree trunk to provide a natural habitat and encourage new species.
A small stream runs the length of the Common. Work here will involve clearance of the streams to allow water flow to be maintained and potentially the creation of a ‘scrape’ type clearing which would form a natural pond. We particularly hope to attract amphibians.
Friends of Studley Common Nature Reserve welcome you ALL to our natural world of discovery.
To promote the Nature Reserve we hold regular fund raising events, for example: Easter egg trail; dog shows; yoga evening and nature walks. We participate in the Christmas tree celebration event at one of the local churches as well as having a stall at the Parish Christmas Fair for our Christmas Raffle.