Moor Green Lakes Group

Reserve car park closes at 4:00 pm

Group Visits please click here

The Moor Green Lakes Group (MGLG) was established in 1993 as an organisation to help manage the Moor Green Lakes Nature Reserve in Berkshire, England. Our aims are:

  • To improve the Reserve for wildlife
  • Record and monitor that wildlife
  • Enhance the facilities of the Reserve for members of the Moor Green Lakes Group and other visitors

If visiting by car please check the parking information

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Upcoming Work Party Schedule

For more information on planned work click here

  • Thursday 17th August 2017
  • Sunday 10th September 2017
  • Sunday 8th October 2017
  • Tuesday 17th October 2017
  • Sunday 12th November 2017
  • Tuesday 21st November 2017
  • Thursday 7th December 2017
  • Sunday 10th December 2017
  • Sunday 14th January 2018
  • Tuesday 16th January 2018
  • Sunday 11th February 2018
  • Tuesday 20th February 2018
  • Sunday 11th March 2018
  • Thursday 22nd March 2018

Latest Sightings

A Bank Vole, photographed by Mary at Autumn Mammal Survey

A Wood Mouse, photographed by Mary at Autumn Mammal Survey

A Robin in the process of bird ringing, from the open day, photographed by Iain Oldcorn

A Ruff in October, photographed by Roger Murfitt

Adder spotted in May, photographed by Simon Weeks

Kestrel at a bird ringing session with Tim Ball in July 2015

Kingfisher at a bird ringing session with Tim Ball in July 2015

A Goldcrest, photographed by Martin Seward in February 2015

A Heron with field vole for lunch, photographed by Martin Seward in August 2014

A one-legged Dunlin photographed by Martin Seward in July 2014

A Winchat photographed by Martin Seward in May 2014

A Smew photographed on the reserve on 11th January 2014 by Roger Murfitt

Announcements and News

One of our members, Angus McDonald, has a blog about the changes that have happened to the larger Moor Green Lakes, Manor Farm and Fleethill Farm area, particulary the restoration work. Well worth a look, his website click here

29 September 2016 update to reserve extension plan, more details here

If visitors identify any Health and Safety issues on the Reserve, then please report them to the Site Liaison Officer

Tales from Moor Green Lakes

What happens behind the scenes at Moor Green Lakes, from the BVCP Rangers

Volunteer Leader Update - Plover Island
18 November 2017

Roboteers Start Your Engines
22 November 2017

Volunteer Leader Update - Hide Maintenance
18 October 2017

Out with the Scrub and in with the Birds
15 September 2017

Amber Alert: Shelducks Nesting!
31 July 2017

Volunteer Leader Update - Grove Lake Hide
26 July 2017

Volunteer Leader Update - Balsam Bashing
20 July 2017

Ticks – Staying Safe This Summer
12 July 2017

Finchampsteads Finest Entomologists
10 July 2017

Children find watery insects at Talavera
8 July 2017

Extreme ragwort removal at Moor Green Lake
6 July 2017

Mammals for Members of Moor Green Lakes
17 May 2017

Machine Manoeuvres at Moor Green Lakes
16 May 2017

More Green Lakes Work Party - Ochreous streams and stumperies
25 March 2017

Hedge-laying complete at Moor Green Lakes
27 February 2017

More Green Lakes Work Party - clearing scrub near Grove Hide
24 February 2017

More Green Meadow
22 February 2017

Moor Green Lakes New Bench
4 February 2017

How to lay a hedge at Moor Green Lakes
1 February 2017

Moor Green Lakes Work Party – Clearing Tern Island
24 January 2017

A fence to far
30 December 2016

Moor Green Lakes Volunteers go to Plover Island
18 December 2016

Belted Galloways by Sunset
1 December 2016

Scraping off ice at Moor Green Lakes
30 November 2016

Brownies and Brown Knees earn Butterfly Badge
1 November 2016

Xylem in a scrape on Long Island
31 October 2016

Bat box checks
28 Septemmber 2016

Moor Green Lakes Open Morning
6 Septemmber 2016

More Moor Green cutting with Student Matt
26 August 2016

Sea Scout skills at Moor Green Lakes
24 August 2016

Cutting of Manor Farm and Moor Green Paths
14 July 2016

Barn Owls bouncing back in Wokingham
17 June 2016

Jenny wading at Moor Green Lakes
31 March 2016

Coppicing and pollarding at Moor Green Lakes
4 March 2016

Muddy boots as Moor Green Lakes
16 February 2016

Royal Grammer School students help dragonflies
10 February 2016

Volunteers learn hedge-laying
6 February 2016

Staking out coppice stools at Moor Green Lakes
27 January 2016

Restored nesting rafts Tern over a new leaf
22 January 2016

House building for shelducks
10 December 2015

Field Vole Volunteers at Moor Green Lakes
10 December 2015

Island Adventures at Moor Green Lakes
8 December 2015

Mucking about in boats at Moor Green Lakes
26 November 2015

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