This page has been created as a source of information on everything that has been going on at the Reserve to both maintain and improve it in readiness for when we can open fully to the public again in the Spring.


We have recently been trying to contact all paid-up members of Monkton Nature Reserve. If you have not heard from us, please call 01843 822666 or email as soon as possible so that we can share our latest news and update our records.


For the months of the Reserve closure, have decided to offer our Member’s Newsletter to all Web-site visitors to update you with our latest news.

As well as the Newsletter, in order to keep you ‘in touch’ with nature and our work at the Reserve, here are a couple of links to some videos. Firstly, our thanks go to Nik Mitchell who has produced a short film of nature ‘taking over’ at Monkton, and used his drone to capture some wonderful ‘bird’s eye’ footage!

Wild Explorers films are designed to be used in the Primary School classroom to help teachers raise children’s awareness, knowledge and enjoyment of the natural world

Michael Maloney of Countrywide Productions has produced a series of Natural History films intended to introduce children to the fascination of the Natural World. Two of these, How do birds feed? and Life in a Pond contain images shot at Monkton and can be viewed here.

Michael has also produced Conservation under ‘Lockdown’ – a short video illustrating work being carried out by our Volunteers towards reopening the Reserve.