There have been widespread cases of littering at our reserves across the three counties as warm weather coincided with an easing of coronavirus restrictions.
BBOWT has seen BBQs cause fires on its Wildmoor Heath, Greenham Common, Snelsmore Country Park and Wokefield Common nature reserves in Berkshire where there has also been an increase in dogs scaring sheep.
At Hosehill Lake, boating and swimming has disturbed nesting birds including terns, lapwing, oyster catchers. People fishing in front of a specially created sand martin wall has thought to have caused a failure of nests there this year. Dogs have been out of control chasing wildfowl and their young and at Sydlings Copse, a grazing pony was found with a long dog lead wrapped around its neck and leg.