Moor Green Lakes Group

Reserve car park and closing time  click here.    Group Visits please  click here.

View of South Colebrook Lake (Copyright © 2013 Steve Arnold)

View of South Colebrook Lake (Copyright © 2013 Steve Arnold)

Grove Hide

Update 2-Nov-2018: Grove Hide is now open again for nature watching


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

Moor Green Lakes News

August 2018 - Annual report for 2017 now available here

August 2018 - August newsletter now available here

July 2018 - Found on the reserve - Macro Lens - Contact webmaster using the contact form if it is yours

May 2018 - Web site has moved to a new internet service provider. There may be some issue.

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

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Latest Sightings

bank vole

A Bank Vole at the Autumn Mammal Survey.
Photographer Mary

wood mouse

A Wood Mouse at the Autumn Mammal Survey.
Photographer Mary


A Robin in the process of bird ringing, from the open day.
Photographer Iain Oldcorn

Upcoming Work Party Schedule

Planned work parties are now on hold to minimise nesting bird disturbance. Should resume early Autummn

For more information on planned work click here

  • Sunday 12th August 2018
  • Thursday 16th August 2018
  • Tuesday 21st August 2018
  • Sunday 9th September 2018
  • Thursday 20th September 2018 (change of date)
  • Sunday 14th October 2018
  • Tuesday 23rd October 2018
  • Sunday 11th November 2018
  • Tuesday 20th November 2018
  • Sunday 9th December 2018
  • Tuesday 18th December 2018
  • Sunday 13th January 2019
  • Tuesday 15th January 2019
  • Sunday 10th February 2019
  • Tuesday 19th February 2019
  • Sunday 10th March 2019
  • Thursday 21st March 2019

Tales from Moor Green Lakes

2018-09-21  More Green Car Park

2018-09-17  Phew! What A View

2018-08-22  The benefits of taking photographs to identify insects

2018-06-20  Bumper Year for Barn Owls

2018-03-20  My Tern on the Raft

2018-02-16  Clearing Tern Island

2018-02-15  Enviromental Endeavours

2018-02-04  New Owl Boxes

2018-01-17  Heatening Hedge Laying

2017-11-18  Volunteer Leader Update - Plover Island

2017-11-22  Roboteers Start Your Engines

2017-10-18  Volunteer Leader Update - Hide Maintenance

2017-09-15  Out with the Scrub and in with the Birds

2017-07-31  Amber Alert: Shelducks Nesting!

2017-07-26  Volunteer Leader Update - Grove Lake Hide

2017-07-20  Volunteer Leader Update - Balsam Bashing

2017-07-12  Ticks – Staying Safe This Summer

2017-07-10  Finchampsteads Finest Entomologists

2017-07-08  Children find watery insects at Talavera

2017-07-06  Extreme ragwort removal at Moor Green Lake

2017-05-17  Mammals for Members of Moor Green Lakes

2017-05-16  Machine Manoeuvres at Moor Green Lakes.

For more Click here

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