Another wet month so far! But that hasn't put us all off enjoying what nature has to offer. We've been splashing about in puddles during our Nature Tots activities, enjoying the views of rainbows over the nature reserve and of course being warm and cosy in our visitor centre and still being able to watch the wildlife on the lake outside whilst the rain lashes down.


Our reserve volunteers are are a hardy bunch and they've been working away outside rain or shine. The islands on Burrowes pit are now cleared of enough vegetation for next spring's breeding season thanks to their dedication.

Less common birds we've seen over the last week or two have been; jack snipe, rough-legged buzzard, red-breasted merganser, hen harrier, chiffchaff, ring ouzel and brambling. 

Chiffchaff - Graham Parry

Events coming up over the next few weeks are:

Birdwatching for Beginners on Sunday 24th November - join our friendly guide around our nature trail to learn about the different birds we see here. Perfect if you know nothing or a little something about our wildlife.

Our Nature Tots session on Thursday 28th November - bring your pre-schoolers for some morning activities discovering and enjoying nature!

The Winter Fair is on Sunday 8th December - we will be hosting various stalls in our visitor centre, there will be mulled wine and a cosy atmosphere. Watch the wildlife from our window or head round the trail, youngsters can take part in a Christmas themed activity trail.

Find out more information about our events here.