In the next of our regular blogs from our visitor experience intern Jenny, she looks at our Easter activities...

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Now the weather is starting to get a little warmer, it’s a great opportunity to spend time outdoors and connect with nature. From feathered friends arriving to nest over the summer to exciting family activities, here’s why you should be adding a trip to Frampton Marsh to your Easter itinerary. I solemnly promise not to make any awful egg puns in this blog post that will make you cringe…egg-cept one. Sorry, couldn’t resist!

 

Avocets

 

Spring brings a whole host of natural spectacles to Frampton Marsh, including our large colony of avocets. These beautiful wading birds are incredible to see, especially as they were extinct in the UK less than 100 years ago. You can also see flocks of the endangered lapwing preparing to nest in the grasslands. You might even see a pair of brown hares standing on their back legs and hitting each other with their front paws, like a boxing match. This is a female hare fighting off a male hare’s advances, not two male hares fighting for a female.

 

Lapwing eating a worm

 

Not convinced yet? We’re also getting ready to host our amazing wild things Easter egg trail that starts on 6th April. Follow the trail around the reserve and crack the clues to win a chocolatey prize! There will be plenty of other hands-on activities around the reserve for little ones to learn about wildlife and have fun doing it!

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