Woohoo! The Big Wild Sleepout is nearly here and we are mega excited about being able to sleepout on one of our nature reserves. It's a rare opportunity for the staff and volunteers of RSPB South Essex to see West Canvey Marsh at night time and even better that we get the chance to share the experience with the public.

Anywhere you are, the darkness of night always casts a different light on things making the familiar feel other worldly and almost magical. West Canvey Marsh will be no different with the added bonus of feeling secluded and secret even though it is in the middle of a very urban landscape. One of the special things about many of the South Essex Marshes is that they are so urban yet feel so far away from the real world meaning you get a real opportunity to relax and get away from it all without having to travel too far.

With the chance to do some moth trapping, hunt for bats and spot some stars sleeping out on West Canvey Marsh is going to be an adventure none of us are going to forget in a hurry so will you be joining us on West Canvey Marsh this weekend?

 If not then it's not too late to book your place by calling 01268 498620. To find out more visit our Events page

Or will you be sleeping out under the stars at home? Either way we'd love to hear from you. You can contact us on facebook or twitter or leave a comment here. We're looking forward to hearing all about it