What's on at the Weymouth Wetlands
Spring has been in full swing with Cow Parsley blooming by the paths and the reedbeds alive with the sound of birdsong. As we move towards early summer, the Cow Parsley is now is giving way to the Hemlock Water Dropwort. This is a typical plant of wet grassland and in the same family as Cow Parsley. To discover more about the plants and birds on Radipole Lake and over at Lodmoor, join one of our Discovery walks.
Cow Parsley on path near Radipole Lake Discovery Centre by Naomi Bailey
Discover Radipole Lake
Time: 10:00 a.m. Meet outside the Discovery Centre, the walk will last until approximately 11:30 a.m.
Book online: https://events.rspb.org.uk/radipolelake
Time: 14:00 p.m. Meet in the Beach Car Park (to the left of the reserve), the walk will last until approximately 15:30 p.m.
Book online: https://events.rspb.org.uk/lodmoor
Its been quite a month for notable bird sightings. On 17 May, an immature Squacco Heron arrived over at Lodmoor.
Squacco Heron by John Wall @wawlee
Then on 29th May a Gull Billed Tern arrived outside the Discovery Centre and shortly followed by two Glossy Ibis.
Plants to Look For in June
Bee Orchids are starting to appear on both reserves, look out for the Southern Marsh Orchids on Radipole Lake on the path towards the North Screens. The Pyramidal Orchids will come into flower towards the end of June/beginning of July.
Bee Orchids, Southern Marsh Orchid and Pyramidal Orchids on Radipole Lake by Naomi Bailey
For all the latest sightings contact Radipole Lake Discovery Centre, details below or pop in and see us for a chat with one of our lovely staff or volunteers. Hot and cold refreshments and ice creams are available.
Telephone: 01305 778313
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Marsh Marigold by Naomi Bailey
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