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Name the tiger competition
Hi all! It’s half term next week and we are having fun with wellies…. Just a note to all our regulars with a warning do be weary of flying wellies around the ‘welly wanging area’ which will be marked out! Activities next week: Welly wanging competition (for children...
6 Feb 2013
World Wetlands Day at Newport Wetlands
World Wetlands Day is tomorrow! This is an internationally celebrated day to mark the anniversary date of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands (2 February 1971). All over the world there are activities on this day to raise awareness about the benefits and importance of wetlands areas. To celebrate our...
1 Feb 2013
Newport Wetlands now has wrens on the menu!
We’re used to seeing birds outside the cafe window at Newport Wetlands, but this little wren had somehow managed to get trapped inside the visitor centre and was sitting in the corner of the shop. When it was first sighted, ironically, it was in the fake tree where the ever popular signing birds...
17 Nov 2010
Starlings á gogo
At this time of year, there is virtually no greater wildlife spectacle than the huge flocks of starlings that spend the winter here in the UK. Starlings are now red listed birds in Britain, which means their numbers have dramatically dropped recently, in fact by o ver 70% in recent years. Fortunately...
11 Nov 2010
The Americans are here!
It seems appropriate that with the Ryder Cup fast approaching and the Newport area receiving an influx of Americans that we at Newport Wetlands have received an American visitor of our own, a lesser yellowlegs on the 28th Sept, which caused quite a stir. A grey phalarope has also been seen today on the...
30 Sep 2010
Wetlands in bloom
Hands up who thinks orchids are rare and exotic plants that grow exclusively in far off rain forests and mountains shrouded in mist. Well I have to be honest, I did until I started working at Newport Wetlands! The truth is that Britain is home to over 50 orchid species and the Newport Wetlands is lucky...
9 Jul 2010
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