Come and photograph the wildlife that makes Rye Meads its home under the expert tuition of Tom Mason.
Only three places remain for Tom Mason's photographic workshop on Saturday 15 June, 10 am to 3 pm.
£30 for members, £40 for members (or join on the day for the discounted price).
Book now to avoid disappointment.
Our monthly Wildlife Explorers' Club meets on Saturday 18 May between 11 am and 1 pm. We'll be doing 'Everything Eggy'. Numbers are limited so please book a place by calling 01992 708383. Suitable for 6 to 11 year olds. First timers welcome.
There's a Wildlife Watch on Saturday 25 May - volunteers will be in a hide to help you spot and identify wildlife. Great for families and to increase your wildlife knowledge and skills. It's free and you don't have to book - just turn up between 2 and 4 pm.
Our holiday club for kids, the Wacky Wildlife Adventures, is meeting Tuesday to Thursday 28 - 30 May, to banish holiday boredom. Please book on the number above.
Don't forget that our Nestbox Watch has moved to 1 June because of the lateness of the season. Great experience for families to see nestlings up close. Please book on the above number.
We have our first three mallard ducklings and six goslings!
Banish boredom in the half term at our Playscheme!
Tuesday to Thursday, 28 - 30 May, 10 am to 4 pm
The Wacky Wildlife Adventures is our fun holiday club for children aged 6 to 12. Something different every day!
Costs £17 for WEx members or £25 for non members per day. Booking essential.
Please call the reserve on 01992 708383.
We also have a WEx group in May.
Saturday 18 May, 11 am to 1 pm
Everything eggy! As it's spring we'll be finding out about birds' eggs and doing some eggs-periments. Can we transport eggs without breaking them? Can we get an egg in a bottle? Can we make eggs bounce?
Suitable for children 6 - 11. £3 for WEx members, £5 for non-members. First timers welcome! Please book on the above number.
We spotted the first swifts of the year at Rye Meads on 30 April - about a dozen were wheeling high above the visitor centre.
In a sudden rush of activity, we now have most of our migrants back: cuckoo, sedge warbler, blackcap, whitethroat, lesser whitethroat, chiffchaff, willow warbler, swallow, common terns, sand martin, house martin, reed warbler, hobby, little ringed plover.
We still haven't seen or heard turtle dove, garden warbler or grasshopper warbler, so let us know if you do!