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Top things to do in Spring

  1. Listen to the dawn chorus
  2. See carpets of beautiful bluebells
  3. Watch pied flycatchers visiting nestboxes

Top things to do in Summer

  1. Look up to see purple hairstreak butterflies in the oak canopy
  2. Watch dragonflies skim along the river
  3. See red kites as they glide effortlessly over the reserve

Top things to do in Autumn

  1. Watch the leaves turn golden in the autumn light
  2. Hear the roar of the river Twyi as it rushes through the reserve
  3. Look out for jays collecting acorns for the long winter ahead

Top things to do in Winter

  1. Watch dippers bobbing on the rocks in the river
  2. Watch ravens tumble during their dramatic aerial displays
  3. See colourful redwings and fieldfares gorge on plump rowan berries

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