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Top things to do in Spring

  1. Look out for dragonflies and butterflies on the wildflower meadows
  2. Listen and look out for warblers on the walk to the to the loughside hide
  3. Watch tree sparrows coming and going from the nestboxes

Top things to do in Summer

  1. Have a summer BBQ beside the cropfield
  2. Watch the antics of the common terns from the loughside hide
  3. Ask for a net to pond dip the meadow ditches for underwater creatures

Top things to do in Autumn

  1. Look out for fieldfares and redwings on a meadow walk
  2. Watch for migrating flocks of meadow pipits and skylarks from the car park
  3. Listen for buzzards calling their young overhead

Top things to do in Winter

  1. Watch out and listen for whooper swans and geese on the meadows and lough
  2. Check out the flocks of finches on the cropfield for tree sparrows
  3. Look out for a smew among the flotillas of wildfowl from the loughside hide

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