Celebrate the magical marshlands of RSPB Blacktoft Sands

Wednesday 6 July 2016

The annual open day of RSPB Blacktoft Sands is set to be held on Sunday 10 July and members of the general public are invited to join in the celebrations.

The nature reserve, near Goole, is the largest tidal reedbed in England and home to a whole host of amazing birds and other wildlife. The annual open day is part of Blacktoft Sands 'Saving Marshlands Wetland Heritage and Wildlife project' which is supported by generous funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Thanks to National Lottery players the event offers the chance for regular visitors and newcomers alike to discover more about the reserve via a range of craft activities, themed games and free guided walks running throughout the day.

Alex Jones, Visitor Experience Officer at Blacktoft Sands, said: "The team of RSPB staff and volunteers at Blacktoft Sands work hard to protect the magical marshlands of the reserve. We are excited to be able to offer an open invitation for visitors to come and see the amazing effects at our annual open day.

"It is the ideal place to observe the breathtaking food passing display of magnificent marsh harriers, as well as the chance of rare and unusual birds such as bearded tits, bitterns and avocets plus lots of other iconic wildlife including roe deer, hares and a very cheeky stoat."

The open day will run from 10am-4 pm on Sunday the 10 of July and entry is free for all. Catering will be provided by the local village hall committee.

For more information on the event contact the reserve office on 01405 704665 or alternatively email Blacktoft.sands@rspb.org.uk. For details on the wildlife and other events at the reserve visit www.rspb.org.uk/blacktoftsands

Tagged with: Country: England Topic: Reserves