Celebrate the magical marshlands of RSPB Blacktoft Sands

Monday 5 June 2017

The annual open day of RSPB Blacktoft Sands is set to be held on Sunday 18 June 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 reserve is able to offer regular visitors and newcomers alike the unique opportunity 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: "Blacktoft Sands is an amazing home for nature and the perfect place to see some of Britain's most iconic animals such as the avocet, bearded tit and roe deer - June is also a great time of the year to witness the breathtaking aerial food passing display of our Marsh Harriers, one of nature's most breathtaking sights - Our open day is the perfect chance for people from the local community to visit and celebrate the amazing wildlife of the Humber."

The open day will run from 10am-4 pm on Sunday 18 June 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.

Last Updated: Tuesday 28 August 2018

Tagged with: Country: England Topic: Birds and wildlife