Take a walk on the wild side this May half term and admire nature's new arrivals. The team at RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands are encouraging visitors to explore the nature trails and discover a range of different homes for wildlife this school holidays.
Dan Trotman, Visitor Experience Manager at the reserve, said: "Spring is a fantastic time of year here; not only is the weather encouraging us to spend more time outdoors, the wildlife is exciting too. Whilst the bluebells have faded for this year, lots of other flowers - the orchids are my favourite - are just starting to bloom. We are also seeing fresh fuzzy chicks every day, as birds around the pools and trees welcome their young into the world.
"The gentle walks meander through beautiful wetland, woodland and grassland and offer the chance to get close to elegant egrets, brilliant butterflies and lounging lizards, who bask on wooden fences soaking up the sun's warmth."
Families visiting the reserve can follow the 'Marvelous Moths' quiz trail to learn about some of the creepy crawlies that only come out after dark. Plus, there's lots of other fun family activities to take part in, from hiring a Wildlife Explorer backpack, complete with minibeast kit, mini binoculars and more to having a go at den building or even just enjoying a picnic with family and friends.
The Marvellous Moths self-led quiz trail is available daily from 9.30 am-4.30 pm until the end of June. All activities are free of charge but normal reserve admission charges apply for non-RSPB members.
For more information on the reserve and its activities, please call 0151 353 8478 or check out the website rspb.org.uk/burtonmerewetlands.