Top things to do in Spring

  1. Listen for skylarks and reed buntings declaring their song to potential mates
  2. Look out for the migrant reed and sedge warblers returning to breed in reedbeds
  3. Scan the grasslands for the courtship battles of 'mad March' hares

Top things to do in Summer

  1. Stop by the water. We've recorded 14 species of dragonfly here - how many can you find?
  2. Watch gulls and terns feeding their young on the islands at Barleycroft Lake
  3. Keep a look out for hobbies or barn owls hunting over the reedbeds

Top things to do in Autumn

  1. Look for the large flocks of wigeons, teals and lapwings that will spend winter here
  2. See how many different ducks, grebes and swans you can spot on the lakes
  3. Combine a visit with a riverside walk along the Great Ouse

Top things to do in Winter

  1. Wrap up warm for a bracing walk on a bright, crisp day
  2. Watch for large flocks of finches and buntings gleaning seeds from the fields
  3. Keep your eyes peeled for the chance of seeing hunting birds of prey such as owls, harriers or falcons

What's on?

We haven't got any events planned here at the moment. Check out our main events pages to find something up your street (or at least quite near to it).

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