We are delighted to announce that the nature reserve re-opened to members on the 12th April.
After battling the flooding for a couple of months, the main reserve paths are again passable, however there is still some flooding on the extension near the bunker which requires wellingtons to cross. This can be by circumnavigated by walking the same path back to the main reserve instead of the full loop.
Most of the paths have been topped up with crush brick so they are looking their best ready to welcome you back. Thank you to all the volunteers who helped tidy them up.
Marge and Mo (the swans) have chosen to nest by the hide, therefore some of the hide is out of bounds. Please respect their privacy and keep to the area indicated. Furthermore, please comply with COVID guidelines with no more than 3 members in the hides.
With spring in the air all of the reserve is full of life again with warblers singing their hearts out, please share your sightings by writing them in the logbook or emailing [email protected] .
Time for some facts..
So far 28 million litres of water have been pumped out of the main mere and we still have a little way to go to get the islands fully clear! For all you budding mathematicians that’s roughly 400,000 litres a day!!
This year we have had around 500 renewals and we look forward to seeing our members new and old around the reserve.