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Tuesday, January 12th 2021

Whilst the reserve is closed, you can enjoy some snowy scenes from the comfort of your home with these photographs taken by Gerry as he carried out some routine maintenance checks at the weekend.

Firstly, along the red route…

...then through the scrapes. It seems that the rabbits make good use of the footpaths and boardwalks when nobody is around!

It is difficult to remember this wetland area full of colourful wildflowers such as Fleabane, Hemp Agrimony and Purple Loosestrife back in the summer months. It still looks pretty without them in the frost.

Pond dipping is definitely off the agenda this week!

Further along the trail to one of the large glades which is full of sedges in the summer. The Sedge Warblers that usually nest here will have crossed the Sahara in order to reach their wintering grounds in Africa. 

Continuing on to the main lake which was still completely frozen over.

Then, up to the moor which can be bleak even during the autumn months. Although Hebridean and Shetland sheep are extremely hardy, they have been offered hay on the coldest days.

Back along the easy access trail past the outdoor classroom, the trees remained cloaked in white.

Finally, back to the centre where picnics are far from anyones mind at the moment but hopefully it won't be too long before the warmer weather returns and we can welcome visitors back again.

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Pumpkin Trail

Saturday 23rd October 2021 | 10.00am - 3.00pm

Come to the reserve half term 23rd - 31st October and enjoy the autumn colours on the red route (Easy Access Trail) and search for the pumpkin clues along the way. Test your knowledge of the creatures associated with Halloween by answering the fun quiz which is available from the visitor centre for only 50p.

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