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Reasons To Be Cheerful!

Monday, December 21st 2020

Number 1: Today marks the Winter Solstice which means that from today the days will begin to slowly stretch out again. Summer is on its way!

2. The reserve is open everyday over the holiday period from 9.00am - dusk mid-week and from 10.00am - dusk on weekends. It is only closed on Christmas day, Boxing day and New Years Day! So grab your warm coats, wellies and a pencil and search for Edward the Elf along the Red Route to get some fresh air! Can you find all of the ingredients for his magic potion?! Spotter sheets are available from the Field Centre for only 50p. If you find Edward please take his photo and share it on our Facebook page.


3. The unruly Hebridean and Shetland sheep are where we left them on the wetland and haven't escaped or got tangled in brambles for two consecutive days!


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Autumn Worky Day

Saturday 2nd October 2021 | 10.00am - 3.00pm

Join our staff and volunteers for a fun day of practical habitat management tasks.  Specific tasks will be chosen nearer the time.  Come ready for all weather conditions and bring your oldest outdoor clothes as tasks will be mucky and may involve bonfires. Booking is essential for this FREE event as a hot cooked lunch will be provided. 



Richmond Coffee Morning

Thursday 21st October 2021 | 9:00am - 12 noon

Come and enjoy a relaxing cup of tea or coffee and a 'sticky' at Richmond Town Hall.  There will be a raffle, tombola and a stall selling delicious homemade cakes!  All proceeds from this fundraising event go towards the running costs of the reserve. 

If you would like to donate any cakes or items for the raffle or tombola please take them to the field centre beforehand or to Richmond Town Hall on the day. 

No need to book, just turn up!



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