World Wetlands Day walk

World Wetlands Day walk

Colin Wilson is leading a walk at Moor Green Lakes on 2 February in celebration of World Wetlands Day. The walk has been planned and organised by the Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership.

The walk looks at the birds at Moor Green Lakes Nature Reserve an important wetland site within the Blackwater Valley. Expect to see winter visitors including wigeon, teal, gadwall, goldeneye and goosander. There have also been lesser redpoll and siskin seen recently with a lesser spotted woodpecker also appearing a week or so ago. Winter also turns up rarities such as slavonian grebe and water rail is also possible.

Colin is the Newsletter Editor for Moor Green Lakes Groups so will be able to help answer questions about the reserve and its coming expansion as restoration of adjacent gravel workings make progress.

The meeting starts at 09.30 at the reserve car park on Lower Sandhurst Road at map ref. SU805628 and will take a couple of hours. Stout footwear is recommended. If you need any more help please call Christine Reeves at the Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership on 01252 331353.

Colin Wilson –

24 January 2005