Welcome to the summer!
Some edited highlights from the ‘RSPB Fen Drayton Events and Activities Summer 2014’ leaflet… download here: Fen Drayton Events 2014 leaflet
Two events from the Summer programme in late July 2014
Sunday 27th July
Fen Drayton Lakes Family Activity Day, 10am – 4pm
Come and meet the RSPB team here at Fen Drayton Lakes and find out what we are doing to ‘give nature a home’. Have a go at pond dipping, bug hunting, wildlife bingo or nature art, join one of our wildlife experts on a guided walk around the reserve or use one our wildlife explorer packs and head off on a self guided adventure. Watch a willow weaving demonstration and have a go.
Wednesday 30th July
Family wildlife wander, 10.15 am – 1 pm, adults £4, kids £2 (RSPB members half-price)
Join us for a relaxed walk enjoying the birds, wildlife and flora that Fen Drayton Lakes has to offer. This walk is aimed at families and is an ideal way to introduce the younger members of the family to the wonders of the natural world.
When are we open? Every day, from dawn till dusk!
We currently also have a fully accessible portable toilet in the main car park. The nearest public toilets are at the A14 service stations.
How to come and see us? Motorists can reach the car park (grid ref. TL342700) via the reserve entrance on the minor road between Swavesey and Fen Drayton – follow the brown road signs from either village.
The Cambridgeshire Guided Bus service has a request stop 250m from the car park. Buses run at 10 minute intervals Monday-Saturday, and at frequent intervals on Sundays, between St Ives and Cambridge.
We have cycle racks in Holywell Lake car park.
Every weekend and every Wednesday from 19th July to 21st September there will be staff and volunteers on site from 10am to 4pm. Self guided pond dipping and bug hunting kits are available as well as advice on what to see and where to go on the reserve. Activities will be available on other days please call 07739 921459 for details.
All events start from the main car park unless otherwise stated.
At this time of year the RSPB recommend insect repellent as some of our smaller creatures are hungry!
If you want to hear more from Pete Stroud (who volunteered with the Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership last summer) who is summer warden at the RSPB’s Fen Drayton Lakes Reserve check out his latest blogpost