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Free fun at Family Wildlife Day at Donington and Albrighton Local Nature Reserve

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People are invited to join the team at Donington and Albrighton Local Nature Reserve for a fun Family Wildlife Day on Sunday 9 September 2018.

Throughout the day, families will be able to have a go at a nature quiz, meet a moth, explore the lovely setting of Donington Pool by boat, and take a walk through the woodland conservation area. The conservation area usually has limited access as it is left undisturbed with wildlife being given priority. So it will be a great opportunity to explore this special place.

Donington and Albrighton Local Nature Reserve ducks

Ducks enjoying the accessible paths in the nature reserve

At 12pm and 3pm there will be mini beast hunting and pond dipping sessions as well as fishing tuition for under 16s. The tuition will be 20-minute sessions starting at 12pm.

Children pond dipping

Children pond dipping

We do recommend that you call 01746 781192 to book a place, but do check on the day as there may still be places available. All equipment will be provided for the fishing tuition.

At 2pm there’ll be a breathtaking falconry display in St Cuthbert’s Meadow and the birds of prey will be on display all afternoon for visitors to take a closer look at.

The fun will be happening between 12pm and 4pm, and best of all it’s free.

The reserve (postcode: WV7 3EP) is located off A41 Albrighton bypass. Free parking is available at Donington Church and this is only a short walk from the reserve. Food and drink will be available on the day to purchase. For more information about the nature reserve, please visit www.dalnr.org.

Further information

The 13-acre Donington and Albrighton Local Nature Reserve is a special place as it is made up of a number of habitats which have become scarce in the local countryside. The site is very popular with dog walkers and has many well laid out accessible paths. The reserve comprises of four main areas – the woodland conservation area, Donington Pool, St Cuthbert’s Well and Pool, and St Cuthbert’s Meadow  – and this combination of habitats allow wildlife and plant life to flourish.