Devon Wildlife Trust has invited wildlife enthusiasts to a special open day at the charity’s wetland reserve, The Old Sludge Beds, which lies between the River Exe and the Exeter Ship Canal, on Sunday, January 23.
The event is open to all and is a good opportunity for local people to see how over time even an old sewage works can be transformed into a veritable wildlife haven.
The nature reserve open day will feature guided walks around the site which is a mixture of reed bed, open water and scrub, and home to many wild birds and animals. The event runs from 11am until 3pm with hot drinks and soup available.
Jo Pullin from Devon Wildlife Trust, who is helping to organise the event, told the Devon Week: “The guided walks will provide a great introduction to this nature reserve which is a stone’s throw away from the centre of Exeter. It is really easy to get to along the cycle trail so we are expecting good numbers to turn out for an interesting day by the water.”
This event is free but booking is advisable as a good turn out is expected. To book a place on one of the walks call Devon Wildlife Trust on 01392 279244.
(from a press release)
(image: The Old Sludge Beds)