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Paul is the Warden of both reserves. Both of these reserves sit within the Trent and Tame River Valleys Futurescape and are recent additions to the RSPB Midlands Region's nature reserves portfolio.
The talk will be preceded by a short AGM, hence the earlier start.
7.30pm in Lecture Theatre U020, Brockington Building, Loughborough University, Epinal Way, Loughborough.
Admission – £3 Group Members, £3.50 Non members, LU students with SU card gratis.
Meet on the main carriageway next to the Ruins of Bradgate House for a morning of bird watching. Pre-bookable by telephoning 0116 236 2713.
Venue: BRADGATE PARK
Contact: LYNDA TAYLOR / 0116 236 2713
Potteric Carr is a nature reserve of the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust (YWT) and almost sixty per cent is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). More »
The reserve's principal habitats comprise areas of open water, Phragmites reed fen and swamp, slow flowing drains and ditches, wader scrapes, neutral grassland, willow and alder carr wet woodland, birch Betula woodland, and a stand of mature oaks Quercus planted in 1834. Disused railway embankments built with Magnesian Limestone are also a feature of the site. This wide range of habitats covering an area of over 500 acres (203ha), give it a rich diversity of wildlife. In addition, Potteric Carr's footpaths through a protected environment make it an ideal venue for all kinds of visitors ranging from those who simply enjoy a walk in the outdoors to the wildlife enthusiast and nature photographer.
There is a visitor centre, cafe and toilets.
The coach will leave from outside the Brockington Building, Loughborough University, Epinal Way, Loughborough at 8.00 am
Advanced bookings are essential for this trip, so if you wish to go use the Contact Us from the group website and give your name & contact details and the number to travel.
The cost is £20 for the coach (accompanied under 14s £5) All money is collected on the coach.
We do not ask for a deposit prior to the trip but assess the viability of the trip from bookings made. We are a small group and our trips are a large financial risk to us, we would ask that any cancellations made within 14 days of the trip or failure to travel, incur a £10 payment per booked seat. This ensures we can continue to offer field trips at a reasonable cost and remain financially sound.
We will endeavor to fill any cancelled places and be sympathetic to exceptional circumstances.
in the small room of the village hall. Everyone welcome