Na­ture re­serve to open its doors

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Neighbourhood News -

HAMP­TON’S na­ture re­serve will be opened up to the public for a se­ries of walks tak­ing place over the next few weeks.

The re­serve is nor­mally closed to res­i­dents, but the walks will give wildlife lovers the chance to ex­plore the area, with the help of staff from am­phib­ian char­ity Froglife, who help run the site.

The walks will have a va­ri­ety of themes from a gen­eral wildlife stroll to walk off your Sun­day lunch, to a rep­tile sa­fari or a walk in the dark to search for noc­tur­nal crea­tures.

Those who take part will be asked for a do­na­tion which will go to­wards Froglife’s work sup­port­ing rep­tile and am­phib­ian con­ser­va­tion through habi­tat man­age­ment, the pro­vi­sion of in­for­ma­tion and en­vi­ron­men­tal ed­u­ca­tion.

Re­becca Neal from the Froglife ed­u­ca­tion team will be lead­ing the walks and she said she was look­ing for­ward to the events.

She said: “I am re­ally look­ing for­ward to show­ing off this amaz­ing site, which is not nor­mally open to the public.

“There is so much to see and it is such an un­usual place.”

All of the walks will be de­signed for peo­ple who have a gen­eral in­ter­est in wildlife so peo­ple do not need to be an ex­pert to come along. Hope­fully ev­ery­one will go home at the end of a walk hav­ing seen or learned some­thing new.

The events take place on May 20, June 5, June 9, June 19, June 30 and July 10.

For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Re­becca Neal on 01733 425826 or re­becca.neal@froglife.org

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