Discover wildlife at Dungness reserve during half-term

Explore Dungeness
Explore Dungeness

THERE will be a chance for youngsters to take a closer look at nature with lots of activities taking lace at the RSPB’s wildlife reserve at Dungeness next week.

Events get underway this weekend and there will be a chance to take part in a wildlife stock-take.

Heather Chantler, who is running the wildlife survey said, “It is going to be a really exciting week. Our colourful wildlife checklist will help visitors to recognise and record the huge variety of nature on our reserve.”

A guided wildlife safari takes place on Sunday from 2pm - 4pm, while on Wednesday (May 29) there are mini-beast stock-takes for families from 11am - 1pm and 2pm - 4pm. There are more family wildlife safaris on Thursday from 10.30am - 12.30pm and 2pm - 4pm.

A pond stock-take will be taking place on Friday 31 between 11am - 3pm when Field teachers will demonstrate the intriguing method for luring out leeches.

Booking is essential for the activities. Contact the reserve on 01797 320588

Entry to the nature reserve trail is free to RSPB members. There is a small charge for non-members. Access to the visitor centre is free to all.

Dungeness is the oldest RSPB reserve and occupies nearly 1,000 hectares of the Dungeness peninsula.