Wednesday 23 January 2019

Wild Winter Weekend at Slimbridge Wetland Centre

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Including a jam-packed selection of events celebrating winter birds, Slimbridge Wetland Centre's Wild Winter Weekend is a must-visit for animal lovers.

Featuring incredible bird watching, fascinating talks, bird ringing demonstrations and insightful sessions for all, Wild Winter Weekend will take place on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 January 2019.

SoGlos has rounded up the highlights from the event.

Bird watching morning at Slimbridge Wetland Centre

From 8am to 10.30am

Pick up handy hints from the Wardens as they start their day feeding the wintering birds. Kicking off at 8am, the session will be packed with insightful tips on how to identify birds, and what’s more, the bird watching will be followed by breakfast in the Kingfisher Kitchen.

Guides in the Hides at Slimbridge Wetland Centre

From 11am to 3pm

Meet the expert guides in the hides at Slimbridge Wetland Centre. Learn how to spot the wildlife and head out on to the reserves for a fascinating experience.

Special talks at Slimbridge Wetland Centre

Various times throughout the day

Featuring stories about WWT’s founder, don’t miss the fascinating Peter Scott Story talk at 10.30am on Sunday 6 January 2019.
There’s also an insightful update of the Flight of the Swans project at 12pm on Saturday 5 January 2019. As well as that, Dr Kevin Wood will explore whether Bewick’s swan numbers are declining.

Tours and demonstrations at Slimbridge Wetland Centre

Various times over the weekend

Learn from the experts how you can identify winter geese in the wild, and hear all about the amazing seaducks in one of the Living Collection Tours.
There’s also the chance to get to grips with bird ringing, head to the newly refurbished Decoy hide and visit the engaging new exhibition which focuses on an arctic adventure.

Wild Winter Weekend
Slimbridge Wetland Centre
Saturday 5 to Sunday 6 January 2019
From 8am
Normal admission fees apply, tickets cost £16.50 for the Bird Watch Morning
(01453) 891900

© SoGlos
Friday 23 November 2018



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