Stunning limestone pavements, ancient woodlands, intimate orchards and meadows and an impressive coastline make Arnside & Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty one of England's finest landscapes. The work of the AONB Partnership aims to conserve and enhance this extraordinary place now and for the future.
February 12th, 2015
Staff at the Silverdale nature reserve are encouraging everyone to go “batty” as they celebrate the weird and wonderful nocturnal life of bats at a special bat box making event. Taking place between 1.30-3 pm on Wednesday 18 February, visitors will be able to create a bat box to take away and provide a home for these fantastic creatures, alongside learning much more about them.
There will also be the chance to create a home for a variety of garden birds at a bird box making event on Tuesday 17 February between 1.30-3 pm.
Anya Kuliszewski, Visitor Experience Intern at RSPB Leighton Moss and Morecambe Bay nature reserve, said: “There are plenty of activities taking place at Leighton Moss this half-term to help give nature a home where you live.
“Putting a bat box up in your garden is a brilliant way to give these wonderful animals a home, as well as being great fun to make, and as it’s coming around to that time of year when birds are starting to look for nesting sites, why not provide the perfect home for garden birds near you and build a bird box. There is nothing better that seeing a bird box you’ve lovingly made go on to become home to the next generation of garden birds.”
Both events cost £8 per box (£6.50 Wildlife Explorer member) and are recommended for children over the age of 5. Normal admission charges apply to non-members visiting the reserve. Booking is essential, please phone 01524 701601.
The family fun continues throughout February with all ages encouraged to complete the self-led family trail. This month, celebrate Valentine’s Day with the “Love Bird” trail, in which families can learn how birds show off to attract each other when looking for love. Normal admission charges apply to non-members.
For further information about these events or future activities at Leighton Moss, please visit www.rspb.co.uk/leightonmoss