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COVID-19 Update - National Lockdown

Nature is an essential service, for both the wellbeing of people and for wildlife. It is critical that we continue to deliver conservation work and we also feel it is crucial to keep our reserves as accessible as possible for the local communities in which they sit. Once again, we need nature now more than ever.

This won’t be an easy task for us as a charity, as the lockdown also means we will have to put many of our income streams on pause, including our vital fundraising activities. To all of our members who have stood by our side throughout this, thank you. Please continue to stand by us, and your local wildlife.

Visiting our reserves

Our reserves will remain open, but we do ask that you follow the rules when visiting. This means only in your household or support bubble. You must stick to your local reserves (with some travel permitted to access your local greenspace). Please make sure you keep 2m apart at all times and check for updates on opening times and read more here

Nature is still open, and it is still here for you.

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Bar-tailed godwit by Chris Gomersall/2020VISION

Wildlife spotting

Winter wader ID guide

The UK’s wading birds are some of the hardest species to tell apart, but never fear! We’re here to help you out with some pointers. Here's a short guide to distinguishing between some of the more common and similar-looking waders.

Wader ID tips
An urban peregrine falcon flying over a street

Bertie Gregory/2020VISION

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