Again the little egrets have been a highlight on Hempholme Meadow. Fed up of driving past them I took the time at the end of today to try and get some pictures and was rewarded with a nice maxima of 7 birds:
On a separate note we're coming into renewals time for annual membership permits. Prices for annual membership 2013-14 are slightly increased at £25 for adults and £17 for concessions (65 and over / registered disabled). Please note day permit prices will also increase on the 1st of April to £3.30 for adults and £1.50 for concessions.
All this will be on the visiting page above shortly - along with new renewal forms. The new permits are still in print at present so we should be ready to take renewals at the end of the month.
For all the updates on the reserve and facility improvements why not pop along to the reserve open meeting on Sunday the 31st of March at 2.30pm - all welcome for a final visit to the old wildlife centre. Work progresses on the new toilets and should be ready for late April.
So - on the subject of membership renewals, we ran the competition to submit a picture taken at the reserve to form the basis of the new permit. We received the following entries - red legged partridge covey by John Hakes:
Thanks again to all who entered - we'll be running the same again for 14-15 - entries close on the 31st December so get snapping!