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THE WILDLIFE ART SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL – VISITS 2020

TWO RIVERS PAPER COMPANY, Pitt Mill, Watchet , Somerset TA23 0QS –
Wednesday 18thMarch.  www.tworiverspaper.com

Visit our Sponsors, and watch how their beautiful rag papers for artists are made in an ancient watermill deep in the Somerset countryside. Tour for 10 at a time, takes about 1 hour.

TWYCROSS ZOO, Atherstone, Warwickshire. CV9 3PX –
Wednesday 8th April.
www.twycrosszoo.org
Over 1000 animals & birds, many endangered, with Snow Leopard, Sumatran Tiger, world-class primates, eastern Rhino.  Cafes. No dogs. Adults £17.95, Seniors £15.95 when booked Online.

ATTENBOROUGH NATURE RESERVE SSSI, Barton Lane, Nottingham NG9 6DY –
Wednesday 22nd April.
www.attenboroughnaturecentre.co.uk
Important site for birds – wildfowl, waders, sand martins, with aquatic & waterside habitats by River Trent, also butterflies & plants. Visitor Centre with café. Dogs on leads. Hides. Parking by donation. Contact: francesdaunt@btinternet.com

FECKENHAM WYLDE MOOR NATURE RESERVE, Moors Lane, Feckenham, Worcs. –
Saturday 16th May.
www.worcswildlifetrust.co.uk
10 minutes walk from car park in Feckenham village, a tranquil nature reserve of 29 acres with wide range of plants & animals. Woodland, reedbed, flower-rich meadows, pool, hides, paths, buntings & warblers, kingfisher, little grebes, dragonflies.  Cattle, so dogs on leads.

CHESTER ZOO, Upton-by-Chester. CH2 1LH –
Saturday 13th June.
www.chesterzoo.org
21,000 animals in 125 acres, including sun bear, red panda, African painted dogs, cheetah, jaguar, elephant, orang-utan, lemurs, etc. Many new births in 2019, including orangutan in November. Adults £28, online £21.81. Cafes. No Dogs. Contact: karenmarkham@live.com 

COLLEGE LAKE, Upper Icknield Way, Bulbourne, Bucks HP23 5QG –
Sunday 28th June.
www.bbowt.org.uk
Flagship nature reserve for water birds, with breeding waders, wildfowl & many hides, chalk grassland flowers including orchids, butterflies, dragonflies, woodland birds & birds of prey. Walks. Free. Guide dogs only. Visitor Centre & Café.

COTSWOLD WILDLIFE PARK & GARDENS, Burford, Oxon. OX18 4JP –
Sunday 12th July
. www.cotswoldwildlifepark.co.uk
Friendly wildlife park with lots to see. Giraffe walkway, Lemur walkthrough, Humboldt Penguins, otter, rhino, Asiatic lion, zebra, red panda, clouded leopard, tapir. Cafes. No dogs.  Adults £16 ((£14 online), Seniors £10.50 (£9.50 online)

GRAFHAM WATER NATURE RESERVE SSSI, West Perry, Huntingdon, Cambs –
Wednesday 9th September
. www.wildlifebcnp.org/reserves
Reservoir & nature reserve, wetland, prime bird watching, grebe, osprey, goosander, waders. Bird hides, woodland, meadows, nightingales. Car park charges. Café. Dogs on leads.

CAT SURVIVAL TRUST, Codicote Road, Welwyn, Herts. AL6 9TU –
Sunday 27th September.
www.catsurvivaltrust.org
British charity for rescue & conservation of wild cat species, with Snow Leopard, Puma, Jaguar, Amur Leopard, serval, caracal, lynx, small wildcats. Adults £9, Seniors £6. No Café. No dogs.

RAINHAM MARSHES RSPB, New Tank Hill Road, Purfleet, Essex. RM19 1SZ –
Saturday 10th October. www.rspb.org.uk/rainham
Marshland, reed beds, woodland & River Thames-side. Lapwing, golden plover, kingfisher, peregrine, marsh frogs, water voles, hides & trails. Introductory talk about Reserve on arrival. Free to RSPB members, Adults £6. Parking donation £1. Visitor centre, Café.  Contact: martingibbons1964@btinternet.com

CALKE ABBEY DEER PARK NNR & Nat. Trust, Ticknall, Derbys. DE73 7LE –
Wednesday 28th October. www.nationaltrust.org.uk
Ancient parkland & woodland, with ancient trees and deer in a large enclosure.   Autumn colours & fungi. Fascinating house collection includes stuffed birds & animals.                Free for Nat.Trust members, Adults £5 for Park & Gardens only, for Park & House £15.90 (£17.50 Giftaid).

MARTIN MERE WWT, Fish Lane, Burscough, Lancs. L40 0TA –
Saturday 7th November. www.wwt.org.uk

Marshland reserve with hundreds of wildfowl, with migratory birds – whooper swans, wigeon, pink-footed geese. No Dogs. Café. Adults £14.30 (Giftaid) Seniors £12.15 (Giftaid), free to WWT members.  Contact: karenmarkham@live.com

Christmas Get-Together at Slimbridge – a date in December TBA.
Please let me or the arranging Member know beforehand if you plan to join any of the visits.                                  

Please let me or the arranging Member know beforehand if you plan to join any of the visits. Your mobile number in case of last-minute cancellations would be appreciated.                                           

Email: saraiscrawshaw@aol.com or  Tel: 01455 553270

Contact emails:
John Horton (general member contact) johnhorton47@hotmail.com
Sarais Crawshaw (visit and events organiser) saraiscrawshaw@aol.com
Valerie Briggs (Membership Secretary) v.briggs746@btinternet.com

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