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THE WILDLIFE ART SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL –  VISITS 2022.                                                  
We hope that Members will feel happy to meet up together to sketch & photo wildlife this year. Take care to follow all Covid rules – Venues may require masks indoors including hides, & some require Online Booking. Several Members are “hosting” Visits this year – many thanks to them.  
Wear your Membership Badges!

YORKSHIRE WILDLIFE PARK, Warning Tongue Lane, Doncaster DN4 6TB – Wednesday 23rd March. www.yorkshirewildlifepark.com   
Walk-through wildlife adventure, with Big cats, Red panda, Rhino, but the real draw are the Polar Bears.   Masai Coffee house Café or picnic. Tickets online in advance cheaper at £19.
Contact Helen Rawlings: hrawlings@sky.com

WILDPLACE PROJECT, Blackhorse Hill, Bristol. BS10 7TP – Tuesday 5th April.  www.wildplace.org.uk 
Wolverine, lynx, bear, wolves, cheetah, reindeer, zebra, lemur, etc.  Good photo opportunities. Talks & feed times.Cafes may not be open weekdays, so bring picnic lunch.Adults £11.50. Groupprice Adults £8.
Advanced booking essentialContact France Bauduin: france.bauduin@googlemail.com  

RUTLAND WATER, Lyndon Reserve, Manton, Oakham, Rutland LE15 8RN – Wednesday 13th April.  www.lrwt.org.uk 
Ospreys should be returning, plus wildfowl, passage waders & early Spring migrants. Also visit Egleton Reserve with same entry & parking tickets. 35 hides, good opportunities for sketching & photos. Adults £6, Concessions £5. Limited refreshments, bring a picnic.
Contact David Knight: divadknight@sky.com

SHAPWICK HEATH NNR, Avalon Marshes Centre, Shapwick Road, Westhay, Glastonbury, Somerset. BA6 9TT – Sunday 24th April.   www.avalonmarshes.org     
Visit the Somerset Levels for summer migrant birds, bitterns, cranes, great white egret, marsh harrier, possibly otter, roe deer. Hides. Parking £3 per day, Tea Shop. You will need to walk a few miles on flat ground to make the most of it.               
Contact Trevor Smith: trevoranthonysmith@gmail.com                                                     

PEAK WILDLIFE PARK, Winkhill, Leek, Staffs. SQ13 7TR – Saturday 7th May. www.peakwildlifepark.co.uk 
Walk-through areas with red squirrels, lemur, penguin, wallabies. African village,  17 species animals. Café, shop. Adult £13.95, Seniors £11.95. Booking online may be recommended.
Contact Karen Markham: karenmarkham@live.com 

CHESTER ZOO, Upton-by-Chester. CH2 1LH – Saturday 11th June.                                                  www.chesterzoo.org
35,000 animals in 125 acres, including sun bear, red panda, African painted dogs, cheetah, jaguar, elephant, orang-utan, lemurs, etc. Adults £30 approx, online may be cheaper. Cafes. No Dogs.  Booking online recommended. Contact Karen Markham: karenmarkham@live.com 

TROPICAL BIRDLAND, Lindridge Lane, Desford, Leics. LE9 9GN – Sunday 10th July.  www.tropicalbirdland.co.uk  
Walk-through aviaries, woodland walk, parrot path – meet the birds! Over 250 birds in a sanctuary for parrots & exotic birds. Many very friendly & free-flying. Café, picnic areas.                                     Adults £9.95, Seniors £7.35. No dogs.
Contact Sarais Crawshaw: saraiscrawshaw@aol.com

TWYCROSS ZOO, Burton Road, Atherstone, Warwickshire. CV9 3PX – Sunday 18th September www.twycrosszoo.org  
Over 1000 animals & birds, many endangered, with Snow Leopard, Sumatran Tiger, Amur Leopard, world-class primates, eastern Rhino, zebra, giraffe.  Cafes, picnic areas. No dogs. Adults £21.95, Seniors £19.50
Booking Online only. Contact Sarais Crawshaw: saraiscrawshaw@aol.com

BRANDON MARSH NATURE CENTRE, Brandon Lane, Coventry. CV3 3GW – Wednesday 9th November. www.warwickshirewildlifetrust.org.uk
Pools, reedbeds & woodland, good views waterbirds, lapwing, gulls, woodland birds. Kingfishers & Muntjac deer regular, occasional otter, also raptors. Large Starling murmuration each year. Marked trails, Hides. Café, picnic areas. Adults £3.50, Seniors £2.50, free to Wildlife Trust members.
Contact David Knight: divadknight@sky.com

MARTIN MERE WWT, Fish Lane, Burscough, Lancs. L40 0TA – Saturday 12th November. www.wwt.org.uk 
Marshland reserve with hundreds of wildfowl, with migratory birds – whooper swans, wigeon, pink-footed geese. Reedbed walk, Hides. Also possible sightings roe deer, otters, stoat. No Dogs. Café.  Adults £15.50 (Giftaid) Seniors £13.15 (Giftaid), free to WWT members.
Contact: karenmarkham@live.com

CHRISTMAS GET-TOGETHER at Slimbridge – a date in December TBA.
Please let Sarais or the Hosting Member know well beforehand if you plan to join any of the visits, and you will be sent fuller details.          
Email Sarais Crawshaw – saraiscrawshaw@aol.com  01455 553270

Any suggestions for Day Visits in 2022 will be very welcome.

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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