Wandsworth

Bird Watching and wildlife

New group : Bird watching and wildlife

This group aims to take full advantage of the local Wetlands and Wildlife Trust (WWT) site at Barnes. In this converted rewilded site from earlier reservoirs there is a range of wetland features and water habitats which are home to much bird life and other animals.

The group meets at the site once a month on the third Tuesday. We spend time in the various hides and round the enclosures to watch and learn more about different bird species and their behaviour through the seasons from feeding, to nesting and migration. We learn about plants and other animals including invertebrates such as butterflies and dragonflies. We are able to discuss what we have seen over a drink and/or snack at the cafe at the end of each visit which is about 2 hours long, though this is flexible and depends on weather and what’s around. Where possible we will join guides as they give short talks on various aspects of the Wetlands.

We advise joining WWT rather than paying entrance fee each visit. Joining fees can be obtained on their website and be paid at the reception.
Getting there:
Buses - / more detailed information on the Wetlands website
Train - Barnes Station is about 10 minutes walk or a short bus ride away.
Car - there is a large free car park.

Dates for your Diary
Tue Feb 18th Our monthly visit to Barnes Wetland Centre
Meet inside at the chairs and tables in the open area at 11am.

The Wetlands has a good bus service (485 stops right at the door) and a decent sized car park. Barnes station is about a ten minute walk away.

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