Open day at Nailsea beauty spot

PUBLISHED: 09:30 04 June 2019

Trustee Hilary West and visitor Jack pond dipping at Moorend Spout Nature Reserve Open day.        
Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Trustee Hilary West and visitor Jack pond dipping at Moorend Spout Nature Reserve Open day. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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Families met a variety of creatures during an open day at a Nailsea nature reserve on Saturday afternoon.

Trustee Ian Chambers with visitor Mel West pictured under the sites owl box.          
Picture: MARK ATHERTONTrustee Ian Chambers with visitor Mel West pictured under the sites owl box. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Volunteers from Nailsea Environment and Wildlife Trust (NEWT) put on a host of activities to introduce visitors to the wildlife at Moorend Spout Nature Reserve, off Pound Lane.

It was the second open day run by NEWT and activities including walks and talks on birds, butterflies and plants which can be found at the reserve.

Children took nets and buckets along to enjoy pond-dipping while younger visitors took part in a pooh stick competition from Land Yeo bridge, a treasure trail and tree quiz around the nature reserve.

The six-acre beauty spot is home to a variety of flora and fauna and features two ponds.

Pond dipping at Moorend Spout Nature Reserve Open day.        
Picture: MARK ATHERTONPond dipping at Moorend Spout Nature Reserve Open day. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Volunteers also ran one of their monthly working party sessions to give people the chance to join in.

Work days are held on the first Saturday of each month from 10am to noon.

Identifying mini-beasts at Moorend Spout Nature Reserve Open day.        
Picture: MARK ATHERTONIdentifying mini-beasts at Moorend Spout Nature Reserve Open day. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Trustee Mike Woodley showing visitors around the 'Carr' a rare boggy woodland environment that is an important feature of Moorend Spout Nature Reserve.    
Picture: MARK ATHERTONTrustee Mike Woodley showing visitors around the 'Carr' a rare boggy woodland environment that is an important feature of Moorend Spout Nature Reserve. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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