Enjoy a spring coastline exploration

Published Tuesday 20 April 2010

Visit the Lymington - Keyhaven nature reserve on Sunday 2 May from 11am - 4pm to join in the third spring wildlife day. inhabitants of the New Forest coastline.

Meet some of the unusual and rare inhabitants of the New Forest coastline.

You will have the opportunity to speak to wildlife experts about how to identify the creatures of this unique environment and be able to ‘wow’ your friends and family with your newly acquired expert knowledge. Learn how to identify birds such as redshanks, oystercatchers and little egrets, insects such as butterflies and moths, and plants like the yellow horned poppy, sea purslane and thrift.

The day will also be filled with fun activities for all the family, which include guided walks, beach combing, stalls and talks by wildlife rangers.

Jim Mitchell, Interpretation Officer at the New Forest National Park Authority, said: ‘This joint event is the perfect way to enjoy the New Forest coastline while learning about its inhabitants at the same time. You may walk this area often and this is a great opportunity to find out more about its special wildlife.

‘And if you want to be “green”, why not cycle or walk to the event as well.’

The spring wildlife day is a joint event with the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust and Hampshire County Council.

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Media Contact:
Karen Evans, Communications Officer, New Forest National Park Authority
Tel: 01590 646650
Email: karen.evans@newforestnpa.gov.uk

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