Your chance to go mammal tracking and find out about the voles, mice and shrews that call Welney centre home

10:43 16 April 2014

A family meets a bank vole. Picture: WWT WELNEY

A family meets a bank vole. Picture: WWT WELNEY

Archant

Wildlife lovers are invited to a wetland safari at WWT Welney Wetland Centre on Monday.

Cattle graze the wetlands. Picture: WWT WELNEYCattle graze the wetlands. Picture: WWT WELNEY

Visitors will get to try mammal tracking, where they can find out about the voles, mice and shrews that live at the centre.

There will be the chance to identify moths, dissect owl pellets and go pond dipping to see what creatures make their home beneath the surface.

The centre’s grazing officer will introduce visitors to the cattle and guided walks will be available to find out more about breeding birds.

Emma Brand, events and marketing officer, said: “Wetlands are one of the most important habitats on earth; yet few people are aware of what they are and how much wildlife they support.

A guided walk. Picture: WWT WELNEYA guided walk. Picture: WWT WELNEY

“Through our wetland safari events we hope to give our visitors an insight into how we manage these precious habitats and just how exciting they are by helping people get closer to the wildlife.

“Wetlands are not only important for wildlife and plants but also for us humans. They provide us with lots of benefits from storing carbon and freshwater to improving our wellbeing when we are outside, enjoying them.”

Staff at the centre will post updates of the safari findings on the WWT Welney Facebook and Twitter pages and will encourage visitors to do the same.

For more information on the safari, including times of activities, go to www.wwt.org.uk/welney or call 01353 860711.

An avocat. Picture: WWT WELNEYAn avocat. Picture: WWT WELNEY

More news stories

Limes close Littleport. Picture: Steve Williams.

Former East Cambs Council leader Fred Brown, now a Littleport parish councillor, has refuted claims he did anything wrong in acquiring the lease on a piece of land from Sanctuary Housing Association.

10:59
Celebrity Masterchef Winner Kimberly Wyatt helped Daniel Baynham improve his barbecue skills and throw him a surprise barbecue party.

Former Pussycat Doll and Celebrity Masterchef champion Kimberly Wyatt sprung a surprise on an Ely family when she turned up at their home to hold a crash course in barbecuing.

15:54
Littleport Leisure Centre Roller Skating Sessions, (l-r) Beth, and Charlotte, from Ely Roller Skating Club,

Around 30 children put their skates on for the penultimate fun activity of the school holidays at Littleport Leisure Centre.

Dave Johnson of Wilburton based Team Quella.

A Wilburton cycle manufacturer made a clean sweep of the awards at a prestigious national race series.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Ely Standard e-edition today E-edition