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World Wetlands Day

Floodplain Forest Nature Reserve

Saturday 04 February
Suitable For All Ages

On Saturday, 4 February 2023, we will be celebrating World Wetlands Day with a free event at Floodplain Forest Nature Reserve and everyone is welcome!

World Wetlands Day is an UN-backed campaign that will see activities taking place all over the world to raise awareness of wetland ecosystems. Officially, World Wetlands Day is 2 February, but we decided to mark it on the nearest Saturday to get more people involved.

Wetlands are critically important ecosystems that contribute to biodiversity, climate mitigation, freshwater availability and more. Nearly 90% of the world’s wetlands have been degraded since the 1700s, and wetlands are being lost three times faster than forests.

One of our Biodiversity Officers, Lewis Dickinson, said:

“There is an urgent need to raise awareness of wetlands and reverse their loss. We hope that lots of local people come to this event and take part in fun activities that will show why MK’s wetlands matter.

“There will be a chance to join guided walks, speak with biodiversity experts, enjoy nature crafts and take a closer look at some of the species that call the floodplain home.”

There are plenty of fun activities that will be suitable for all ages:

  • 10.00 - 1.30: The Bird Hides will have craft activities, bird spotting, and information about Floodplain Forest throughout the event
  • 10.15 - 10.30: Talk on our Konik ponies
  • 10.45 - 11.15: Wonderful Wetland Wildlife walk and talk
  • 11.45 - 12.00: Talk on our Konik ponies
  • 12.15 - 12.45: Wonderful Wetland Wildlife walk and talk
  • 12.45 - 1.00: Talk on our Konik ponies

Please feel to drop in anytime you like between 10:00am and 1:30pm.

Free parking is available at Manor Farm Court, MK12 5NN. What3Words location: ///club.darts.squeaking.

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