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Go Wild About Wetlands at Stocker's Lake, Rickmansworth

PUBLISHED: 17:54 29 August 2012 | UPDATED: 21:48 20 February 2013

Little egret, by Amy Lewis

Little egret, by Amy Lewis

Join Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust at Stocker's Lake Nature Reserve in Rickmansworth on Saturday, September 8, for Wild About Wetlands, a free family event.

Join Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust at Stockers Lake Nature Reserve in Rickmansworth on Saturday, September 8, for Wild About Wetlands, a free family event, between noon and 4pm.


The event will include a range of fun activities for children to get involved with - try outwildlife-based arts and crafts, have your face painted as a wetland creature or listen to a storyteller.


Find out more about the wildlife of the Colne Valley, listen to wildlife talks, join a guided walk or visit the Opricron stall to 'try before you buy' a range of their binoculars and telescopes. The first 100 visitors to the Opticron stall will receive a free bug-hunting magnifier!


Jennifer Gilbert, Colne Valley Living Landscape Officer for Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust, says, 'This is a great chance to visit a nature reserve you may not know existed, have some fun and find out more about the fantastic wetland wildlife you can find on your doorstep. Find us by following signs from Rickmansworth Aquadrome car park.'


Wild About Wetlands is part of Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trusts Connecting People with the Colne Valley project, which aims to raise awareness of this part of our countryside among local communities.


The event forms part of The Wildlife Trusts Our Wetland Wildlife centenary year celebrations, happening across the UK on the weekend of 8-9 September: What's on | The Wildlife Trusts


The Colne Valley Park covers over 40 square miles and is the first significant stretch of countryside to the west of London. Stockers Lake is one of a chain of lakes that run the length of the park and provide great habitat for both resident and migratory wildfowl.

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