Taking in nature in Hertfordshire

August 21st 2017
By: Melanie
Taking in nature in Hertfordshire

As the last weeks of the Summer Hols fast approach there’s only a few more opportunities to get out and about with the kids before its back to school. With so many places to engage with nature Hertfordshire is hard to beat as a place to bring up kids.
There’s a Family Bird Safari going on at RSPB Rye Meads, Rye Road, Stanstead Abbotts, SG12 8JS on Tuesday 22nd from 10am - 12pm and from 2-4pm.  An opportunity for the whole family to learn all about our feathery friends with an expert leader. They can loan you binoculars to spot hedgerow and wetland birds on the reserve and you can learn how to identify them and discover how to recognise their song and calls. You can end the session by making your very own bird feeder to take home. For RSPB members adults cost £5 children £2.50 For non-members adults cost £6 children £3.

If you can’t make that date there is one last ‘Minibeast Monday’ on Monday 28th August 10 am - 12 pm and 2 - 4 pm. Costing members £3 and non-member £5. It offers a chance to explore the world of the tiny animals that live in Rye Meads Bug City. Find out all about colourful ladybirds, speedy centipedes, beautiful butterflies and buzzing bees. All ages are welcome but children must be accompanied by an adult.
While you’re at the reserve you could also try your hand at pond dipping and enjoy the Summer nature trail, taking a walk around the reserve. It is a perfect opportunity for a picnic lunch. Visit their website.