Maple Lodge Nature Reserve - Open Day

25th June 2017

Sunday, 25th June, Open: 11:00 a.m. – Last Admission: 4:00 p.m.

Open Day

Maple Lodge Nature Reserve

Maple Cross

On Sunday, 25th June this private reserve will be open to the general public for its midsummer Open Day.  The reserve is one of Rickmansworth’s hidden secrets and is home to a wide range of wildlife including waterfowl, woodland birds, bats and other mammals.  The Open Day also provides an opportunity for visitors to find out about the huge variety of invertebrates that can be found on the reserve, including bees, butterflies, dragonflies, damselflies, beetles and spiders.

Throughout the day guided tours will be organised by members of the Maple Lodge Conservation Society, not only to show new visitors around the reserve, but also to highlight the different species of wildlife that live there.

Light refreshments will be available all day and there will also be plants, second-hand books and greeting cards on sale.  Entry to the reserve and parking will be free of charge.

Keith Pursall, the Society’s chairman, says “We look forward to welcoming people to this very special place, especially those who have not visited Maple Lodge before.  After being given a guided tour of the reserve visitors can, if they wish, become members of the Society on the day of their visit.”

Maple Lodge Nature Reserve is owned by Thames Water who lease it to the members of Maple Lodge Conservation Society, who work hard all year round to maintain the 40 acres of woodland, meadow and lakes.  Membership of the Society is open to anyone with an interest in conservation and natural history.

For more information please contact:

Keith Pursall
Maple Lodge Conservation Society

Tel: 07580 535986