Wildlife Walks and more

09th April 2015

Three Rivers District Council, in conjunction with the Friends of The Withey Beds and the Friends of Croxley Common Moor, will be leading a series of walks and volunteers days over the coming months at two of the districts Local Nature Reserves.

The first of the walks will see Martin Ketcher, from the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust, visit Croxley Common Moor where he will be leading a guided walk about Britain's fastest declining mammal, the water vole.  Water voles have recently been found on the River Gade for the first time in more than 20 years and there is a lot we can learn about these fascinating creatures and what can be done to help with their conservation.  The walk will take place on Sunday 19 April at 10am.  On the Sunday before the walk, 12 April at 10am, the Friends of Croxley Common Moor will be having a Spring Clean in order to get the site looking spic and span for the coming season.  Everyone is welcome to come along to this session - no experience is needed but, as the saying goes, many hands make light work.

witheybeds-boardwalk-by-richard-lee.jpgThere will be a Spring Wildlife Walk at The Withey Beds on Saturday 25 April, 10- 12pm.  The tour of the Local Nature Reserve will be in the search of signs of spring - from the variety of wildflowers to butterflies, dragonflies and slow worms.  There will also be a guided walk at The Withey Beds on Sunday 10 May as part of Ricky Week.  The walk will start at the Batchworth Lock Centre at 2pm with a short talk on the history of the canals before walking along the Ebury Way to the beautiful lakes of the Watford Piscators and then on to The Withey Beds.

The final walk for April is a bird walk at Croxley Common Moor on Sunday 26 April at 10am.  Meet at the entrance to Croxley Common Moor at the very bottom of Mill Lane. croxley-common-moor.jpg

For more info about these events and more visit or call Kay FitzGerald of Three Rivers District Council on 01923776611.