Martin Mere Wetland Centre reopens its doors following recent closure

WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre will welcome back visitors from Tuesday 8 November after a temporary closure due to a confirmed case of avian influenza.

The centre closed its doors in October following government guidelines and has worked with the relevant government agencies to take measures to protect the birds at the centre. The centre continues to take precautionary measures and will close a section of the site as they closely monitor the birds.

However, visitors can still see wetland superstars such as the Japanese cranes, southern screamers, black swans, spur-winged geese, inca terns and the much-loved Asian short-clawed otters alongside other favourites. The cafe and shop will be accessible and the wild reserve will open as usual with access to the reedbed walk and hides.

Nick Brooks, Centre Manager said, “We’re so happy to be open to the public once again, after what was a very difficult time for our team.

“Protecting the birds in our care and those seeking winter refuge on our reserve is always our utmost priority and we were grateful for the support and understanding of our supporters while we were closed.

“Thankfully, we’re now able to welcome everyone back to enjoy the beauty of autumn at the wetland centre.”

Families will return to a range of activities this season, including giant Lego brick animals showcasing beautiful wetland animals such as a large North American River Otter, a Hawaiian Goose (the world’s rarest goose!), a giant Kingfisher, a frog, a flamingo, and much more.

Additionally, visitors can attend guided walks and wild bird feeds and see the fascinating wildlife the colder months have to offer as the reserve welcomes migratory birds like the whooper swan, brambling, and pintail

. Visitors will be able to find out more about their journey and the conservation work at Martin Mere as part of the ‘My Great Winter Adventure’ event. To find out more about what’s on, visit the Martin Mere website.

Lego Kingfisher model

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