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Chris and Bill come to Barnes

DSC_1678Chris Packham and Bill Oddie were here recently for an interview in this week’s Radio Times to launch Springwatch. It’s a fascinating article, covering the highs and lows of conservation. Luckily they both claimed London Wetland Centre as one of the main wildlife success stories of the last ten years! Did you see the awesome footage of bitterns and water voles on the programme last night? Mind you, you can see both species here at London Wetland Centre too of course…



Hope raised barn owl pair will breed this year

Wildlife wardens at the centre in Gloucestershire are excited at the arrival of a pair of barn owls on the site and have installed a nest box in an outbuilding they seemed to favour.

James Lees, reserve warden at the Centre said: “Last year we did lots of work fencing off headlands to make a good habitat of rough grass for small mammals at the edges of fields around the Slimbridge Reserve.

“It seems to have paid off as this pair have set up home here this year. Fingers crossed they will breed this year – all the signs are there.

“The barn owl is a very striking looking bird and with a little patience visitors have been able to see this pair of owls from our hides.”