Just as wetlands offer sanctuary to thousands of animals over the colder months, they also make the perfect place to safely escape the everyday and appreciate one of nature’s greatest shows - autumn.
For WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre, it is a spectacular time of year. 40,000 pink footed geese will touch down at WWT Martin Mere for the autumn.
In fact, autumn is perhaps the nicest time of year to explore wetlands whatever the weather. They provide an abundance of space and fresh air for nature lovers to enjoy endless skies and epic sunsets. Comfortable hides, situated throughout all our reserves, ensure visitors can protect themselves from the elements without missing out on amazing seasonal scenes.
Nick Brooks from WWT said: “Our WWT wetland centre is an ideal places to immerse yourself in nature and there is no better time to see what the wetlands in your area have to offer than autumn. Seeing thousands of thousands of geese flying overhead and whiffling down to the mere is one of natures greatest spectacles – but they are only here for a short time!”
WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre has the ‘We’re Good to Go’ stamp of approval, a UK-wide industry standard which has been developed in partnership with Visit England, Tourism Northern Ireland, Visit Scotland and Visit Wales. The accreditation means visitors can rest assured that WWT is doing everything to ensure they operate within the relevant government and public health guidance for managing coronavirus risk. These measures include managing numbers on site, ensuring social distancing and thorough cleaning regimes.
To safely manage numbers on site, all visitors are all asked to book online (whether a WWT member or not).To book tickets, visit wwt.org.uk/martinmere
Headline photograph by Chris Short
Geese in flight photograph by Damien Giblin