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Wetland Word of the Week 5

For week 5, the wetland word is our name...

Caerlaverock. It is the name of our reserve, the neighbouring NNR, a local castle and the parish we are all in. The word comes from 'caer' meaning castle and 'laverock' meaning skylark. We love knowing the origin of our name, it makes us feel connected to our history. We also enjoy that birds aren't just on the brain, they're in the name too!


Words by Marianne Nicholson

Feature image of skylark by James Lees

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