Martin Mere news

WWT Martin Mere welcomes pink-footed goslings for first time in 13 years

WWT Martin Mere welcomes pink-footed goslings for first time in 13 years

WT Martin Mere, based in West Lancashire, has seen the first successful breeding of their pink-footed geese in 13 years, welcoming two goslings into the centre's living collection.The two goslings are around one month old now and currently with the female

7 June 2024

Kingfishers wow visitors at WWT Martin Mere

Kingfishers wow visitors at WWT Martin Mere

Three juvenile kingfishers have been showing extremely well at WWT Martin Mere, allowing the chance for visitors to get a closer look at the stunning bird. Visitors can head down to the Ron Barker hide to see all of the activity and to get the chance t

7 June 2024

A thank you to our volunteers this Volunteer Week

A thank you to our volunteers this Volunteer Week

National Volunteering Week is celebrated this year from the 3rd of June to the 9th of June. Without volunteers, WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre wouldn’t be able to do what it does. From helping on our reserve, to supporting family activities and events,

6 June 2024

Take a look inside the new longhouse at our Mere Tun Village

Take a look inside the new longhouse at our Mere Tun Village

WWT Martin Mere is pleased to announce the completion of its newest project, a brand-new longhouse, situated at the existing Mere Tun. The centre announced plans to expand the Mere Tun back in November 2023, starting the development shortly after.

4 June 2024

Meet Bing & Flop in Lancashire this May half term

Meet Bing & Flop in Lancashire this May half term

A rare opportunity for children to meet Bing and Flop from the beloved pre-school series Bing, in real life, is on offer at WWT Martin Mere this half term. The children’s TV favourites are visiting the wetland and wildlife centre in Ormskirk as part

23 May 2024

White stork chicks hatch at WWT Martin Mere

White stork chicks hatch at WWT Martin Mere

Photo credit: Lisa Wilkinson-Gamble Following on from last year’s success, WWT Martin Mere is pleased to announce that four white stork chicks hatched near the end of April. The white storks are part of the wetland centre’s living collection, wh

10 May 2024

Have you tried nature journallism? Here are the benefits

Have you tried nature journallism? Here are the benefits

Boosting creativity, improving wellbeing, and creating deeper connections are just some of the benefits of nature journalling.You don’t need to be an expert writer, or an amazing artist to enjoy this activity, which is why it’s such a great way to tak

7 May 2024

Coscoroba cygnets hatch at WWT Martin Mere

Coscoroba cygnets hatch at WWT Martin Mere

Four adorable coscoroba cygnets are stealing visitors’ hearts at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre, Lancashire.The one-month-old cygnets hatched near the beginning of April, and the Living Collection team says parents are “doing a great job”.Picture sh

2 May 2024

Mad about moths at Martin Mere

Mad about moths at Martin Mere

We have recorded over 300 species of moths on our site! Take a look at some interesting facts about moths and how we record our species.

29 April 2024

Cape Barren Cuteness as three goslings hatch at WWT Martin Mere

Cape Barren Cuteness as three goslings hatch at WWT Martin Mere

WWT Martin Mere is excited to announce its first hatchlings of the year in its living collection, welcoming three adorable cape barren goslings. Also known as the cereopsis (or pig goose), the cape barren is known as being a strong bird, with long shar

25 April 2024

Bat & Barn Owl Nights return to Martin Mere

Bat & Barn Owl Nights return to Martin Mere

Visitors to WWT Martin Mere will get a rare chance to search for owls, bats and even rare moths at a special after-hours Bat and Barn Owl night returning for the first time after a three year break.

24 April 2024

Will you be this year's Duck Race winner?

Will you be this year's Duck Race winner?

Ready… set… go! The annual duck race is returning to Lancashire on 6 May and we're looking for the winners of 2024!Looking for something different to do this May bank holiday? Head down to WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre for the race of the year! Enter

15 April 2024

What’s on this Spring at Martin Mere

What’s on this Spring at Martin Mere

Looking for something to do this Spring? WWT Martin Mere, Burscough, has a line-up of exciting events and activities so that you can keep coming back and exploring the amazing outdoors. Take a look: GIANT Duck Hunt Cost: £1 per trail card Da

6 March 2024

Go quackers with the Giant Easter Duck Hunt

Go quackers with the Giant Easter Duck Hunt

Have a wild day out at Martin Mere Wetland Centre this Easter half term with the Giant Easter Duck Trail (6-22 April).

1 March 2024

Meet June, Retail Volunteer at Martin Mere

Meet June, Retail Volunteer at Martin Mere

Volunteer for almost two years, June comes each Wednesday to Martin Mere to help out in our gift shop. She describes volunteering as ‘fun’ and ‘worthwhile’.Speaking on what got her started, June said: “A friend of mine did a lot of voluntary wor

28 February 2024