Bird lovers and young insect hunters well catered for at nature reserve

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NATURE lovers are in for a treat at the Gibraltar Point Nature Reserve south of Skegness this week.

Tonight (Wednesday) the reserve will play host to its latest ‘Seawatch’ session from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.

This free event, will be held on the beach out from Mill Hill.

“This is a chance to learn more about autumn seabirds and their movements around the Wash,” said a spokesperson.

“Birds you may see include terns, skuas, auks and gulls,” they added.

Participants should park at the beach car park and follow the path to the beach.

Bird lovers will get a second chance to enjoy nature in action on Tuesday, August 21 as well, when the reserve hosts a morning ‘High Tide Wader Watch’ session.

The event will run from 8.30am to 10.30am.

The spokesperson continued: “Come and see the spectacular sight of thousands of birds taking to the skies as they move away from the incoming tide.

“This is a breathtaking occurrence and not to be missed.”

The session is £2 for adults and £1 for children and advance booking is essential on 01754 898057.

Younger nature enthuisiasts will also have plenty to keep them occupied in the coming week in the form of two Kids Gang events.

The first will look at pond dipping and will run this Thursday, August 16 from 2pm to 4pm.

“The new Gibraltar Point ponds are up and running; come along to find out who has made this their new home,” said the spokesperson.

This will be followed by another Kids Gang ‘Minibeast Safari’ on Tuesday, August 21 from 2pm to 4pm.

Participants will get to use lots of different techniques for finding minibeasts, including sweep netting and leaf litter searches. The Kids Gang events are £3 each. Booking is essential on 01754 898057.