Discovering the Doward - Early morning bird walk
- the first event in a series of nature walks at The Doward, Herefordshire
Bird lovers from across the county were up nice and early on Wednesday 30th April to experience a special treat at the Trust’s Doward reserves, near Ross-on-Wye.
John Pullen, local bird expert, took walkers through several of the Trust's nature reserves, encountering an excellent selection of both common and some more unusual birds, including woodpeckers, nuthatches, song thrushes and tree pipits.
The event is part of a year-long ‘Discovering the Doward’ programme, organised by the Trust, to highlight one of the most remarkable natural areas of the region.
Eight expert-led walks are planned from April to November, with each walk focusing on a different natural aspect of The Doward, and highlighting the special wildlife that can be found there. From birds and butterflies, to fungi and archaeology, there will be a walk for all interests, which will be restricted to 20 persons per walk to ensure a quality experience with the expert leader.
The next two events will be led by expert botanist Roger Beck, a past Chairman of the Trust, firstly an Orchid walk on 7th June followed on July 19th a walk through the Doward reserves looking at Summer Flowers, Birds and Butterflies.
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