Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Avon Wildlife Safari Day 26 - Get wet and wild!

A quick reminder about the Waterside Wildlife boat trips with local expert Ed Drewitt as mentioned on Day 11 of the Avon Wildlife Safari. This is a chance to learn about the nature along an urban river, with trips going out on 14th August, 28th September and 12th October, you can  book now to ensure your seat by calling 0117 9273416.

Ed Drewitt
As you travel down the harbour, past the SS great Britain and out onto the River Avon look out for the resident otters. Then head out towards Avonmouth and keep your eyes open to spot redshanks, herons,ravens and peregrine falcons and admire the unique habitat of Avon Gorge. Binoculars are advised but Ed is a really engaging guide and will point out interesting things along the way.

If you've already been on the waterside wildlife boat trip you might want to take a stroll a little further down the river. Conham River Park is part of the Avon Valley Woodlands Nature reserve and is a lovely spot to start your walk. There are spectacular views from the Panoramic Walk and in the summer you can take the ferry across the river to Beese's tea rooms. For more information download the River Avon trail map.
photo: www.beeses.co.uk

No comments:

Post a Comment