Tuesday 5th January 2021
Following the latest Government announcements relating to the coronavirus pandemic, which see England, Wales and mainland Scotland return to a national lockdown, The Wildlife Trusts are urging people to maintain a connection with nature for their own wellbeing, whilst being careful to respect Government guidelines.
The majority of Wildlife Trust nature reserves with open access will continue to provide a place of solace for all that visit. However, in a small number of cases some nature reserves, particularly where there is gated access, will be closed in line with Government advice. Bird hides will also be closed to comply with the latest restrictions. Before visiting a nature reserve, please check with your Wildlife Trust for the latest information to ensure you have a safe and successful trip. With more nature reserves than McDonald's restaurants, there are many to choose from whilst staying local!
With schools once again closed for the many, we appreciate many parents, carers and teachers may be after inspiration for keeping young people occupied, whilst continuing to develop key skills. Please take a look at our Wildlife Watch YouTube channel for ideas that are particularly suitable for primary students, with new content released on Wednesdays. Our Action for Insects guide for schools also includes great ideas for students, including some activities suitable for secondary students.