Fri, 06 Dec


Braywick Nature Centre

The Water Vole Recovery Project: talk by BBOWT

Find out how Julia Lofthouse and her team from our local wildlife trust are making headway with a project to bring back this iconic and much-loved mammal.

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The Water Vole Recovery Project: talk by BBOWT

Time & Location

06 Dec 2019, 19:30 – 21:30

Braywick Nature Centre, Hibbert Rd, Maidenhead SL6 1UU, UK

About the Event

Water voles were once seen in all our local rivers, but the spread of American mink has resulted in a catastrophic decline of the creature that was the inspiration for 'Ratty' of Wind in the Willows, written in a house in Winter Hill. 

Julia Lofthouse, from the local wildlife trust (BBOWT), has been leading a project to bring about their return. Julia's experience and knowledge is fascinating and inspiring. 

The event is free to paid-up members of Wild Maidenhead or a suggested donation of £3 on the night. Membership is £5 per year and runs to the end of January 2020 when all memberships then renew. If you'd like to join and go to this and other events for free up to the end of January, please go to our Join Now page. 

Braywick Nature Centre is in Hibbert Road, just off the southbound A308 heading out of Maidenhead towards the M4. There is plenty of parking but for popular events, we advise early arrival by car. There are also racks for bicycles - we encourage walking and cycling to our talks. 

If you would like to come, please click on our RSVP link which will take you to our MeetUp page.

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