Paxton Pits Nature Reserve is near St. Neot's. We can think of no better way to celebrate the overdue arrival of spring than to get out and hear the song of the nightingale, and no better place to do that than Paxton Pits. And not only nightingales. The delightful mixture of habitats also attracts other songsters - cuckoos and a suite of warblers - including garden, grasshopper, willow, reed, whitethroats, chiff chaff and blackcap. There are nesting terns, herons and cormorants, and in the past we have seen turtle doves and otters. Add to that butterflies, dragonflies and a tame black squirrel, excellent facilities with toilets, a visitor centre selling hot and cold drinks and soup, and you have the perfect antidote to winter.
Booking for the coach trip is essential. RSPB members £15.00, non-members £16.00. Contact[masked] 7232. Please be punctual - the coach will not hang around for ages for stragglers.
Make sure you come properly dressed for walking in the countryside, with warm and waterproof clothing. We will be walking around the reserve and there may well be showers. Bring your binoculars and/or telescope to get the best views of wildlife, and your camera if you like to take photos.