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Discover the wonderful wildlife of RSPB Campfield Marsh

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[A] special discovery day is set to be held at RSPB Campfield Marsh on the last weekend of the summer holidays, and staff and volunteers at the nature reserve near Bowness on Solway are inviting families to join in the fun.

Taking place on Sunday 2 September, the event will include an exciting range of activities, running throughout the day, including pond dipping, bug hunting and wildlife-themed crafts.

Following these adventures, participants can refresh with a hot drink and selection of cakes as well as picking up a bargain on the book stall, perusing the items on the RSPB sales stand and learning more about volunteering opportunities.

Mhairi Maclauchlan, Warden at Campfield Marsh said: “Our popular discovery day is an ideal opportunity for families to explore Campfield Marsh. If you are looking for something fun to end the school holidays with then this is an ideal time to go wild and discover the wonderful wildlife the nature reserve has to offer. Our enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff and volunteers will be on hand around the site to help you learn more about this special place and why it is so important for nature.”

The discovery day will run from 10.30am-4pm when participants can drop-in any time. Entry is free, donations welcome.

For more details on events and wildlife spectacles at the nature reserve, visit

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