Special events will mark reserve’s 50th anniversary

RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve in Silverdale.
RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve in Silverdale.

It’s a year of celebration at RSPB Leighton Moss as the reserve marks its 50th anniversary with special events throughout 2014.

From activities to talks, visitors of all ages will be able to discover the history of the Silverdale reserve, alongside uncovering the very special wildlife which makes its home there.

To start this momentous year for the nature reserve, there is a double celebration this month as the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch reaches its 35th year.

In the build-up to the popular garden wildlife survey, which takes place on January 25 and 26, visitors to Leighton Moss can enjoy a range of Big Garden Birdwatch themed events, from discovering how to attract more wildlife into your garden to gaining tips on how to identify the creatures which live on your doorstep.

Jacqui Fereday, Visitor Services Manager at RSPB Leighton Moss, said: “We are incredibly proud of Leighton Moss and all that it has accomplished over the past 50 years. In that time visitor numbers have increased from 375 people a year to 100,000 a year.

“All of this extra support means we have achieved great things for wildlife.

There are lots of events planned throughout January for nature lovers.

For more details on all of the events planned for January as well as for the rest of the year, and more about the reserve, visit rspb.org.uk/leightonmoss.