Woolly wildlife trails are back!

Enjoy spotting woolly British wildlife animals along the paths of Brown’s Hill Quarry Nature Reserve, one of the Trust’s Holwell reserves, just north of Melton Mowbray; and from the birdwatching hides at Kelham Bridge Nature Reserve, near Ibstock. 

All the woolly wildlife animals have been knitted or crocheted by Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust members and volunteers and make periodic appearances at Trust nature reserves to attract new, and often younger, visitors!

Wander along the paths and trails at Brown’s Hill Quarry to see wildflowers and orchids, butterflies basking in the summer sun and various woolly wildlife. Take a rest on one of the benches while you listen to the birds singing in the woodland. (Sorry, no dogs allowed on this reserve.) See the Nature Reserves section of this website for more details.

Take your binoculars to Kelham Bridge and relax in the two bird hides while spotting birds, butterflies and dragonflies – and assorted woolly animals. Listen out for the whitethroats that warble all along the hedgerows. Please wear suitable footwear as there are nettles along the path edges. (Dogs on short leads allowed.) See the Nature Reserves section of this website for more details.

Visit the Holwell Open Day

On Sunday June 24 come to Holwell Nature Reserves’ annual Open Day (11am to 4pm). There will be all the usual stalls, ticket tombola, tea and cakes! You can also explore the range of habitats, plus enjoy seeing the butterflies and wild flowers

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