Kids day out in Wetland Centre - CaerlaverockTagged as outdoor, nature
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About Wetland Centre - Caerlaverock
Caerlaverock Wetland Centre is a place where the wild world still has the power to touch, thrill and inspire.
Barnacle Geese feeding at Caerlaverock Wetland Centre.
From dawn to dusk, from January to December, in fair weather and in foul, its open, coastal landscape and wide skies are full of the sights and sounds of nature – and very little else.
Most famous of all Caerlaverock’s wild visitors are the vast flocks of Barnacle Geese that return each October from the High Arctic archipelago of Svalbard to stay until April on the Solway’s saltflats and merses. Since the 1940’s, this population has recovered from fewer than 500 birds to more than 25,000.
Ten things you must see and do:
* Barnacle Geese wildlife spectactular (October to April)
* See Ospreys and CCTV pictures from their nest ( April to August)
* Watch Barn Owls in and around their nest via CCTV (March to August)
* Try to spot the rarest amphibian in Britain (May to September)
* Saltcot Merse Observatory
* Use the largest binoculars in Scotland!
* Wild Whooper Swan spectactular ( October to April)
* Join a warden for a guided walk
* Visit intimate hides installed by Sir Peter Scott
* See the rare Tadpole Shrimp (new for summer 2009)