Nestled in the heart of Weymouth, the reedbeds and wetland habitat of RSPB Radipole Lake are a tranquil wildlife haven in a bustling urban town.
This 83-hectare site is run by the RSPB who’s invaluable work allows rare species to thrive in the most unlikely of settings.
Our sales and marketing director Joy took some time out to enjoy this wildlife oasis, here is her story…
Surrounded by rustling reeds and bird song one sunny Thursday morning, I was greeted at Radipole wetlands by an army of dedicated RSPB volunteers.
I joined a friendly and knowledgeable volunteer called Nicky who started with a quick over view of the conservation work the RSPB does and how important the wetlands are for native flora and fawna.
Home to a plethora of birds including Kingfishers, Marsh Harriers and Cetti Wablers, as well insects, grazing cattle and wild flowers, it wasn’t long before we were enjoying the sight of rare orchids, butterflies and swans with their cygnets, all in the centre of Weymouth.
Nicky our guide for the morning, helped us spot some lesser known birds such as the Chiffchaff and Green Finch as well as beautiful bee orchids hidden in amongst the undergrowth.
It was a fantastic way to while away the hours surrounded by nature and how lucky Weymouth is to have such a site on its doorstep.
You can find out more about the RSPB and their work here.
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