City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

SWT announces Free open day at Edinburgh Reserve Sunday 26 October 2008


By Editor - Posted on 17 October 2008

PRESS
RELEASE

For
immediate use: Friday 17 October 2008

Free
open day at Edinburgh
reserve

Sunday
 26 October  2008

The Scottish
Wildlife Trust (SWT) will hold a free open day at its Bawsinch and Duddingston
Wildlife Reserve on Sunday 26 October 2007 from 11.00 am until 4.00 pm. The
reserve is three kilometres from
the centre of Edinburgh at the southern end of Holyrood Park and from
the comfort of the Connel Hide, visitors will be able to observe some of the birds
of Duddingston Loch as well as enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

Julian Warman, SWT's Reserve Manager for the Edinburgh area said: "Throughout the day there will
be
guided walks organised
giving an insight into the wildlife and the habitats in which they live
including the woods, scrub land, marsh and ponds. This free day will be a great
experience for those who enjoy being out in the great outdoors and exploring
nature."

Bawsinch and Duddingston Loch together form a haven for many forms
of wildlife in the heart of Edinburgh.
Home to a number of notable
bird species including water rail, great crested grebe, tufted duck,
mute swan and mallard breed as well as sedge warblers. A large number of
wildfowl winter also winter here. There are a number of nationally scarce
plants on the reserve including tufted loosestrife, slender-leaved pondweed and
needle spike rush, as well as many Scottish and locally scarce plants. Otter
and water vole have been spotted.

1.       Bawsinch and
Duddingston Wildlife
Reserve is open from 11.00 am until 4.00 pm on Sunday 17 February 2008. The reserve lies 3 km from the centre of Edinburgh, at the southern end of Holyrood Park.
Please enter from the bend on Duddingston Road West Admission is free. Sturdy
footwear is recommended. There is no disabled access available on-site.

2.      
SWT is the largest voluntary body working for all the wildlife of Scotland, representing more than 31,000 members who care
for wildlife and the environment. SWT seeks to raise public awareness of threatened habitats and species and manages
over 120 reserves Scotland-wide.

3.  SWT receives financial assistance and support from Scottish Natural
Heritage.

FOR
FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Julian Warman, Reserve Manager Central East, SWT

Tel: 0131 312 4775 or email: jwarman@swt.org.uk