Wildlife flocks to North Cave Wetlands

We are proud to be members of our local Wildlife Trust and were pleased to have been able to sponsor the building of our very own viewpoint at our local wetland nature reserve, based in one of the finest floodplain meadows in the country and just around the corner from St Helen's Farm.

The viewpoint overlooks a lagoon, which is visited by a vast array of wetland bird species including avocets, shelducks and insects such as dragonflies and a variety of butterflies. On a recent visit, we were pleased to hear some incredible birds have been spotted from the platform including marsh harrier, siskin, curlew, oyster catcher and red kites.

The hide was unveiled as part of our 30th anniversary celebrations, becoming part of a 40-hectare reserve. The site includes 20 hectares of water, following extraction of sand and gravel over the 20 years leading up to the acquisition of the site by the Wildlife Trust in 2000.

If you'd like to find out more about Wildlife Trust sites and the many migrating birds, insects and animals you can see, visit www.wildlifetrusts.org.