New Year's Day walk at Paxton Pits Nature Reserve

A Wildlife Watch Day took place at the Paxton Pits Nature Reserve.

A Wildlife Watch Day took place at the Paxton Pits Nature Reserve. - Credit: PETER HAGGER

A Wildlife Watch Day took place at the Paxton Pits Nature Reserve in Little Paxton on New Year's Day.

The event was organised by the Friends of Paxton Pits and was supported by Huntingdonshire District Council.

Volunteers led guided walks and the nature reserve's Visitors Centre was open for refreshments and the sale of second-hand nature books.

The event was co-ordinated by long-time volunteer Trevor Gunton who is a founding Trustee of the Friends of Paxton Pits.

Walkers enjoyed a New Year's Day wildlife day at the Paxton Pits Nature Reserve.

Walkers enjoyed a New Year's Day wildlife day at the Paxton Pits Nature Reserve. - Credit: PETTER HAGGER

This walk, led by Jim Stevenson,  a retired Huntingdonshire District Council head range, proved to be popular.

Mr Stevenson briefed those taking part before the walk.

Paxton Pits Nature Reserve is a rich mosaic of wildlife habitats, with beautiful lakes, riverside, meadow, reedbed, scrub and woodland. It is open for visitors all year round. 

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