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The birds and beasts of Bodenham Lake

Herefordshire Council’s countryside team is inviting residents to find out about the birds and beasts of Bodenham Lake.

This year’s strange weather and a late developing spring not only affects people but also our local wildlife.  The council’s countryside ranger Trevor Hulme, who is responsible for the management of the nature reserve, will be leading a free natural history oriented stroll around the orchards and meadows at Bodenham Lake from 10am to 12pm on Saturday 15 June.

Trevor Hulme, head countryside ranger, said: “Bodenham Lake is an old gravel pit and is the county’s largest stretch of publicly accessible open water, so it is quite a unique habitat enjoyed by residents and wildlife alike.

“It is a haven for water birds and other wildlife associated with water such as otters and at this time of year, there will be lots to see at the nature reserve.  Although the planned walk won’t go all the way around the lake to avoid disturbing breeding birds, we will be visiting the bird hide where we’re likely to see lots of activity on the lake, so don’t forget your binoculars.”

To find out more and to book a place, booking is essential to help manage numbers, please contact Trevor Hulme on 01432 260238 or

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