Sorry for the misleading name but you will find some posts that are specifically about walking in London. The rest is the other stuff I get up to.

Monday, 2 May 2011

British Wildlife Centre

It was our Anniversary on the 1st May - 13 years, yay us!

We decided to take a trip to the British Wildlife Centre, which is quite local for us, and with a relatively early start and it being just 15 minutes away, we were there in time for the Red Squirrel talk.

"Excuse me, would you take my picture please?"

This guy seemed very tame, and happily ran around the hand rails of the Copse - a large open space that the Squirrels have free run of.

We then grabbed a bit of breakfast from the coffee shop and then had a walk around. We spent a little while in the wetland boardwalk in the hope of seeing a Water Vole, bit no luck this time - we did see the signs, flat reeds near the bank and nibbled grass.

We saw the Otters being fed - always a joy.

British Wildlife Centre - Otter

Then we had a special treat - one of the Wildcats has had kittens, and we happened to see her with them.

British Wildlife Centre - Wildcat with Kittens

I've always been a fan of the Scottish Wildcats, but they can be quite tricky to get a good picture of.

British Wildlife Centre - Wildcat

On the way out we had another walk around the Copse, and where really lucky as a three Red Squirrel kittens came out of the nest box to play - again, tricky to get good shots through the wire of the fence, but a couple I'm pleased with.

British Wildlife Centre - Red Squirrel

British Wildlife Centre - Red Squirrels

British Wildlife Centre - Red Squirrels

Walking back through the Hedgerow we saw a Mole!
British Wildlife Centre - Mole

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