Wet and Wild Weekend

PUBLISHED: 16:55 28 August 2008 | UPDATED: 22:16 15 June 2010

A CELEBRATION of wildlife of the Axe Estuary will take place at Seaton Marshes local Nature Reserve from August 29 to 31. East Devon District Council s Countryside s Wet and Wild Weekend will allow children to get close to all kinds of wildlife. Children

A CELEBRATION of wildlife of the Axe Estuary will take place at Seaton Marshes local Nature Reserve from August 29 to 31.

East Devon District Council's Countryside's Wet and Wild Weekend will allow children to get close to all kinds of wildlife.

Children can pond dip, hunt minibeasts, watch birds on the estuary and take part in nature trail quizzes.

EDDC's Portfolio Holder for the Environment, Councillor Graham Liverton, said: "The Wet and Wild Weekend promises to be a really fun and interesting event with all sorts of activities for young and old to enjoy.

"We are very lucky to have internationally important wildlife on our doorstep and we are very excited about our plans to extend the reserve in the future."

Friday's programme of events are: Wild Quiz Trail from 10am to 4pm; Meet the Birds, 10am to 4pm; Plans for the Wetlands, 10am to 11am; Minibeast hunt, 10am to 4pm; Wetland plants, 2pm to 3pm; and Bat Walk, 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

Saturday's activities are: Moth Breakfast, 8am to 10am; Wild Quiz Trail, 10am to 4pm; Meet the Birds, 10am to 4pm; Fishing the Borrow Pit, 10am to 4pm; Plans for the Wetlands, 10am to 4pm; Making Willow Dragonflies, 10am to 11am and 2pm to 3pm; Minibeast Hunt, 11am to 2pm; Wetlands Local History, 2pm to 3pm.

Sunday's events are: Bird ringing, 8am to 10am; Wild Quiz Trail, 10am to 4pm, Meet the Birds, 10am to 4pm; Wetland Survival skills, 10am to 4pm; and a Minibeast Hunt, 11am to 2pm.

All events are free apart from a small charge for the Moth Breakfast and dragonfly weaving. There is no need book unless you want to take part in the fishing competition.

The full programme of activities can be found on the website at www.eastdevon.gov.uk/countryside or by phoning EDDC Countryside Service on 01395 517557.

Copies of the programme are also available at Seaton and Axminster Tourist Information Centres or from local libraries.

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