Be wild at heart at bird reserve

College Lake
College Lake

Are you wild at heart?

As nature starts to wake up after winter, the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) is showcasing the wildlife we have around us at this time of year with Wild at Heart activities for the family to enjoy.

Family fun at College Lake

Family fun at College Lake

Love is already in the air at College Lake nature reserve, near Tring.

Drop in to discover what the birds are up to as they find mates and prepare for nesting and laying eggs.

College Lake is hosting two special family days on February 17 and 18.

Environmental education manager Claire Garrity said: “There’s something for everyone on the family days, including trails, crafts and exploration.

“All the activities will be based around birds – how they attract mates, build nests, and how we can help by feeding the adults so they are in prime condition for breeding this spring.”

When College Lake first opened as a nature reserve in 1988, parts of it were still an active chalk quarry.

On February 13, there’s a guided walk round the reserve when you can discover how the wildlife trust manages the site that has now become a haven for water birds and other wildlife.

To find out more about all the events happening during February, visit

You can also complete a wildlife-themed quiz and download a Nature Challenge Trail that can be used by families when you’re out and about, in the park or in the garden, with the chance of winning a prize.