Take a wild weekend trip to get up close to Lackford’s summer wildlife

A young visitor to Lackford Lakes meets a bush cricket ANL-150630-144653001
A young visitor to Lackford Lakes meets a bush cricket ANL-150630-144653001
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If you want a wild weekend, pop along to Suffolk Wildlife Trust’s Lackford Lakes this Saturday or Sunday.

The reserve, on the A1101 between Flempton and Lackford, is holding a Wild for the Weekend event to help people get close to summer wildlife.

Because the reserve has such a wide mix of habitats, from dry sandy fields to woods and large expanses of water, it is the ideal place to experience the sheer variety of summer wildlife, from otters to dragonflies.

At this time of year you may see great crested grebes with their floating nests, secretive water rails in the reeds, swallows and martins swooping over the lakes for flies and the kingfishers the reserve is renown for.

They are also hoping the bittern who arrived last Sunday will stay for the event.

Wildlife guides will be present on the trails and in hides showing you some of our best summer wildlife.

Children can also do a special summer wildlife spotter sheet.

In addition, visitors get to see some amazing moths during special viewing sessions at 1pm daily to reveal the species caught in moth traps overnight.

The event is on from 11am to 4pm each day.

The summer wildlife spotter sheet can be done any weekend in July, August and September.