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WWT Scottish Puddle Jumping Championships

WWT Caerlaverock Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfries

Get your wellies on and make a splash at the Scottish Puddle Jumping Championships. We will be looking out for enthusiasm, style and height of splash! If it wasnae for your wellies….

£4 – £39

Introduction to Wildlife Sound Recording

WWT Caerlaverock Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfries

WWT Caerlaverock is full of wonderful sounds of ducks, waders, geese and swans at this time of year. Take this unique opportunity to learn techniques on taking wildlife sound recordings, with professional sound recordist Pete Smith. Please bring your own microphones and recorders if you have them. Booking is essential.

£50

In Focus

WWT Caerlaverock Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfries

Try before you buy the latest binoculars and telescopes from the huge range available today. In Focus experts are on hand all day to give advice. WWT Caerlaverock benefits from every sale.

Free

‘Superb Speculums’ Trail

WWT Caerlaverock Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfries

Many species of ducks have a beautiful coloured feather called a ‘speculum’. This varies in colour between species and can help identify female ducks in particular. Learn the different colour speculums in different ducks and find the birds out on the reserve!

£4 – £39

Photo Trail

WWT Caerlaverock Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfries

Take on the challenge to take photos of certain objects around the reserve. How well do you know the reserve? Find hidden corners and take photos of objects or signs on your mobile phone or camera.

Included in normal admission charge

Beginner Birding for Kids

WWT Caerlaverock Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfries

Use binoculars and telescopes to take a closer look at the variety of different birds on our wetland reserve. Learn to recognise a variety of different garden birds, ducks and geese.

Included in normal admission charge

Nest Trail

WWT Caerlaverock Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfries

How many nests of different bird species can you find around the reserve? Take on the nest trail to find nests of swallows, house martins, jackdaws, crows and mute swans amongst others!

Included in normal admission charge

Spring Birdsong

WWT Caerlaverock Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfries

Take an early morning wander on the reserve to listen out for bird song, as resident as well as newly arrived birds, sing for their territory and to attract a mate. Learn the difference between robins and blackbirds, blackcaps and chiffchaffs!

Included in normal admission charge

‘Up and close to Nature’ day

WWT Caerlaverock Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfries

Explore the Caerlaverock reserve, splashing in puddles, walking barefoot, taking on the blindfold trail, looking at bugs and pond dipping.

Included in normal admission charge

‘Parts of an Insect’ Trail

WWT Caerlaverock Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfries

To celebrate National Insect Week follow the signs around the reserve to collect all the different part of an insect and find out what creature you have made! This insect is present on the reserve – can you find them?!

Included in normal admission charge

Exhibition by the Nithsdale Artists

WWT Caerlaverock Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfries

The Nithsdale Artists are a local group of artists who paint and sketch a variety of subjects, including wildlife, landscapes and local scenes.

Free

Merse Walk

WWT Caerlaverock Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfries

The merse (saltmarsh) is the most important habitat at WWT Caerlaverock all year round, for barnacle geese, birds of prey, ducks and waders in winter and a variety of specialist plants in summer. Take this unique opportunity to discover what it is like out on the merse on this walk with knowledgeable wardens. A good […]

Members only

Bugs 4 Kids

WWT Caerlaverock Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfries

Discover the bugs living at Caerlaverock, from critters living in and around dead wood, to creatures of the water and those in the air! This event is part of National Insect Week 2020.

Included in normal admission charge