Monday, 7 June 2010

London Wetland Centre 10th Anniversary

TUB and his group
Why is it that when you leave your inbox untouched for a few days, it takes a few days to get back to the point when you stopped tending your emails. When you reach the point of catching up, there's a ton more to replace them. Furthermore, they all need essay answers.

Anyway, on Sunday I journeyed to the nearby London Wetland Centre to join in with their 10 year anniversary by giving a talk and then leading a walk around the reserve. It was a great deal of fun and the people who attended (ranging from young kids to elderly kids) were a joy to hang out with.

It made me feel old to think that I used to bird the area when it was in it's old Thames Water owned guise of Barn Elms Reservoirs. It was good then, but the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust have done a brilliant job and have made the place amazing. Sir Peter Scott certainly had vision when he was eying up the site as a new WWT reserve. It's a shame that he didn't live to see it in it's glory now.

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