Get out and see the wildlife

FANS of the outdoors are being urged to take part in a wildlife survey this weekend.

They can all head to Tottenham Marshes and support the Big Garden Birdwatch, billed as the world’s biggest wildlife survey, and get involved with the Wild Place, Your Space project. It takes place on Saturday and nature lovers will be able to take part using binoculars and telescopes, make feeders for their local birds, make bird masks and other activities and go on a guided bird walk at 1pm.

The project, which runs for three years, is created by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) and Lee Valley Regional Park Authority (LVRPA) to bring people closer to nature. Families are invited to arrive anytime between 10am and 3pm at Stonebridge Lock on Tottenham Marshes, over 100 acres of open space owned by Lee Valley Regional Park. Part of a wider bird watching weekend across the UK, with half a million participants, the Big Garden Bird Watch will discover how the coldest December since records began has affected London’s garden birds.

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