Mini-monster fun at Frampton Marsh

Youngsters enjoyed a mini-monsters day at the RSPB Frampton Marsh nature reserve on Friday.

They used nets and microscopes to catch and identify beetles, bugs, slugs and other creepy crawlies living in the reserve, helped by the RSPB’s Charlotte Jones.

Olivia Atkinson catches beasts.

Olivia Atkinson catches beasts.

The event was one of several organised at the reserve this summer and will be repeated tomorrow (Friday), 11am to noon, and on August 23 and 30.

The hour is suitable for children aged five- to 12-years-old and price is £2 children, 50p adults, RSPB members half price.

Other special events still to run this summer include a summer wildlife walk, treasure trails, pond dipping and a family fun day.

The walk is from 2-4pm on Sunday, August 25, accompanied by an expert guide. Adults £4, children £2, members half price.

Jacey Holmes with net at the ready.

Jacey Holmes with net at the ready.

Treasure trails, which last about an hour, are held daily 10am-4pm (5pm weekends) and are suitable for five- to 12-year-olds, children £1, accompanying adults free.

Pond dipping goes on every Thursday (today, August 22 and 29), with sessions at 10am, 11am, 2pm and 3pm, with the same ages and prices as mini-monsters.

And the family fun day runs from 10.30am-5pm on Sunday, September 1, with face painting, fun craft and activities such as nestbox building and badge making. Suitable for kids aged five to 12, £2.

To book your child’s place or for more information, call RSPB Frampton Marsh on 01205 724678. Photo: SG090813-139TW To order please call 01775 765433 or visit www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto

Charlotte Jones enjoys her day.

Charlotte Jones enjoys her day.