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Sunday, 3 January 2021

Update on new Border Hide at Burton Mere Wetlands reserve
Jeremy Bradshaw

Update on new Border Hide at Burton Mere Wetlands reserve

The group, in partnership with the staff at Burton Mere Wetlands, played a vital role in raising the funds needed to replace the old IMF hide at the reserve. Those of you lucky enough to have visited the reserve over the last few months will have seen the new boardwalk being installed and then finally, in December, the erection of the new hide. The hide is much bigger, able to house many times the number of birders than the old hide and, with it's new boardwalk across the marsh and ramp, is able to accommodate those with mobility needs. It is a massive jewel in the already considerable crown of this brilliant reserve!! The reserve management have great plans to improve the habitat around the hide to make it an even more fabulous birdwatching experience. The new "Border Hide", as it is to be known, was supposed to be open in the new year but like many other things the Covid 19 pandemic has delayed this. Rest assured, once the hide can be safely opened it will be. In the meantime have a look at the attached photograph to see what the hide looks like and give yourselves a "pat on the back" for your efforts in helping to achieve this remarkable upgrade to this lovely reserve. Keep safe and in the not too distant future you will be able to experience the fabulous views from the Border Hide yourself.