Duckling nursery opens its doors every weekend at WWT Martin Mere June 1st, 2015 Connor_Henderson Latest News Shares Comments Families can enjoy seeing the cute sight of ducklings in the duckling nursery every weekend at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre. Every weekend in June and up to 19 July come to WWT Martin Mere to visit our duckling nursery between 12 noon and 3pm and learn all about the egg to duckling process. Ducklings that are over two weeks old are kept in the nursery with a heat lamp, pond and food to ensure that they are safe and warm. As you walk around the nursery you can talk to staff, read information about these adorable birds and how they hatch, seeing what they will grow up to look like. Nick Brooks, Centre Manager at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre said: “It’s a fantastic event that brings a lot of smiles to both children and adults faces at WWT Martin Mere.” He added: “It’s a fantastic opportunity to see these brilliant birds grow from tiny ducklings to full sized birds in our Duckling Nursery over the next 7 weeks.” In addition to the Duckling Nursery at weekends, why not take to the water on our award winning canoe and boat safari for a relaxing boat tour of the centre or paddle your own way around the reedbeds. Watch our dedicated volunteers conduct our otter feeds at 11.30am and 2.30pm, see what creatures you can find pond dipping between 11am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 3pm as well as make crafts between 1pm to 4pm. WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre is open every day from 9.30am to 6.30pm and parking is free of charge. Situated off the A59, it is signposted from the M61, M58 and M6. The Centre is also accessible via the Southport to Manchester and the Liverpool to Preston line by train from Burscough Rail Stations. Visit the web site http://www.wwt.org.uk/martinmere/ to find out what’s on all year round at Martin Mere and the other eight WWT Wetland Centres. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected]– relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Related Comments comments!