Attenborough Nature Reserve celebrates 10th anniversary

untitledNature enthusiasts and wildlife lovers have flocked to the Attenborough Nature Reserve this week to be part of the tenth anniversary celebrations.

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Millions of people have visited the £2m centre  over the past decade and have had the opportunity to experience sightings of rare animals in a natural habitat.

A party to celebrate the success of the centre was held at the weekend and the reserve’s management team are continuing the festivities this week.

Centre manager Louise Fountain said, “The wildlife reserve likes to make a party last, and so we have kept the celebrations lasting with fabulous activities to join in with.”Painting group at the centre

She added, “We’ve had about two and a quarter million visitors in the last ten years and that’s just to the nature centre. There are a lot more people who use the reserve for bird watching, cycling, commuting and walking.”

The centre employs a handful of staff and relies heavily upon the 85 volunteers who are willing to help.

The nature reserve was created on flooded gravel pits in 1966 and the centre was later developed in 2005.

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