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Fen hosts RSPB promotion day

PUBLISHED: 19:55 19 February 2008 | UPDATED: 15:53 02 June 2010

Lakenheath Fen nature reserve is inviting people to find out more about who the RSPB is and what it does.

The free event, on Sunday, runs from 10am until 3pm and staff and volunteers will be on hand to answer questions.

Lakenheath Fen nature reserve is inviting people to find out more about who the RSPB is and what it does.

The free event, on Sunday, runs from 10am until 3pm and staff and volunteers will be on hand to answer questions. There will be activities and games designed to help people discover all the different facets of the RSPB's work; from nature reserves to new farming techniques; from lobbying government to local groups.

Kirsty Nutt, RSPB information officer at the fen, said: “A lot of people know who the RSPB is, but few know everything we do. There are also many misconceptions. This day is designed to give people the opportunity to find out more and have some fun in the process.”

This is a great opportunity to find out about a huge variety of issues: from what to feed the birds in your garden to how to protect the rainforest in Sumatra. The answers to these questions will be available and much more.

To mark the UK's first Energy Saving Day (E-Day), next Wednesday, there will also be a quiz to discover the facts about climate change and what we can do to tackle it.

The RSPB's Director of Conservation, Dr Mark Avery, said: “The UK is struggling to cut its emissions every year, even as the impacts of climate change begin to appear around us: birds nesting earlier and falling out of synch with their insect food, migrant birds over-wintering in the UK instead of flying south. That's why the RSPB is supporting the UK's first Energy Saving Day on 27-28th February, because everyone has the power to cut their energy waste.

“When we all act together, we'll see how easy it is, and what a big chunk we can take out of the UK's energy use and the greenhouse gases produced. The RSPB will be urging everyone who wants a safe climate future for birds and wildlife to join the action on E-Day, and to stay attuned to energy-saving for long afterwards.”

For more information about the event at Lakenheath Fen contact Kirsty Nutt on 01842 863400.

For information about the UK's first Energy Saving Day, please contact Dr. Matt Prescott on 07979 742 034, or email matt.prescott@gmail.com

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