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Point of Ayre 'worth the time' for a visit

Manx BirdLife gear up to open National Reserve to the public

This summer, Manx BirdLife will be opening its Point of Ayre National Reserve to the public for the first time.

It follows several years of work undertaken by the group, which includes the creation of a welcome area and a bird watching hide.

Before the grand opening, the conservation charity is hosting two open days, one today (Wednesday 12 June) and one on Sunday (16 June), from 1pm until 5pm.

It's hoped people can get a sneak peek of the extensive work that's been done there, as Managing Director Allison Leonard explains:

At 2pm each day there will be a guided tour of the reserve, led by Manx BirdLife staff.

These are described as 'a great opportunity to see and hear about all the work that our Reserve Manager, David, and his fantastic team of volunteers have done over the past few years to get us to this point as well as the fantastic display of bee orchids.'

With limited spaces available, advance booking is required for the guided tour.

If you would like to attend one of the guided tours, email pointofayre@manxbirdlife.im stating your name, which day you would like to attend and how many people will be attending. (You don’t need to book to visit the reserve, only if you would like to join a guided tour.)

Photo credit: Manx BirdLife

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