RSPB Conwy nature reserve is a wetland on the east bank of the Conwy estuary created from material dug out during construction of the A55 road tunnel. First opened to the public in 1995, the reserve is now home to a variety of wonderful wildlife.
In Spring our meadows are full of wildflowers buzzing with insects. The reedbeds are full of noisy warblers visiting from Africa and the dipping ponds begin to fill with frogspawn. Summer sees the arrival of beautiful orchids, including the “must-see” bee orchid. Six-spotted burnet moths start to emerge and around the ponds are many dragonflies with their amazing aerial acrobatics. As Autumn appears, garden birds begin to feast on berries and seeds along the trails. Look closely for fungi and minibeasts in the undergrowth. During the winter, the lagoons are great resting spots for many migrating waders and waterfowl, and you might see a magnificent starling murmuration.
With an indoor classroom, outdoor classroom, dipping ponds and birdwatching hides it’s a great place for children and teachers to explore!