✨NEST ALERT✨ 🐣Have you seen Dennis sat on his nest?🐣
Dennis is a Eurasian crane who was part of the Great Crane Project. 93 Eurasian cranes were hand reared and released onto the Somerset Levels and Moors between 2010 and 2014.
Dennis hatched in 2010 and was released into Somerset that summer. Dennis was considered to be a bit of a loner and after a few months he started to lose condition so was brought back into captivity where it was later discovered he had cataracts.
The cataracts have now been fixed and Dennis has since enjoyed living with his partner at Pensthorpe and amazingly they have produced their first egg this year.
We do not yet know if the egg is fertile but we are all crossing our fingers for them as they have both been very invested in caring for the egg so far.
It’s a great time to visit the reserve, with lots of baby birds 🐥 around including mallard, barnacle goose, lapwing & great crested grebe plus the increasing emergence of butterflies, dragonflies & wildflowers.
“The truth is: the natural world is changing. And we are totally dependent on that world. It provides our food, water and air. It is the most precious thing we have and we need to defend it.”
Ways you can make a difference:
🐮 Eat less meat and fish
♻️ REDUCE, REUSE and recycle
🛒 Shop wisely (buy less plastic and check where your products are coming from)
🏫 Educate yourself on climate change (queue the David Attenborough documentary binge!)
We teased about it a while ago, but last week @fantasy_wire installed our brand new park sculptures; a fairy on a feather and a set of giant dandelions. They're stunning and compliment their new home so well. The garden will be open soon so watch this space!
More pictures to follow on a less cloudy day!
A huge thank you to Robin Wight and his fantastic team- it was a pleasure meeting you all!