Join IFLI and the RSPB for a day of family fun to celebrate the launch of the new Nature Reserve Black Devon Wetlands in Alloa.
Saturday 22 April will see a whole range of great events for kids - a story-telling workshop, bug hotel-building and hunts, a scavenger hunt, and the chance to explore the new site and viewing structure. There will be the oppurtunity to learn more about what makes this site an important part of the Inner Forth landscape.
The family fun day takes place 10am-3pm, and is free of charge. There is no need to book, so you can just head along at any time through the day.
Since the RSPB took over the lease for the Clackmannanshire wetland site in 2015 they have been working not only to improve the natural habitat for wildlife, but also to make the area a vital resource for the local community.
Even if you can't make it on the 22nd, the Wetlands are free to access at any time.
For more information on the site and what wildlife you can find there please visit the RSPB website.
By bike: The nearest Sustrans route is no. 76 (Round the Forth)
By train: Alloa train station is approximately 2.5km away. From the A907 take Auld Brig Road. At the roundabout take the second exit onto Greenside Street. Turn left into Broad Street. Turn left on to Bowhouse Road. Turn left onto Riverside View, the reserve can be reach via the public footpath at the end of Riverside View.
By bus: The nearest bus stop is on Bowhouse Road, this is on the Tillicoutry to Glenochil route (C2). From the stop, turn into Riverside View and take the public footpath at the end of Riverside View.
By road: From the A907 take the Auld Brig Road, at the roundabout take the second exit onto Greenside Street. Turn left into Broad Street. Turn left onto Bowhouse Road. There is currently no designated parking for the reserve but there is limited parking in the small car park at the junction of the Bowhouse Road and Riverside View. The postcode for sat-navs is FK10 1BZ. This is a residential area, so please park responsibly. There are several larger car parks in Alloa town centre including Candleriggs and Ring-Road East car parks which are only short walks from the Wetlands entrance.