Friday, May 9, 2014

RSPB Blacktoft Sands, and Waterways Museum, Goole

What a great day!   I was invited to the reserve as an MEP candidate.  I took my Mum along as she is keen on birds, and to try out the disabled access.  On both counts the reserve did us proud…..Amongst other species, we saw a marsh harrier,  nesting avocets AND a very busy water vole at close quarters!  A wheelchair was produced when my Mum couldn't make it in the strong wind to the further hide, and we had a long and fascinating talk with Pete, the RSPB Humber Reserves Sites Manager.  

On the way home through Goole, we stopped for lunch at the Waterways Museum – another excellent place to visit.  It's all about life on the waterways, has an art gallery on an old barge – and they grow their own veg for the café!  Both highly recommended for a family day out.  

European cooperation is needed to support fantastic projects like these in the face of industrialised farming, austerity and globalisation.

Candidate for the Greens in Yorkshire and the Humber in Europe in 2014

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