The Friends of Paxton Pits Nature Reserve organises activities and events to help raise awareness of the Reserve. After a period of no events due to the coronavirus pandemic, we are now slowly reintroducing a series of informal guided walks aimed at young families. Events are free and open to all unless otherwise stated.
Please phone if you have any special needs, in particular, regarding the use of wheelchairs and pushchairs. (Visitors’ Centre: 01480 406795)
Visitors are advised to wear suitable clothing for outdoor events with strong boots or shoes, and hats in the summer sun.
25 June, 2022
In 2020, Paxton Pits was designated a Dragonfly Hotspot by the British Dragonfly Society, in recognition of its importance as a dragonfly and damselfly site. Twenty species of dragonfly and damselfly are seen regularly on the reserve, including nationally scarce species such as the green-eyed hawker, scarce chaser and variable damselfly.
During the spring and summer, we carry out monthly surveys to monitor the population of these fascinating insects. On Saturday the 25th of June, you can join us on one of our surveys, which will start at 11.00 am and 2.00 pm from the visitor centre. We will help you to identify some of the species we see as we walk around the reserve. The British Dragonfly Society will also be there with an information stand and family activities. All are welcome.