Workshop: What lies beneath? Freshwater Exploration

Floodplain Forest Nature Reserve

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The world beneath the surface is fascinating, intriguing and complex. If you've ever wanted to take a peak into the elusive lives of British freshwater creatures, join us for this practical adults-only workshop in the Ouse Valley (Flodoplain Forest Nature Reserve) on Wednesday 8th May.

Our team will speak about the many different taxa using our waterways and how The Parks Trust are helping to conserve the more threatened species. We will also demonstrate effective sampling techniques which we use to measure the health of water systems and give you the chance to get up close and personal with some freshwater invertebrates.

Please note that this session begins with a moderately-paced walk on a paved footpath down to the sampling site - this will take approximately 10 minutes. Once at the sampling site, there will be a mixture of paved footpath and grassy patches. Participants should expect to be sitting/kneeling on the ground for the activities but adjustments can be made for anyone with access needs. There will then be a return walk to the car park at the end of the session, this involves a moderate incline. There are occasional benches at this site, but no toilet facilities. A hearing loop is available on request. Please contact us on for any further accessibility information or support.

This is workshop is suitable for adults only. Booking is essential.

  • Floodplain Forest Nature Reserve
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    Sat within Ouse Valley Park, the Floodplain Forest is the newest nature reserve in Milton Keynes and the most impressive wildlife habitat creation scheme in the city’s history.