Integrated Circles let fly at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust - Welney
The dramatic wetlands at Welney, on the Ouse Washes, are home to some of the most spectacular winter gatherings of wild swans, while in summer it offers a relaxing opportunity to see rich varieties of rare waders and other wildlife.
Welney is now equipped with a brand new state-of-the-art visitor centre and education facility.
The new centre, a large two-storey timber-framed building with views of both the surrounding fenland and Ouse Washes, include improved visitor facilities as well as a new, interactive education area, and with access to the main observatories by a bridge directly from the Centre itself.It will also include community space, which can be used for local events and meetings.
Integrated Circles installed LCD screens and a special projector with their solid-state VideoStores, together with touchscreen computer interactive displays providing information and education to visitors.
During the winter, Welney becomes home to one of Europe’s most impressive wildfowl spectacles, as over 8,000 wild swans arrive from their Arctic migration. Welney also boasts a wealth of other waterfowl during the winter months with tremendous flocks of Pintail, Teal, Gadwall, Wigeon, Shoveler and Lapwing. Other wildlife includes many species of butterflies and dragonflies. The reserve is also host to several rare wetland plants and over 40% of the UK’s aquatic plant species can be found there. .