TAKE part in family fun this month with RSPB's Burton Mere Wetlands.

The nature reserve near Neston will host a fun family quiz trail as part of the British Trust for Ornithology's annual National Nestbox Week.

Available every day through February, families can pick up quiz sheets at the reserve's reception between 9.30am to 4.30pm before following trails to discover the variety of nestboxes available to help give nature a home.

The event is free to take part, though normal admission charges apply to non-members.

Wildlife Explorer backpacks are also available for budding nature detectives which are £3 to hire and the den building area in the woods to get active and creative.

While some winter flocks will be preparing to leave the site towards the end of February others like the iconic avocets normally start arriving around the middle of the month.

Meanwhile the resident herons and egrets start carrying sticks up to build nests in their treetop colony.

Visitors can also pick up a delicious picnic or can enjoy by the reserve’s wood-burning stove, as well as a selection of locally-made sandwiches are available to buy daily, alongside hot and cold drinks plus a range of snacks.

For more information visit rspb.org.uk/burtonmerewetlands or call the visitor centre on 0151 353 8478.