I’ve been a member of the RSPB for a number of years now but have only recently had time to actually visit some of the sites apart from Old Moor which is fortunately within walking distance. Although they all vary in size, type of reserve and wildlife found there – they are without fail, wonderful places to visit. There is something so calming about nature and wandering around with a camera. Today I took photos of ‘common’ birds and butterflies, as well as weeds but they are all beautiful in their own way. (I love the way that the french for weed is ‘Mauvaise herbe’ ). Fairburn Ings is only 20 miles from us and was really easy to find. Staff were friendly and helpful without being pushy. Certainly worth the trip. Worth noting that your RSPB membership allows free access and parking to all RSPB sites. We went to an English Heritage site yesterday and had to pay £20 entrance fee – no comparison really.