OUTDOOR-LOVERS who want to develop their conservation skills can do so, thanks to the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust.

It is offering Wiltshire residents the chance to try out practical skills at two open days at two of their nature reserves.

The open days takes place at Lower Moor Farm Nature Reserve, near Oaksey on Thursday, April 26, and at Langford Lakes, near Salisbury on Wednesday, May 2.

Visitors will have the chance to find out about volunteering opportunities across the Trust’s nature reserves, meet volunteer task leaders, and try their hand at some practical tests.

Estates officer, Matt Callaway, said: “Coming along to one of our open days is a fantastic way to learn more about the important part people can play in protecting and preserving Wiltshire’s nature for future generations.

“These are informal sessions where potential volunteers can have a go at conservation tasks, and meet some of the Trust teams in a relaxed setting.”

Tea, coffee and cake will also be provided, but visitors are asked to wear suitable clothing, sturdy footwear and to bring a packed lunch.

Anyone interested in attending the open day at Lower Moor Farm should contact George Clark on 07702802935, or gclark@wiltshirewildlife.org.

Those interested in attending the open day at Langford Lakes should contact Matt Callaway on 07872117384, or mattc@wiltshirewildlife.org.