IT is all hands of deck at Daws Hall Nature Reserve with the preparation of a new conservation project and a host of upcoming open days.

Daws Hall Trust and Suffolk Prickles Hedgehog Rescue are working together on a new hedgehog conservation project based at the reserve.

The teams are working to create an area for future hand-reared hoglets to become accustomed to garden life before release at suitable locations.

As the project gets underway, the two organisations are also running special hedgehog courses together The next, ideal for families, will take place on June 3, from 10am to 4pm.

The day will provide information on how to best care for hedgehogs in your garden and families can build their own ‘Hoggie Lodges’ to take away Daws Hall are hosting several open days throughout the next few weeks.

Pop along for a chance to view their soctacular Paulownia tree in flower, explore the nature reserve and gardens and try your hand at pond dipping.

Cream teas served in the schoolroom where our blue tit nest box camera can be viewed with tiny chicks inside! Adults £6, Children £1.

Further open days will take place Sunday 11th, 18th and 25th June.