Did you know that February 2nd is World Wetlands Day? It's a relatively new thing, having been started up in 1997, but it's grown quite remarkably. The aim is to raise awareness of the value of wetland areas - you can read more about it here www.worldwetlandsday.org. If you know someone between 18-25 years old who's a budding Tim Laman, there's even a photography competition. Entries have to be in by March 2nd, so there's still some time...Newport Wetlands even have a beginners' wildlife photography workshop in February where you can hone those skills. I'd enter myself, but I'm *just* over the upper age limit...!