THE Black Devon Wetlands set the scene for intrepid explorers to track down missing Easter eggs at the weekend.

Families braved the chilly elements to visit the nature reserve for the Egg-cellent Easter Treasure Hunt – one of the first signs that spring has arrived in the Wee County.

All of the children – and adults – who went along were tasked with finding eggs and solving various clues in order to identify which eggs belonged to which birds, with a number of exciting surprises along the way.

The day out, which took place on Saturday, April 6, gave the youngsters the opportunity to get up close and personal with nature, some of whom were getting the chance for the first time.

On hand were staff from the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) who run the wetlands site.

They were able to answer any questions from parents or children while they were being educated and entertained in good measure.

And although the sun didn’t make an appearance for the egg-hunt, the day proved to be a success for the families involved as everyone went home with a smile on their face.