Coombes Valley

Coombes Valley

Coombes Valley
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  • Recent Sightings: The Moth Diaries

    The beautiful splashes of colour butterflies bring to our gardens are definitive of spring and summer, but what about their night-time relatives? Here at Coombes the moth trap is out almost every night so we can see who visits our reserve once darkness...
  • As busy as a bumblebee!

    For the last four years I have been involved in a bumblebee transect, a survey to count the number of our furry friends in and around Coombes. This is a nationwide project which aims to help us understand just what is going on with our bees. So, armed...
  • 5 Ways to While Away a Sunny Day at Coombes

    5. Pond Dipping Grab a tray and net from the visitor centre and see what you can find living in our pond. Snails and bloodworms, water boatmen and whirligig beetles are just a few of the minibeasts you’re likely to come across. Our frogspawn...
  • Unsprung: A Recent Sightings Spring Update

    Spring has arrived and here is a taster of the reserve’s latest seasonal sightings Chiffchaff This noisy little bird made his debut two weeks ago. Elusive at first, hidden among the trees in the young woodland, chiffchaffs can now be seen...
  • Coombes Hotspots - The Birdfeeders

    If you’ve been to Coombes before it’s likely to be a place where you’ve had a few unexpected sightings and if you haven’t it may just look like a boring old bird table. However, don’t underestimate the appeal of those nuts...
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