Places to visit

Places to visit

Places to visit
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Latest blog posts
  • Bempton Cliffs

    A soldier's story

    I'm a bit scared of poems. They do their best to bamboozle me and usually succeed. So it was with a certain amount of trepidation last month that I got involved in the Bridlington Poetry Festival and offered Bempton Cliffs as a fringe venue. To...
  • Saltholme

    A Commonwealth Thistle

    At Saltholme we have representing the commonwealth home nation of Scotland – the thistle. As this week a big sporting event begins in Glasgow the reserve has had plenty of sunshine bringing out a range of dragonflies, butterflies and bees. The latter...
  • Islay - Blog

    Butterflies abound...

    Great numbers of butterflies on the trails today, including this lovely Ringlet that obliged by showing both sides of its wings! There was this Small Tortoiseshell too which looked lovely with the sun lighting it up. Not to mention the Common...
  • Minsmere

    The excitement continues

    Wow. What a month! July seems to keep getting better and better. After all of the excitement over a new butterfly for the reserve list, we've since added both a new moth and a new beetle. Our wardens and volunteers regularly operate a moth trap...
  • Rainham Marshes

    Learning curve

    With so many Peregrines in the London area now and with several pairs within striking distance of the reserve it is not surprising that we get visiting youngsters this time of year. What is more unsuual is that this fiesty juvenile female is not a...
Latest photos
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Coal tit on window feeder

This cheeky fellow landed on my window feeder at The Lodge to grab a sunflower seed
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Bee on purple flower

I took this photo in the formal gardens at The Lodge - great for insects!
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Damselfly loveheart

The old swimming pool in the gardens is now a whopping big wildlife pond. Take a look during spring and...
Posted to: The Lodge
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Smooth newts can be seen in the smaller ponds at The Lodge. This was taken at the pond on the old heath...
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The sheep at The Lodge help to control (eat) vegetation in some parts of the reserve.
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Autumn splendour

The gardens look great right through the year at The Lodge. Here's a view of the back of the 19th...
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Hornet mimicing hoverfly

We saw this beast on one of the buddleia bushes at The Lodge. It's cool isn't it?
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Aug 2nd 2009 Our 3 Osprey "chicks"

Snip taken from a view of the nest
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Garten? 02-0809

Capture from LG cam
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The Osprey Centre

A Loch Garten osprey's view of the Visitor Centre. Now everybody wave!
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The earth moved

Well it's started this small beast will move upto 40 tons in a load but it will still take 3 months...
Posted to: Titchwell Marsh
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