Places to visit

Places to visit

Places to visit
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Latest blog posts
  • Coombes & Churnet Valley

    Into the wild: The new extended woodcock trail

    This year Coombes Valley has grown deeper. If you haven’t visited in recent months - where have you been?! There is so much more to explore. The woodcock bench - once an abrupt, albeit picturesque, end to the trails is now a place to stop...
  • Minsmere

    An avian Watford Gap

    There's a real feeling of autumn arriving at Minsmere now, despite weather forecasts for another warm spell arriving. It was cool and breezy for my lunchtime walk today, with a hint of drizzle in the air, but all around were signs that migration is...
  • Leighton Moss

    It's all going on

    Sightings have been superb over the past few days! There has been a lot of otter action on Lilian's pool with the dog (male) seen as well a couple of older young otters. The female and her younger cubs have been out and about too. There have also...
  • Langford Lowfields

    A quick sightings update....

    Just a quick one for this afternoon to update you all on our sightings for this week.... Greenshank are vocal and active across the site this week, with two birds around. They can be seen from the visitor trails as well as heard from further afield...
  • Fairburn Ings

    Wing tags and glad rags

    There has been an interesting recent sighting of a juvenile marsh harrier with green wing tags at Fairburn Ings. It is a juvenile male from Cantley in Norfolk. The British Trust of Ornithology (BTO) tagged him on the 1 st July this year; he was one in...
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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