Places to visit

Places to visit

Places to visit
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Latest blog posts
  • Dungeness

    Recent sightings at Dungeness - 28th September - 5th October

    We've had some beautiful weather down here over the last week. Although windy, the sun was shining most days and it was a good week to be out on the reserve. Some of our warden team even caught a tan! The insects are still clinging on to the last...
  • Ramsey Island and Grassholm

    Turnip Anyone?

    Last winter you might remember us blogging about a new arable plot experiment we were trying. It served three purposes (i) to enable us to grow winter feed for our sheep to eliminate the biosecurity risks of bringing food over from the mainland (i.e....
  • Dearne Valley

    Numbers - Sightings, 5 Oct.

    Hi Folks! October finally brought some weather today and light rain dominated the morning in the Dearne Valley. The planned site works at Old Moor continued and brought a few surprises to Wath Ings hide. More of that later. First of all, over at Adwick...
  • Minsmere

    Looking for sprites

    Autumn is a great time to look for sprites. Depending on your age (at heart) and imagination, that statement could mean very different things. To a birdwatcher, sprites are tiny warblers, some of our smallest birds. In particular, the term is often...
  • Pulborough Brooks

    Examining the detail

    Thank you to Margot for her sightings update and photos: "There is a fascination with looking at nature in sufficient detail to accurately identify the species & the behaviour taking place. A highlight for me over the last week of Indian Summer...
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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
Posted to: The Lodge
by 114

Bee on purple flower

I took this photo in the formal gardens at The Lodge - great for insects!
Posted to: The Lodge
by 116

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
by 162


Smooth newts can be seen in the smaller ponds at The Lodge. This was taken at the pond on the old heath...
Posted to: The Lodge
by 155


The sheep at The Lodge help to control (eat) vegetation in some parts of the reserve.
Posted to: The Lodge
by 177

Autumn splendour

The gardens look great right through the year at The Lodge. Here's a view of the back of the 19th...
Posted to: The Lodge
by 149

Hornet mimicing hoverfly

We saw this beast on one of the buddleia bushes at The Lodge. It's cool isn't it?
Posted to: The Lodge
by 155

Aug 2nd 2009 Our 3 Osprey "chicks"

Snip taken from a view of the nest
Posted to: Loch garten ospreys
by 177

Garten? 02-0809

Capture from LG cam
Posted to: Loch garten ospreys
by 105

The Osprey Centre

A Loch Garten osprey's view of the Visitor Centre. Now everybody wave!
Posted to: Loch garten ospreys
by 107

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
by 135


Posted to: Loch garten ospreys
by 105