Places to visit

Places to visit

Places to visit
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Latest blog posts
  • Rainham Marshes

    Pausing for Reflection...

    Two of our younger visitors have got a good eye for not just the wildlife of the marshes. Our metal dragonfly sculptures (modelled on Black-tailed Skimmers in case you were wondering) have been out there for about six or so years now and are part of the...
  • Dearne Valley

    Moo! Keeping the Cattle Out... A new reserve blog from Derek

    Hi everyone I'm back with a second blog for you, aimed at keeping you in touch with some of the work the team get up to out on the reserve. Sometimes we get taken away from our normal tasks to do "emergency" work, and today I'd...
  • Blean Woods

    Bluebell time

    The bluebells are now in full flower and well worth a walk to see them. In some places the celandines and wood anemones are not yet over and the lady’s smocks beginning to make an appearance as well so there is plenty to see. The photos below were...
  • Forsinard Flows

    Frog Blog

    Frog Blog by Anna Jemmett In the visitor centre at Forsinard we have a great aquarium display, with a tank, information boards and species ID cards, but it has been empty over the winter. So last week, I decided to collect some common frog ( Rana temporaria...
  • Dearne Valley

    Sightings Thursday 24th April

    Usual start with all the usual suspects reported in the bird garden, m/f chaffinch, m/f mallard, m/f bullfinch. magpie. stock dove,woodpigeon, grey squirrel, yellow hammer, greenfinch, great tit, pheasant, robin and reed bunting. A cuckoo was heard...
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I've got my eye on you

Lovely afternoon for fishing at Old Moor
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Male Migrant Hawker

One for Penny Bun Migrant Hawker seen today (18th) Old Moor near Field Pool Hide
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robin

taken on the longdendale trail near Hadfield
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Waxwing

Waxwing taken 18th Jan 2011 just outside the gate.
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Waxwing

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Wren in the reedbeds

Very quiet in the reedbeds yesterday but this little critter obliged by the reedbed screen
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Drake Teal

All the duck are especially smart at this time of year. Russ Sherriff took this image of a male Teal...
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Whitethroat

Very obliging little chap, singing just outside the visitor centre.
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Gold Finch

Taken in the hawthorn near the visitor centre
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Hoopoe 4th April

I think that this was the fourth Hoopoe for the reserve. It showed very well for a couple of hours and...
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Jay

Spotted this near my home
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Lady Bird

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