Places to visit

Places to visit

Places to visit
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Latest blog posts
  • Rainham Marshes

    Aveley is looking good....

    With dropping water levels it is well worth spending a bit of time around Aveley Pools over the next few weeks. I have been out a few times recently and the scrape is starting to take shape for the autumn with muddy margins appearing that are already...
  • 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...
Latest photos
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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
Posted to: Dearne Valley
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robin

taken on the longdendale trail near Hadfield
Posted to: Dearne Valley
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Waxwing

Waxwing taken 18th Jan 2011 just outside the gate.
Posted to: Dearne Valley
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Waxwing

Posted to: Dearne Valley
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Wren in the reedbeds

Very quiet in the reedbeds yesterday but this little critter obliged by the reedbed screen
Posted to: Dearne Valley
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Whitethroat

Very obliging little chap, singing just outside the visitor centre.
Posted to: Rainham Marshes
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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...
Posted to: Rainham Marshes
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Marsh Frog

Taken on 14th April 2011 at the "Take Five" pool.
Posted to: Rainham Marshes
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Gold Finch

Taken in the hawthorn near the visitor centre
Posted to: Rainham Marshes
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Jay

Spotted this near my home
Posted to: Rainham Marshes
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Launching Woodpecker!

Rainham Marshes 5th June 2010
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