Places to visit

Places to visit

Places to visit
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Latest blog posts
  • Dearne Valley

    Visitor Centre and Cafe closed - Monday 6th October

    Please note that the Visitor Centre and Cafe will be closed on Monday 6th October between 9.30 am and 11.30 am for a staff meeting. Entry to the reserve will be via the side gate during this time. The cafe will re-open at 11.30 with a reduced menu...
  • Rainham Marshes

    Baby Boom...

    With a glorious September behind us it was not surprising that our Common Lizard population boomed. 2014 had been a poor year for them here and we reckon that many got flooded out and drowned during the very mild but incredibly wet winter. However...
  • Mull of Galloway - Blog

    Recent sightings: strange comings and goings

    The Mull of Galloway in September and October is a fascinating place to be. The cliffs have fallen silent as the last of the breeding seabirds the fulmars, kittiwakes and their chicks have finally moved out to sea. Time then to turn our attentions to...
  • Islay - Blog


    Well, maybe slightly optimistic at this point, but after Thursdays inspiring count a wee check on Sunday showed a whole 26! If geese featured in a James Bond flick this is basically the opening title sequence. The wind is still coming in strong...
  • Saltholme


    At the weekend, I was walking by the Wildlife watchpoint hide when I noticed a number of moths resting on a dandelion head. These are Nettle-taps ( Anthophila fabriciana ), fairly common and widespread micromoths that fly during the day. They feed...
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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