Places to visit

Places to visit

Places to visit
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Latest blog posts
  • Dearne Valley

    Another Three! Sightings, 1st Sept

    Hello, no visit for me today to Old Moor sadly but there's lots to report so I hope you have a great day viewing it all if you were there today. Carrying on with the 'three's theme' there are two '3's' I have from the book...
  • Dee Estuary

    Tuesday 1 September 2015 - Today's highlights

    Buzzard by John Hewitt Marsh harrier - 1 hunting over reed bed Sparrowhawk - 1 flew over reserve Peregrine - 1 hunting behind scrape Teal - 1000+ around scrape Pintail - 1 on scrape Little ringed plover - 3 on scrape Ringed plover...
  • Minsmere

    A (bee-)wolf's tale of life and death

    Guest blog by Steve Everett, regular Minsmere visitor Along the path from the pond to the North Wall, there is a stretch of path with sandy sides that has become a magnet for visitors over the past few weeks. This is the realm of the bee wolf, a digger...
  • Titchwell Marsh

    Sightings Saturday August 29 and Sunday August 30

    Despite the wet and dreary Bank Holiday weather the reserve marshes have been swathed in good numbers of waders; bar tailed and black tailed godwits numbering over 500 and 100 respectively and over 200 golden plover and 95 avocet were spotted here on...
  • Dungeness

    Pond dipping!

    We had a wonderful time getting mucky in the pond at our reserve this summer. Families marched on down with wellies and nets to see what they could discover hidden in the murky depths of the pond. It was amazing how much we found – lots of fat marsh...
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...
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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...
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