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