Places to visit

Places to visit

Places to visit
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Latest blog posts
  • Rainham Marshes

    Weekend Wildlife Highlights (20 and 21 Sept 2014)

    Hello! How are you today? The weather for this weekend has been quite different over the two days. Yesterday, although grey and gloomy, was a lovely day (warmer than it looked) and today has been breezy but blue skies - and we have some lovely...
  • Rainham Marshes

    Ready for the next generation...

    Our beautiful Wasp Spiders are nearly 'over' for another year and 2014 has been our best year ever with over 200 individuals being recorded on the trails. Once they have laid their eggs, the female spins a cocoon around her precious ball. She...
  • Ramsey Island and Grassholm

    A Varied Day

    No two days are ever the same out here. There were no visitors today due to a stiff northerly meaning the boat could not run but we were far from idle! In fact it turned into a very varied day...... We began by getting the sheep in. With this continued...
  • Leighton Moss

    Our most regal of residents

    With the exciting news that BBC Autumnwatch has chosen to return to Leighton Moss for a second series (Tuesday 28-Friday 31 October, BBC 2, 8 pm), I thought it was only right that this week's 50th anniversary blog was about some of our autumnal stars...
  • Minsmere

    Great white alert

    A great white was found at Minsmere this afternoon. There's nothing to worry about though as it wasn't a shark. No, our great white is an egret. A beautiful bird it is too. Great white egrets remain rare visitors in the UK, though their numbers...
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...
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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