Places to visit

Places to visit

Places to visit
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Latest blog posts
  • Saltholme

    Sand Martins - a 2014 Success

    This has been the best year yet for our Sand Martin bank. One of our volunteers Brian D. keeps a close watch on their activity and his annual report shows how well they have done. Arriving mid March there was lots of activity in the last week of...
  • Dearne Valley

    Sightings on the 23rd of September

    Hello, the sightings today are again solely from the Barnsley Birders via Twitter @barnsleybsg should you wish to follow them... thanks guys! You might be interested in the roosting birds at Old Moor last night; 2 grey heron, 28 cormorants, 11 little...
  • Ramsey Island and Grassholm

    Seal Pup Birth

    Seal pups are being born all over the island’s beaches this week as we near peak season for pup births here in Pembrokeshire. With between 600 and 750 pups born on Ramsey each autumn there is never a better chance of witnessing a cow giving birth...
  • Minsmere


    We're stock-taking tomorrow (Wed 24 Sept) so the shop will be closing early at 3 pm. If you're visiting, please do your shopping before heading out onto the reserve. Normal service will be resumed on Thursday.
  • Conwy

    A closer look: binocular and telescope event

    Chris Lusted from our shop is passionate about helping people to see wildlife, so he has helped to organise our first Binocular and Telescope Day in The LookOut on Sunday 5 October. He’s written a blog to highlight how optical technology has improved...
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
Posted to: The Lodge
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Bee on purple flower

I took this photo in the formal gardens at The Lodge - great for insects!
Posted to: The Lodge
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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?
Posted to: The Lodge
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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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