Places to visit

Places to visit

Places to visit
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Latest blog posts
  • Dearne Valley

    Ruff and Reddy – Sightings, 27 Nov. 15

    Hi Folks! I should have learned by now; the Met Office forecasts are not always spot on and the vagaries of the Dearne Valley’s weather can be surprising. You see, I set off for Old Moor expecting it to be a grey and overcast one but found a mild...
  • Orkney

    North Isles Landscape Partnership Scheme

    A few weeks ago we heard good news - the North Isles Landscape Partnership Scheme has cleared its first hurdle, with the Heritage Lottery Fund deciding to earmark £3m for the project. You can read more about the scheme here . We’re one...
  • Dungeness

    Recent sightings 21st-27th November

    Yesterday we had an absolutely gorgeous day here on the reserve. It was bright, still and reasonably warm as well! There were lots of birds flitting about, many people came back into the visitor centre saying how wonderful and enjoyable their walk was...
  • Exe Estuary

    Halo of Ashes

    My steel welly encased, and exceptionally cold, toes can vouch for the fact that this week the strap line changed from ‘Winter’s Coming’ to ‘Winter’s Arrived’. At least on Monday at any rate, but there is still a noticeable...
  • Titchwell Marsh

    November 27th 2015 - Today at Titchwell

    Hen harrier - female over the saltmarsh this morning Chiffchaff - 1 in carpark Golden plover - 600 on fresh marsh Spotted redshank - 1 on tidal pool Lapwing - 500 west in a couple of hours this morning Fieldfare - 300 west in a couple of...
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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