Places to visit

Places to visit

Places to visit
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Latest blog posts
  • Rainham Marshes

    Miners are out...

    Mining Bees that is..... there are many species of these smaller relatives of the humble Bumbles and most are quite tricky to identify. Early spring is often a good time for some of the easier species and in recent weeks we have had several types photographed...
  • Campfield Marsh

    T'was a very 'Good' Friday.

    April 18th proved to be just that: the most beautiful of sunny days and the air was full of bird song. A short walk down the Lonning revealed all sorts of delights. Photo record below. The hawthorn hedges have suddenly sprung into life. The new...
  • Dearne Valley

    Wednesday 23rd April - Happy St Georges Day

    Now the sightings from today including all the usual suspects from the bird garden (as yesterday), and a bittern heard booming around 9.45 am. On Adwick were a pair of gargany, yellow wagtail, wheatear, lapwing, avocet and LRP. From Wath Ings were...
  • Dearne Valley

    Tuesday 22nd - a little delayed

    Hi all, I hope you enjoyed the Easter weekend it was great to see so many of you here. Apologies for the delay of Tuesdays sightings but we had a report of suspected hare coursing at Adwick just as I was about to sit down and write. Unfortunately nobody...
  • Islay - Blog

    Oa otter

    Getting up at dawn for surveys always seems like a struggle until you are outside and rewarded with a beautiful sunrise, and usually with some fabulous wildlife encounters. This chap was very successfully hunting small trout in the shallows...
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...
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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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