Places to visit

Places to visit

Places to visit
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Latest blog posts
  • Rainham Marshes

    Reed Bunting Showcase

    Last Saturday in the glorious sunshine that accompanied our fair, Basil Thornton took a superb series of shots of a single female Reed Bunting as she fed, completely unconcerned on a couple of Reedmace heads.... Simply a fantastic collection of images...
  • Rainham Marshes

    A Panic Striken Day

    Evening all... a bright and blustery day on the reserve today with a stiffening wind bringing down the afternoon temperatures... Anyway, I digress... Bill Rowe had a fantastic Water Pipit in Aveley Bay this morning with the Rockits and walked into the...
  • Blean Woods

    Blean Woods NNR mid-Nov. to mid-Dec.

    This is Michael Walter's latest report: All the marked pines that I referred to in my October report were felled in next to no time but, although lorryloads of logs have been trundled away, there remain some fairly impressive stacks of timber,...
  • Coombes & Churnet Valley

    Wintery Wildlife Tips

    Winter is a beautiful time of year. With all the fallen leaves, muddy puddles, bare trees and holly berries there is so much natural beauty to draw us outside. So what are you waiting for? Wrap up warm and head out for an explore! Busy exploring...
  • Dearne Valley

    Far from Mad Friday - Sightings, 19 Dec

    Hi Folks! Any ground feeding bird that took flight in the Dearne today did so vertically, propelled in a high arc by some pretty fierce winds. In fact, it made me wonder just how creatures that weight so little manage to make any headway at all in wind...
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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