Places to visit

Places to visit

Places to visit
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Latest blog posts
  • Rainham Marshes

    Early Blooms

    Some early wild spring flowers have been doing their best to show their faces despite the inclement weather and the scent of the coconut scent of Gorse in flower when warmed by a smidgen of sun is a true smell of springtime... The Blackthorn (or...
  • Exe Estuary

    Late March News From the Reserve

    Hello from the Exe Estuary Reserves :-). Mark here to update you :-). We have been pretty busy this week and last week, mainly working on our workshop and monitoring the Lapwing as we are leaving the reserves undisturbed as much as possible during...
  • Dearne Valley

    No Fooling - Sightings, 1 April.

    Hi Folks! Like Nicola last night, I too am glad that we are back up and running! I'm sorry we went 'off the air' so abruptly, apparently we are having some work done. Today was a squally, sunny one and the first of the new month certainly...
  • Islay - Blog

    Doe, a deer

    Bit of a different view out the office window today. This roe deer was outside grazing, happy to use our building as shelter. This is a female, known as a doe, the males are bucks. Just now the does are heavily pregnant while the bucks have nearly...
  • Bempton Cliffs

    And... action! Springwatch at Easter special at Bempton Cliffs

    Springwatch returns with a special just as the countryside is bursting into life.Tune in this Good Friday, 3 April 2015, at 9 pm on BBC2 to see Bempton Cliffs take a starring roll And, hot off the press, the programme is being repeated on Easter Sunday...
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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