Places to visit

Places to visit

Places to visit
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  • Dee Estuary

    Tue 26th May 2015 - Todays highlights

    Garganey - 2 on scrape Dunlin - 1 on scrape Little ringed plover - 2 in front of Inner Marsh Farm hide Common tern - 1 on scrape Hobby - 1 flew over Ringed plover - 3 on scrape Redshank - 1 in front of Marsh Covert hide Wigeon - 2...
  • Dearne Valley

    Glyphipterix! - Sightings, 26 May.

    Hi Folks! A quick blog tonight as, despite the glorious weather today, I was one of the unlucky people who didn’t get out in the countryside. ‘Shame!’ I hear you cry and you’d be quite right. Oh well, tomorrow for sure. So,...
  • Leighton Moss

    Why are A’s like flowers.....?

    ......because bees come after them! Sorry folks, I couldn’t resist. With plants bursting into flower all over the reserve, many of the accompanying insects are starting to be seen here at Leighton Moss. I saw my first bumblebee of the year the other...
  • Minsmere

    Miraculous migration!

    Animal migration is one of nature’s great events. These seasonal movements from one part of the world to another in search of food, to escape the harsh winter weather of northerly or southerly regions, or to find a mate, occur throughout the animal...
  • Arne

    Cracking times at Arne

    Hello everybody! Hopefully you’ve all been enjoying the glorious weather and extended weekend. Once again the prolonged sunshine has been bringing the visitors in their droves to Arne, all intent on sampling the fantastic scenery and nature that...
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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
Posted to: Loch garten ospreys
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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!
Posted to: Loch garten ospreys
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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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