Places to visit

Places to visit

Places to visit
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  • Rye Meads

    Rye Meads Mammals!

    Just a reminder that this Saturday we are doing a mammal survey at Rye Meads with the Cambridgeshire Mammal Group . We will be setting 50 traps on Friday evening and will be opening them up again first thing on Saturday morning. The point of mammal...
  • Newport Wetlands

    The tide is high but the scrape is low

    Newport Wetlands is nicely nestled on the mouth of the river Usk as it joins the Severn estuary. This means that the reserve experiences big changes in tide times and tidal ranges. In fact, the Severn estuary has the second highest tidal range of any...
  • Geltsdale

    Autumn Migration

    The spectacle of over a thousand barnacle geese has been seen over the reserve, both today and yesterday. At least 300 landed on the reserve at Tindale Tarn yesterday lunchtime. Thousands of these geese were seen on the north-east coast yesterday morning...
  • South Essex

    How are you playing in nature this Autumn?

    Autumn is the perfect time to get outdoors and play, whether you are 2 or 200. The wealth of materials that nature provides as an alternative to toys is plentiful at this time of year and provided you don your waterproofs and warm jackets the colder weather...
  • Rainham Marshes


    Sparrowhawks are often secretive and shy birds (especially the males) but sometimes you come across one that shows no fear and even poses for photos. We have one such juvenile female at the moment and several visitors have encountered her in the woodland...
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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!
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by 70

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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