Places to visit

Places to visit

Places to visit
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  • Rainham Marshes

    Important Little Bees

    Historically speaking the reserve has always been important for bees of many species. One of the most important is a little stripy one that emerges in the late summer and times its appearance with the flowering of the Sea Aster down on the saltmarsh and...
  • Lakenheath Fen

    3 September recent sightings: Knock on wood

    Good afternoon. I am not going to be around much for the next couple of days and there have been a few interesting sightings recently so here is another recent sightings blog post. Although the weather did cheer up a bit on Tuesday afternoon, the view...
  • Rainham Marshes

    Woodland path - it's started, and we need you!

    There's been a couple of post recently about the woodland path, but things are changing quickly! We have a section of the woodland that has been closed (the bit that I've circled on this map) We've been removing sections of the...
  • Ramsey Island and Grassholm

    Grey seals are go!

    After a steady start the grey seal pupping season is starting to ramp up. This one was new born today and in total we have 40 pups on our 9 study beaches now (accounting for roughly half the total). By the end of December the total should be around the...
  • Dearne Valley

    'Raptastic!' - Sightings, 2 Sept.

    Hi Folks! As I arrived at Old Moor to pick up the sightings, a couple in front of me were enquiring about the great white egret. A quick check of the book and – well, there was no mention of it at all today. Odd. It has been a pretty predictable...
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Kingfisher at Old Moor

Seen at Field Pool West hide at 9.45am yesterday.
Posted to: Dearne Valley
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Brimstone spotted at Winterbourne Downs 22nd August 2015

Brimstone taking off.
Posted to: Winterbourne Downs - Gallery
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Small Tortoiseshell spotted at Winterbourne Downs 22nd August 2015

Posted to: Winterbourne Downs - Gallery
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Two Small Blues spotted at Winterbourne Downs 22nd August 2015

Mating Small Blues
Posted to: Winterbourne Downs - Gallery
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Brimestone Butterfly

Brimstone Butterfly feeding on buddleia flowers in car park by notice board [02-Sep-2015]
Posted to: Broadwater Warren
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Dor Beetle

One of two 'Dor' dung beetles seen at the reserve today [02-Sept-2015] with their stunning blue...
Posted to: Broadwater Warren
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Longhorn Beetle on Angelica

A late season longhorn beetle the species being Reptula Maculata who's common names are: ...
Posted to: Broadwater Warren
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Dung Beetle — Geotrupes vernalis (Dor Beetle)

Dung Beetle — Scarabaeidae family of beetles; species Geotrupes vernalis, also known as the 'Dor...
Posted to: Broadwater Warren
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Hoverfly — Volucella pellucens

Hoverfly — Syphidae family of diptera; species Volucella pellucens , feeding on the buddleia flowers...
Posted to: Broadwater Warren
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Brown Hairstreak spotted at Winterbourne Downs 22nd August 2015

Brown Hairstreak on Goldenrod.
Posted to: Winterbourne Downs - Gallery
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Goldfinch: Coombes Valley Reserve 1 September 2015

There were flock of about sixty Goldfinches, plus a few Greenfinches, feeding between the top meadow...
Posted to: Coombes & Churnet Valley
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Here's Looking at You!

In this close up of a reserve Common Spotted Orchid you can maybe make out a face peering out at you...
Posted to: Coombes & Churnet Valley
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