Places to visit

Places to visit

Places to visit
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  • Islay - Blog

    Some of our...

    ...nearly 800 sheep in for various jags, sprays and inspection today at the Oa. Here's a thrilling action shot of Geraint in mid spray, in what looks like some kind of post-apocalyptic ruin but is in fact one of our state-of-the-art livestock handling...
  • Campfield Marsh

    A magnificent hay crop.

    A tranquil scene. The best summer we’ve had for years: the sun shone pitilessly down, week after week, here at North Plain. The hay in the meadows was growing longer and longer and was bone dry. In my estimation – it had been looking very...
  • Coombes & Churnet Valley

    An evening in the wild flower meadow

    Wild flower meadows are very busy places. I learned a long time ago that it’s important to watch where your feet fall to keep from crushing any little creatures. Fortunately, you don’t need to be an expert to discover the variety of life,...
  • Dearne Valley

    Wednesday and Thursday combined -30 & 31st July

    Somehow I seem to have lost a day, so I'll try to make up for it in this bumper sightings post. Black-tailed godwit count in the book for the last couple of days reached five on Wath Ings where there were also sightings of snipe, green sandpiper...
  • Pulborough Brooks

    Upcoming events

    Have you ever seen a cricket, face to face? Or met a dragonfly nymph measuring several centimetres long? or have you heard the story of Swallow and "The Journey Home"? This week we have had Grass Sweeping in our wildflower meadow, where butterflies...
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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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