Fairburn Ings

Fairburn Ings

Fairburn Ings
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  • Is it summer or autumn today?

    Its a funny time of year right now, we’ve still got some of our classic summer wildlife about including plenty of dragonflies and damselflies, I spotted these darters on the fence near the pond dipping platform, always a good spot to look for these...
  • Thinking about winter sun...already!

    Over the last few days we've had a few different birds listed in our recent sightings book including redstarts, spotted flycatchers, whinchats and wheatears. These birds are all likely to be passing through Fairburn as they start to head south for...
  • Mid-August madness...

    It’s nearly the weekend which means time to have a look at what’s been spotted around the reserve this week. Walking around the discovery trail it was obvious the sun had bought all the insects out! There were loads of common darter dragonflies...
  • Time to buff up on your caterpillars!

    So after all the rain of yesterday it is quite a nice surprise to see the sun shining once more! One thing I would like to mention first off, and I have heard many mention this as they wonder round the reserve, is how early the blackberries are this year...
  • Fairburn Ings is buzzing!

    Its been a busy week at Fairburn Ings, its the school holidays so we've had plenty of visitors and a wide variety of wildlife too. This time of year is great for watching dragonflies and damselflies, they tend to hang around the Discovery trail, the...
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