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Red deer stags steal the show
There were 3 red deer stags play fighting on the deer walk last night - testing out their antlers for the autumn. That kept us entertained for a while at the Griesdale hide. There are now only 2 walks left this year so if you fancy joining us, they're on Mondays from 7-9pm. Just turn up at the...
17 Aug 2010
Warden's Wanderings - Wonderful Wildflowers
“Oh Heck, it’s the Grim Reaper!”… Just one of many comments I received today whilst trimming the paths around the reserve. To be fair, the rather mean looking long handled sickle I was using is quite reaper-ish – It does a cracking job though! Essentially, all I was...
19 Jun 2013
Red deer & recent reedbed regulars
Red deer are being regularly seen. There have been reported sightings of up to 15 in a group spotted wandering around the Griesdale / Tim Jackson end of the reserve. They wade through the water and mud, munching the yellow flag iris leaves as they go. It is about this time of year, late May / early June...
26 May 2012
En suite marsh tits
There are certainly compensations for being a residential volunteer on an RSPB reserve – non-financial but high value nonetheless. Top of the list has to be the location - surrounded by stunning land- or seascapes and wildlife to match. Here at Leighton Moss, there’s often something to entertain...
8 Nov 2012
A busy week with the wildlife practicing for superstardom
As I’m sure you can imagine it has been a busy few days here at RSPB Leighton Moss, people are getting very excited about the BBC Autumnwatch visit that is about to happen and some have been expressing concern about the effect on our car parking and other facilities. There is no need to worry...
17 Oct 2013
Leighton Moss - simply superb!
We seem to have moved into a cold start to the winter but with the cold has come some nice dry weather which means that its a really great time to get out early to see what is about. This morning we held a Birding for Beginners walk around the reserve and we were joined by 14 enthusiastic people who...
24 Nov 2013
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