Mersehead

Mersehead

Mersehead
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Latest blog posts
  • Heat and Hirundines

    Mersehead Recent Sightings 16th - 22nd July Daniel has written his last blog as his residential volunteering placement comes to an end. As summer kicks into life albeit very slowly, Mersehead is beginning to liven up after the brief early summer...
  • Sow-thistle and sandpipers

    Mersehead Recent Sightings 9 th – 15 th July It is a wild, wet and windy day today with rain currently lashing against the window pane however there is plenty to report from the past week at Mersehead. Some new flowers are appearing out on...
  • Mersehead recent sightings 2nd – 8th July 2016 by Tracey Samuel-Smith

    What can be seen at Mersehead at the moment? In his separate blog below, Daniel provides a good summary of the birds which are currently on show at Mersehead. In addition, a male Siskin is occasionally popping by the bird feeders at the Visitor Centre...
  • Volunteering, Ringing and Rain

    Daniel Whitelegg is completing a 5-week residential volunteering placement at Mersehead as part of his university course. It’s been a fairly quiet (and wet) week on the reserve, with most wildlife hiding away to finish breeding. All the lapwing...
  • Mersehead Recent Sightings 25th June - 1st July

    Even though the breeding season is tailing off, we’ve seen a few gems this week. The first was a new bumblebee to the reserve: the tree bumblebee ( Bombus hypnorum ). It was spotted along the path to Bruaich Hide amidst about 50 buff- and white...
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