Mersehead

Mersehead

Mersehead
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Latest blog posts
  • When does spring begin?

    Many different people have different ideas of when spring begins. For some it can be seeing the first buds appearing on trees, the first flowers to bloom, the first frog spawn appearing in ponds, hearing woodpeckers drumming on trees, the first butterfly...
  • 46 reasons for rising early!

    With slowly increasing day length and improving weather one of our residential volunteers decided to take full advantage by getting down to the shore before dawn to watch the geese take to the skies and move from the safety of the mudflats to their grazing...
  • Recent sightings from Mersehead

    The recent cold weather resulting in frozen ground and in some areas a covering of snow has made it more difficult for a lot of birds to find food to eat and water to drink whilst also requiring extra energy just to stay warm. This makes it that bit...
  • Was That Spring?

    At the start of the week there were mutterings that Spring was slowly starting to arrive, with snowdrops popping through, catkins appearing and birds stretching their vocal chords. However, as most will have noticed, the cold weather returned midweek...
  • Ice and Easy

    Any visitors to the hides at Mersehead over the last few days will have noticed the wetland is more of an ice sheet at the moment. With the vast majority of the open water covered with a layer of ice the ducks have largely been forced in to the only open...
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