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  • Blog Post: Film stars in the making?

    Today we had a visit from Grahame, a media man from the Lodge, RSPB headquarters. Grahame came to get some footage of work at Minsmere, specifically about what we’ve been doing for bitterns, but we also had time to visit our new Konik foals for the added aaah factor. So, today was my first taste...
  • Blog Post: Beaches, beetles, and back to business as usual

    This morning Ricky and I went down to the beach before work to begin our ringed plover monitoring. These little birds make their nests on the pebbly beach and should breed from this time of year on. They can easily and unintentionally be flushed from their nests, and their eggs are so well camouflaged...
  • Blog Post: A natural kaleidoscope

    Midsummer may be a quiet time for birding, but it's far from a dull time at Minsmere. There's just so much to see. With today's wind, many of the insects were seaking shelter on bramble bushes in woodland rides, simply resting in a sunny spot or feeding on the bramble flowers. Some bushes...
  • Blog Post: A great weekend

    We had another great weekend at Minsmere. Our staff and volunteers spoke to many visitors, helping them to spot our special species and make the visit more enjoyable. It was great to see so many families, especially on Saturday when the weather was superb. Sunday remained dull and dreary, with the forecast...
  • Blog Post: Celebrating spring

    The Spring Celebration weekend once again proved to be highly successful. The format is simple. Our wardens and volunteer guides are stationed around the reserve at key locations to help visitors to learn about Minsmere's special wildlife. The tricky part is the unpredictability of the wildlife that...
  • Blog Post: Springwatch at Minsmere

    Springwatch returned to our screens this week, bringing a host of new stars to our lounges for the next three weeks. There's the usual mix of nest cams, night vision cams, and exciting wilflife stories to inspire viewers to take a greater interest in the wildlife around them. This weekend, we're...
  • Blog Post: A bambi moment

    Everyone ready to say "aargh! How cute!"? Our second konik foal of the spring was born today, and very cute it looked, rolling around on the bank and staggering on its disproportionately long legs. I have to admit though, that the older foal is probably cuter, as it looks much more in proportion...
  • Blog Post: hello, goodbye and au revoir, for now

    It's a week of change at Minsmere, and I don't just mean one the wildlife front. First, welcome to Ricky who has joined the team of blog writers at Minsmere. I'm sure he'll enjoy regaling you with news from the wardening team. Ricky's been with us for a few weeks and will now be...
  • Blog Post: Reasons to love Minsmere

    Minsmere has that special magic about it that means you never really know to expect. Take Wednesday morning, for example, when one of our regualr visitors who lives locally spotted a puffin flying north just offshore. Puffins are scarce birds in Suffolk, probably most likely to be spotted in the autumn...