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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: A funky chicken moment - aka bitterntastic!

    It doesn't matter how much time you spend watching wildlife, there's always a surprise around the corner. And so it was for Adam Rowlands, Minsmere's Senior Site Manager, this very morning. A few weeks ago Adam spent the early hours showing Mike Dilger round Minsmere to record a story...
  • 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: from moths to tigers, pond life to warblers

    The sun is shining (at last), and the crowds are filing through the doors for our fourth family day of the summer. It's great to see so many excited faces as children dip their nets in the pond before studying the contents in a waiting white tray. A dragonfly larvae here, newt nymph there, or the...
  • Blog Post: Black and blue - and white and purple

    Don't worry, I'm not refering to the effects of any fights - though I did watch a magpie hassling a rabbit mercilessly outside the visitor centre earlier in the week. No, the black refers to the colour of the sky to the west about an hour ago, while looking east the sea was a deep blue beneath...
  • Blog Post: The grass is greener

    Do you ever get the feeling that the grass is greener on the other side? Probably not if you live here in Suffolk (or many other parts of SE England) this spring as the continued lack of rain makes most grassy areas look increasingly yellow, so the chances are that your neighbour's lawn will be just...
  • Blog Post: Looking to the Future

    Hi again I'm back from Derbyshire and refreshed from a week with the family. Much as I love Minsmere, it's great to have a few days away to recharge the batteries. Now I'm back, I'm already looking to the future in several different ways. Yesterday I attended the latest meeting...