Minsmere

Minsmere

Minsmere
Explore, discover and enjoy nature at Minsmere. There's always something exciting to inspire a return visit to Suffolk's natural treasure.
Latest blog posts
  • Lessons in woodland management

    Guest blog by Lucy Hickman, young wardens group member Saturday 21 February This month we learnt lots about trees and how the reserve wardens manage the forests. We learnt things like fallen down, old, rotted trees can often support more insect...
  • Celebrating World Wildlife Day

    Today, 3 March is the UN World Wildlife Day. In celebration, I thought I'd share a pictorial overview of some of Minsmere's amazing wildlife. Let's start with otters . Late winter and early spring is always the best time to see these popular...
  • Sun, sand and birds

    Guest blog by Stephen Mitchell-Cox, volunteer reserve assistant On Tuesday 17 February we took part in the annual beached birds survey ( 2014 results here ). As a reserve along the Suffolk coast we were asked to survey the beach between Aldeburgh’s...
  • Mud, machines, fences and avocets - an update from the Scrape

    It's been a while since I posted an update on the ongoing work to replace the predator-proof fence around the Scrape. When I let you know about our plans before work started, in a blog back in November , we were expecting to finish the work this...
  • More Minsmere murmuration magic

    Yes folks - after a couple of months away from Minsmere, our starlings have returned! Since the middle of last week we've had about 10000 starlings roosting in the North Marsh reedbed at dusk. The flock, which usually forms at about 5 pm, is best...
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