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  • Minsmere's Little Five

    We've all heard of Africa's Big Five - lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and elephant. Did you know they also have a Little Five - antlion, leopard slug, buffalo weaver, rhinoceros beetle and elephant shrew? Well we have our Big Five at Minsmere...
  • Everything is (not) awesome

    On Sunday 21 September we organised a beach clean at Minsmere as part of the annual Beachwatch weekend, organised by the Marie Conservation Society (MCS). Groups of volunteers were out and about around the coasts of the UK collecting, recording and bagging...
  • The colour is purple

    There's still a good selection of wading birds on the Scrape, but one has been stealing the show for birdwatchers this week: a beautiful purple sandpiper. These are usually birds of rocky shores, which means there are few reliable places to see them...
  • Stock-take

    We're stock-taking tomorrow (Wed 24 Sept) so the shop will be closing early at 3 pm. If you're visiting, please do your shopping before heading out onto the reserve. Normal service will be resumed on Thursday.
  • Great white alert

    A great white was found at Minsmere this afternoon. There's nothing to worry about though as it wasn't a shark. No, our great white is an egret. A beautiful bird it is too. Great white egrets remain rare visitors in the UK, though their numbers...