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.
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  • It's a numbers game

    There have been some impressive counts of birds at Minsmere over the last week or so, including a few unexpected species. Perhaps the most unexpected counts were of one our most familiar birds and its close cousin. On Monday, Minsmere volunteer John...
  • Is Ratty at home?

    Guest blog by Ally Hoadley, Minsmere volunteer I have been lucky enough be able to help with out surveying for water voles, made famous as the character Ratty in The Wind in the Willows . These cute mammals have declined considerably in recent years...
  • 80 years and counting

    One of Minsmere’s most popular volunteers reached a significant milestone this week when he celebrated his 80 th birthday. Mick Muttitt will be familiar to many visitors as he has spent many hours volunteering both as a guide and doing bird surveys...
  • Small is beautiful

    The very popular, if rather elusive, little crake is still in residence in the reedbed pool in front of Bittern Hide. Having completed nearly two weeks here, it's stayed much longer than expected, giving most twitchers, and many casual birdwatchers...
  • Mooo-vable managers

    Habitat management is a complex balancing act. Our wardens work hard to create the optimum conditions for a wide variety of wildlife - and for the people who come to see it. There are several different tools at wardens' disposal, including staff...
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