Rainham Marshes

Rainham Marshes

Rainham Marshes
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  • We need your help..... it is ragwort time!

    The Ragwort is suddenly blooming across the reserve and as usual we have to remove it from those areas where the cattle feed as it is poisonous to them. And before you ask, yes we know that it is a vital foodplant for the black and yellow caterpillars...
  • It's that time of year again....and we need your help!

    The Ragwort is suddenly blooming across the reserve and as usual we have to remove it from those areas where the cattle feed as it is poisonous to them. And before you ask, yes we know that it is a vital foodpalnt for the black and yellow caterpillars...
  • A Grand Night Out

    So, last night was not only a Late Night Opening but it was also our Annual Moth Night. After squally showers during the afternoon and early evening threatened to spoil proceedings, the wind dropped and the sun came out and it turned out to be a warm...
  • Look into my eyes... look into my eyes...

    I rescued this awesome Deer Fly ( Chrysops relictus ) from inside the centre yesterday morning.... partly because she was trying to get out partly because I did not want her sneaking up on me for a spot of liquid lunch.... Those eyes are mesmerising...
  • Late Night Opening and Moth Night - Friday 25th July

    Evening all... just a quick reminder that tomorrow is our July Late Night Opening which means that we do not close until dusk so feel free to turn up whenever you like for an evening stroll. The weather is looking just fine too! The cafe will be open...
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