Rainham Marshes

Rainham Marshes

Rainham Marshes
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  • Echinops Action

    The clumps of Echinops (Globe Thistle) are just coming into bloom around the wildlife garden and are a magnetic draw to almost any insect that can fly or navigate its way to these nectar filled spiky balls of delight. Today there were various bees and...
  • Chat Back

    Yesterday a Wheatear was seen briefly by the Giant Ant Hill and I forgot to add it into my report... today it showed very well by the Reedbed DZ and everyone managed to get some great shots of this immaculate juvenile bird. I was suprised that it did...
  • Hungry Hawker steals the glory...

    It was not a bad day out on the reserve with a fair selection of waders over the high tide late in the afternoon including 2 Black Tailed Godwits, 2 Avocet , 3 Green Sandpiper, 7 Redshank, 5 Greenshank, 3 Common Sandpiper, 4 Oystercatcher, 4 Whimbrel...
  • 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...
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