Rainham Marshes

Rainham Marshes

Rainham Marshes
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Latest blog posts
  • Pantaloons, Mimics and Stripy Blood-letters

    I have been hearing about RSPB Minsmere and its popular Pantaloon Bees on various birding news feeds over the last week and wondered what they were. mmm... I thought... we have something similar with with big hairy pollen collecting legs that I call Hairy...
  • Everyone can Give Nature A Home...

    Apologies to April and Joslyn Berry for taking a while to post this but a few weeks ago I bumped into this lovely mum and daughter and young Joslyn was enthusiastically telling me about the amazing (and very simple) things she had done in her garden to...
  • We Want Our Hen Harriers Back - Saturday 6 August

    Our magnificent reserve has a history with British Hen Harriers with the old Silt Lagoons regularly hosting the only roost in south west Essex and London during the 1970's and 1980's (I was going to say inside the M25 but it was not even built...
  • Sixteen Hours of Magic - 22nd July 2016

    With a long Centre bound day in the offing, I decided to get into work even earlier than usual and go for a walk around the trails before tings warmed up too much. And so at about half six I started on my circuit along the river wall. I fact it was...
  • Natural Born Screamers

    It makes a change to be able to tell a story that potentially will lead to a happy ending but we might just have one here... Back in June, Mike and Cathy Stratton from North London found a discarded nest containing two tiny naked chicks on a pavement...
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