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Rye Meads' first ever BioBlitz
Afternoon all, How are you? The results are in! Last weekend we had our first ever bioblitz at the reserve. Over the weekend of 14 and 15 July we tried to find every single species (of anything) that is here at the reserve. A BioBlitz is an "intense period of biological surveying...
24 Jul 2012
Honey bee swarm - June 2012
Hello all, How are you? Have any of you been to the reserve over the last week? Well round on the main path by the Kingfisher loop (instead of turning left to the Kingfisher hide if you were to go straight on its on that path there) we have a couple of swarms of honey bees Apis mellifera . It's...
11 Jun 2012
Garden by the visitor centre
Morning everyone, How are you today? You know the garden at the front of the visitor centre? Well over the last couple of days we've been watching the wildlifethat visits it... I wanted to show you just a couple of pictures.... Vicky...
8 Jun 2012
Springwatch weekend at Rye Meads
Good morning you lovely blogger-ers! I hope that you are enjoying this bank holiday Monday! Rye Meads is open over the bank holidays so do come over and enjoy a lovely walks - and perhaps see the most royal of birds... the kingfisher ! I'm wearing red, white and blue flowers in my hair today as...
4 Jun 2012
The wonderful finish...
The other day I wrote a blog about "the start of something (that will be) wonderful..." (Click on the words to open the blog post), well I wanted to show you what it is! Over the half term we had our Wacky Wildlife Adventures - the holiday activities for the kids. Well we made this fantastic...
29 Oct 2011
New moth species for the reserve
Morning! I hope you are all well. It's been bloggerific recently, I've been writing lots, so do keep an eye on here and check back the past few blogs (you don't want to miss anything!) Anyhoo, a few days ago Vicky (the Assistant Site Manager) found a new species of moth for the reserve...
7 Sep 2011
Things you learn - a moulting woodlouse
Wildlife is amazing! You learn things every day. I took these pictures the other day, and they amazed me - it's one of those things you don't think about... did you know a woodlouse sheds it's 'skin' ! They've got those hard body casings so when they grow of course they'll...
3 Sep 2011
Baby Elephants at Family Week!
Afternoon all, How are you on this lovely afternoon? So this week is family week here at Rye Meads. We've got a trail, crafts and an hour of creature sessions each day! Yesterday was minibeasting (in the torrential rain, which was quite entertaining... or something). Today we went pond dipping...
24 Aug 2011
Councillors see the benefits of learning outdoors!
Morning all! You know, I really should learn to save drafts of these blogs... this is the second time I've written this! It all went wrong yesterday! (Fingres crossed this time) I wanted to tell you about the exciting event we held last month. On Friday 24 June we hosted a special visit from...
22 Jul 2011
We’ve had some interesting moths here at the reserve recently. Joan (the Site Manager) and Vicky (the Assistant Site Manager) regularly run the moth traps (they don’t hurt the moths, Joan and Vicky can have a look at them, id and count, and then let them go) to see what is around. Due to...
14 Jul 2011
Hoverflies of Rye Meads
By Joan Childs, Rye Meads Site Manager Rye Meads is not just about the birds. There are lots of different species from animals to insects to plants. Recently I've been investigating the hoverflies at the reserve. There are more than 270 species of hoverflies in the UK and we have 78 of them...
16 Jun 2011
Springwatch at Rye Meads!
The super popular Springwatch is back on the BBC! Excitingly, Springwacth's home this year is at the RSPB's reserve Ynys-hir ! Have you been enjoying the show? Wildlife is amazing, and you can get close to some near you this weekend! Over the weekend of Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 June is...
1 Jun 2011
Afternoon all! I hope you are all well! Now after all the updates of the community page I haven't learnt how to use everything... So there is now a function that I can add videos in to the blog post. So I nipped out yesterday and took a video of those tree bees I was telling you about, and...
26 May 2011
Morning! Wildlife is amazing isn't it! You can learn something every day! It's so clever how wildlife has evolved, its facinating! So, Keith (one of our Lead Volunteers) has just shown me a bee's nest! Which has got me all amazed about bee's! Bee's are brilliant! I love this...
15 May 2011
May (so far) in Pictures
Good afternoon! I hope you are all well. You think I would learn, wouldn't you? The amount of times I;ve been writing blogs and I accidentally close the wrong screen. I've lost so many blog posts, but I keep doing it! Someone tell me off! I should've learnt! I'll re-write it and...
13 May 2011
Afternoon all! Wow, third blog in one day! Phew! I hope you are all well, did you all enjoy your Easter weekend? I did, from enjoying the sunshine, to picnics in the park, to Southend and motorbikes, it was all good! What about you all, what did you get up to this Easter Bank Holiday weekend? ...
26 Apr 2011
There's more to Rye Meads than the birds...
Good morning, I hope that you are all well on this fine morning, I'm a little bit hyper but it's all good! This week the weather could be in the 20's - you know I read there is a warning about people not getting enough vitamin D through sunlight; so lets enjoy the weather of this week...
20 Sep 2010
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