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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
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
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
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