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Strumpshaw Fen through the eyes of a Reception Hide Volunteer!
BLOGGER: Sean Locke, Strumpshaw Fen Volunteer Working in the Reception Hide is probably one of the most rewarding things you can do as a volunteer. Not only do I get to see all the great wildlife on show, but also I get to meet fascinating people who are visiting from far and wide. Everyone I greet...
25 Oct 2011
It is officially autumn now and the mornings certainly feel cooler, but we have been blessed with some lovely sunny days this week. Plenty of folk have been out enjoying the sunshine at Strumpshaw Fen and had some great wildlife encounters. My favourite is the family of five hobbies, still busy munching...
23 Sep 2011
Ray Mears visits Strumpshaw Fen
Ray Mears has been exploring Strumpshaw Fen with a film crew for the past 3 days. No, he's not been sleeping in the woods or foraging for wild food, just enthusing about the fantastic wildlife that can be found here. They encountered bitterns, swallowtails, water rails, chinese water deer, barn...
1 Jul 2011
New sluices being installed at Strumpshaw Fen
As some of you may already know, we are currently installing two new sluices into the reserve, with plans to add a third on Lackford Run later this year. The work is taking slightly longer than we had anticipated as the wardens and volunteers want to make absolutely sure that there is no leaking and...
23 Mar 2011
A bump with the bull of the bog
I’ve just had the most fantastic view of a bittern! Chatting with volunteers Penny and Jenny in reception hide, we were musing about how bitterns might be faring in this freezing weather, when eagle-eyed Penny exclaimed “oh look – it’s right there!”. Sure enough, a quick...
11 Dec 2010
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