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Red deer stags steal the show
There were 3 red deer stags play fighting on the deer walk last night - testing out their antlers for the autumn. That kept us entertained for a while at the Griesdale hide. There are now only 2 walks left this year so if you fancy joining us, they're on Mondays from 7-9pm. Just turn up at the...
17 Aug 2010
Deer Watch Guided Walks
Mondays 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 July and Fridays 6, 13, 20, 27 July at 7:30 - 9:30 pm Every Monday and Friday evening in July, enjoy a relaxing guided walk for all the family to look for our red deer and other summer wildlife. Or shop will be open from 7 pm. Costs for one of these walks: RSPB members...
2 Jul 2012
Red deer & recent reedbed regulars
Red deer are being regularly seen. There have been reported sightings of up to 15 in a group spotted wandering around the Griesdale / Tim Jackson end of the reserve. They wade through the water and mud, munching the yellow flag iris leaves as they go. It is about this time of year, late May / early June...
26 May 2012
Stuck in a rut
It can be hard work trying to find a mate - especially if you're a red deer. Stags don't see much of the dainty hinds for most of the year, but in autumn their mating season, or 'rut', begins. They gather in large herds on open ground, showing off the size of their antlers and bellowing...
11 Sep 2012
The boys are back in town
Guest blog by Lisa Robinson, Visitor Officer Intern I’ve now been an intern at Minsmere for a month, and have enjoyed every second. I’ve been helping out with coach parties, and working in each area of the visitor centre. I’ve been on a training day and to a conference, and have...
11 Oct 2011
Learning the ropes
Guest blog by Lisa Robinson, Intern Visitor Officer Hello, I’m Lisa and I’m the new Visitor Officer Intern, here for the next six months. I’m into my second week at Minsmere, and I’ve been very busy already! In my first week, I met loads of people and started on a couple of...
16 Sep 2011
It's goodbye from me and hello from me
Guest blog by Charlotte Bishop Hello It’s me again. Time has flown by and my internship is over. It’s been lovely staying on the reserve and seeing some great wildlife. I particularly liked turning around to see red deer right at the window of the volunteer chalet and then seeing...
2 Sep 2011
Time to go on a (deer) safari
Guest blog by Jon Evans, Minsmere volunteer photographer and guide How time flies when you’re having fun! 2013 is my fourth year of leading the RSPB 4x4 Red Deer Safaris at Minsmere, home to the largest herd of these magnificent animals outside Scotland. For a few weeks each autumn, the deer...
18 Sep 2013
A busy week with the wildlife practicing for superstardom
As I’m sure you can imagine it has been a busy few days here at RSPB Leighton Moss, people are getting very excited about the BBC Autumnwatch visit that is about to happen and some have been expressing concern about the effect on our car parking and other facilities. There is no need to worry...
17 Oct 2013
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