June, 2012


We're about more than just birds (though obviously we like them a lot).

A date with nature

The latest news from our Date With Nature projects around the UK.
  • Naming day

    It's been a big day up at Loch Garten and the team are like proud parents because the chicks as they've been ringed, tagged, sexed and named! To get the chicks' vital statistics and to find out what they've been called check out the latest post on the Loch Garten osprey blog.

  • Spot them while you can

    We're not running an official Date with Nature here at The Lodge at the moment, but there's still some excellent chances to spot spotted flycatchers. Currently we have a pair nesting near the loos beside the Gatehouse, which is very accommodating of them as it makes them much easier to see!

    There's four healthy chicks that should be ready to take their first flight sometime next week so this weekend is the perfect time to come along and see them. Plus the weather promises to be nice so you could tag on a stomp around the reserve too!


    Gatehouse by Jesper Mattias


  • Deer me

    It's been all about the birds on this blog over the last few months, but our Date with Natures are about more than just our feathered friends. Take our Date with Nature at Leighton Moss for example, where the stars of the show are the beautiful red deer that call the reserve home. Pop along between 12 and 5 from Thursday to Monday for a chance to spot these majestic beasts (and their adorable calves!). The Visitor Centre is open from 9:30 and there's plenty of other things to see and do around the reserve so why not make a day of it? We've even got regular deer walks on Monday and Friday evenings. To find out more about the evening events, click here.

    Check out the latest post on the Leighton Moss blog to find out what's been happening with the deer at the mo.