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Top things to do in Spring

  1. The amazing cacophony of croaking marsh frogs, day and night
  2. A myriad of butterflies and bees dancing around the swathes of flowers, while dragonflies patrol the ditches and pools
  3. Tumbling lapwings defending their territories over the marsh

Top things to do in Summer

  1. Water voles become very obliging and sometimes come to within a few feet of you!
  2. Our fabulous adventure playground for families to enjoy
  3. Explore the Marshland Discovery Zone for both the young and young at heart

Top things to do in Autumn

  1. Come and see passage waders such as redshanks and black-tailed godwits
  2. Migrating birds of prey stay long enough to hunt over the marshes
  3. Exuberant Cetti's warblers burst into song to claim their patch of reeds for winter

Top things to do in Winter

  1. Swirling flocks of countless lapwings and golden plovers shimmering in the winter sky
  2. Hunting peregrines plummeting after waders and ducks
  3. Whistling wigeons grazing the wetlands like feathered sheep

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  • Hen Harrier Day Triumph
  • Drinker moth caterpillar?
  • Short Eared Owl
  • Pochard
  • Angel of the south
  • Cetti's Warbler
  • Willow Emerald Damselfly by Troll Bridge - 10 Sept 2015
  • Wasp Spider In All Her Glory

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Map of Rainham Marshes

Map of Rainham Marshes

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Date: 16 June 2014


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