Your recent sightings at The Lodge
Your recent sightings
Early June sightings
With our birds now generally becoming quieter as they tend to their young and harder to see in the dense foliage, insects and invertebrates are becoming more of a focus for many visitors. Cinnabar moths are here in good numbers and several dragonf...Posted 05 Jun 2018 by Mark Brandon
Honey buzzard soars over at low level
We had some exciting bird action a little earlier, when a honey buzzard drifted very low across the new heath in front of the Visitor Centre. Our volunteers Dickie and Jan saw it well, along with visiting birder Doug. Despite missing most of the...Posted 29 May 2018 by Mark Brandon
Heathland trail opens today!
As part of the Greensand Country Heritage Lottery Fund project to promote heathland on the Greensand Ridge, we've just opened our short heathland path at The Lodge, which takes you close to the heather, gorse and broom and you can see the many...Posted 28 May 2018 by Mark Brandon
Waiting for the spotted flycatchers to return.
It was an extremely busy Bank Holiday weekend here, and such a nice one with hot sunshine through-out. A few more of those please! We had our Dawn Chorus event on Sunday, with cuckoo, hobby and a good variety of warblers being the highlights for t...Posted 09 May 2018 by Mark Brandon
Bluebells - and a sunny Bank Holiday on the cards!
I've had some great pictures of The Lodge bluebells from Ray Piercy and Jan Murphy this week, so better post them while they are still blooming! Jan also sent the grey heron by the pond at the gardens, looking like it's taking a shower with the...Posted 04 May 2018 by Mark Brandon
Crossbills on the new heath and Galley Hill
Exciting news, after some good descriptions yesterday, a group of five crossbills have been confirmed on the new heath today! Apart from the odd fly-over birds, we haven't had any here for several years, so great to see them back again.Posted 30 Apr 2018 by Mark Brandon