Leighton Moss

Leighton Moss

Leighton Moss
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Latest blog posts
  • Bitterns on show & other recent sightings

    The prolonged dry and warm spell is certainly proving popular with visitors to Leighton Moss and many people are getting great views of some of our seasonal specialities. The female bittern has been putting on a good, if somewhat sporadic, show. She...
  • Brief update on recent sightings

    Sightings of our mother bittern have been increasing lately, a tantalising prospect for all visitors. These regular flight paths now seem to cross from her nest (located close to the main dyke behind Lillian’s pool) past the front of Grisedale hide...
  • Nature's nursery and recent sightings

    As we move deeper into Summer, there’s no better time to witness the charming evidence of Leighton Moss as a grand nursery for nature. It’s pleasing to see this wealth of new life so visible across the reserve, undefeated by early Spring’s...
  • To intervene or not to intervene – that is the question?

    With the incredibly exciting news that we have bitterns breeding again for the first time in a decade, our Site Manager Jarrod Sneyd recalls his lifelong passion for this iconic species here at Leighton Moss, and how we've made the recovery happen...
  • A wild week of birds and beasts at Leighton Moss

    This week I had the pleasure of helping to lead three excellent events at Leighton Moss, bringing visitors closer to the various forms of wildlife that thrive on the reserve. I started the week by joining Paul Hurst (Leighton Moss’ Warden intern...
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