Minsmere

Minsmere

Minsmere
Explore, discover and enjoy nature at Minsmere. There's always something exciting to inspire a return visit to Suffolk's natural treasure.
Latest blog posts
  • Species of the week: red admiral

    Butterfly season is well and truly upon us, so it's the turn of another of these fluttering insects to take the spotlight from our 70 species to spot challenge. There's a good variety of colourful butterflies to spot at the moment. Many are familiar...
  • Miniature Minsmere

    As is often the case at this time of year, our visitor experience team and our volunteer guides turn their attentions to Minsmere's smaller inhabitants, with a host of insects drawing us away from our desks, or keeping us out of the hides. Interestingly...
  • Species of the week: purple hairstreak

    In my last species of the week blog I looked at the different species of gulls and terns that had been seen on the Scrape and mentioned that July is the best month to look for roseate terns at Minsmere. That turned out to be a rather prophetic piece of...
  • Species of the week - common tern

    It's a few days late, but it's time for this week's focus on one of the 70 species to spot at Minsmere, and with so much activity on the Scrape it's only right that I turn my attention back to birds this week. The Scrape is full of...
  • Summer wildlife - a photographic summary

    This amazing summer weather, which seems set to continue for several more days, simply invites you outside to enjoy nature in all its glory, and took full advantage to enjoy an extended lunchbreak day today with a stroll around the Scrape, camera in hand...
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