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.
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  • Species of the week: antlion

    It's National Insect Week, so it seems only right that this week I turn my attention to one of Minsmere's very special insects. Antlions had only been seen a handful of times in the UK before 1996, when they were discovered nesting alongside the...
  • Sand wasps and shingle flora

    It was a perfect day for a stroll along the beach today. And I do mean a stroll, as the chill breeze made it slightly less suitable for sunbathing unless you could find a sheltered sunny spot. That wasn't a problem for me, as I was enjoying the walk...
  • Species of the week: reed bunting

    There's been lots of comments among birdwatchers this year about reduced numbers of certain species. Swifts, house martins and some of our other summer migrants seem to have arrived late, or not at all in some areas. The reasons are complex, but may...
  • Counting down to Suffolk Day

    As Suffolk's best nature reserve, and one of the county's most popular visitor attractions, we are pleased to be involved with the forthcoming Suffolk Day, on Thursday 21 June. After all, Minsmere's Big Five continue to attract hundreds of...
  • Species of the week: Norfolk hawker

    I made a rare foray "north of the border" at the weekend to search for the UK's largest species of butterfly, the swallowtail, at RSPB Strumpshaw Fen nature reserve. Late spring is best time to see these impressive butterflies, and, sure...
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