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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  • High wind warning

    Please be aware that you are planning to visit Minsmere over the next few days there may be some disruption due to the forecast high winds. With a Met Office yellow warning for gales tonight and tomorrow, we will be closing all woodland sections of...
  • Species of the week: windhover (AKA kestrel)

    Continuing the theme of last week's blog, I'm pleased to say that there are lots of windhovers and riphooks around the reserve at the moment. Of course, this might not be such good news for the small mammals and dragonflies that they're eating...
  • Riphooks, Devil Scritches, Bumbarrels & Clodhoppers

    My colleague Alex has been doing a bit of research into some of the names for birds that have been lost form regular usage. Some may have been in widespread use in the past, others were perhaps confined to a single county. Either way, there are some great...
  • Species of the week: bramble (aka blackberry)

    Autumn is often referred to as the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, and with crops being harvested in fields, gardens and allotments it seems only right that I should turn the attention this week on some of the wild fruits that can be found around...
  • Back to school

    Guest blog by Chris Ford, RSPB Learning Officer Nothing marks the changing seasons at Minsmere like the arrival of flocks of autumn migrants. This year’s fledglings seeing, for the first time, the scrape, the reedbeds, the woods, the dunes and...
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