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: willow emerald damselfly

    It may seem strange to be focusing on an insect as this week's star species, giving that it is now mid October, but there are still goon numbers of this and several insects flying at Minsmere. The autumn sun has made for a very pleasant day today...
  • World Migratory Bird Day

    Today is World Migratory Bird Day, when our Birdlife International partners around the world come together to celebration the wonders of migration. There will be mass participation birdwatching events, bird counts, surveys, workshops and other events...
  • Species of the week: cattle egret

    Regular readers of my blogs will know for the last 18 months or so I have been featuring a species from our 70 species to spot at Minsmere challenge. This was launched in spring 2017 to celebrate Minsmere's 70th birthday. If I had stuck strictly to...
  • Species of the week: Cetti's warbler

    Since the Beast from the East struck in February, a walk around Minsmere has been bereft of one of our most familiar sounds - until now. Where once it was hard to walk more than a few hundred metres without hearing a strident burst of song from our many...
  • The pool of despair comes up trumps again

    Many rare and interesting birds have been spotted at Minsmere, and in recent years one small reedbed pool has been home to some of the most unexpected. Wind your clock back to July 2015 and you might remember one of the biggest surprises (in every sense...
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