Rainham Marshes

Rainham Marshes

Rainham Marshes
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Latest blog posts
  • National Insect Week 2018

    Thankfully the weather has been kind to us for the duration of National Insect Week and the reserve has been alive with a plethora of insects. The first proper flush of Meadow Browns have emerged along with Ringlets, Small and Large Skippers. Speckled...
  • Local spotlight: Thames Chase Community Forest

    Here at Rainham, we have been working with Thames Chase Community Forest - a lovely local forest not too far from the reserve. Just wanted to tell you a little about this lovely local forest... Photo courtesy of the Thames Chase Trust. Thames Chase...
  • Battle for the burrows

    Have you noticed the pile of wood dust by one of the benches at the bottom of the ramp? Here's what's making it... Ectemnius cephalotes - sometimes known as a Big Headed Wasp In she goes - Phil Collins The female wasps excavate...
  • Kids Birdwatching Club 9 June 2018

    The Kids Birdwatching Club at Rainham has been around for at least twelve years now, thanks to the initial support of Peter Holden who encouraged me in my plan to set up an event for budding young ornithologists on the reserve at a time when an onsite...
  • Volunteer at Rainham Marshes

    Have you ever thought about volunteering? Volunteering is a brilliant way to meet new people, be active, learn new things, it's great for your CV, you get to spend time on a lovely reserve too. The RSPB has more than 12,000 fantastic volunteers...
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