May, 2011

South Essex

South Essex
A landscape of wetlands and marshes nestled along the Thames Estuary.

South Essex

  • West Canvey Marsh closed in preparation for wild weekend

    Time to get excited! The Canvey Wildlife Fair is this Saturday and in anticipation we’re shutting the reserve to get it spotless for the hundreds of visitors due this Saturday. Not to worry though Vange Marsh and the RSPB Visitor Centre will still be open as normal offering up a great day out in nature.  

    As for this Saturday we’re kicking off at 11am with bug hunting, pond dipping, walks, food and much more. It’s going to be a great day out for the whole family.  

    BBC’s Mike Dilger will be back helping us discover amazing wildlife across the reserve and on hand to answer any questions you may have.

    Entrance is free as are most events through the day, although there may be a small charge for some activities.

    For more information call 01268 498623.

    See you all there!

  • Beautiful Bee!

    A couple of these stunning black & white bees were spotted in our wildlife garden this week. Any help identifying them would be appreciated.

    Cuckoo bee by David Lee

  • Our wildlife garden

    Our wildlife garden at Wat Tyler is attracting a range of insects, including the butterfly below.

    Can you tell what it is yet?

    It opened it's wings and showed itself to be a male brown argus, delightful!

    The beetle below is either a soldier or a sailor, answers on a postcard please.


    Thanks to David Lee for the images.