January Sightings

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Here is a selection of some of the best photos of this year’s January sightings. The mild weather has ensured there has been a lot of activity on the reserve, as you can see in the gallery!

Bronze Age Discoveries

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On Wednesday 20th January 2016, 35 members of Kings Dyke Nature Reserve had the pleasure of visiting the Must Farm Bronze Timber Platform (1000 – 800BC). This is a joint Historic England/ Forterra project which is being undertaken by the Cambridge Archaeological Unit (CAU). Sitting on the edge of Kings Dyke’s working quarry (known asMust Farm), the platform was first discovered in […]

Bat Box Building Event

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As part of the World Bat Day, Kings Dyke Nature Reserve hosted its own bat box building event, which was one of hundreds of similar events across the world. The world target for the day was to build 5,000 new bat boxes to provide valuable roosting places for bats, which are in severe decline at the moment. The […]

October Sightings

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Here is this month’s selection of wildlife images taken by our members. Notable records include Cetti’s warbler and snipe. Despite us now approaching winter there is still an abundance of wildlife on show as highlighted by the gallery.

Marvellous Mushrooms

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This year at the nature reserve we are making a big effort to record as many fungus/mushroom species as possible – a species category that hasn’t been heavily recorded thus far. We have been encouraging members to record what they find and to get any mushroom experts in contact with us, with regards to undertaking a survey. The images […]

Autumn School Visits

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We have had a couple of really good school visits this week with Werrington Primary School, to follow on from the Family Fun Day at the weekend. These are some of the best children and knowledgeable teachers we have ever had visit! We had some excellent finds in the fossil area, including a rib (awaiting identification) and […]

Family Fun Day

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This weekend we had a superb Family Fun Day for the rebranding of Hanson Building Products to Forterra. Alongside the nature reserve’s marquee, we had live music, kids play zone, bungee run, new and old brickworks vehicles on display, brickworks tours and free food, all provided by Forterra. The weather was fantastic and we had many people […]

September Sightings

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Autumn is upon us and the weather is certainly changing! Although many of the warblers have left for the year there is still an abundance of wildlife still on show. There are still lots of dragonflies and damselflies about, and a large variety of finches at tits feeding in front of the main hide. In […]

Magnificent Macros

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Here is an excellent selection of macro photographs taken by our members over the summer months so far, highlighting the great variety of invertebrates and plants on show.

Summer Sightings

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Here is a selection of photos of the wildlife recorded by members during July and the first week of August. Of particular note, is the pair of Kingfishers that are regularly posing in front of the main hide creating an ever growing collection of superb Kingfisher shots. There was also a new species of Moth for the reserve, […]