The Wasp Spider pays a visit to the Reserve!

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The Wasp Spider (Argiope bruennichi) was first spotted near the pond dipping platform on Saturday 25th August 2018, by member George Walthew. This is a new addition to the reserve’s species list.  This species of spider is known to live predominantly along the south coast of England, although they are now establishing in habitats further northwards. […]

Chris Packham’s BioBlitz 2018

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The nature reserve was delighted to have been asked to take part in Chris Packham’s 24hr BioBlitz, from the 21st to 22nd July. This was an intense period of ecological surveying to record all of the living species on the reserve! We were incredibly lucky to have a visit from Chris Packham himself, who spent […]

Winter Wonderland

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Winter captures from the reserve!

Fantastic Fossils!

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Last year we were asked to process a membership application from a person who lives in Australia (our previous record distance for a member was Germany). His name is Nathan Enriquez and he is a palaeontology student. He was due to come over to the UK at Christmas, and was keen to visit Kings Dyke. […]

Autumn at the Reserve

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As the reserve transforms into its amazing autumnal colours, our members have been out capturing some brilliant wildlife scenes!

Summer Splendours

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Some of the latest summer splendours!

Open Week 2017: Event Listing!

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We are very excited to announce our 2017 Open Week agenda! It is going to be the largest and most diverse Open Week we have ever held. Open Days 2017 Open days are Tuesday 30th May, Thursday 1st June and Saturday 3rd June (all midday – 6.00pm). Open Day Events Fossil Hunting : Pond Dipping : […]

Protecting Tern Island!

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This morning, two of our Wardens ventured out onto the mere (in our new boat), to place roof tiles on Tern Island. The purpose of these tiles is to provide the young terns and black headed gulls (which have just returned for the summer) with somewhere to hide from predators (a technique used on other nature […]

Spring Highlights!

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A wonderful time of year, with lots of young birds, mammals and insects in abundance across the reserve. Enjoy this latest gallery by our members!