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 […]

Drone Surveying!

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Natural England have teamed up with King’s Dyke Nature Reserve to undertake drone survey work, to help plot the extent of the various habitat types we have on site. The work has allowed us to view the reserve and habitats in a perspective never possible before and to analyse a surveying process that opens up a […]

2016 Open Week: Open Days

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This year’s King’s Dyke Nature Reserve Open Week was once again a great success with huge numbers of new and familiar faces attending! Not even the typically unpredictable British weather could not dampen the excitement and passion of those attending or from our many dedicated volunteers. A special thanks to Philip Parker Associates and Forterra for helping the Nature Reserve to […]

Reserve Spring Highlights

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Spring 2016 with it’s warm and mild weather has seen the reserve flourish with an abundance of wildlife on show. It is looking like one of the best years for wildlife numbers, which should make for an amazing Open Week at the end of next month! For additional Open Week info, including all events, please […]

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.

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 […]

Reserve Reptiles Update

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We’ve had some very good sightings of slow worm, grass snake and common lizard over the last few weeks, particularly on the reserve extension. Here are a great few shots by members Sheila Jones and Stephen Butler.