• Recent sightings: you might need an umbrella

    We’ve got an exciting new fungus to add to the list this week – pleated inkcap fungus, which was spotted in both village bay field and the play area outside the visitor centre. This delicate little grey fungus is widespread in the UK, and occurs on short grass. It is also sometimes known as the ‘little Japanese umbrella’!


    Pleated Inkcap


    You can’t go far on the reserve without seeing shiny…

    • 18 Oct 2013
  • Bye for now

    Today’s blog is a little sad, as we say goodbye to Karen, Fairburn Ings’ assistant warden. Karen is taking a year off for her maternity leave, so congratulations will be in order soon! It’s been a heck of a day for her to go out on though, as no sooner than we all got into the office this morning, we got the alert for a red-necked phalarope over on new flash!

    Everyone promptly rushed out of the office…

    • 4 Oct 2013