• Frampton and Freiston Covid Update 17 May - Hides reopen!

    Hello!

    I have some good news! With the easing of the covid restrictions as from today I am pleased to announce that we will be reopening the hides at both our Frampton Marsh and Freiston Shore reserves. There will still be some precautions however which we ask you to observe:

    • Seating is spaced out, to allow for social distancing. If you are entering a hide as a bubble or household please sit together. Please do not stand…
    • 16 May 2021
  • Another new face

    Eagle-eyed visitors to the reserve may have noticed a new face amongst the staff here at the reserves. That would be Annie, our latest residential volunteer. Let's see what she has to say...

    Hello everyone!

    I’m thrilled to be joining the team for six months as a practical conservation and visitor experience intern. Having just been at Frampton Marsh two weeks, I can already see what a special place it is. It’s been…

    • 4 May 2021
  • Frampton Marsh and Freiston Shore Covid Update: 12 April 2021

    Hello everyone!

    As we reach the next step of the government's roadmap for exiting Covid restrictions, we'd like to keep you informed as to what the changes will be. Please note especialy the section about hides, as this might be different to what you have previously been told.

    Welcome
    The visitor centre at Frampton Marsh is not open. You will usually find staff on duty to welcome you either on the veranda of…

    • 9 Apr 2021
  • Changes to Charges at Frampton Marsh

    Nature gives us solace and wild spaces to enjoy during hard times, which is why Frampton Marsh has become, and for many has been for a long time, such a special place for people and for wildlife. Whether it’s a stroll along the sea bank to enjoy the wide open Lincolnshire skies, or watching thousands of birds aerobatically wheel over the fields, our work here protects this wild space for generations of wildlife and people…

    • 8 Apr 2021
  • Frampton Marsh and Freiston Shore Covid Update: 23 March 2021

    Hello!

    As I am sure you are aware Covid rates are falling, more people are being vaccinated, and the lockdown rules are easing. So what will all this mean for visiting our reserves at Frampton Marsh and Freiston Shore. Below is a quick summary.

    Welcome
    The visitor centre at Frampton Marsh is not open. You will usually find staff on duty to welcome you either on the veranda of the centre, or just inside the wooden welcome…

    • 23 Mar 2021
  • Covid Tier 4: Frampton Marsh and Freiston Shore update

    Howdy folks!

    As from 0:01 am on Thursday 31 December, Lincolnshire moves into Tier 4 of Covid restrictions. This will therefore include both our reserves at Frampton Marsh and Freiston Shore.

    In prectical terms, the change of tiers will not have a major effect on what we do. Our hides and picnic benches at Frampton will remain closed. We are also not running most events, though the self-led Christmas treasure trail will…

    • 30 Dec 2020
  • Frampton Marsh and Freiston Shore in Tier 3

    Howdy folks!

    England leaves this latest lockdown period tomorrow, Wednesday 2 December. For many this means an easing of restrictions. However here in Lincolnshire we are in tier 3 of Covid restrictions. So in practical terms there will not initially be much changing on the reserve.

    Our hides and picnic benches at Frampton will remain closed. We are also not running most events, though there may be a self-led Christmas…

    • 1 Dec 2020
  • Frampton Marsh and Freiston Shore during Lockdown 2

    We know that for many of you, our reserves at Frampton Marsh and Freiston Shore provide enjoyment and solace in the natural world throughout these challenging times. In line with Government guidance on essential, daily exercise outdoors, during this second lockdown, our car park, trails and toilets remain open for you to visit. Please follow all current Government guidance around social distancing, who you can visit with…

    • 6 Nov 2020
  • Updated info on Frampton Marsh and Freiston Shore opening

    Hello everyone!

    I hope everyone is well and staying safe in these difficult times. We here at the reserves know how much access to natural spaces can mean to people, and are continuing to do our best to operate as normally as possible. At the same time we do have to remain Covid-19 secure, which does place some restrictions on what is possible. With the approaching winter weather there will be fresh challenges ahead…

    • 23 Oct 2020
  • And it's hello from him

    Eagle-eyed visitors may have noticed a new face out and about on the reserve over the past few weeks. We have a new conservation intern, in the shape of Simon. Let's see what he has to say for himself...
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    Hello all, I’m Simon and I am the new Conservation Intern here at Frampton Marsh for the next 6 months. As you might be seeing me around the reserve a fair bit, I…

    • 23 Oct 2020
  • Update on Frampton Marsh and Freiston Shore facilities

    Hello everyone!

    Well, it has been a busy time over the past few weeks. The team has been working hard to make the reserves enjoyable and safe places to visit. So here is the update on how things are looking at both Frampton Marsh and Freiston Shore. 

    Car parks
    All the car parks are open, at both sites. 

    Reserve Trails
    All the trails are now reopened, 24 hours a day. There are new gates in various places at Frampton Marsh…

    • 21 Aug 2020
  • Frampton Marsh Wildlife Blog

    Hello all!

    Welcome to the Frampton Marsh wildlife blog, with me Paige, the practical conservation intern. This week we are taking a quick look at some of the changes currently occurring in nature, such as the arrival and departure of some of our birds. 

    Arrivals and Departures

    July is a month that marks the arrival and departure of certain birds on their autumn migration route. You might think it is a bit early, since autumn…

    • 19 Jul 2020
  • Frampton Marsh recent sightings - 15 July 2020

    Howdy folks! Welcome back to the Frampton Marsh recent sightings. With me, Chris the Visitor Manager.

    There was major excitement down the reserve on Friday 10 July when a Caspian tern popped up, roosting on the reedbed amongst the waders. These are big chunky terns, far larger than the common terns we usually get, as this photo from Ian Bollen shows to good effect.

    Rare for the UK, this was the reserve's first ever Caspian…

    • 15 Jul 2020
  • Frampton Photo Challenge - week 6, the finale!

    Howdy folks!

    Well, this is the sixth and final week of the Frampton Photo Challenge. Your last chance to take some photos of things around the reserve and send them to our Twitter or Facebook. You will then get enterred into the free rpize draw to win a stash of wildlife goodies!

    So, what fiendish things do we have for you to find this week?

    • A duck
    • A purple flower
    • A map of the reserve
    • A RSPB staff member

    Automatic disqualification…

    • 11 Jul 2020
  • (Some) hides reopen at Frampton and Freiston

    We are pleased to announce that we are able to reopen some of the hides at Frampton Marsh and at Freiston Shore.

    At Frampton, the Reedbed Hide will be reopened as from this weekend. The 360 and East Hides remain closed at this time, as the paths to them are too narrow to allow for social distancing.

    The hide overlooking the lagoon at Freiston will also be reopening, as will the viewpoint opposite it, overlooking the…

    • 10 Jul 2020
  • Frampton Marsh Wildlife Blog

    Hello all. Welcome to the Frampton Marsh wildlife blog, with me Paige, the practical conservation intern.

    After a couple of weeks off I am back to bring you with some interesting wildlife knowledge, however instead of focusing on garden wildlife (which I was doing at the beginning of lockdown), I am now broadening the content. I hope you enjoy! 

    Precocial and Altricial

    Ever heard of these words before? They both relate…

    • 5 Jul 2020
  • Frampton Photo Challenge - week 5

    Hello!

    Hmmm, the start of July doesn't appear to have much better weather than the end of June! But things do look to be brightening up later in the week. So, if you are popping down to visit the reserve, what four things are we asking you to find and photograph this week?

    • A small bird
    • A single tree
    • A cow
    • Yourself!

    Post all four pictures either to our Facebook page or our Twitter account. Or both! Do this every…

    • 4 Jul 2020
  • Frampton Marsh Sightings Blog

    Hello all. Welcome to the Frampton Marsh recent sightings blog, with me Paige, the practical conservation intern.

    After a couple of weeks off I am back to bring you news of what is around the reserve. However, Chris did a great job of reporting everything in last week’s blog, leaving me with little to bring you. That does not mean there is little around, it just means everything that was at Frampton last week is still…

    • 1 Jul 2020
  • Frampton Photo Challenge - week 4

    Hello!

    Well, we've reached the halfway point of the photo challenge. How are you getting on? Not too many entries yet, so if you take part you are in with a good chance of winning some wonderful wildlife goodies.

    Your four things to find and photograph on the reserve this week are:

    * A goose
    * A thistle
    * A padlock
    * A scenic view

    Oh, and if you are visitng this weekend, good news! I shall be opening up one of the toilets…

    • 26 Jun 2020
  • Frampton Marsh recent sightings - 23 June 2020

    Howdy folks! And welcome back to the Frampton Marsh recent sightings. With me, Chris the Visitor Manager.

    Blimey, feels like an age since I last did one of these. Paige is having a well deserved rest this week, so I will give you a quick run down of what is about. 

    OK, we shall start with our stars of the moment, the family of black-necked grebes that have nested on the reserve. For the second time in two years. They…

    • 23 Jun 2020
  • Frampton Photo Challenge - week 3

    Hello! How is everyone doing? It went a bit wet these past few days, but the weather looks good again. So maybe you are fancying a trip out to the reserve.

    If you are, remember that by taking four photos and posting them to either our Twitter or Facebook pages will enter you into a FREE prize draw to win some wildlife goodies. 

    Your four things to find and photograph this week are:

    • A bird with a long beak
    • Clover (extra…
    • 20 Jun 2020
  • Garden Wildlife Blog #11

    Worm Composting

    Ever thought about going green with your organic waste?

    In today’s garden wildlife blog, we will take a closer look at worm composting. Keeping worms in your garden or having a ‘worm bin’ or ‘wormery as it is also known, is an effective way to dispose of your kitchen and garden waste, turning it into nutrient-rich compost and a concentrated liquid fertiliser. The process is also professionally known…

    • 14 Jun 2020
  • Frampton Photo Challenge - week 2

    Howdy folks!

    After some wetter weather earlier in the week, the sun is coming out to play! An ideal time then to grab your camera or you phone and pop down to the reserve for the second week of our photo challenge. See last week's blog for the rules and the prizes.

    This week your four things to find and photo are:

    • A gull
    • Wild roses
    • Wood chippings
    • Clouds

    Best of luck, we look forward to seeing what you come up with…

    • 13 Jun 2020
  • Frampton Marsh Lockdown Sightings blog #7

    Hello everyone, 

    We are back for another week with the lockdown sightings blog. Although we are slowly starting to ease out of lockdown, obviously the covid-19 situation is still ongoing, so we do recommend that if you are visiting the reserve you adhere to social distancing recommendations. Do keep others in mind, don't crowd together, and please allow others to gain access to the best viewpoints. The visitor centre …

    • 9 Jun 2020
  • Garden Wildlife blog #10

    Small mammals in your garden.

    Hello everyone! This week’s garden wildlife blog will focus on some of the smaller, more elusive species that exist in our gardens. Gardens support a range of native UK mammal species, providing a stable habitat and food supplies. Almost all gardens, even small ones and those that reside in the centre of the city will occasionally be visited by a small mammal. Small mammals are ‘small-bodied…

    • 7 Jun 2020