• Frampton Marsh Lockdown Sightings blog #6

    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 …

    • 2 Jun 2020
  • Garden Wildlife Blog #9

    This week's garden wildlife blog is slightly different. We are looking into some of the nations favourite garden flowers, that also come as a benefit to garden wildlife. Enjoy! 

    Britain’s Favourite Flower!

    By now our gardens are looking bright and colourful. With tree leaves in full spout and flowers in bloom, the landscape is flourishing with a mix of greens, yellows, oranges, pinks, blues and purples.

    We love…

    • 31 May 2020
  • Frampton Marsh Lockdown Sightings blog #5

    Hello everyone, 

    We are back for another week with the lockdown sightings blog and we have some exciting news to bring you. We have opened our trails and car park, but please be mindful that it has limited capacity. Our visitor centre, toilets and hides remain closed. We urge our visitors to please stay local to your nearest reserves and greenspaces. Anyone choosing to visit should observe all current government advice…

    • 26 May 2020
  • A partial reopening!

    Howdy folks! And welcome back to, well... me. Chris the Visitor Manager. Back out of furlough and straight back into the thick of things.

    What has promoted this? Well, as you might have seen on social media, here at Frampton Marsh and at Freiston Shore we are having a partial reopening of the reserve. To quote the official release:

    We have opened our trails and the car parks at Frampton, but please be mindful that they…

    • 23 May 2020
  • Garden Wildlife Blog #8

    Hello everyone, 

    In this week's garden wildlife blog we will be looking at gulls. You might be thinking why gulls are featuring in a garden wildlife blog, when they aren’t typically garden birds. However, with the ever-growing global human population and spread of human territory, they are one of many species moving into urban areas. We are aware that developing urban settings can have negative implications on wildlife…

    • 22 May 2020
  • Frampton Marsh Lockdown Sightings Blog #4

    Hello everyone,

    We are back with another week of sightings at Frampton Marsh and we have some exciting news to bring you, including increased numbers of summer migrants and nesting birds and a couple of rarities. As usual, Anthony has made these observations whilst on essential visits to the reserve and as a quick reminder, RSPB paths, hides and visitor centres remain closed for the time being. RSPB staff are working…

    • 19 May 2020
  • Garden Wildlife blog #7

    Bugs, slugs and more!

    Hello everyone,

    For this week’s garden wildlife blog, we are looking at bugs, slugs and more! This week will be dedicated to some of the critters you can find hiding within your garden. First though, let’s have a look at some facts. The critters we are looking at are collectively grouped as invertebrates, which are animals without a backbone and include hard-bodied (exoskeleton) and multi-legged…

    • 17 May 2020
  • Frampton Marsh Lockdown Sightings Blog #3

    Hello everyone,

    We are back for another week with our lockdown sightings blog, with observations recorded by Anthony (Assistant Warden) while out on essential visits to the reserve between 4 May – 8 May. Despite some very slight changes in lockdown restrictions, the reserve remains closed to the public for now. Our priority is to ensure that we only re-open when we have everything in place to keep our members, visitors…

    • 12 May 2020
  • Garden Wildlife Blog #7

    Hello everyone,

    So, for this weeks Garden Wildlife Blog we are talking about something a bit different; instead of looking directly into the wildlife we find in our garden, we are looking at what they sometimes leave behind! That’s right, their POOP! (Beware pictures of poop ahead). 

    Poop, crap, scat, turd, stool, kak, dung, doody, faeces… there are so many words to use when speaking about animal excrement (including…

    • 9 May 2020
  • Frampton Marsh Lockdown Sightings Blog #2

    Hello everyone,

    We are back for a second week with the sightings at Frampton Marsh. Keep in touch with the changes that are occurring in terms of migrating birds, breeding birds and wildlife at Frampton Marsh. Thank you to Anthony (Assistant Warden) who has collected these observations while carrying out essential visits to the reserve. Since our last sightings blog, we have had an increase in migrant summer visitors,…

    • 5 May 2020
  • Garden Wildlife Blog #6

    Garden Wildlife blog #6

    Hello everyone, 

    Another week in lockdown, another garden wildlife blog, I hope you enjoy it. This week we are focusing on a popular garden visitor, or visitors I should say.

     Let’s venture into the world of the tits. In the UK there are six species of breeding tits, including; blue tit, great tit, coal tit, crested tit, marsh tit and willow tit. These species form the family known as Paridae. Long…

    • 1 May 2020
  • Frampton Marsh Lockdown Sightings Blog #1

    Hello everyone,

    We are back with the sightings blog this week for Frampton Marsh! We recently paused posting about the whereabouts of birds on the reserve, as we were all getting used to the new conditions of lockdown and was waiting on information on how to proceed. However, with guidance from the government and the RSPB communications team, we can now start sharing our sightings with you again. We mostly want to bring…

    • 28 Apr 2020
  • Garden Wildlife Blog #5

    Hello everyone,                           

    This week we are focusing on one of our favourite garden birds, sitting in the top 10 at number 5 in the Bird Garden Birdwatch, blackbirds are a regular visitor to our gardens. I personally love them, they are striking and interesting to watch when they bounce across my lawn and they have a beautiful song which I love to hear.

    Blackbirds are very productive in the UK, with around 5,100,000…

    • 24 Apr 2020
  • Garden Wildlife Blog #4

    Wildlife Blog #4

    Hello everyone, 

    Another week in lockdown, another garden wildlife blog, enjoy!

    This week we are going to take a closer look at a prickly visitor to our gardens, but not too close! Having around 5000 - 7000 spines, the hedgehog’s defensive adaptation allows them to curl into a prickly and unappetizing ball, deterring most predators. They will also curl up to snooze so that they are protected when sleeping…

    • 17 Apr 2020
  • Garden Wildlife Blog #3

    Hello everyone, 

    This week we are focusing on another popular garden creature, butterflies!

    Arguably one of the most beautiful visitors to our gardens, butterflies can frequently be seen during spring and summer close to home. So, let’s take some time to learn a bit more about them. We are all aware of the infamous change butterflies undergo, completely altering their bodily form in a process called metamorphosis. Within…

    • 10 Apr 2020
  • Garden Wildlife Blog #2

    Howdy folks!

    Whilst the covid-19 situation continues, our Conservation Intern Paige is writing a series of blog on wildlife to watch out for at home, and on your daily exercise. Take it away Paige....

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    Hello everyone,

    With spring in the air, migration is everywhere… maybe even in your garden!

    Now is the time to keep your ears and eyes peeled for the regular migrants coming…

    • 3 Apr 2020
  • Garden Wildlife Blog #1

    Whilst we are all in lockdown and unable to go to the reserve, Paige our Conservation Intern will be letting us know what wildlife we can see and encourage into our gardens. Take it away Paige!

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    Hello everyone,

    We hope you are all keeping safe and looking after your wellbeing during these uncertain times. We can only assume you are missing Frampton as much as we are and are desperate to explore nature…

    • 27 Mar 2020
  • COVID-19 update: reserve CLOSED

    Following the latest clear instructions from the Government for us all to remain at home apart from a limited number of allowed activities, we are closing our reserve to visitors until further notice.

     

    This means we will close our car park and hides to the public. These measures are on top of the existing closure of our visitor centre and toilets.  It is with great sadness that we ask people to refrain from visiting the…

    • 24 Mar 2020
  • Frampton Marsh recent sightings: 12 - 19 March 2020

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

    Please excuse the hiatus over the last month. Various reasons stopped us putting out the usual weekly sightings blog. We should be back on track now. Soon it will be Paige, our conservation intern, who will be writing these blogs. But in the meantime you have me once again.

    Obviously with the covid-19 situation still ongoing…

    • 20 Mar 2020
  • Visitor Centre Closed!

    ** UPDATE **

    Following the most recent government advice, the hides at both Frampton Marsh and Freiston Shore will also be closed to the public as from 24 March. The reserve trails will continue to be open, for now.

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    Following the latest government advice we have made the difficult decision to close our visitor centre to visitors by Wednesday 18 March. This is to prioritise…

    • 17 Mar 2020
  • Frampton Marsh recent sightings: 10 - 16 February 2020

    Time for another sightings blog from Poppy. Let's see what she has to say... 

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    Monday 10 February:

    We ended up with some very unexpected weather on Monday! Snow, sleet, sun and rain all made appearances. Not only did we have unexpected weather, but we also had some fabulous spots on the reserve. Bank vole and mole were both…

    • 20 Feb 2020
  • Frampton Marsh recent sightings: 27 January - 2 February 2020

    Howdy folks!

    Time for another sightings update from Poppy...

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    Sightings Blog 27 January – 2 February 

    Hello, hello! Welcome back to the sightings blog. Instead of a bumper edition this week, I thought it would be great to show you what has been around on the reserve over the last week and talk to you about what we have coming up on the reserve this month. 

    Monday 27 January:

    On Monday…

    • 7 Feb 2020
  • My Week at Frampton Marsh

    Howdy folks! Chris here, but not the author of this blog. Instead I am turning over the reins to Abby. She is a Boston College student who has spent the week with us on work experience. Let's see what she has to say...

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    Hello, my name is Abby. I’m a Boston college student studying travel and tourism. I came to Frampton Marsh for a week of work experience.  I have always been interested…

    • 31 Jan 2020
  • Camera Trapping Event - a review

    Howdy folks!

    Last Saturday saw the inaugural camera trapping event at the reserve. How did it go? I will let Paige tell you...

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    Hello everyone! I am Paige, the Conservation intern at the reserve. We have recently put together a new event at the reserve called ‘Introduction to Camera Traps’. The event first ran on Saturday and was fully booked with six attendees. Since it was the first…

    • 22 Jan 2020
  • Frampton Marsh sightings: 1 - 15 January 2020

    Howdy folks! Apologies for thelack of sightings blogs recently. The Christmas break and staff leave did cause a bit of a hiatus. But Poppy has been slaving away, creating another bumper two week package. So let's see what she has for us...

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    Hello everyone and Happy New Year! Even it is somewhat belated. But here we have the first blog of the decade. Apologies for the delay in getting this…

    • 17 Jan 2020