• RSPB Wildlife Garden hosts plant sale

    The Friends of Wat Tyler Wildlife Garden are hosting a plant sale to encourage more people to make their gardens wildlife friendly and to raise money for future projects in the garden. The plant sale will take place on Sunday 4th November from 10am-4pm at the RSPB Visitor Centre in Wat Tyler Country Park.

    The South Essex Wildlife garden is now a space where people and wildlife can flourish. It is managed by volunteers…

    • 29 Oct 2012
  • Wallasea Island Wild Coast Project official launch

    With our project officially launched by the Secretary of State Owen Paterson, with the ensuing media coverage and razzmatazz , life on Wallasea Island now settles into its natural rhythm once more. The public footpath will remain open along our northern seawall, allowing visitors to take a look at the construction process taking place, but also to experience the vast open space and natural beauty of the marshlands.

    • 26 Oct 2012
  • What's hiding in the flock of finches?

    As the temperature starts to drop, its time to start looking for winter visitors out on our reserves. Winter thrushes are often one of the first signs that the nights are going to start drawing in, Fieldfares and Redwings will start to pile in over the next few weeks, also keep a look out for late migrants such as Ring Ouzel. Other birds to look out for include Siskin, Redpolls and Brambling, who may all be hiding amongst…

    • 24 Oct 2012
  • Get out in nature over October half term

    There is so much going on over the October half term holidays to get families out and about in nature. This is such a wonderful time to explore with the leaves turning golden and with birds visiting feeders and offering beautiful close up views.

    At the RSPB Visitor Centre in Wat Tyler Park we will be running nature themed Halloween craft activities all week. Come along to make a bat mask, a spider coaster, or to complete…

    • 23 Oct 2012
  • Local wildlife garden wins honours

    On 27 September the RSPB’s Wildlife Garden at Flatford was awarded first place in the Recreation category at the annual Biffa Building Communities Awards. The ceremony took place at Chatham’s Historic Dockyard in Kent, and was attended by representatives from 25 shortlisted projects.

    Shirley Boyle, Project Officer for the garden said “We’re delighted that the garden has received such recognition. It’s a great…

    • 22 Oct 2012
  • A True Wildlife Spectacle … Right Here in Essex!

    To most people the term ‘wildlife spectacle’ likely brings to mind images of Starlings flocking together in their hundreds of thousands, wheeling en masse across a winter sky; migrating salmon leaping from the torrent as they make the seemingly impossble journey to the river of their birth; or feisty March hares charging around arable fields, jumping, kicking and squaring up to each other for a bout of fisticuffs. But…

    • 19 Oct 2012