It's been an incredibly busy few days as the sun beats down for the Easter holidays and children (and adults) take part in our Wild things Easter migration and activity station trail!

We've had quite a few sightings of common lizards and grass snakes at The Lodge in the warm sunshine this week. Visitor Mark Mulrooney sent me this photo of a grass snake he came across along the trails. Can you spot it?

We are still listening out for the first cuckoo on the reserve and the hobby's should arrive anyday now- hopefully, but there are lots of  willow warblers, chiffchaffs and blackcaps singing away.

A pair of red kites are regularly soaring over the heath and sandy Ridge, and two peregrines have been seen on some days.

Happy Easter to you!