coal tit by Rodger Goodrick
Past Events
December 7, 2019

Exploring the wonderful world of bird ringing

It's 5am on Sunday morning; the day of the Wheatfen Bird Ringing demonstration, and an unhealthily early start on what used to be called the…
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Past Events
November 26, 2019

A Winter Walk with the Warden

The day of the Wheatfen Winter Walk had crept up on me fast. With there being so much to do around the fen this time…
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fungus by ann kerridge
Past Events
October 21, 2019

Fungi fun during annual Wheatfen foray

Hairy Nuts Disco – now that's a phrase which could refer to all manner of shenanigans; let your mind run wild. Poisonpie, Deceiver, Scurfy Twiglet…
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Natterer's bat
Past Events
September 27, 2019

A brilliant Bat Evening at Wheatfen

September’s harvest moon rose gracefully over the far side of Home Marsh, a pale orb of glowing white elegantly climbing over the reedbed. Its eerie…
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garden tiger moth by ann kerridge
Past Events
August 20, 2019

Successful Moth Evening attracts over 70 species

“Don’t’ worry, the wind is definitely going to die down by this evening.” I am unsure how many times I said this on the Saturday…
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June 27, 2019

Eccentric naturalists and their search for the holy grail

For decades, countless eccentric naturalists have explored the many acres of Wheatfen Nature Reserve. Like any hobbyist group, naturalists come in all shapes and sizes,…
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swallowtail on sweet william - paul beckett
Past Events
June 15, 2019

World Swallowtail Day at Wheatfen

There are a handful of days throughout the working year when everything seems to click into place.  On such rare days, luck is with you…
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Recent Sightings
May 5, 2019

Butterflies through the seasons at Wheatfen

The seasons at Wheatfen bring variety with all sorts of flora and fauna, including butterflies. There's been over 20 different species recorded at the reserve,…
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