Rangers Blog

  1. Do you sell laser pens?

    11 July 2018: The garages and hastily built building tacked on to the end of the Bungalow which bridges the gap between what would have been the outdoor loo and coal bunker have long been part of the scenery on the southern half of the Nature Reserve …

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  2. Keeping up with the Jones's'

    1 May 2018: The New Year started really well for me as on New Year's Day I found an Earth Star fungus on the Reserve that I couldn't identify. Looking in my Collins book of fungi, the closest one to my reckoning was the Field Earth Star Geastrum …

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  3. Talking it up

    21 December 2017: The Bug and Beasties Day event held in August was as popular as ever and I think that it will be worth running two of these events in the next school summer holidays. The event which included bug hunting, crafts, pond creatures, …

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  4. Landguard Nature Reserve: Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) - Consultation

    12 September 2017: I would like to take this opportunity to encourage everyone to e-mail the following address: environment@eastsuffolk.gov.uk... to ensure your voice is heard in this consultation. It is important that the Nature Reserve can …

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  5. Part and parcel

    25 July 2017: There is always a palpable tension in me before the first Ringed Plover chicks fledge which decreases with every fledged chick there after. As I write five have fledged so far with two that are now 26 days old and are probably flying …

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  6. Ringed but only little!

    19 April 2017: There has been a larger than usual gap between this Ranger blog and the one before due to me hastily using up annual leave before the beginning of April, this meant having most of February and March off. I won't be making that mistake …

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  7. Rangers Rant!

    10 January 2017: I was invited to the Little Tern groups post season meeting by Phillip Pearson (RSPB Conservation Officer at Minsmere) on the 16th of last September not because we have had any Little Terns nesting at Landguard, in fact they haven't …

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  8. 'Walking the walk'

    10 November 2016: I first met Ben Matthews while patrolling the beach at Landguard. He was litter picking along the strandline where a lot of flotsam and jetsam (rubbish) turns up. He explained that he was doing his 'Two Minute Beach Clean' something …

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  9. Pollock please!

    4 September 2016: Eight fledged Ringed Plover chicks this year just pips the 2014 total of seven. This despite the Kestrel pair that nested in the gap between containers at the Port picking off around eleven Ringed Plover chicks in quick succession. …

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  10. Expecting the unexpected

    23 June 2016: What an unusually cold Spring we have had just yesterday (3 June). I was out on the Reserve wearing a windproof with fleece and hat but today someone has turned Summer on and I am in a T-shirt! The cold has had an effect on the numbers …

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