Rangers Blog

  1. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

    3 February 2015: Last December I was showing Joe Topple around the site when we came upon a strange large object on the beach. It appeared to be of a fatty substance and had a strange smell. A vague recollection of a substance vomited up by Sperm …

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  2. Time to Fly

    9 December 2014: There is a glimmer of hope that the old Sea Hide could be renovated and once again be a functioning asset to the Nature Reserve. I asked Kate the Project Officer at the AONB’s Touching the Tide project if this might possibly be the …

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  3. More than just 'added value'

    3 October 2014: After totting up the volunteer and community group hours spent on the Nature Reserve I was pondering on the term 'added value' which is often associated with volunteering. I googled its definition just to make sure that my …

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  4. The year that I was born

    21 August 2014: A two hour Shingle Workshop was held on the Reserve by the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’s (AONB) Touching the Tide project. The course was organised by Kate Osborne and led by Toby Abrehart from Abrehart Ecology. The course …

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  5. Something smells fishy!

    15 July 2014: Arthur Coping is a Suffolk Botanist and has been surveying the plant life of the Landguard Peninsula for many years, at least before the Reserve attained its designation of a Local Nature Reserve in 1979. He has made three visits to …

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  6. Getting twitchy

    18 June 2014: As I was pulling my wheelie bin on the long haul towards the entrance gate a voice rang out from above the crowns of the Holme Oaks that obscure the top of the Bird Observatory from that angle. 'Greenish Warbler singing from the Holme …

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  7. All about the bird

    23 May 2014: According to the crude and crudely hand written note left in my mail box I must have undergone a strange metamorphosis into part of the female anatomy. This probably the work of a disgruntled visitor having been asked politely to …

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  8. 'What's in a name...?'

    3 April 2014: Spring has really arrived at Landguard Nature Reserve with migrants such as Chiffchaff fresh in along with Wheatear. I saw my first Wheatear on the Reserve last week. Its one of those birds that is hard to miss as its white rump is very …

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  9. Vandals and Volunteers

    21 February 2014: The Vandals were an Eastern Germanic tribe that managed to sack the city of Rome in 455. This led to the use of the term vandalism to describe any senseless destruction. This term is entirely appropriate for the person or persons …

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  10. Happy New Year

    14 January 2014: The sun rises over the Nature Reserve on a New Year and already the days are imperceptibly stretching out in length. The bird life certainly recognises this, as at this time of the year I am always a little surprised to hear birds …

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