Chinese Delegation Flies In !

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 admin 0

A group of senior officials from Shanghai, China are in  the UK  this week  to sign a joint Wetland Affiliation Agreement between the RSPB at Wallasea Island and the Shanghai Chongming Dongtan National Nature Reserve. As the District Council website explains: The RSPB’s Wallasea Island team has been assisting with […]

Bird Migration Watch- October 1st

Sunday, September 18, 2016 admin 0

An event run by the RSPB on October 1st. – booking essential . £5 donation requested. .”Come and see what birds are returning to their winter feeding grounds”. Find out more here.

Connecting With Nature

Monday, January 11, 2016 admin 0

Last week we mentioned the District Council’s Winter in Rochford photography competition. Which brings us nicely to an article in the New Statesman by Helen MacDonald about the Ladybird Book “What To Look For In Winter”, , first published in 1959: “I also remembered all these pictures: 24 watercolours of […]

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Beautiful Barling

Monday, February 2, 2015 admin 1

Have you ever looked at the parish website for Barling and Sutton? Someone’s done a very classy job…. Also, Barling Wildlife Reserve looks like a nice place to go to… In April 1998 a 999 year lease was granted to Barling Magna Parish Council via Rochford District Council from Southend […]

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Which Parties Care about Our Bees?

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 admin 1

The decline in the numbers of bees is worrying, not only for the environment and wild plants, but for agriculture. The buglife website has carried out a ‘bee’s eyes view’ of the various parties manifestos. They begin by saying: Bee decline is the number one environmental concern of the UK […]

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Fancy A Wallasea Wander? (Booking Essential!)

Monday, April 13, 2015 admin 0

“Wallasea Island Wild Coast project is a landmark conservation and engineering scheme for the 21st century, on a scale never before attempted in the UK and the largest of its type in Europe.The aim of this project is to combat the threats from climate change and coastal flooding by recreating […]

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The Wallasea Island Wild Coast Project….

Thursday, February 12, 2015 admin 0

The project is described as “Conservation for the 21st century, on a scale never before attempted in the UK!” This video explains what’s there. The RSPB website has a new comment from a satisfied visitor: I visited Wallasea for the first time today. I cannot get over the numbers of […]

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A Flock Of Godwits

Saturday, December 13, 2014 admin 0

The webpages for the Wallasea Island Wild Coast project have fairly quiet this year , but there’s some new stuff on there now: Many visitors to the reserve have come to catch some great views of the hen harriers, marsh harriers and short-eared owls that are hunting across the reserve […]

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Adder Warning !

Monday, September 29, 2014 admin 0

  A helpful warning from Rawreth Parish Councillor Christine Paine: I wonder if you could put something on OnLine Focus to warn walkers, dog walkers and riders about? late season adder explosion, especially on the footpath/bridleway that goes round Dollymans and over the bridge then back to the A129. One […]

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Wildlife Walks At Wallasea !

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 admin 0

From the RSPB website – note you have to book in advance !? : Wallasea Wander Saturday 30 August and Saturday 27 September 13:46 to 15:45 August, 9:30 to 11:30 September Price: ?3 donation Booking essential ? Find out more about the development of this exciting new nature reserve. Booking […]