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Oil Beetles

Oil Beetles

Oil beetles are one Britain’s most fascinating insects but unfortunately are under threat. There were once eight species of Oil beetle native to the UK but three have become extinct. The five UK species remaining are: Black oil beetle (Meloe proscarabaeus),...
It must be Easter!

It must be Easter!

It’s that time of year where Spring has sprung and all of our fauna and flora are setting up for a busy summer ahead, in particular…our bird life! The majority of our resident breeding birds should have set up their territories by now and started laying...
Fleet Foreshore Spring Clean

Fleet Foreshore Spring Clean

Once again thanks go out to everyone who helped us with our spring clean on the Fleet. Together with last months pick we have manged to clear over 3 miles of the reserve, picking up over 50 bags as well as some larger...
Marsh Harrier preening

Marsh Harrier preening

http://www.fleetandchesilreserve.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Marsh-Harrier.mp4   The Marsh Harrier is the largest harrier found in the UK and are slightly larger than Buzzards. They can be distinguished by their longer tail, slimmer body and narrower wings....
Sea Lemons

Sea Lemons

(Doris pseudoargus) Sea Lemons can often be seen under the Ferrybridge at Portland. The ones in the photographs were seen earlier this week. They can grow to 12cm and are covered in bumpy tubercles. It lays thousands of eggs in a long orange or white ribbon. The sea...