Monday 5 February 2024

2024 Events programme on Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve goes live!


 Our 2024 events programme is now ready to view on the events tab of the blog at the top of this page. We are celebrating 60 years since the NNR was designated and have a plethora of events showcasing the amazing habitats and wildlife that the Reserve encompasses. 

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There will also be three bigger festivals themed around the seasonal variations as the Reserve changes  throughout the year.

All events are FREE but donations are welcome. We look forward to seeing you at one of our events.

Friday 19 January 2024

60 years of Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve!!

 2024 is a special date on the Reserve as we mark 60 years since the first designation of the site. To celebrate this milestone we will be holding a series of events over the course of the year.  Looking through our archives we have found the original press release designating Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve.

Original press release



Many site wardens and managers later, the NNR continues to protect and enhance the nature and conservation interest of this special place.

Tuesday 9 January 2024

Magnificent Brent


These Light-bellied Brent Geese making most of the vegetation available alongside the causeway.

If you see these by the causeway please down and pass with caution, repeated flushing causes valuable energy loss! They need as much energy as possible to keep warm during these cold months and build fat reserves for their migration north in spring.

50% of the East-Atlantic race can be found at Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve during the winter having migrated south from their breeding grounds in Svalbard.

Photo: JJD

Photo: JJD


Wednesday 20 December 2023

Merry Christmas





Merry Christmas to everyone from the Lindisfarne NNR team! We wish you a happy festive period and look forward to an exciting 2024.

Here a few photos from this season to enjoy.




Sun Rise on the Reserve


Volunteers in action - litter pick at the start of the year before nesting shorebirds start setting up territories


Little Tern family roosting on the beach before heading on their mammoth migration south

Adult Arctic Tern in flight

Preparing the stock fence before the cattle arrived in the Autumn

Sheep grazing

Turnstone busy feeding away


Habitat works - removing vegetation from the Snook


Walking the cattle off 




 



Thursday 19 October 2023

Goose festival update!

 Sadly due to Storm Babet we have had no other option than to cancel Saturdays events. Currently Sunday is looking like a much better day so these events will go ahead as planned.