With Archie’s fascination for wildlife, specifically birds, we thought it would be nice to spend a day at the RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve whilst we were in Suffolk. It is a nature reserve owned and run by the RSPB and lies on the Suffolk coast to the south of Southwold and north of Aldeburgh. The site was established in 1947 and covers areas of reed bed, lowland heath, lowland wet grassland and shingle vegetation. It is recognised for its high diversity of bird species and other wildlife.
There are several miles of walks with a Wild Zone and Wild Wood adventure for children to explore.
One of the walks took us to the coastal lagoons where Archie was suitably impressed with more than quantity of birds than the different species. We will work on that, since he has become mini RSPB explorer.
On the day we were there, they were running pond dipping, Archie and Daddy had a go dipping the net to see what creatures they could find in the pond.