Minsmere – visit by Y13 Geography students on Monday 6th October 2014
On a dry but windy day on the Suffolk Coast, the weather allowed us to investigate the biodiversity of the reserve before lunch before the rain set in.
Our hosts at the RSPB reserve, Dot and Sarah, helped us to explore and investigate the rich variety of habitats at Britains’ most popular bird reserve and one of Suffolk’s fastest growing attractions. Visits to bird hides, reed beds, grazing highland cattle and sluice gates were accompanied by water sampling, soil testing and quadrat surveys. After lunch, Dot and Sarah showed a presentation to explain how this rapidly disappearing corner of Britain is being imaginatively and sustainable managed through negotiations between major players like EDF, The National Trust and Suffolk County Council.