• Foxearth Meadows on Countryfile

    countryfile 3 - 1Foxearth Meadows Nature Reserve is coming to a small screen near you! A Rocha UK’s dragonfly haven will feature on BBC One’s highly popular programme Countryfile this Sunday (4.55pm on 4th June).

    The Countryfile team report on rural and environmental issues at various regions across the UK. As part of this Sunday’s focus on Essex, the programme will show presenter Ellie Harrison exploring Foxearth Meadows (pictured) – the country’s only nature reserve managed specifically for dragonflies.

    As the BBC schedule tells us, Ellie ‘gets up close to these highly coloured and fascinating insects’. From the comfort of their own homes, Countryfile viewers will be able to join Ellie on her trip to the site. Visitors will be especially welcome at the reserve in the week following the programme.

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Hear the call of the wild

I was brought up in Africa as a young boy, then moved at age seven with my parents to Australia. In both countries, I was living in the bush. Seeing large free-roaming animals in the landscape was second nature.

I was also passionate about the tiniest creatures. My earliest memory was of the tub of water my mum used to put under a light outside on the veranda in Africa to catch insects so they didn’t fly into the house. I was so fascinated by all the bugs, I used to climb into the tub to be with them! (Click the link for Charlie Burrell's story)

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