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Microscopic Marvels Digital Microscope Walk

Delve into the details of nature on this digital microscope walk, using microscopic smartphone lenses to see the natural world up-close.

February 28, 2024
Knettishall Heath Nature Reserve
Booking required

Microscopic Marvels Digital Microscope Walk

Explore the beautiful natural habitats of Knettishall Heath in a whole new experience. On this relaxed and friendly guided walk, you will use microscope lenses to see the incredible details found in nature that would normally go unnoticed. You will be provided with a 40X microscopic clip-on lens (that works with almost all modern smartphones) to use during the walk. This will allow you to get an incredibly detailed view of the natural world. You will explore a wide range of interesting organisms in nature such as lichen, fungi, plants, insects and other animals in a level of  detail we never normally get to see.

Using the clip-on lens will also allow you to take pictures using your own phone, and so this walk doubles up as a great introduction to macro photography that is accessible to anyone who has a smartphone.


This walk will be led by David Atthowe, of Reveal Nature. This walk is hosted by the Brecks Fen Edge and Rivers Landscape Partnership Scheme, in partnership with Suffolk Wildlife Trust.

To see some examples, visit Reveal Nature’s amazing gallery of Microscopic images HERE

To read about our 2023 Microscopic Marvels walk that took place in December at Brandon Country Park, visit our BFER blog HERE


Microscopic Marvels Digital Microscope Walk

When: Wednesday 28th February

Where: Knettishall Heath Nature Reserve, IP22 2TQ

Time: 1pm – 3pm

Meeting point: We will meet at the picnic benches in the main Knettishall Heath car park

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Ages: 16+ (under 18s should be accompanied by an adult throughout)

Parking: Parking is available onsite. Parking Charges will apply. Find out more information HERE

What to bring: This walk will be led at a slow pace, so make sure to wrap up warm with plenty of layers of clothing, as well as rain protection in case of wet weather. Please wear sturdy closed toe footwear such as walking shoes, boots, or wellies, as the terrain may be uneven and muddy under foot. Please bring your smartphone.

Tools: Clip-on smart phone lenses will be provided, which are compatible with most modern smartphones. If you have any questions, please contact BFER at (E)

Booking required

Cost: This event is fully funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Please only book if you intend on attending, as unexplained cancellations negatively impact our ability to provide future fully funded opportunities. If after booking you are no longer able to attend, please notify BFER asap so that we can notify the walk guide, and reallocate your ticket (E) (T) 01473 265600