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Extraordinary Ordinary - Lochwinnoch's Young Volunteers Group
On Saturday Feb 9th Lochwinnoch's Phoenix group, the Lochwinnoch Young Volunteers, met for one of their regular sessions. This time, though, Youth Officer Nicole Brandon was visiting and discovered that a regular meeting for this fantastic group is anything but average. What they do is, in fact,...
6 Mar 2013
Peer Education through the Big Schools Birdwatch at Duddingston Primary, Edinburgh
One Primary 5 class at Duddingston Primary in Edinburgh took part in the Big Schools Birdwatch this year, after being encouraged by one of their own pupils, nine year old Johnny Blairford . Julia Horton , from the Times Educational Supplement Scotland , joined in the fun, and you can read her full report...
11 Feb 2013
Community Wildlife Gardening Ideas from Dumfries!
In October this year, the Mersehead Moorhens, RSPB Scotland’s most southerly Wildlife Explorer Group, visited a local residential centre to work with some of their residents in their wildlife garden. This was an opportunity that the Moorhen’s were extremely excited about, having been involved...
13 Dec 2012
National Tree Week Celebrations!
Are you ready to take part in the UK’s largest tree celebration? National Tree Week begins this Saturday, 24th November, and runs until 2nd December, giving you plenty of time to get involved in many of the organised activities running all over the UK, or to have fun taking part in your own tree...
22 Nov 2012
Edinburgh Phoenix Group "Think Big"
After launching in spectacular style this summer, the Edinburgh Phoenix group’s first project was to take part in reviving a walled garden at Hermitage of Braid, a local nature reserve in their area. The young people plan to create a raised bed for native Scottish wildlife, designed in particular...
18 Oct 2012
Autumn art work
Autumn is, in my opinion, the best time of year for some outdoor art work. There's such a variety of vibrant colours around, plenty of leaves, seeds and twigs lying around to gather up, and the weather hasn't quite reached the point where your fingers are frozen within minutes of being outside...
11 Oct 2012
Edinburgh Phoenix has left the nest!
Scotland's newest RSPB Youth Group has just launched in spectacular style, so for a peek at the kind of brilliance and opportunity our groups attract please read on for an account written by a brand new Phoenix - Annie, aged 16. Edinburgh Phoenix Diary, 27th May 2012 The temperatures were...
12 Jun 2012
Nature deficit disorder in the news again...
You may well have already heard this morning that the question of how to connect more children to nature is back in the news again? The National Trust has launched a new report highlighting the issue , as well as an online enquiry to gather public opinion on what should be done. In a week where...
30 Mar 2012
The Urban Birder Lands in Glasgow
Glasgow’s remarkable wildlife will be the centre of attention next Sunday (February 19) as The Urban Birder, David Lindo, pays the city a rare visit. As well as urban birding, David’s talk will also look at urban conservation issues and what can be done to help our city birds. His book, The...
15 Feb 2012
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