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  • Blog Post: Volunteering has got me closer to nature

    Studying BSc Ecology at UEA and volunteering in the RSPB’s communications team are completely different, yet so similar – the bottom line being conservation, conservation, conservation. The past year, I have not only had the closest nature experiences of my life, but have learnt why conserving...
  • Blog Post: Step up and help nature... volunteer for the RSPB

    Since I was 15 years old I have been a volunteer – you name it, I've done it (almost). From helping toads cross the road, assisting Guide Dog training, to health-checking cattle, I have spent much of the last 4 years helping animals as a volunteer. Although sometimes hard work, dirty and smelly...
  • Blog Post: When will I, will I be famous?

    Without wanting to put that rather overplayed Bros hit from way back in the day in your head, it's not too far from the truth! As Communications Manager for the RSPB in the East, my role is as varied as a Blue Peter Presenter's and as exciting as a lead part on EastEnders. Ok, so EastEnders may...
  • Blog Post: Farming that's a taste of the good life

    Blogger: Aggie Rothon, Communications Officer I remember picking up our Christmas turkey one year. I was only small, but I can still recall the slow drive up a rain sodden path following signs for ‘Norfolk Black turkeys.’ A few sheep grazed in the fields to the left, bundled up in their...
  • Blog Post: Pimp my Heron

    Blogger: Becky Ingham, Face to Face Team Manager "How is H (the cleverly named Heron) doing?", the masses ask. He is now on his way to the repainting clinic, to have a lick of new feathers, some go-faster stripes and potentially a built in stereo, ready for his annual exciting excursion...
  • Blog Post: Surprise Encounters of the Gold Kind

    Blogger: Kim Matthews, Membership Development Officer Am I the only one that deletes, unopened, their LoveFilm "Your next rental is on its way..." email? Quite probably, but the reason behind this small symptom of madness is that I like the surprise when I open the envelope. When it comes...
  • Blog Post: Raising a Brood

    Blogger: Kate Blincoe Parenthood can feel complicated at times. We become circus skills experts with all that plate spinning, juggling and tightrope walking as we try to do the best thing for our families whilst managing limited time and money. Having just returned to work following maternity leave...
  • Blog Post: All aboard...

    As i pulled into the quayside there was a strong coastal smell. Rich, salty seaweed, damp wood from the pier, and pungent shellfish remains from the cockle van parked up at a jaunty angle. The enigmatic herring gull soundtrack was faint on this particular morning, but it was there none the less. This...
  • Blog Post: Gillyflowers, CAP and Coleridge

    ‘Hot July brings cooling showers, apricots and gillyflowers.’ said Sara Coleridge, daughter to the famous Samuel. I’m not sure what gillyflowers are (I’ll google them later) but I’m sure we are all well versed in cooling showers. For those of us who love to Step Up...
  • Blog Post: Welcome Back H

    Blogger: Kathryn Leigh, Date with Nature Officer Well, it's that time of the year when H, our model heron needs to get himself spruced up. After one hell of a season last year, H was rushed to hospital for a minor operation on one of his legs. This did not go well, and the procedure was more complicated...
  • Blog Post: From Volunteer to Volunteering Development Officer

    Blogger: Annie Sadler, Volunteering Development Officer I started life as a volunteer aged 17 helping out my local conservation group – Stour Valley Volunteers in the Dedham Vale AONB. I was going to start a conservation course at Otley College and was advised to try practical conservation first...
  • Blog Post: Militant bird feeding?

    Blogger - Erica Howe I’m house sitting at the moment while our friends are off on a holiday of a lifetime! It sounds wonderful doesn’t it? I’ve left the city, living in the Norfolk countryside, in a bigger house with a garden – sounds like a holiday itself? Well, sort of! ...
  • Blog Post: Superstition ain’t the way

    Blogger: Kim Matthews, Membership Development Officer At least that is what Stevie Wonder believes. I never thought of myself as particularly superstitious although I do tend to avoid walking under ladders, but that is just elementary health and safety. I may even have been heard to utter a "Good...
  • Blog Post: The Days of Narcissus

    Blogger: Adam Murray, Communications Officer Happy St David's Day to one and all. I have a real affinity with Wales as I lived in Cardiff between the ages of five and six. At this age it was that perfect time when my affinity to the natural world began. Memories are intoxicating of heady days...
  • Blog Post: They don't call us the Royal Society for nothing

    Blogger: Adam Murray, Communications Officer I was in two minds about blogging something for the jubilee weekend because if your family is anything like mine you have staunch republicans (like my Dad) and then memories of my granddad standing and saluting at the Queen and the national anthem. Then...
  • Blog Post: Identity Crisis

    So the keen and observant ones amongst you would have spotted our slight change to our blog group title. The blondes in question have not been turned into bugs you will be pleased to know. The proliferation of non-blondes in the team meant that it was time for a change. I still consider myself a blonde...
  • Blog Post: Something to do in the countdown to Christmas

    December is here! The first door on the advent calendar has been opened. And so here are our Steps for December, modelled by our regional volunteer team, Annie, Zahra and Jane. Please see below for more detail on December’s Steps. Do: With winter arriving we are preparing for Big Garden...
  • Blog Post: Supplies for the Winter

    When you are looking at your feathery visitors to your garden enjoying there fat balls have ever wondered how your local friendly RSPB staff get through the winter as well? Well, for the Public Affairs team in the Norwich office the fat balls equivalent are donuts and cookies. At least this is the case...
  • Blog Post: Do you prefer sweet or savoury?

    Blogger: Aggie Rothon, Communications Officer The running joke in my household at the moment is that whatever film any one suggests watching my response will always be, ‘hmmmm, I don’t do war/romcom/sci-fi films.’ My comeback quip is always ’but I like characters and contemplation...
  • Blog Post: I am a Janner Birder - what are you?

    Blogger: Simon Tonkin, RSPB Senior Farmland Conservation Officer I am a Janner Birder! A Janner is to Plymouth what a Scouser is to Liverpool or a Geordie to Newcastle. I spent all of my childhood birding the Plymouth, with delights like the rusty anchor (a sewage outfall), fishscale beach (a fish...
  • Blog Post: Something for the Weekend: Free as a Bird

    Blogger: Helen Leach, Receptionist (Eastern Regional Office). Every week I pop along to my yoga class hoping to relieve myself of life’s stresses and achieve that, sometimes seemingly elusive, state of total relaxation and connect with myself again. Last week the class started as normal talking...
  • Blog Post: Your local community needs you

    Blogger: Matt Howard, Community Collection Scheme Officer I only started working at the RSPB last July. It is a privilege to work for the Society that I have been a member of for years. What struck me most in the first months is just how vital the 'team ethic' is. Admittedly the job I do in...
  • Blog Post: A Falling Star

    Blogger: Kate Blincoe, Communications Manager The number crunching has been done and the eagerly awaited results have been announced. The nation wants to know what it means to them. No, not the budget! I mean the annual stock take of our birds; the results of Big Garden Birdwatch 2012 are just out...
  • Blog Post: Worms are not just for the Eighties

    Blogger: Adam Murray, Communication Officer Are you a book worm or just fancy getting you, your kids or grandchildren out from in front of the TV or their way to fancy looking computer console (I am of the ZX Spectrum era)? Well as it is WORLD BOOK DAY now is a perfect opportunity. What better...
  • Blog Post: Good grief Tenerife!

    Blogger: Gena Correale-Wardle, RSPB Community Fundraising Officer Last week I spent a lovely week on annual leave in sunny Tenerife. Not only were my friends and I excited about relaxing by the pool and basking in the sun like lizards, we were looking forward to seeing some too. With over 100 endemic...