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  • Blog Post: A Little Mining Bee Adventure with Tommy

    Blogger: Emily Field, RSPB Volunteer & Farmer Alliance Project Officer The other day was walking home from school with Tommy (age 5) whinging in the usual way "come on Tommy what's keeping you?” he replied "I'm looking at the bees going into the ground mum!" ...
  • Blog Post: Springwatch has Sprung

    Blogger - Erica Howe Communications Manager I know this will make me sound old (I can feel the grey hairs sprouting as I type!), but the last few weeks have simply flown by! It feels like only yesterday Spingwatch hit our screens and in the blink of an eye it has been drawn to a close for another...
  • Blog Post: Remember, remember ...?

    In case it has been erased from your memory or you are in desperate denial about the turning of the seasons, there is no escaping that it is bonfire night this weekend! The sky will be adorned with that healthy orange glow of bonfires and fireworks and we will all be testing out our vocal chords...
  • Blog Post: What can we do about the riots?

    Blogger: Erica Howe, Communications Manager This week, I’ve been working on an incredible RSPB project. Our Minsmere reserve is having a bit of a make-over and in the new year we will have a fantastic, dedicated learning centre for youngsters and families to come and be inspired about nature...
  • Blog Post: Are you ready to take on the Wild Zone at Minsmere?

    Blogger: Kate Blincoe, Communications Manager Here is my confession. I work for the RSPB yet I have not been to a nature reserve in my leisure time for over three years. Let me clarify a few things: I have not lost my passion for enjoying wildlife in stunning locations. I have not had a bad accident...
  • 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: When was the last time you made a den?

    Blogger: Aggie Rothon, Communications Officer ‘Life’s too short to stuff a mushroom’ Shirley Conran famously said. I couldn’t agree more Shirley, but it’s not too short to ice a cupcake or twenty. In fact it took me a whole morning of craning over the kitchen counter...
  • Blog Post: Thoughts of home

    I bumped in to an old primary school friend the other day. I hadn’t seen her for 17 years but she seemed just as lovely as she had been back then. She reminded me of playtime at my childhood home. Us building rafts together to float on the lake and my mum making us chicken kievs – Lucy’s...
  • Blog Post: Time in the bank

    Blogger: Janet Moorse, Communications Team Volunteer I am not in a position to work full time, needing to be around for my kids and finding myself 100 miles from grandparents and family baby-sitters. But I still want to keep my brain from stagnating and have volunteered my time over the past few years...
  • Blog Post: I know what you did last Summer [Holidays]...

    Blogger: Erica Howe, Communications Officer ...If it was anything like me it was probably moaning a little that the weather wasn't like how I used to remember it was when I was a kid. Do you remember what it was like in those heady care free days/daze? I can remember the instructions vividly...
  • Blog Post: Farming fuming

    Blogger - Erica Howe, Communications Manager It’s been a shocking week to say the least! And it’s only Tuesday! The RSPB announced today that the EU are planning to sever a rather important leg from our Common Agricultural Policy. That all sounds rather jargonny I know so i’ll...
  • Blog Post: There's no need to be part of the X Box generation

    Apparently it took me ages to say my first word, but when I did eventually decide to make myself heard I pronounced 'horse' with such clarity that it took my mum aback. I think the fact that I could look out on to a stable yard from my cot must have had something to do with it. Strange too that...
  • Blog Post: Diggers, ducklings and decadence

    Blogger: Erica Howe, Communications Manager Finding inspiration can come from the most unusual places! It’s not often that i’m stumped for words, but sometimes, when you’re having ‘one of those days’ it’s not easy to write an exciting piece of prose or come up with...
  • Blog Post: "I'm bored Mum" Not any more! It's your top 3 cool things to do in the summer hols.

    Blogger: Kate Blincoe The initial euphoria of not having to get everyone out of the door bright and early has worn off. The days are long and the weather is at best changeable. Keeping the brood occupied can seem like a challenging task, but never fear, here is your stay sane guide to the summer hols...
  • Blog Post: 101 things to do with a bucket

    Blogger: Gena Correale-Wardle A little while ago we asked our Twitter followers for some ideas of things you could do with a bucket. Some very good and strange answers came back – bury it and make it into a stag beetle home; use it as a coal scuttle and even have it as a makeshift toilet! The...
  • Blog Post: Youthful Urban Birding

    Blogger: Steve Rowland, Public Affairs Manager I passed a pleasant 50 minutes the other day on a long train journey listening to one of the Conference Calls put together by Charlie Moores on his Talking Naturally blog. In these Charlie gets a bunch of birders together on a conference call and they...
  • Blog Post: A whole lotta chocolate fun!

    Blogger: Erica Howe, Communications Manager My birthday tends to fall either side of the Easter weekend which, when i was younger and at school was always a real bonus. It meant we had two weeks off, time to play outside and if we were lucky, lots of chocolate! My memories of this school holiday...
  • Blog Post: Kangaroos in Norfolk

    Blogger: Rachel Frain, Fundraising Administrator Recently I was lucky enough to spend the day outdoors in beautiful surroundings with a really cool bunch of five year olds. I say I was lucky because my day-to-day job is as an administrator at the RSPB. This usually sees me office bound, stuck behind...
  • 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: Inspiring our future conservationists

    Blogger: Agnes Rothon Can you remember what it was that inspired you to do the job that you do today or the job that you did throughout your working life? I can remember mine and I revisited it quite by accident the other day. I was clearing out the spare room – the drawers at the bottom...