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  • Blog Post: For the love of plants (this Bank Holiday) #OperationWildTimes

    Blogger: Adam Murray, Communications Officer Well we have come full circle, my name is Adam and I love plants and gardening. I dismissed plants outright when I chose Zoology over Biology (including botany) for my undergraduate degree. My shoulders sank and I huffed at the thought of doing chores...
  • Blog Post: These are a few of my favourite things #OperationWildTimes

    Blogger: Adam Murray, Communications Officer How are you coping with the summer holidays? A bit soggy around the edges as you dodge the thunder storms? Noticed that the roads are quieter and your usual haunts are “full of screaming kids”/children having fun? Or have you managed to get...
  • Blog Post: The ever expanding To Do List #OperationWildTimes

    Blogger: Adam Murray, Communications Officer In the words of Mr Meatloaf 2, out of three aint bad. In other words, I am so nearly there with completing our wildlife garden that keeps everyone happy. Last weekend I referred back to the Giving Nature a Home guide that I downloaded for free here ...
  • Blog Post: Fiji Time required in Norfolk #OperationWildTimes

    Blogger: Adam Murray, Communications Officer Need a touch of Fiji Time With this glorious sunshine I am really chuffed with how our new wildlife and family friendly garden is bedding in. However, I definitely need a bit of Fiji Time mentality. What is Fiji Time? From my time working over there...
  • Blog Post: Going hard(landscaping) & finally Giving Nature a Home #Operation Wild Times

    Blogger: Adam Murray Hard Landscaping – bringing in the big guns I don’t know about you but the 1980s was never a good decade for fashion. I am sorry cool kids with your high waist jeans, stone-washed denim and patterned leggings – it was never cool. The same goes for technicolour...
  • Blog Post: Parade of Plants #OperationWildTimes

    Blogger: Adam Murray, Communications Officer Did you enjoy this year’s Hampton Court Flower Show (my 10 year old self would never thought I would be saying that)? Some top plants there and a bit of plant envy on my behalf. Which were your favourites? It is great to see such a variety of plants...
  • Blog Post: Getting Dirty and Creative #OperationWildTimes

    Blogger: Adam Murray, Communications Officer If I had been lead to believe what I was told at school and that all I could have a job in conservation was as a scuba diving marine biologist or jungle living monkey lover (tried a bit of both – leeches and seasickness scuppered both) then I would...
  • Blog Post: Wish Lists and Destruction #OperationWildTimes

    Blogger: Adam Murray, Communications Officer Things are hotting up. Next step is looking at what you have in your garden and what you would like to keep and what would be on your new wish list of goodies. Phase 2: Embrace the wildlife and removing the not very [wildlife] friendly stuff □ Design...
  • Blog Post: Operation Wild Times

    Blogger: Adam Murray, Communications Officer So where do you even start! I have a packed week, sleepless nights and a walled south facing garden that is screaming out to be loved. Like a toddler, our garden can get unruly if you do not pay attention to it. So where do you go for advice to control...
  • Blog Post: The Lazy Dad Wild Gardening Post

    Blogger: Adam Murray, Communications Officer I grew up hating gardening. It was that chore my Mum and Dad made me and my siblings do to earn pocket money. Mow the lawn, do the weeding, dig a hole or two (don’t ask). When all we really wanted to do was go play on our spokey-dokey laden BMX...
  • Blog Post: Groundhog Day!

    The Thames Estuary is an incredible place for wildlife and it has some of the rarest bugs and beasties in the UK aswell as being one of the most important migration routes in the country for hundreds of thousands of birds. It is a highly developed area with some great examples of sustainable development...
  • 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: 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: RSPB office goes wild for the day

    More often than not, when I tell people that I work for the RSPB, their response is ‘Wow – that must be a great place to work’ or ‘Blimey, that’s a cool job’. And do you know what, they're absolutely right. On a weekly basis the work of a Communications Officer...
  • Blog Post: Computer says 'No'....

    Blogger - Aggie Rothon I’ve been on the phone for thirty minutes. At some point between last Thursday and today my computer has taken one of my files, chewed it up and spat it out, but without telling me why. I don’t understand what caused this sudden rage and neither it seems does the...
  • Blog Post: The jigsaw puzzle of life

    Blogger: Communications Officer Aggie Rothon I am incredibly lucky to live where I do. If I leave my house in any direction I can always find myself surrounded by the magnificence of nature. So I’m not missing out, now that the nights are drawing in and I have had to reroute my after-work dog...
  • Blog Post: Two turtle doves need new names!

    On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me … two turtle doves. 26 December is, as the traditional Christmas song goes, the second day of Christmas and the Operation Turtle Dove partnership is launching an exciting competition today! Operation Turtle Dove is a new partnership...
  • Blog Post: Oh I do like to be beside the seaside

    I’ve often wondered why being near the sea is so captivating. In all the years i’ve lived in Norfolk and holidayed sporadically along the coastline of the UK, the sea has always drawn me in. When the winds blow in from the North Sea and you’re stood on the Norfolk Coast, wrapped up...
  • Blog Post: Nature and Farming Judgement Day on 29 June?

    Blogger - Simon Tonkin, Senior Farmland Conservation Officer The signs from the EU in the last few days are that the President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, is considering major cuts to pillar two of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). An essential fund that amongst other...
  • Blog Post: wink, wink, wink, wink

    Pink footed geese, Image from RSPB images It’s a noise that cuts through the conversation in the RSPB’s Snettisham reserve office, as each of us recognising the sound, automatically leaves our desks and moves to the windows to gaze into the cloudy grey sky. For a moment we can’t...
  • 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: Don't mind if I do...

    I wanted to work for a big organisation that had get-up and go, I wanted to work for someone progressive that cared for the environment. It was the organisation I’ve waited my whole life to work for. All these are reasons why the colleagues sitting around me decided to apply for the jobs they...
  • Blog Post: Today's the day the Teddy Bears have their picnic...

    Blogger: Erica Howe, Communications Manager Last night was my second appearance onto BBC Radio Norfolk to fill in for our local celebrity farmer Chris Skinner! I love doing these slots, they really are a lot of fun and although the sick feeling in my tummy builds up from about 3 hours before, it soon...
  • Blog Post: Soaring spirits, but a stark reminder

    RSPB images It was a gloomy day in November and I was running a tedious errand that took me towards the Norfolk coast. Driving along, I wondered if I would see any pink-footed geese munching on the harvested sugar beet tops. ‘That would brighten my journey’, I thought to myself, ‘otherwise...
  • Blog Post: Christmas shopping worth while

    With more and more people filling the shops to rush out for a last-minute Christmas pressie (or if you’re anything like me, you won’t have even started) I do often wonder about all the millions of pounds that we spend each year on gifts for our loved ones, friends and family. In a time of...