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  • Blog Post: Secret garden gem in the heart of Norwich invites you to fundraising garden party in aid of wildlife!

    Bishop's House Garden throwing open gates to welcome wildlife and people On Sunday 13 th September, Norwich’s ‘ Bishop’s House Garden ’ will be throwing open its gates to the public for a fun packed fundraising ‘ garden party’ in aid of wildlife at the RSPB’s...
  • Blog Post: The ups and downs of life in the wild on Suffolk’s only island

    This blog post originally appeared as an article in the East Anglian Daily Times Environment supplement, sponsored by Anglian Water . The iconic wildlife of Suffolk's only island Havergate Island is famed not only as Suffolk’s only island but for its near mythical role in the history...
  • 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: We could be heroes ...

    Blogger: Kate Blincoe - Communications Manager Slugs keep eating my sunflowers, weeds grow as fast as I can pull them, and watering my thirsty sweet peas keeps emptying my water butt. After an hour or two of gardening, it is definitely time for a sit down and a glass of wine. Making my handkerchief...
  • Blog Post: The call of the wild

    Oystercatcher image copyright Liz Cutting, www.lizcuttingphotos.com Much like whistling, touching my toes with my legs straight and rolling my tongue I have never been able to master accents. My Irish accent sounds much like my Scottish whilst my Yorkshire sounds very similar to my west country. It...
  • 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: I've just seen something amazing

    I've just been for a very wet walk. It didn't rain, although it certainly did this morning; the heart-shaped petals of the dog-rose that dot the hedgerows have been battered by the heavy raindrops and are now stuck to the roads and tracks like thin scraps of crepe paper. No, it wasn't the...
  • 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...
  • 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: The good ol' days

    I'm gutted. Wagon wheels don't have jam in them anymore. What's occurin'!? In the good ol' days that fake Wheely jam sat tenderly against its pure white mallow like a jumped up jammie dodger. But then in the good ol' days corncrakes croaked from the fields, corn buntings...