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  • Blog Post: Cracking on with British Egg Week

    This week is British Egg Week (6 – 12 October) which highlights the importance of chicken eggs in our diets. It’s certainly ‘no yolk’ as it aims to show parents and children that eggs are great for any meal, since they are high in nutrition for youngsters and value for money too...
  • Blog Post: Get ready...set...bake!

    Today’s the day – the Great British Bake Off returns to our screens tonight (BBC2, 8pm) and we can hardly contain ourselves! We flipping love the show here at RSPB HQ – not just because of the delicious looking treats that are created every week, but because it makes us want to spend...
  • Blog Post: Great gifts for doting dads

    Dad's are great. They're expert bedtime-story readers, patient bike-riding instructors, skilled monster-under-the-bed scarers, accomplished DIY-kings, accommodating taxi drivers, chief bear-huggers, professional kitchen-dancers and so much more. So Fathers' Day (that's Sunday 15 June...
  • Blog Post: Make the most of the break in the rain!

    Quick! The rain's stopped so grab your kids and make the most of the last few days of half term whilst you can! Looking for inspiration for what you can do? Here's what we'd be doing if we weren't at work: 1. Packing a picnic - Food always tastes better outside. I don't know...
  • Blog Post: A helping hand to keep your feeders full

    It's a busy time of year in gardens - plants are bursting into leaf and flower, butterflies are emerging and looking for places to lay their eggs, hedgehogs are waking up after a long winter's slumber, and birds are busy raising their families. We've definitely seen two young blackbirds and...
  • Blog Post: Things that go bark, buzz and bump in the night

    I know the wildlife that calls our garden home by day pretty well. There's the newts that swim about in the pond, the noisy flock of starlings who fly by every day, squabbling over the feeders, and the bees, butterflies and other bugs that bumble and buzz round from plant to plant. But what happens...
  • Blog Post: Coffee anyone?

    The sun is shining and it’s almost the end of the working week, so why not give yourself five minutes break this afternoon to enjoy the weather and relax with a nice cup of our brand new Love Nature coffee ? This bird-friendly coffee is grown under shade, high in the San Juan Del Rio Coco...
  • Blog Post: Eyes to the skies

    With spring migration in full swing at the moment, now's one of the best times of year to keep your eyes on the skies. Here's what some of the team here at RSPB HQ have seen this week... Mark It's a really exciting time of year, with plenty of birds on the move. I'm regularly checking...
  • Blog Post: Tasty Easter treats - a step-by-step guide to chocolatey goodness

    Easter is coming and, if like us, you're spending it with family and friends, why not spoil them with a tasty homemade treat? But what to make? Spring is in the air and birds are busy setting up home so how about our childhood favourite - the chocolate cornflake nest? Here's our step-by-step...
  • Blog Post: Shop on tour

    We took the RSPB shop on tour this weekend, heading up to York University for our annual Members' Weekend. 500 or so members and a whole bunch of staff descended on the campus for a weekend of talks, trips and, of course, retail therapy. Here's our weekend in pictures... Everything all...
  • Blog Post: Feed em' up!

    Most people know how important it is to feed their garden birds over the cold winter months when food can be scarce, but what about in the spring? You'd be forgiven for thinking you can cut down on the amount of food you put out as the weather gets warmer, the days get longer and nature seems to...
  • Blog Post: Friday fun: h-owl many?

    This photo is driving us mad here at RSPB HQ. Can you work out how many Owlberts there are? We've tried to count them and we get a different answer every time! Like the look of Owlbert? He's on special offer at the moment - two cuddly toys for £15!
  • Blog Post: Anyone for boules?

    Our amazing buggy suet balls are on special offer at the moment. You can get 50 for just £7.50 - that's a whopping £4 off! You're obviously not going to put all 50 of them out at once, so what do you do with the ones that are waiting to be used? Buggy boules anyone? Not your...
  • Blog Post: Countdown to Mothers' Day - two days to go

    Mum's are some of the hardest working people around, so here's your step by step guide to treating yours to a little rest and relaxation this Mothers' Day: Step 1: Run her a lovely hot bath - our Skinny Dipper bliss in a box gift set has got some scrummy smelling bubble bath in that's...
  • Blog Post: Countdown to Mothers' Day - four days to go!

    If you're nice and organised then you'll know that Mothers' Day is nearly upon us and you'll have something special already planned for that lovely lady in your life. If you're a little less prepared, don't panic! Over the next few days we'll be sharing some fab gifts that...
  • Blog Post: Ready...steady...garden!

    There's a vicious rumour going around that there's going to be a mini heatwave this weekend. If that's true, then I'll be heading out into the garden to tidy up the last of the autumn leaves, pull up the army of weeds that have set up camp in our veg patch, tidying up the greenhouse and...
  • Blog Post: Who says pancakes have to be round?

    We love a good pancake here at RSPB HQ, but the traditional round ones can be a tad...plain. We decided to mix things up for this year's Pancake Day so we've been experimenting with the help of some of our cookie cutters ... The butterfly shaped ones have come out pretty well, but is...
  • Blog Post: Spring? Is that you?

    It may not feel like at it the moment, but spring is just around the corner. Our garden has transformed over the last week or so. Where there were lots of browns and muted greens before, there's now a riot of colour - with crisp white snowdrops, bright purple crocuses, and yellow daffodils adding...
  • Blog Post: Five minutes peace

    It's Monday afternoon, it's raining and the kids are back at school, so take five minutes, find somewhere comfy and enjoy the peace and quiet with a nice cuppa and something tasty .
  • Blog Post: And the answer is...

    Five! It's a good job that the real things are much smaller or it'd be a bit of a squash in there.
  • Blog Post: A bit of a squeeze

    Because it's National Nest Box Week (and to be honest because we were curious), we spent a little time this afternoon trying to squeeze as many of our singing blue and great tit toys into an RSPB nestbox as possible. Not a quiet task I can tell you! How many do you think we managed to get in?
  • Blog Post: Happy half term!

    Looking for something to do with the small people this half term? Here's our top three tips: Head out and explore an RSPB reserve . With over 200 locations around the UK - including our top ten sites for families - our nature reserves are great places to explore and get up close and personal...
  • Blog Post: Giving nature a (more stylish home)

    It's not often the worlds of style and wildlife collide, but with London Fashion Week and National Nestbox Week both starting today, the RSPB and the British Fashion Council have decided to join forces. Eleven top names from the British fashion industry - including Dame Vivienne Westwood, Wayne...
  • Blog Post: Love (nature) is in the air

    Happy Valentine's Day everyone! If you've only just remembered what day it is and you find yourself near an RSPB shop this afternoon, then our adorable Love Nature chocolate birds make a great gift for those with a sweet tooth!
  • Blog Post: New for spring

    Hope you guys enjoyed Big Garden Birdwatch last weekend. Don't forget to submit your results before 16 February and once you've done that, why not check out all the lovely new goodies we've added to our online shop?!?