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  • Blog Post: We get by with a little help from our friends

    Blogger: Gena Correale-Wardle, Senior Community Fundraiser Sometimes the feeling the trouble our natural world is in overwhelms me until I was to scream about it in the middle of the street. “Don’t you know that our starlings are disappearing?” “Where have our hedgehogs gone...
  • Blog Post: Stepping up for nature down under

    Tony and Lesley Trott live in New South Wales, Australia, but they are lifelong RSPB supporters. You can read about what they're doing to help nature on page 81 of Birds Autumn 2012, including clearing their garden and the adjacent rainforest of alien species that aren't good for the native plants...
  • Blog Post: One million steps for nature

    We made this video to celebrate our first million steps for nature - if you have taken one, thank you! If you would like to read more, do pop over to the Saving Special Places blog. Follow we on twitter .
  • Blog Post: From Russia with love and hope

    As I write, 13 spoon-billed sandpipers are on their way to Heathrow aboard an Aeroflot flight. These little creatures carry with them the hope that will be central to saving their species. But let’s role back a few months, back to a meeting in BirdLife International’s Cambridge offices...
  • Blog Post: One big step forward and one little step back

    I hope you like the new look blog! On Saturday , I mentioned the need for the UK Government to live up to its "greenest government ever" aspirations and to step up for nature . This week, they've taken one big step forward and one little step back. First the good news ... The Climate...
  • Blog Post: A positive step in the right direction

    Blogger - Jim Densham, Senior Land Use Policy Officer, Scotland I don’t think I’ve been this excited about technology since we got a colour TV in the 1980s. On Wednesday evening I’ll be getting the kids to bed and then sitting down at the computer with a drink to watch the first...
  • Blog Post: Don't get yourself in a knot, be part of something bigger

    Blogger: Erica Howe, Communications Manager Perhaps David Cameron should take some tips from our very own Paul Lambert. Norwich City hasn’t exactly had an easy time over the last few years. It takes a lot to bounce back from a losing streak, to get your head into gear and stay positive. Next...
  • Blog Post: Together for Trees.

    Blogger - Lili Kumar Together for Trees is the RSPB’s partnership with Tesco. Together, we can use their influence to educate, inspire and help people and business to embrace a more sustainable way of living and working for the future. Tesco has been independently acknowledged by the Carbon...
  • Blog Post: Wanderings abroad

    Blogger: Erica Howe, Communications Manager Having just returned from a once in a lifetime holiday to New Zealand and Borneo, it’s fair to say, i’m a little bit glum. Holiday blues have set in and I wish I was back there, amongst the mountains of New Zealand, the fresh air, the breath...
  • Blog Post: Slowly slowly catch a monkey

    Blogger: Aggie Rothon, Communications Officer Apparently we as a nation put on, on average, five pounds over Christmas. That’s quite impressive, even taking in to account the super size me tins of Quality Street sold everywhere pre-Christmas. The BBC seems to have taken this bit of information...
  • Blog Post: Another year older and another year ... more terrified!

    Blogger - Erica Howe: Communications Officer, RSPB I’m going to let you into a secret. It was my birthday on Saturday. I suppose it’s not really a secret at all, not with the world of social media. I don’t think that there are many things that you can keep under your hat nowadays...
  • Blog Post: What can I do with my summer holidays?

    At a loose end this summer? Or even got a spare ten minutes? Then read on to find out how you can Step Up for Nature this month. Campaign: CAP reform e-action - The EU will fail to get anywhere near its recently adopted biodiversity target without sufficient funds for farmers and land managers to...
  • Blog Post: My new countryside friend.

    With the evenings starting to draw in (no, I hear you cry!) it’s hard not to start thinking about autumn. On a recent bike ride out with some fellow cyclists, I was reminded that although summer might be behind us, there is till plenty to head outdoors for. Riding through the Norfolk countryside...
  • Blog Post: It’s not all about the money money money (but it helps)

    Blogger: Joan Childs, Site Manager for Rye Meads nature reserve The girls of St Margaret’s school in Bushy, Hertfordshire, have raised a whopping £650 for their local RSPB nature reserve – Rye Meads! The girls from St Margaret’s, which is an independent school for girls aged...
  • Blog Post: Do you know the difference between greater and lesser water parsnip?

    I do, because Richard Mason, our warden at Sutton Fen taught me. And here he is taking quiet but giant steps for nature over on the reserve this month. Richard is a big supporter of our 'Steps for Nature' this month having started out as a residential volunteer himself. Do we want more Richard...
  • Blog Post: Step Up - the time is NOW!

    Good afternoon! I hope that this post finds you full of the joys of Spring. The blue tits are nest prospecting, the spring bulbs are coming alive and those thermal gloves are getting that little bit too warm to wear. But if you happened to have got out of the wrong side of bed this morning, maybe...
  • 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: Frozen Planet

    Blogger: Erica Howe, Communications Manager I’ve got to mention it at some point haven’t I? It’s the tv show that’s captured mine and the nation’s heart. Every Wednesday night I sit glued to my sofa, adamant that I will digest every second of footage beamed to me via...
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: Well would you bee-lieve it!

    Blogger: Kim Matthews, Campaigns Intern My best friend knows me so well. Gifts in recent years have included home-made hedgerow jam (yum!), tickets to see the Foo Fighters (woohoo!), a sponsored acre of eucalyptus forest in Australia to help koalas, a hedgehog box built by her own hands to Hedgehog...
  • 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: JUBILANT JULY Stepping up for Nature Steps

    Blogger: Aggie Rothon, Communications Officer A little taster of some of the steps you could take this month to step up for nature. Do: Swift Survey - They're some of the last spring migrants to arrive, and the first to leave. But they're in trouble. Swifts are now on the Amber List...
  • Blog Post: Saying it with flowers

    Blogger: Niki Williamson, Fenland Farmland Bird Adviser Have you ever wondered why flowers make people smile? Many things that make us happy are things that promote our survival - a good square meal, a thirst-quenching drink on a sunny day. But what about flowers? Sure they’re nice to look...
  • Blog Post: Farewell...

    Today is my last day working for the RSPB 1 before I head off to an even better job 2 . Whilst the above sentence is factually accurate, I feel the need to clarify on points 1 and 2. 1) Today I leave as a paid member of staff; however I’m not sure I will ever stop working for the RSPB. I...
  • Blog Post: Stepping Up For Nature: February Steps. How many steps will you take?

    Do: Submit Big Garden Birdwatch and Big (and Little) Schools Birdwatch results & put up a nestbox. Did you know February 14th is the start of National Nestbox Week? Check out your local reserve to see what's on in your area. Give: Join the RSPB and make a small, regular donation...