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You might be surprised to read that our work is far broader than nature reserves and Big Garden Birdwatch. Read more about what else we do.
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  • Blog Post: New ALDI funding to connect thousands of children to nature – and we need your help!

    Author: Clare Whitelegg, Schools Outreach Project Officer In 2015, thanks to generous funding from ALDI, the RSPB launched a programme of free outreach to primary schools across the UK. I’m Clare, the Schools Outreach Project Officer for Norwich and the Broads. Since starting last September...
  • Blog Post: Shiants episode four: wild winter work begins

    Welcome to the fourth installment of our work on the Shiant Isles Recovery Project from Thomas Churchyard. The project is an initiative to remove non-native black rats from the isles in order to provide safe breeding sites for Scotland’s globally important seabird colonies. It is part funded by...
  • Blog Post: Volunteering in Abernethy

    I often get intense cravings for practical work. Loading up a 4x4 with saws, hammers, cables and strops gives me a special kind of thrill. I want to hear the rev of an engine, the snap of a tree, the grunts of exhaustion, and the click of a thermos opening for a tea break. So, staring at my computer...
  • Blog Post: Volunteering around the world

    I love hearing from people doing great things for conservation and making a difference so I'm delighted to present a guest blog from Anders Gray who is keen to share the virtues of practical conservation work and doing your bit for nature. Since my early teens I have been volunteering around the...
  • Blog Post: The RSPB - What's it all about then?

    Blogger: Hannah Gray, Work Experience Volunteer - July 2013 Firstly, I have to say most people think the RSPB is all about birds and you have to know loads about birds to get involved in it. However, this is not the case, the RSPB try to conserve a multitude of habitats and animals that live in...
  • Blog Post: Giving Nature a Home Story: It's been a while

    Blogger: Lex Gardner, RSPB Volunteer A few months back, I jumped a bicycle for the first time in a decade. As a kid, riding bikes round my home village of Wicklewood was a favourite pastime but as I grew up, I grew out of my little bike and never bothered to buy a new one. However, I have rediscovered...
  • Blog Post: Giving Nature a Home Story: Rocking it at the Ten Bells

    Blogger: Lex Gardner, RSPB Volunteer My name is Lex and I recently managed to raise just over a hundred pounds for Operation Turtle Dove. When I first set out, I wanted to think of a different and possibly challenging way to raise some funds. I had a little experience working in music and gigs...
  • 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: Step up and help nature... volunteer for the RSPB

    Since I was 15 years old I have been a volunteer – you name it, I've done it (almost). From helping toads cross the road, assisting Guide Dog training, to health-checking cattle, I have spent much of the last 4 years helping animals as a volunteer. Although sometimes hard work, dirty and smelly...
  • Blog Post: Stepping up at Baron's Haugh

    Stephen Owen, Warden at Baron's Haugh , tells us about the fantastic of work of volunteers on the reserve. Stepping up at Baron's Haugh So it is two months in to being the new RSPB warden for Baron’s Haugh nature reserve, and it has been a real pleasure getting to know this absolute...
  • Blog Post: An ideal bridge: benefits of volunteering

    It's National Volunteers Week! Erin Fulton, RSPB Scotland Publications & Media Intern, tells us what it's like to volunteer in our Edinburgh office. An ideal bridge I started at RSPB Scotland as their publications and media intern in April 2012. I was finishing my degree in Environmental...
  • Blog Post: Be a cow for a day

    Blogger: Aggie Rothon, Communications Officer Once upon a time a friend once handed me a slip of paper she said reminded her of a story I once told of how, as a small girl, I’d sit in the field at the bottom of the lane and wait for the neat little Dexter cows that grazed there to come and...
  • Blog Post: Swamp Sparrow Urban Adventure

    Blogger: Jane Delaney, Local Groups and Volunteering Support Officer I wanted a holiday but was on a budget. How could I get away and discover an exciting new location, meet new people, have fun and do something useful? I know, I’ll go residential volunteering! I spoke to the lovely ladies...
  • 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: The best exotic marigold bird watch

    Blogger: Neil Santy, Volunteer (Business Partnerships) Perhaps you’ve seen the film; the one with Dev Patel, Judy Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy and Tom Wilkinson? Well, the hotel really does exist! We went to visit on a recent holiday out in the wilds of Rajasthan, and although it was fascinating...
  • Blog Post: A touch of Norfolk, a home for Wildlife

    Blogger: Mary Gamblin, Eastern England Regional Office Volunteer Waking on a sunny morning is always a joy but especially now as I look out at my glorious bird cherry tree in full blossom - without even leaving my bed! It's tall and slender, growing between a wild cherry and a whitebeam and now...
  • 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: Eat food – save nature!

    Blogger - Gena Correale-Wardle, Community Fundraising Officer Here in the RSPB office we love our food. Cake is a regular fixture during the week and lunchtimes come with a melee of delicious smells emanating from the kitchen as people reheat their leftover dinners. There are a lot of fine bakers...
  • Blog Post: The World of Jacob

    Blogger: Erica Howe, Communications Manager When I graduated from university, some 6 years ago, I didn’t have a clue what to do with my life really. I went to university in London, but staying there for the long haul was never really an option for me. I love Norfolk too much and simply couldn’t...
  • Blog Post: The art of poetry by Matt Howard

    Blogger: Matt Howard, Community Collections Scheme Officer I was delighted to be asked by Waveney and Blyth Arts to join them on their Breydon Water ‘Poetry and Birds Walk’. The brief was simple, talk about birds in poetry and how such work brings us closer to nature, and then set a writing...
  • Blog Post: Know Woodbridge, Get Voting

    Blogger: Malcolm Key, RSPB Woodbridge Local Group If you are the habit of voting on things then why not vote for one of our local groups new innovative projects “Six RSPB Suffolk Coastal Reserves Book”. The project will update and extend a previous, unique publication produced by the...
  • Blog Post: Gena Needs Your Help!

    Blogger: Gena Correale-Wardle, Community Fundraising Officer Wildlife in the UK is teetering on the edge. Even dressed as a bumblebee, I can’t save it alone! Help is desperately needed at the following Love Nature street collections in the next 2 weeks: Norwich Longwater Lane Sainsbury’s...
  • Blog Post: Love is in the air

    Blogger: Erica Howe, Communications Manager It always starts with a look doesn’t it? The first time your eyes meet, that twinkle, the smile that you don’t want to give away. Of course I’m talking about love! One of the most written about subjects in the whole world. Many things can...
  • Blog Post: Swamp Sparrow’s “Boston Belle Adventure”

    Blogger: Jane Delaney, Local Groups and Volunteering Support Officer The South Lincolnshire RSPB Local Group have been running their Wash Cruises onboard the “Boston Belle” for 8 years now and they continue to do so very successfully - selling out on all 15 cruises each taking 50 people...
  • Blog Post: Feed the Birds Day - all year round

    Blogger: Janet Moorse, Volunteer in the Communications Team Whilst walking down the garden with the grass cuttings. My shadow was intersected by another fast moving shadow. I looked up to see a sparrowhawk over head. He whizzed past, then came to a standstill above the trees, obviously eyeing up...