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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: The leaflet for Glasgow Wildfest 2016 is here!

    Glasgow Wildfest 2016: four weeks of wild fun at venues around the city, with activities for all and loads of opportunities to get involved! We’re very excited to announce the launch of our leaflet for the 2016 Glasgow Wildlife Garden Festival! The first thing you might notice is that we’ve...
  • Blog Post: Get your dose of 'Vitamin G'

    As part of our Giving Nature a Home in Glasgow project, RSPB Scotland is offering loads of exciting practical conservation opportunities around the city. These are hands-on sessions where you can get involved in everything from removing invasive plants, to creating new habitats, or surveying sites to...
  • Blog Post: The power of volunteering

    The power of volunteering Volunteers fencing at Insh Marshes (Andy Hay, rspb-images.com) Volunteers are a crucial part of RSPB Scotland, allowing us to deliver our day to day conservation helping to protect our country’s wonderful wildlife and habitats. But more than that, charities like...
  • 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 instalment 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: From Volunteer to Volunteering Development Officer

    Blogger: Annie Sadler, Volunteering Development Officer I started life as a volunteer aged 17 helping out my local conservation group – Stour Valley Volunteers in the Dedham Vale AONB. I was going to start a conservation course at Otley College and was advised to try practical conservation first...
  • Blog Post: I feel glad

    Blogger: Anna Sadler, Volunteering Development Officer The Volunteer & Farmer Alliance (V&FA) provides farmers with a free farmland bird survey, undertaken by trained and sympathetic RSPB volunteers. Along with their results, the farmers are encouraged to seek further advice and put into place...
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: Life is like a game of Jenga

    Blogger: Kim Matthews, Campaigns Intern Sometimes when I think about the problems we, the human race, are facing I have the urge to run away and live like Tom and Barbara Good. War, famine, poverty, climate change, habitat destruction, mass species extinctions... it’s enough to make you want...
  • Blog Post: One Summer, Four Reserves, One photo bonanza blog post

    Blogger: Carol Miller, Community Fundraising Volunteer based at the Fens Area Office in Swavesey Well what a Summer I’ve had this year. I’ve loved visiting some more of the RSPB’s wonderful nature reserves and being able to get very close to some of Britain’s beautiful birds...
  • 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: The Science behind the Magic

    Blogger: Rachael Murray, Media Assistant It's that time of year when many great volunteers in the Eastern Region get their boots on and stomp around farmer's fields, absorbing the glorious sunrises whilst surveying the farmland birds. The RSPB's Volunteer and Farmer Alliance Project...
  • 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...
  • 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...