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Canvey Island Wildlife Fair is nearly here!
Canvey Island Wildlife Fair is nearly hear and we can't wait!! Come and join us and Canvey Town Council this Saturday on our reserve West Canvey Marsh for a fantastic fun filled day full of wildlife. With exhibitors from Buglife to Southend Dormouse Group to Essex Wildlife Trust, minibeast hunting...
21 May 2013
Sheepy Art Competition Instructions
We are running an art competition to gather a few more sheep for our sheep shearing event in July if you would like to take part you can print the instructions and template below. If you are having trouble we also have printed instructions in our visitor centre - just ask at reception for a copy. ...
21 May 2013
Farewell Saltholme! Part 2 of 2
To continue from yesterday's post... During my traineeship, I have had a lot of involvement with Saltholme's social media. I have made a few blog posts here and there and the odd tweet too, but mainly I have been working on the RSPB Saltholme Facebook page. Myself, our assistant warden...
19 May 2013
Farewell Saltholme! Part 1 of 2
On April 2 nd 2012 I officially started my 18 month traineeship with the RSPB, at the magnificent Saltholme reserve. The traineeship is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund – they do both ecology and visitor services traineeships. I am the latter – a visitor services trainee! My job is...
18 May 2013
Lambing live update.
It’s about time we updated you on all the exciting lambing activity that has been going on in our sheep shed recently! Our newest arrivals are a tiny set of triplets born this morning; quite a handful considering this is first time this ewe has ever lambed! Our grand total now stands at 18 lambs...
3 Apr 2013
A Fond Farewell
As we (apparently) move from Winter into Spring, Saltholme must say goodbye to a friend that has stuck by it in the past three months. This friend has endured wacky makeovers, wading through mud and water, and even being thrown around quite a lot. Mostly by children. Yes, we are bidding a fond farewell...
29 Mar 2013
It’s a bit chilly, isn’t it? Well, at least we’re not covered in snow like the rest of the nation, at least not yet. So we’re happily moving forward with all the wonderful events we had planned for the season, and if the weather decides not to cooperate then we’ll push...
27 Mar 2013
What to look out for this Spring
I know I said this about January 28 days ago, but can you believe February has already come to an end? I couldn’t quite believe it when I looked at my calendar this morning to see that it was March 1, and every passing month brings changes here at Saltholme as the seasons roll on. We’ve been...
1 Mar 2013
Welly season madness: post half-term review/rest/recuperation
Phew! I'm still catching my breath after a busy half term week. I lost count at how many times I said the word 'welly' through the week, though I'm sure it went into the millions by Saturday :D Visitor numbers were pretty good throughout the week, more especially so at the start of...
26 Feb 2013
***Posted on behalf of Alicia by her Dad!*** i've just been to middleton lakes with my family and i have seen a kestral, 2 great spotted woodpeckers,heron and a greenfinch chick. Chris and the team were out with their RSPB pod giving information. We helped make some fat balls which are now hanging...
9 Oct 2011
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