Search entire Community
Search Places to visit
Places to visit
Browse by tags
Places to visit
Do you love our nature reserves? Share your thoughts with the community. Or if you're thinking about visiting and would like to find out more, ask away!
Get RSS feed
stepping up for nature
Tagged Content List
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
Interested in wild-guiding at Saltholme?
Interested in volunteering at Saltholme? We are currently looking for volunteer wild-guides to facilitate weekend family activities, such as pond-dipping, trails, classroom crafts, and more! You don't have to be an expert at identifying wi ldlife, all we ask is that you have a genuine interest...
19 Sep 2012
Pond-dipping Fact Files: Backswimmer
One of my favourite pond bugs, the backswimmer can be distinguished from the lesser water boatman quite easily as it is substantially larger, and has much longer hind legs. The picture above shows the 'front' of the backswimmer , and as it's name suggests, it swims the other way around...
22 Aug 2012
Summer holiday pond-dipping...
So we’re a couple of weeks into the summer holidays, and the wild-guides have been extra busy working (in a very loose sense of the word!) with families in our Discovery Zone. We’ve done daisy chains, Olympic medal biscuits, minibeast hunting, and of course – pond-dipping! Due to...
6 Aug 2012
Sunday Supplement - Schooooool's Out For Summer!
Good morning everyone! Yes I did just bust out an Alice Cooper song for the blog post title, what of it? Moving on, what do we have in store for the summer holidays? Well this post will outline what is going on at Saltholme for the next couple of weeks... Throughout the summer holidays, our...
22 Jul 2012
Lovely leeches! - Weekend wild guide round-up
Another wild guide weekend goes by, and by ‘eck we even got some sunshine! Thanks to the largely dry weather, families turned up in their droves to go pond-dipping, and us wild guides were treated to a veritable smorgasbord of pond fauna... Now, firstly I’d like you to, for the moment...
16 Jul 2012
Pond-dipping - an appeal
This week I'm looking ahead to the summer holidays, where we will no doubt have our fair share of budding pond-dippers. Now, I enjoy getting involved in all of our wild-guide activities, but I must admit to enjoying pond-dipping the best. I have a keen interest in what families and children catch...
9 Jul 2012
Weekend Wild Guide Round-up
Stickleback spectacular! Another weekend is behind us, and we're into July already! Pond-dipping continues to be the most popular wild guide activity, and for good reason! The photo above is of a male three-spined stickleback ; note the red underbelly and the subtle blue ring around the...
2 Jul 2012
Page 1 of 1 (25 items)
© The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. Charity registered in England and Wales no 207076, in Scotland no SC037654.
Terms & conditions