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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
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
Half term at Saltholme
Hello and happy half term! We hope you’re all looking forward to the first proper school holiday of the year: a time for resting the brain, recharging, and having lots of fun to keep that all important get-up-and-go on track. Of course Saltholme is always keen to provide plenty of fun for young...
15 Feb 2013
Wildlife Explorers update...
Posted on behalf of Amanda Martin, our Community Outreach Officer : On Sunday 3 rd February the Saltholme Wildlife Explorers began a session to learn about the five species of owl we have in the UK and ended up making an important discovery about small mammals in and around Saltholme nature reserve...
7 Feb 2013
Your Garden: Nature's Paradise
Gardens. We have a tendency to take them for granted, don't we? Over the years, my garden at home has played host to a variety of species. I’ve been able to spot foxes, field mice, squirrels, rabbits, cats, an escaped dog and its exasperated owner, hedgehogs and a particularly aggressive...
24 Jan 2013
Putting Some Welly Into It
Ah, the humble Wellington Boot. First introduced in 19 th Century and named after the much loved Duke of Wellington, something of a fashion icon of his time, the Welly was orginally made out of tight calfskin and designed to compliment a new clothing trend: the gentleman’s trouser. With the...
11 Jan 2013
Saltholme wins the lottery!
We did it! Not only did we get to the final of the National Lottery Good Causes Awards: Education category, we won the top prize! Well done to all the other fantastic projects nominated for this award. We are proud to share the finalists stage with Plugged In Magazine and Jubilee Time After Time ...
7 Dec 2012
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