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  • Blog Post: Pantaloons are coming again

    It looks like the weather will be fine for the weekend and even a little warmer at last, so we should be nice and dry for the Pantaloons shows at The Lodge. Just a reminder, they are performing Pride and Prejudice on Saturday at 1 pm and 6 pm and again on Sunday at 1 pm. You can book tickets from the...
  • Blog Post: Summer Holiday Fun

    Hello All With the summer holidays already upon us we thought we would tell you about all the fun activities and events we have going on over the 6 weeks of holidays. Starting with WILD WEDNESDAYS! 9.30 am - 3.30pm . Join our summer club each week over the summer holiday to go wild and learn about...
  • Blog Post: Celebrating the first 20 years of RSPB Conwy

    Hundreds of people came to our birthday party last weekend, and it was great to see so many old friends and new visitors to the reserve. The weather was glorious on Saturday, and more than a bit damp on Sunday, but on both days there were lots of happy faces exploring nature and discovering how we give...
  • Blog Post: Things that go bump in the night...looking forward to the Big Wild Sleepout

    We're starting to get excited about our Big Wild Sleepout events that take place in a couple of weeks time...I've got my tent out of the loft and sleeping bag at the ready! We're holding events on both the Friday and Saturday night (7th & 8th August) and I'm looking forward to...
  • Blog Post: Summer Events at Dungeness!

    Come and join us this summer for some action packed adventures around our beautiful reserve! Saturday 1st August - Going Wild in the Garden - Free event - drop in between 10.30am and 4.30pm Join us in our wildlife garden just outside the Visitor Centre to learn about how you can give nature...
  • Blog Post: The Long Walk Sunday 26 July

    Please note that The Long Walk tomorrow is still taking place. Rain is forecast in the afternoon so if you are booked onto the event, please bring waterproofs. In the event of sustained heavy rain, the walk will be cut short. If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch...
  • Blog Post: Binocular and telescope weekend 1st and 2nd August 2015

    Is your scope in need of an update? Are you looking to purchase your first pair of binoculars? Are you looking for a special offer? If you buy a pair of RSPB Avocet binoculars get the RSPB Handbook of British Birds worth £9.99 FREE Then this is the event for you... Come on down to the...
  • Blog Post: Cranes, trains and auto-mobiles

    Thursday is our regular volunteer work party day and we had various jobs to complete today so we split into two groups. Emma took one group to continue with some of the ragwort, Senecio jacobaea, pulling whilst Darren and I headed down to Botany Bay with chainsaws and brushcutters to clear a fallen tree...
  • Blog Post: Late Night opening and Moth Night............ tomorrow, 24 July...

    The Late Night Opening will still be on tomorrow regardless of the weather as rain may bring in some birds BUT I suspect that by any stretch of the imagination that the Moth Night that was going to follow on afterwards will not be happening. Just have a look at the chart for the day below and I think...
  • Blog Post: Ragwort day #1

    Today was the first of our Ragwort Removal days... In this last photo, we found a random Sunflower minding its own business out in the middle of the Aveley... We would like to say a big thank you to everyone that came along and helped out - you have really helped us look after the reserve...
  • Blog Post: The Creepers and the Crawlers

    Did you know the average garden has over 2000 species of insects? That’s 2000 little creepy, crawling critters sneaking through the undergrowth! That’s 2000 more than I’d like anywhere near me! Gosh I hate bugs. Always hated bugs. They just make my skin crawl! It’s something...
  • Blog Post: Get to know your trees this Saturday

    This coming Saturday (18 July), we will be hosting a fun afternoon looking at the different kinds of trees growing in the woods at Baron's Haugh. Plenty of people are really interested in knowing what the trees are around them; this will be the perfect chance to find out more. In February, we ran...
  • Blog Post: It's Ragwort time again! Help needed.... please!

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  • Blog Post: Art in the Purfleet Hide : Staff and Volunteer Exhibition - 13 July - 2 August 2015

  • Blog Post: Come and help us celebrate

    It's 20 years since Conwy nature reserve opened its doors to visitors, and how it's changed! We were created from three million tonnes of mud sucked from the bed of the Conwy estuary during the construction of the A55 road tunnel. From that, the RSPB has made a home for nature, which is still...
  • Blog Post: Do you know a budding young nature presenter?

    Do you know a budding young nature presenter? The RSPB and the Cairngorms National Park are running a Young Nature Presenter competition, which is open to 10 to 16-year-olds anywhere in the UK and boasts a fantastic prize. Cairngorms Nature is looking for a Young Nature Presenter for 2016, someone...
  • Blog Post: Day and night

    At this time of year the reserve is fantastic for insects both when the sun is out and when it sets. For me, dragonflies and butterflies are the daytime highlights: As you approach black pond on the heath you can hear the clash of wings as dozens of four-spotted chaser dragonflies enter aerial...
  • Blog Post: The Bempton Bug Hunt

    Introducing a very special guest writer to the Bempton Cliffs blog. Gracie is officially the youngest volunteer in the RSPB, and has been helping out with running the weekly Bempton Bug Hunts. So without further ado, here she is to tell you all about her experiences! The Bempton Bug Hunt When you...
  • Blog Post: Working together for Glasgow's wildlife

    One of the exciting aspects of the Glasgow Wildlife Garden Festival is that it’s brought together a whole range of different organisations. There are loads of groups and individuals across the city working with really quite similar aims, and it’s great that so many of them have been able...
  • Blog Post: Big Wild Sleepout at Rainham Marshes - book now!

    There's nothing like spending time outdoors after dark - with nocturnal creatures taking over the night shift, it's like entering another world. Most importantly, we want you to experience nature in a new and inspiring way and, of course, have a great time! From 7-9 August 2015, we're...
  • Blog Post: Art in the Purfleet Hide : Paul Rigby Photography 5th - 12th July 2015

    4-7-15
  • Blog Post: Aghatirourke Ramble

    Having grown up in Fermanagh, I’ve been lucky enough to experience some of the county’s most special places – from the ancient stone carvings on White Island to the magical subterranean Marble Arch Caves. But until I came to work at RSPB NI, I’d never even heard of Aghatirourke...
  • Blog Post: From dusk 'til dawn and (almost) back again event this weekend (20-21 June)

    Good afternoon. We have a selection of events planned this weekend so here is an update on what is going on: Unfortunately, the Botany, bees and butterflies walk has been CANCELLED due to a lack of bookings and the poor weather forecast during the afternoon on Saturday. The Dusk Walk is still going...
  • Blog Post: Art in the Purfleet Hide : Gary Lever 28 June - 4th July 2015

  • Blog Post: Art in the Purfleet Hide : Valerie Callen 21-27 June 2015