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  • Blog Post: Wild about Art? Wild Art at Saltholme

    We're encouraging visitors to explore their creative side this October and show that they are Wild about Art! With the help of Aim for Art, a group of community artists, we are aiming to inspire everyone to release their creative side this autumn, to create works of art inspired by the wonderful...
  • Blog Post: Autumn at Fen Drayton Lakes

    Autumn is here! While for some the countdown is on to the start of spring (174 days, if you are interested!), I absolutely love this time of year. My jumpers are unpacked and I am l can't wait for the colourful and crisp walks that this season brings. Autumn is a great time at the reserve as well...
  • Blog Post: Nature Needs You!

    Guest blog by Orlagh McLaughlin When I got the call to say I was invited to speak on the panel at the UK State of Nature launch in London, alongside the likes of Iolo Williams and Sir David Attenborough, I was in shock! Growing up I was inspired by David Attenborough's wonderful narrative of...
  • Blog Post: 24th September Recent sightings – How time flies!

    It seems like only yesterday that I was last writing a recent sightings update, however a week has once again sped by (where does the time go?!), so apologies for this week’s update being a little delayed! The osprey continues to be the star of the show and has been seen daily across the reserve...
  • Blog Post: Do something amazing this weekend!

    Suffolk’s coastline I believe is one of the most stunning I have ever encountered. I may be a little biased considering I was born here and have returned to live here but I do consider myself very well travelled and Suffolk’s beaches are without a doubt my favourite place to be. I love to...
  • Blog Post: 4,500 bird species seen in a lifetime? Impressive!

    As usual, the last month or so has seen me share my time between Baron’s Haugh and Airds Moss reserves and there’s been lots to keep me busy at both. At Airds Moss, the monitoring programme we have been doing with the East Ayrshire Coalfield Environment Initiative has been rolling on...
  • Blog Post: Bats & Moth Night Re-visited

    Yesterday saw the last Late Night Opening of the year and we combined it with our ever popular Bat Walk and our third Mothing session around the Wildlife Garden. It had been a cloudy and very windy day but amazingly, as the BBC predicted, the wind died away, the cloud dissipated and it became a glorious...
  • Blog Post: Art in the Purfleet Hide : Dawn Painter Insect Art - 18 - 24 September

  • Blog Post: Art in the Purfleet Hide... Roy Woodward Photography 12- 18 September 2016

  • Blog Post: Rainham Autumn fair - a grand day out

    Well that was quite a day... The weather threatened to spoil our Autumn Fair but there was too much good cheer and warmth emanating from the stall holders and visitors and the drizzle evaporated and although Sol did not really come out to play and the wind was gusty we managed to pull off another...
  • Blog Post: Wildlife Explorers

    Do you remember the first time you held a snail in your hand? Or marveled at the detail in a leaf skeleton? For me, I'll always be transported back to my childhood listening to the hypnotic call of a lapwing as it dips and dives through the sky. What ever magical moment introduced you to the natural...
  • Blog Post: Autumn Fair Tomorrow! See you there!

    Evening all... a final push for the Autumn Fair tomorrow. the weather may be a bit blowy now but it is looking nice for us in the morning so come on down and join in. There will be about 25 stallholders around the Visitor Centre in both the wildlife garden and picnic area and we will have lots of...
  • Blog Post: Pond Dipping at RSPB Sandwell Valley

    The summer holidays are in full swing. Not managed to get to the beach this summer? Have a go at pond dipping, an activity similar to rock pooling – available at RSPB Sandwell Valley! Nature’s reach is open 10am-5pm Tuesday to Sunday throughout the holidays. Come before 4pm to hire...
  • Blog Post: Meet Luca Nasciuti, one of our artists in residence

    For the past few months, Luca Nasciuti has been an artist in residence with RSPB Scotland through a project supported by the Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities. During his time with us, Luca has been developing a two-part installation called Domestic.Green. the first part of which can been...
  • Blog Post: Bat night Saturday 3 September: CANCELLED

    Please note that the bat night in Saturday night has been CANCELLED due to a lack of bookings and a poor weather forecast. We are very sorry for any inconvenience caused.
  • Blog Post: Want a stand at our Autumn Mini Fair?

    A space has opened up at our lovely Autumn Mini Fair - if you would like a stand this Sunday 9.30 am-5 pm let Howard know as soon as you can howard.vaughan@rspb.org.uk or call 01708 899851 ! Full details are here ...
  • Blog Post: Meet Jake - Sandwell Valley's youngest volunteer!

    Hello, my name is Jake,I am 7 years old and have been a regular visitor to RSPB Sandwell Valley for about 4 years. Jake in his RSPB uniform - with his binoculars of course! My dad is a volunteer for the RSPB & works with the children’s group Sandwell Swans which I go to with...
  • Blog Post: Race for Wildlife 2016: A month and a half to go!

    Good morning. Our Race for Wildlife 2016 is now only a month and a half away! On Sunday 16 October, two multi-terrain courses of 5 kilometres and 10 kilometres will be way-marked around the reserve. The 10k route will include parts of the reserve that are not usually open to the public, so this is your...
  • Blog Post: Crowds and clouds over the Bank Holiday weekend at The Lodge

    It's definitely been an action packed weekend at The Lodge. We held three amazing outdoor theatre performances by the Pantaloons, with a packed crowd on Friday evening enjoying Romeo and Juliet and then two hilarious adaptions of Gulliver's Travels on Saturday evening and Sunday lunchtime. We...
  • Blog Post: Britain’s Beaches Need YOU!

    There is nothing I like more than being by the sea and over the summer I have been very fortunate to spend a lot of time down on the beach at Minsmere. I love the sound of the waves, the breeze in my face, the smell of salt in the air and of course the stunning wildlife that can be found there. Today...
  • Blog Post: Spectacular waders

    Visitor operations manager Kevin Kelly tells us all about the wonderful world of waders... With autumn in full swing from a birds perspective, one particular family of our feathered friends are in the midst of their mind-boggling migration. If you haven’t guessed it, the clues in the title....
  • Blog Post: Talks on the Wildside : Swapnil Kumbhojkar and Tiger Country Friday 30 September

  • Blog Post: Sun's out at Dungeness!

    We’ve had a jam packed couple of weeks of activities on the reserve! Both Cub Scouts and Brownies have visited and had a wonderful time pond dipping and exploring the reserve learning about wildlife. Brownies with a newt tadpole We also hosted 3 Wild Families events which included; pond...
  • Blog Post: Art in the Purfleet Hide - Jo Collins Photography 4-10 September

  • Blog Post: Art in the Purfleet Hide - Julian de Camilis Art - 28th August - 3rd September