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  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Photo fun for all the gang

    Hi everyone, We've another action-packed week ahead for families at Saltholme. It's wild art week and that means we'll be making real photographic prints with the help of artist Lindsay Duncanson . It's a brill activity for families, but anyone can have a go. In fact, we want you to...
  • Blog Post: Next time you're at Saltholme ...

    ... make sure you take a look at the new and improved willow arches along the edge of the Discovery Zone. The Saltholme Wildlife Explroers group started them this Sunday and made a great job of it ... Wildlife Explorers is for young wildlife fans aged 4 - 12. If you'd like to come along, email...
  • Blog Post: Last day for small ships

    Hi everyone, If you're spending the evening browsing the Internet, trying to find something to do with the family tomorrow, then look no further - Saltholme is the place to visit. Tomorrow's the last day of the Saltholme small ships . It is, hands down, Saltholme's most popular family...
  • Blog Post: It's not poo!

    As always half term proved a busy week at Saltholme. A highlight of the week were the activities we had on in the classroom. Nearly 120 children (and their grown-up helpers too!) enjoyed getting their gloves on to dissect owl pellets. Most people think owl pellets are yucky, but they're...
  • Blog Post: 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 ...
  • Blog Post: Grub's up by the pond

    Our new water bird feeding area, for Grub's up season, is proving a success with the swans, ducks, coots and moorhens. As these are wild birds they can be a little bit cautious, so my top tip is to scatter the grain and relax on the nearby bench and wait for the birds, like this curious coot,...
  • Blog Post: Brilliant boxes for birds

    Hi everyone, Today is the last day of February half-term. We had a great day, making hand-made homes for all sorts of birds. In the end, families made over 30 boxes to take home to gardens all over the Tees Valley ... one is even making its way to Israel! Wow! We've got to say a huge...
  • Blog Post: Show off your monster

    It's monster week at Saltholme . We love it. Come and create a monster collage, set off on a minibeast safari and make a monster pot for the minibeasts in your garden at home. Drop in on Thursday 4 between 11 am and 12 noon and then from 1 pm until 3 pm. We want to see the monsters that...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Small ships cruise into Saltholme

    Hi everyone, We've had stacks of family fun at Saltholme this summer. Monster making , photography fun and pond dipping every day . What's next I hear you cry? Well, it's time for my favourite event of the year - Saltholme small ships . We had a go at this activity last year when the Tall...
  • Blog Post: Small ships fun

    Hi everyone, I've been blogging non-stop about Saltholme's summer family activities. They've been brill. Monsters , blueprints and even ships . Last week was the first week of the Saltholme small ships and what a week it was. Between Tuesday and Thursday, families (with lots of input from...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Who's in your box?

    Hi everyone, Remember when we made nestboxes at the end of February? One of the boxes in one family's garden already has new owners ... This wonderful picture of a coal tit taking some moss into the box was added to Saltholme's facebook page . Let's hope that we're kept updated...
  • Blog Post: The fun never, ever stops

    Hi everyone, It seems ages ago that we were getting ready for wild art week . We had a great three days of making cyanotype 'blueprints' using hand-made photographic paper and all kinds of natural materials. Big thanks go to Lindsay, Maz and Lukas who ran the day for us. Just to show how much...