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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
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 – A Guided Experience
In a post about introductions, what better way to start than by introducing myself? I’m Andrew, a new volunteer here at Saltholme. So new, in fact, that I’m not yet registered on the online system and have therefore been listed above as “Liz_M”. For the sake of this article, you...
4 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
Halloween Goings On
Yesterday was the first day of our Wild Halloween weekend and it was spooktacular! It was fascinating to get close to (and in some cases even touch) bats, rats, owls, millipedes, snakes, tarantulas and allsorts of other creatures with Vicky from Scales n Tails. Coal the melanistic (dark coloured...
28 Oct 2012
Weekend recap - hogitats and more!
Ok, I’ll hold my hands up, our simple hogitats weren’t nearly as aesthetically pleasing as the ones available in our shop (above), but they are effective :-) We enjoyed a fantastic weekend making hedgehog habitats; plenty of families turned up to take advantage of our Time For Bed family...
15 Oct 2012
Hibernation & hedgehogs
Yes that's a frog not a hedgehog, but our hibernation trail doesn't discriminate! We have information and picture cut-outs dotted around the discovery zone - did you know that pond skaters hibernate? This weekend we continue our 'Time for Bed' theme, and in addition to our hibernation...
12 Oct 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
Saltholme picture quiz
Hi guys, Every week over on the Saltholme facebook page we have a bit of fun trying to guess a mystery picture. It's not on letting the facebookers have all the fun, so we're brining this week's quiz to the RSPB community, too. We ask the same, simple question every week ... what's...
1 Aug 2011
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