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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
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
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
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
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...
22 Feb 2012
Cooking up some treats
Hi everyone, I had a brill afternoon today with the second and last (for now at least!) of our grown-ups only cookery for birds masterclass. In spite of our mixing bowls going missing, everyone who took part produced some fantastic cuisine for the birds in their garden and made the most of Saltholme's...
6 Feb 2012
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,...
3 Feb 2012
Love nature? Want to get even closer? Then we have just the thing. Delving into the world of optics can be daunting, but with Saltholme’s get closer weekend you can have a helping hand. Optics advisor, Adam, will be available to let you try a wide selection of binoculars, telescopes, digiscopes...
7 Dec 2011
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