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  • Blog Post: Countdown to Christmas: 20

    Spent the weekend Christmas shopping but still have no idea what to buy your family? Solve all your gift problems with the ultimate gift – a warm and fuzzy feeling! Bearded tit nest box A gift of £10 could buy a safe, cosy nesting space and year-round home for these beautiful...
  • Blog Post: Countdown to Christmas: 13

    In case you haven't heard, Bird is the Word ... so Radio One DJ Scott Mills would have you believe... ...and you won't be surprised to learn that we agree entirely!! Here at the RSPB, we're adding our support to a campaign for this year’s Christmas number one song. We're...
  • Blog Post: The nature facts Christmas quiz

    Welcome to our festive quiz! We're giving you the chance to win one of five copies of Birds - Their Hidden World . There's three rounds; general questions on yuletide plants and animals, pictures of mystery Christmas nature and finally, can you unscramble our festive anagrams? Some will be multiple...
  • Blog Post: Countdown to Christmas: 22

    We thought it was time we gave you a chance to share your photos with us… This is just one of a beautiful selection of 'snowscapes' on our Community landscape gallery . Please click through and share yours with us too.
  • Blog Post: Countdown to Christmas: 7

    One for the men... Beginning to feel the panic rising as you realise you’re running out of time to pick up the perfect present for your loved one? We’ve selected some little extra’s we know will go down a treat! Skinny Dipper gift sets Love Nature Chocolate: Wickedly...
  • Blog Post: Countdown to Christmas: 18

    Don't forget Christmas stockings for your garden birds... these recycled bird feeders make a great holiday activity for the children: http://www.rspb.org.uk/youth/makeanddo/activities/birdfeeder.asp?step=0 And, as ever, don't forget to share your photos once your feeders are up!
  • Blog Post: Countdown to Christmas: 9

    And a present for birds... a recipe for speedy bird cake . Another great family activity for the festive period (especially important with more snow forecast this weekend!) Tell us how you got on and, as ever, share your photos in our RSPB community gallery.
  • Blog Post: Nature facts Christmas quiz: Answers

    Many of you got in touch with the correct answers to our Christmas quiz . The five lucky winners of Birds - Their Hidden World can be viewed on our main site . If any of you answered with a niggling sense of doubt, here are the official answers to all fifteen questions: 1 ) Robin. In fact this...
  • Blog Post: Countdown to Christmas: 23

    Natural Christmas decorations photo credit: freeimages.co.uk Ever tried scouring your local park for fallen pine cones? They make excellent natural Christmas decorations if taken home and left to dry out. Create a simple but elegant table decoration by scattering them around church candles...
  • Blog Post: Monday's magic moment: a time for family and friends

    For me, Christmas means migrating back to my parents for a few days, where I'll also bump into my sisters and have a gool ol' catch up. I hope that wherever you are, you have a fun and festive couple of days with your friends and family. As my last Monday Moment of 2012, I leave you with...
  • Blog Post: Countdown to Christmas: 11

    And now a present for you... As most of you will know, Big Garden Birdwatch is just around the corner. Over half a million participants recorded 8.5 million birds across 280 000 gardens in 2010 helping us monitor the birds visiting our gardens over the winter period. This year we’re looking...
  • Blog Post: Countdown to Christmas: 16

    Hot on the heels of sharing that robins are no longer the nation's favourite Christmas card bird, we thought it was only fair to give you the chance to share your thoughts with us. Visit our RSPB Community poll , vote for your favourite Christmas card bird and leave a comment telling us why...
  • Blog Post: What's for lunch?

    What are you having for Christmas lunch? Maybe turkey, or perhaps goose? Here are a few things you might not know... Turkeys don't come from Turkey. The name was originally used to describe guineafowl which were imported from Africa into Europe via Turkey Turkeys live in the wild in North...
  • Blog Post: This weekend... combine nature with shopping

    Leave the crowds behind and head to one of our wonderful reserve shops. There you can get your nature fix and still go Christmas shopping! Here’s three family-friendly reserves to try: Let’s start with Minsmere ... Nestled on the Suffolk coast, this expanse of woodland, reedbed and...
  • Blog Post: This weekend...natural decorations

    Add that extra sparkle to your home and show-off your creativity and skills to friends and family this weekend. Nature has an abundance of materials that with little effort can be transformed into unique decorations. Over a couple of quick lunchtime walks around the The Lodge this week, I've...
  • Blog Post: Where do birds go for Christmas?

    Some people go away for Christmas, others stay at home. Ever wondered what birds do during winter? 'On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me... two turtle doves ...' An extravagant gift by anyone's standards, especially when you take into account the gold rings and...
  • Blog Post: This weekend... create a Christmas tree for birds

    Christmas is the season of goodwill, so this weekend why not treat your garden birds to an early Christmas present? Decorating a tree in your garden with edible ornaments is a great way to help birds to fatten up and survive the cold winter weather, and will create a lovely festive focal point for...
  • Blog Post: Monday's Magic Moment: cheeky chappie

    I don't think there's much else I can add to this cute photo of a robin by Mark Sisson except to say that I hope you've all had a lovely Christmas.
  • Blog Post: Countdown to Christmas: 3

    Just missed the last posting date? Never fear... We have a beautiful selection of e-cards that are a cinch to send and guaranteed to reach your loved ones in time for Christmas! Just visit RSPB Images and create an account to select a card from our stunning gallery of winter warmers. Then...
  • Blog Post: This weekend...a change of scenery

    The journey home for Christmas. For some it might only be a tube ride or short commute from the office, but many will be migrating across the UK for the winter hols. When travelling it always strikes me how varied our habitats are, even between next-door counties, almost every one has some unique...
  • Blog Post: This weekend... have a merry Christmas!

    You don't need to be told what to do this weekend...! But if you're after advice on how to give your garden visitors a festive treat, we have everything you need to know about feeding birds . Merry Christmas from the Notes on Nature team.
  • Blog Post: Countdown to Christmas: 17

    Is there still room for robins at Christmas? What do you think is the most popular bird to feature on Christmas cards? I bet most people would choose the robin. But this year, we have been surprised to discover that cards with robins on are not our bestsellers. In fact, robin cards are not even...
  • Blog Post: Monday's magic moment: frosty robins

    Frost and decorations. These are two things I noticed at the weekend. There's definitely more decorations popping up in the area of Bedfordshire where I live. And it was cold too and pretty frosty when I was up and out at first light on Saturday (I hasten to say awake as well, but hey!). So...
  • Blog Post: Countdown to Christmas: 10

    Know someone who is wild about birds or nutty about nature? Give them a gift that keeps on giving... Order today to ensure your gift membership pack arrives in time for Christmas! Already a member yourself? Tell us what you love about nature and what your membership means to you...
  • Blog Post: This weekend... shop sustainably

    With the weather set to be pretty grim, I thought suggestions for outdoor activities this weekend might lack appeal. But, if like myself you still have Christmas shopping to do, why not do it sustainably? What we buy has the power to change habitats around the world for the better or worse. It's...