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This weekend...look out for butterflies
RSPB nature reserves aren’t just great for birds. Amongst the mammals, insects, reptiles and arachnids, over the years we’ve recorded a grand total of 57 species of butterflies – that’s most of those recorded in the UK. Save Our Butterflies Week Butterflies are amazing creatures...
18 May 2012
This weekend...listen up!
We're not all early birds, but at this time of year I would seriously suggest that those among us who prefer a few extra hours of duvet-snuggling make an exception. For one thing, the light at this time of day can be absolutely beautiful: But enough of lovely morning shots, because...
4 May 2012
This weekend... go wild
This weekend, when you've visited friends and family or had your fill of chocolate eggs, why not stretch your legs on one of our glorious nature reserves ? There are loads to choose from, from peaceful beaches to urban oases to tranquil woodlands. We're celebrating Easter in a variety of...
5 Apr 2012
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...
9 Dec 2011
This weekend: join the big butterfly count
The big butterfly count is a nationwide survey running from Saturday until July 31st. The charity Butterfly Conservation is asking everyone to spend 15 minutes counting butterflies and moths in the sunshine. They provide everything you need on their website . What a perfect excuse to head out into your...
15 Jul 2011
This weekend... enjoy summer wildlife with us
This weekend the days are long so there is more time to make the most of them - and we can help! Many of our nature reserves have fun events organised this weekend - we'd love to see you. Everyone is wellcome - you don't have to be a nature expert. We'll show you the best bits of summer...
17 Jun 2011
This weekend... enjoy one of nature's great spectacles
It’s easy to forget that you don’t have to travel halfway around the world, to somewhere like the Serengeti, to see an amazing wildlife spectacle. At this time of year, there is little to rival the raucous clamour of a breeding seabird colony - and the UK plays host to some of the world’s...
26 May 2011
This weekend...have a hoot with owls
This is a great time of year to see and hear owls. You've got a good chance of seeing owls on many of our reserves - check out this list to see if there's a good place near you. If you live near Saltholme reserve (close to Stockton), you can drop into their owl watch between 11am and 2pm on...
4 Feb 2011
This weekend...keep fit by avoiding the gym
If you made any new year resolutions, chances are they will have included one of the following: Get fit or do more exercise Lose weight Spend more time with friends or family And that, my friends, is where we come in. In 2011, we bring to you our state-of-the-art, all-purpose outdoor gyms...
7 Jan 2011
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