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RSPB South Wilts at Newton Tony Fete

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

If you live near Newton Tony do go along and support Mike Crow and RSPB South Wilts!... More...

Researchers develop forensic DNA kit for hen harriers

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Scientists from the School of Forensic & Applied Sciences at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) have recently developed a forensic DNA kit, SkydancerPlex, which allows individual hen harriers to be identified from tiny samples of blood or feathers... More...

Calling all Volunteers to RSPB Winterbourne Downs!

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Nicky Quinn has set up some really fabulous work parties over the next few months at RSPB Winterbourne Downs Nature Reserve. These are all aimed at making the reserve better and better for wildlife... More...

LATEST TRIP REPORT!

Friday, 19 August 2016

Read the latest Trip Report (Bentley Wood and Pitton Down by John McCarthy) by clicking the Trip Report Tab at the top of this page... More...

Grouse Shooting Petition Reaches 115K Signatures

Thursday, 18 August 2016

The petition started by Mark Avery to Ban Driven Grouse Shooting reached 115,000 signatures... More...

Who Would be a Wren at Calke Abbey?

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Why would a wren accept an enormous cuckoo egg in its nest and then bring up a monstrous chick?... More...

Fab Conservation Books for Children

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Skyhunter Books - RSPB South Wilts is getting copies of all 3 of Martin Bradley's books to sell at our Indoor Meetings and other events this autumn and winter... More...

Loch Garten - Guarding the Ospreys

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

This year Local Group member Colin Maddocks and Mark Barrett went to Loch Garten to watch over the breeding ospreys... More...

Local Group Member Mark Barrett Attends Hen Harrier Day South 2016

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Last Sunday one of our Local Group members went to the rally that was hosted by the RSPB on behalf of the organisation Birders Against Wildlife Crime... More...

In praise of the National Trust for making the case for radical reform of farming policy

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

The biggest membership organisation in the UK has put nature front and centre in its response to the EU referendum outcome and Martin Harper is delighted... More...

Shieldbugs and Leatherbugs Workshop With Bryan Pinchen

Friday, 5 August 2016

Shieldbugs and Leatherbugs are amongst our more attractive and recognisable insects since many are quite large and some of the more striking inhabit our gardens. Let Bryan Pinchen show you their world... More...

Adult black-tailed godwit in summer plummage, at the RSPB Snettisham nature reserve, Norfolk

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

A chance not to be missed... More...

Beware of Summer Seagulls!

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

The moral is don't eat fish at the seaside!... More...

"Hands Off Our Hen Harriers" Petition, Mark Avery

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Mark Avery has opened a petition to Ban Driven Grouse Shooting and it has over 69,500 signatures so far... More...

The Wimborne Experience Was Amazing

Sunday, 31 July 2016

Wall to wall sunshine and the Great Dorset Chilli Festival may have helped us break all records!... More...

Sarum Morris Supports Hen Harriers

Friday, 29 July 2016

Sarum Morris were happy to support the Hands off Our Hen Harriers Campaign... More...

What a Belter At Winterbourne Downs!

Thursday, 28 July 2016

We waited just a few minutes, with a little bag dangling amongst the flowers, then several small insects whizzed in and crowded around the bag... More...

Local Members' Picture - John Pitman

Saturday, 23 July 2016

Summer Red Admiral... More...

Peregrines Treat the Crowds

Saturday, 16 July 2016

Raphael and Aveline are as big as their parents - zooming about, screaming, and eating for England... More...

Peregrine Volunteers Go Up the Cathedral Tower

Saturday, 16 July 2016

Peregrine Date With Nature volunteers joined RSPB staff members on a specially arranged Salisbury Cathedral Tower Tour... More...

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Latest trip report

Bentley Wood and Pitton Down

Friday, 19 August 2016

The atmosphere of Bentley Wood and the view from the Clarendon Way footpath were a fitting finale to our summer programme... More...

For more please see our Trip reports page.