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RSPB calls for UK Government support for ‘deep water’ renewable energy

8 August 2016

RSPB is calling for a renewed commitment by the UK Government to renewable energy on the day a Government consultation closes on whether support for renewable energy projects should continue beyond 2020.

Wind farms, nr Burnley, close up, blades frozen

Pupils uncover surprise species at Saltholme

7 August 2016

Young scientists have discovered a new beetle at RSPB Saltholme, never before seen on the nature reserve.

Free wild summer fun for families in Aberdeen thanks to RSPB Scotland and Aldi

5 August 2016

RSPB Scotland and supermarket Aldi, aim to reveal the wild side of the City and bring families closer to nature

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Hen Harrier event at RSPB reserve calls for action to save Hen Harriers

4 August 2016

The UK's down to three active hen harrier nests. We're calling for urgent action to stamp out illegal persecution.

Chris Packham

Hen harrier chicks tagged at home of UK Submarine Service

4 August 2016

Two young hen harrier chicks have been satellite tagged at an MoD base in Argyll as part of a national RSPB project.

Female hen harrier flying low

Last chance to see Bassenthwaite ospreys up-close

2 August 2016

Visitors to Bassenthwaite have just a few weeks left to get up close to the lake’s popular family of ospreys.

Adult male osprey in flight, Scotland

New bug recorded for first time in Scotland

2 August 2016

A new bug has been officially recorded in Scotland for the first time after being discovered by an RSPB Scotland volunteer.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Celebrate the wonderful wildlife of RSPB Hodbarrow

1 August 2016

A special family fun day at RSPB Hodbarrow is set to be held this month and visitors are invited to join in the celebrations.

Seven-spot ladybird on Spanish bluebell

Go wild this summer at RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands

1 August 2016

Visitors are invited to a summer of wild activities at RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands.

Black-tailed godwits

Scottish gardens alive with wildlife after dark thanks to warm July

28 July 2016

People taking part in RSPB Scotland’s annual Big Wild Sleepout this weekend (29 – 31 July) are in for a busy night of wildlife watching.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

UK gardens alive with wildlife after dark thanks to warm July nights

28 July 2016

Warm July nights have lead to an explosion of wildlife in UK gardens

1072842 - Big Wild Sleepout at Titchwell

Treuliwch noson yn y gwyllt ar Ynys Echni

27 July 2016

Penwythnos yma mae teuluoedd yng Nghaerdydd a’r cyffiniau’n cael eu gwahodd i dreulio noson yng nghanol byd natur trwy gymryd rhan yn ddigwyddiad Cysgu Dan y Sêr RSPB Cymru.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Spend a night in the wild on Flat Holm Island

27 July 2016

This weekend families in and around Cardiff are invited to spend a night in nature’s home by taking part in RSPB Cymru’s Big Wild Sleepout.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

First British-born little gulls have taken their first flight

27 July 2016

Young birds take first flight at RSPB Scotland nature reserve making their parents Britain’s first ever successfully breeding little gulls.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Help needed to support Dumfries and Galloway’s swifts

26 July 2016

Dumfries and Galloway's swifts are losing their homes, and help is needed to support the remaining population.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Adventures galore at RSPB Leighton Moss this summer

25 July 2016

‘Nature Up-close’ is a special microscope event which provides visitors with the chance to get up-close and personal with some of the special wildlife at Leighton Moss. Drop-in sessions take place on Wednesday 3 and 17 August, between 1-3 pm.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Missing link opens across sleeping giant

22 July 2016

New path connects communities in Fife and Perth & Kinross over Benarty Hill, locally known as the Sleeping Giant

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Liven up your school holidays with a summer of fun at Fairhaven Lake

22 July 2016

The RSPB and Lancashire Wildlife Trust are teaming up for a summer of outdoor fun for all the family at Fairhaven Lake.

The beach at Fairhaven Lake

Local artist’s exhibition to be held at RSPB Geltsdale

22 July 2016

Christina Hargraves is set to show her latest exhibition ‘Meadows’ at RSPB Geltsdale and visitors are invited to see her work in the gallery space at the Hallbankgate nature reserve.

Heather moor at Geltsdale

Wildlife of West Canvey Marsh to get new homes as part of £250k Thames Estuary wetland project

22 July 2016

Wildlife of West Canvey Marsh to get new homes as part of £250k Thames Estuary wetland project

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds