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Loch Leven visitors asked to help Defend Nature

23 July 2015

It's nearly the end of the consultation on the EU Nature Directives and people are being asked to help nature

Lapwing calling

The matchbox challenge is on at Coombes Valley!

22 July 2015

RSPB Coombes Valley nature reserve, near Leek, kicked off its matchbox challenge yesterday, a self-led series of events held throughout the Summer holidays, exploring the beauty of the smaller things in life.

Woodland at Coombes Valley

Rare spider spotted at RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond is first record in twenty years

22 July 2015

A rare spider which hasn’t been found in Scotland in 20 years, has been spotted at RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

MSP hails success of Ross-shire red kite partnership: Bill Kidd MSP, Holyrood red kite species champion, urges public to “come and see for yourself” during visit to Tollie Red Kites

21 July 2015

Bill Kidd MSP, the Scottish Parliament’s red kite species champion, has expressed delight at the success of the Tollie Red Kites viewing facility.

Red kite in flight, Wales

Our uplands are becoming a burning issue

21 July 2015

The management of our uplands has become a burning issue, as a new scientific paper reveals.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Rare chance for families to discover the secret world of Flat Holm Island after dark.

21 July 2015

This summer families in and around Cardiff are being encouraged to spend a night in nature’s home by taking part in the RSPB’s Big Wild Sleepout. Money raised from the event will go towards saving nature.

Titchwell Big Wild Sleepout

RSPB-led study reveals extent of upland burning in Scotland: Burning found in over half of conservation areas assessed

21 July 2015

A new study led by the RSPB Centre for Conservation Science has revealed the extent of moorland burning across Britain’s upland areas.

Heather moor/fell above Old Water, Geltsdale RSPB reserve

RSPB-led study reveals extent of upland burning across Britain

21 July 2015

A new study led by the RSPB Centre for Conservation Science has revealed the extent of moorland burning across Britain’s upland areas

Male red grouse

Last chance to see peregrine falcons close up at Malham Cove

20 July 2015

Visitors to Malham Cove have just two weeks left to get close up to a family of peregrine falcons.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Prepare for a summer of fun at RSPB Leighton Moss

20 July 2015

Keeping the little ones entertained this summer will be easy for families heading to RSPB Leighton Moss, as there’s a variety of wild adventures in store for all ages at the Silverdale nature reserve.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Rare chance to discover the secret world of RSPB Ynys-hir after dark

17 July 2015

This summer families in Ceredigion are being encouraged to spend a night in nature’s home by taking part in the RSPB’s Big Wild Sleepout. Money raised will go towards saving nature.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Rare chance to discover the secret world of Newport Wetlands National Nature Reserve after dark

16 July 2015

This summer families in Newport and the local area are being encouraged to spend a night in nature’s home by taking part in the RSPB’s Big Wild Sleepout. Money raised will go towards saving nature.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Three is the magic number for Lakenheath cranes: rare birds fledge three young in best year yet at reserve

16 July 2015

RSPB Lakenheath Fen celebrates as two pairs of cranes fledge record three young in reserve's twentieth anniversary year.

Cranes at RSPB Lakenheath Fen reserve

Valley tots

15 July 2015

RSPB Coombes Valley nature reserve, near Leek, is launching an exciting new series of events for parents and toddlers called Valley tots. The dates for the sessions are 20 July, 17 August, 21 September and 19 October, running from 1.30 pm – 3 pm

Wild Place Your Space image

Cut back on cutting back

15 July 2015

RSPB encourages people to Give Nature a Home this summer by allowing gardens to grow

Female blackbird - BGBW 2012

Flutter along to Portmore Lough!

15 July 2015

On Saturday, 25 July flutter along to Portmore Lough near Aghalee for a Big Butterfly Count!

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Please do not disturb the terns! RSPB Scotland makes plea on behalf of breeding seabirds in Cromarty Firth

14 July 2015

RSPB Scotland has issued a plea to day-trippers and dog-walkers to take care when they are visiting the coast to look out for breeding terns.

Arctic tern sitting on nest in grass

RSPB Scotland pleased with success of osprey measures at T in the Park

13 July 2015

RSPB Scotland is pleased with the success of T in the Park at the weekend in avoiding disturbance to local breeding ospreys.

Adult male osprey in flight, Scotland

Join Iolo Williams at RSPB Conwy’s 20th birthday celebrations

13 July 2015

TV presenter and wildlife expert Iolo Williams will inspire families at RSPB Conwy’s 20th birthday party at the reserve near Llandudno Junction on Saturday 25 July 2015.

View looking over estuary with Snowdonia in the distance, RSPB Conwy reserve

Family Falcon Fun Day in Cardiff

13 July 2015

RSPB Cymru’s Falcon Fun day in Cardiff will inspire and entertain families this July

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds