RSPB Saltholme, the popular nature reserve between Stockton-on-Tees and Hartlepool is gearing up to celebrate its 10th anniversary and to begin those celebrations they have released a commemorative calendar ready for 2019.
The calendar was made possible thanks to donations from Teesside Environmental Trust, the RSPB’s partners at Saltholme. Over the last year Saltholme has been running a photography competition and this calendar is a collection of the winning photographs, submitted by visitors to the nature reserve.
Craig McNeil, Visitor Experience Officer said: “It’s been fantastic seeing so many great photos entered into our competition and it certainly wasn’t an easy task for our judges to pick just 12 for the calendar. The competition brief was to provide photos that really made you think of Saltholme and our visitors certainly didn’t disappoint with their shots.”
The photo competition and the resulting calendar are just part of a whole series of events and activities planned for 2019, as the Saltholme team of staff and volunteers celebrate the10th anniversary of the site as an RSPB nature reserve.
Craig added: “In all calendars you have important dates such as Christmas and bank holidays highlighted but we’ve gone one step further and added some important Saltholme dates in there too; so that you are sure not to miss any of our fantastic events during 2019. The calendars are on sale at RSPB Saltholme priced just £8 each, only a limited number were printed so when they’re gone they’re gone.”
Saltholme is open from 9.30am - 5pm from 1 April – 31 October and 9.30am - 4pm from 1 November – 31 March and is open daily apart from Christmas Day.
For further information on RSPB Saltholme, visit rspb.org.uk/saltholme or follow the reserve on Facebook or Twitter.