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August 2014

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Red squirrel in Scots pine tree


Hello everyone, I'm Bob and you may have heard a little about me recently. Well, here I am!

I'm spearheading a new campaign - Vote for Bob - to get nature on the political agenda. I hear you're an amazing bunch of humans who love wildlife and want to help. That's exactly what I need. I may be a red squirrel, but once you get past my bushy tail, pointy ears and primary diet of pine cones and nuts. there's not much difference between you and me. Honest!

I've decided I can no longer sit idly by while the woodlands, meadows and wildlife around me are disappearing. It's time to make a stand. Squirrels are quite good at standing up when they sense a threat.

I want to challenge politicians to take nature seriously. In the run-up to the General Election now is the time to get nature on their agenda. And over the next few months, I'll be doing just that through my 'Vote for Bob' campaign.

With the help of folk from the RSPB, the campaign is off to a great start. Thousands of people have already cast their vote and shown their support for nature. You can learn all about me and my campaign and start getting involved by visiting my website A vote for Bob is a vote for nature. Sign the petition today, and please share my campaign with your friends and family.



Monday, 18 August 2014


Our treasurer Pam Scroop, is stepping down from her post after nineteen years of service to the Group. Is this a record?

Pam has kept the Group on the straight and narrow, financially speaking, but she feels that the time has come to hand over the responsibility to someone else. If her successor does the job half as well, we shall be very pleased. Our thanks go to Pam and we shall hope to show our appreciation at the October Indoor Meeting when it is expected that RSPB as well as Group members will be present.

We have been fortunate to find a very suitable successor who is currently going through RSPB's vetting procedure. We hope to be able to announce his election onto the committee at the AGM on September 10th.