This blog is a celebration of the nature in the South East and highlights ways you can get involved and explore nature in the region. If you've got news of the South East’s nature that you'd like to share, please contact the RSPB South East office on 01273 775333 or email SERComms@rspb.org.uk
We have around 30 RSPB reserves in the South East, and we know many of you love to escape to the countryside with us to visit them, but have you ever taken a closer look at the wildlife on your own doorstep?
Our Date with Nature events are aimed at helping people spot the wildlife around them; from peregrines perched on urban buildings, to goshawks nesting high in a forest canopy, or herons nesting in a busy city centre!
Our South East Date with Nature events are free to visit, so why not find one near you this summer?
New Forest Raptors, Hampshire
Discover the hidden reptiles and amphibians of the forest, and marvel at the nesting goshawks on our live webcam.
Runs 30 March to 2 September
Regents park herons, London
Discover where herons nest, hidden in the heart of the UK’s capital city.
Runs 1-15 April
Chichester peregrines, West Sussex
Watch with wonder as nesting peregrines rear their chicks on the cathedral spire, and later in the season visitors can witness the young birds learn to fly and hunt.
24 April – 26 June, Tuesdays and Wednesdays only.
Tate peregrines, London
High above the streets, watch peregrines perch on the iconic Tate Modern building and witness one of our fastest hunters at work.
Details for 2018 are yet to be confirmed, but this event usually runs from mid-July to early September.
Want to explore further afield? You can find the full list here