August, 2016

Wildlife

Wildlife
We're about more than just birds (though obviously we like them a lot).

Families blog

Here are some ideas and guidance to help your family make the most of the UK's fantastic wildlife
  • An update on RSPB park visits in Newcastle

    Fancy getting your kids into nature? In the green spaces of Newcastle our outreach officer will be helping families do just that, with bags full of fun activities.

    In August and September, park activities run from around 10:30 to around 4:30, with finishing times varying slightly dependent on weather.  

    Mon 1 Aug: Saltwell

    Tue 2 Aug: Jesmond Dene

    Sat 6 Aug: Gosforth Central

    Sun 7 Aug: Heaton

    Mon 8 Aug: Saltwell

    Tue 9th Aug: Jesmond Dene

    Sat 13 Aug: Gosforth Central

    Sun 14 Aug: Heaton

    Mon 15 Aug: Saltwell

    Sat 20 Aug: Gosforth Central

    Sun 21 Aug: Heaton

    Mon 22 Aug: Saltwell

    Sat 27 Aug: Gosforth Central

    Sun 28 Aug: Heaton

    Mon 29 Aug: Saltwell

    Sat 3 Sep: Gosforth Central

    Sun 4 Sep: Heaton

    If you need to find us, keep an eye out for the RSPB flags. 

    To find out more about the overall project we're running with Aldi in 15 cities across Britain please visit rspb.org.uk/wildparks

    Or see our full list of events to date.

  • An update on RSPB park visits in Leeds

    Our outreach officer in Leeds is going to be visiting lots of parks August. If you're near by on one of these days, please do drop in and say hello:

    Middleton Park bandstand - 8 August 11.00-15.30

    Pudsey park - 10 August 11.00-15.30

    Roundhay - 11 August 12.00-17.00

    Middleton Park - 15 August 11.00-15.30, 29 August 11.00-15.30

    Pudsey park - 16 August 11.00-15.30

    Cross Flatts - 18 August 12.00-17.00

    Rodley nature reserve - 20 August 11.00-15.00

    Temple Newsham - 28 August 10.30-15.00

    If you need to find us, keep an eye out for the RSPB flags. 

    To find out more about the overall project we're running with Aldi in 15 cities across Britain please visit rspb.org.uk/wildparks

    Or see our full list of events to date.

  • Did you take part in Big Wild Sleepout?

    Splendid sunrises, torchlit safaris, midnight feasts... Last weekend (29-31 July) the nation embarked on a nocturnal adventure to discover the secrets of night-time nature as part of the RSPB’s Big Wild Sleepout.

    By camping on a reserve, in the garden – or even on balconies, in some cases – families took a break from their daily routine and swapped screen time for wild time, with some fantastic results.

    We loved seeing your tweets and Facebook posts: here are a few of our favourites. Thanks for sending them in, and for taking part. Until next year!

    Two night owls...

    The bunting definitely makes this 'glamping', right?

    An interpretation of our 'fruity badger' recipe... We're very much on board with anteaters, too!

    Because no camping trip is complete without toasting marshmallows over an open fire. Mmmm...

    Running 'hammock' at RSPB Farnham Heath.

    This super shot of the International Space Station was taken by Wildlife Gadget Man during his Sleepout in Nacton, Suffolk.

    ... And Andy Tay photographed this wonderful 'blood moon'.

    Big Wild Sleepout is a great time to see these garden favourites - this hedgehog pic was shared by Kirsty Teresa Day on Facebook.

    Meanwhile this cheeky vole made it into Emily Fensom's tent!

    Making friends with moths at Rainham Marshes.

    And finally, what about this for a view to wake up to?

    Did you take part in Big Wild Sleepout? Let us know here, and you'll be able to take our fun 'Night time alter-ego' quiz!