• Conservation partnership to open up secret life of unique Brecks wildlife

    Blogger: Sammy Fraser RSPB Brecks Community Engagement Officer

    A new exciting landscape partnership scheme is coming to the Brecks in the shape of the Breaking New Ground Project; this three year scheme was successfully awarded £1.5million by the Heritage Lottery Fund and will form the umbrella for 37 individual projects.

    The aim of Breaking New Ground Project will be to deliver new landscape heritage and community…

    • 18 May 2014
  • New volunteer roles spring up at Minsmere

    Blogger: Lou Gregory, RSPB Volunteering Co-ordinator, Minsmere


    In the world of wildlife, spring is that magical time of new growth, new homes and new families. In our world too, spring is bringing in the new!

    This year, for the first time, we are excited to be the new home of BBC Springwatch at our flagship Minsmere nature reserve, nestled between Southwold and Aldeburgh on the beautiful Suffolk heritage coast.

    • 16 May 2014
  • Water, water, not quite everywhere!

    Blogger: Lotte Large, RSPB Conservation Team

    In the East of England, water is a major issue.  It’s fundamental to the environment, the economy, our health, agriculture... to life on earth.  What some people don’t realise however is that the East of England is the most water-stressed region in the UK, meaning there isn’t always enough to go around. 

    An example of this would be at a site called Catfield…

    • 14 May 2014
  • RSPB Minsmere announced as the new home of Springwatch 2014!

    We are so excited to be able to share with you the news that BBC Springwatch will be broadcasting from a brand-new home at our lovely RSPB Minsmere on the beautiful Suffolk coast this year!

    The three-week long wildlife party, hosted by Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and Martin Hughes-Games starts on Monday 26th May and stretches right through to Thursday 12th June.

    With over 5,600 plant and animal species recorded…

    • 7 May 2014