Tag Archives: RSPB

The art of interpreting wildlife at RSPB Ynys-hir

The fleeting, changeable and unpredictable nature of wildlife is part of why we love it. It also makes it aggravatingly difficult to interpret. RSPB Ynys-hir rises to the challenge brilliantly Wild things hide, skulk about and don’t show up on demand. … Continue reading

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What question should I ask on The State of Nature

This isn’t the promised ‘next post on places that show how interpretation contributes to sustainable tourism‘. That is still ‘in press’. Just now, this seems more important, even though it is only tangentially about heritage interpretation. This is about saving … Continue reading

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How I visit an art gallery

I love visiting art galleries.  I have no formal training in art. I suspect I know a lot less about techniques, media, style or even artists than most other people who enjoy visiting art galleries. Sometimes someone tries to fill … Continue reading

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Focus on first time visitors – is the first time the worst?

If the first time really is the worst, why would we ever do it again? Smoking , sex, whiskey, going into a bird hide or a stately home can all be a bit of a shock first time around.  It … Continue reading

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My top 10 places to see wildlife in the UK

The UK offers some absolutely great wildlife viewing experiences. That may surprise folk from bigger, less populated countries (of which there are many). In some ways it is a wonder that there are still spaces for wildlife among all the … Continue reading

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Four great places to experience wildlife in Scotland

Scotland really values its wildlife as a tourism asset and has done for many years.  It aims to be one of the top wildlife tourism destinations in Europe and seems to be well on the way to that.  This makes … Continue reading

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