RSPB Residential Volunteering

I’ve been quoted in this year’s RSPB Residential Volunteering brochure.  It’s good to think that a few words from me might encourage more people to support the RSPB with their time.

Over the past two and a half years I’ve spent a total of 13 weeks residential volunteering on four of the RSPB’s reserves or projects including Forsinard (northern Scotland), Loch Gruinart (Islay), the Glaslyn Osprey Project (north Wales) and Ramsey Island (off the coast of Pembrokeshire).

I have to admit I’ve fallen in love with Ramsey Island, having volunteered there three times so far, with another two weeks planned this year – I’m sure I’ll post more about the place in future.


The picture above was taken on Ramsey, from the top of Carn Ysgubor, at sunset looking towards Carn Llidi on the Pembrokeshire mainland.

The quote in the brochure isn’t quite what I said and I think the real version says what I really feel:

I think it would be difficult to better this stay on Ramsey but I would like to try! The Ramsey team couldn’t have made this stay more enjoyable. It was an absolute joy and privilege to spend another fortnight on the island with them. I couldn’t recommend the experience more.”

The brochure can be found at:

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