Nature lovers invited to camp at Arne Nature Reserve for the RSPB’s Big Wild Sleepout

Bournemouth Echo: TRANQUIL: Beautiful Arne’s RSPB Nature Reserve TRANQUIL: Beautiful Arne’s RSPB Nature Reserve

NATURE lovers have been invited to camp out under the stars at Arne’s RSPB Nature Reserve this summer.

Two events, part of the RSPB’s second Big Wild Sleepout fundraiser, are set for the Dorset reserve – the first includes building your own shelter, the second, pitching your own tent.

The charity has also produced a free fundraising pack – full of everything you need to host a successful sponsored sleep out in your own back garden – for those who’d rather opt for somewhere closer to home.

Dorset RSPB visitor officer Rob Farrington explained: “This year at Arne we are giving the public two opportunities to stay all night at one of the RSPB’s most wonderful nature reserves.

“Jutting out into Poole Harbour, Arne is jam-packed full of wildlife and the scenery is breathtaking.”

In June’s ‘Gimmie Shelter’ initiative those taking part can build their own shelters on the reserve, enjoy locally-sourced food and head out onto the reserve at nightfall, said Rob.

He added: “In August bring your tent and spend the night on a private area of the reserve overlooking the harbour. All profits go into our conservation work, so what could be better?”

The nationwide Big Wild Sleepout takes place from June 16-22, and was launched to encourage people to spend a night discovering the creatures they share their homes with.

Tony Whitehead, of the RSPB south west, said: “Most people who take part will probably help give nature a home throughout the year by providing food, water and shelter.

“The Big Wild Sleepout is a chance to take part in the RSPB’s biggest fundraising event to help give nature a home. Join family or friends for a sponsored sleep out in your back garden or at an organised event.”

Gimmie Shelter, costing up to £35, takes place on June 21, from 3pm. Arne’s ‘In Tents’ sleep out, costing up to £25, takes place from 5pm, August 8. Proceeds go the RSPB.

Visit rspb.org.uk/sleepout for a free sleep out fundraising pack.

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3:05pm Sun 11 May 14

nickynoodah says...

Please don't come out here disturbing our wild life
you have done enough damge to studland
stay away
Please don't come out here disturbing our wild life you have done enough damge to studland stay away nickynoodah
  • Score: -12

3:06pm Sun 11 May 14

nickynoodah says...

you are not welcome you know
you are not welcome you know nickynoodah
  • Score: -11

4:34pm Sun 11 May 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

Will barbecues, booze and barbiturates be allowed ?

I will need all three to be sure of a good night.

And a guaranteed Swallow would be a bonus. They say one Swallow doesn't make a summer but it did for me in 1983.
Will barbecues, booze and barbiturates be allowed ? I will need all three to be sure of a good night. And a guaranteed Swallow would be a bonus. They say one Swallow doesn't make a summer but it did for me in 1983. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: -7

4:50pm Sun 11 May 14

RED LETTER DAY says...

nickynoodah wrote:
Please don't come out here disturbing our wild life
you have done enough damge to studland
stay away
" our wild life ??? " . . . . HAVE YOU TAKEN OVER A BIT OF STUDLAND THEN
[quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: Please don't come out here disturbing our wild life you have done enough damge to studland stay away[/p][/quote]" our wild life ??? " . . . . HAVE YOU TAKEN OVER A BIT OF STUDLAND THEN RED LETTER DAY
  • Score: 13

6:19pm Sun 11 May 14

nickynoodah says...

LISTEN ITS BREEDING AND NESTING SEASON
................KEEP AWAY OK
THE FARTHER THE BETTER>>>
WE DONT WANT YOU HERE FOR ***** SAKE.
LISTEN ITS BREEDING AND NESTING SEASON ................KEEP AWAY OK THE FARTHER THE BETTER>>> WE DONT WANT YOU HERE FOR ***** SAKE. nickynoodah
  • Score: -11

8:39pm Sun 11 May 14

Palantir says...

nickynoodah wrote:
LISTEN ITS BREEDING AND NESTING SEASON
................KEEP AWAY OK
THE FARTHER THE BETTER>>>
WE DONT WANT YOU HERE FOR ***** SAKE.
I didn't realise you knew better than the experts at the RSPB who are actually organising this?
[quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: LISTEN ITS BREEDING AND NESTING SEASON ................KEEP AWAY OK THE FARTHER THE BETTER>>> WE DONT WANT YOU HERE FOR ***** SAKE.[/p][/quote]I didn't realise you knew better than the experts at the RSPB who are actually organising this? Palantir
  • Score: 3

5:52am Mon 12 May 14

Understated says...

i love this idea. i enjoy visiting arne and i enjoy camping if its in a nice environment. im sure theres ging to be strict littering and noise rules in place. it sure beats going clubbing or getting lairy in a pub.

its about time more oppertunities arose to enable us to experience the fortune we have in our surroundings here in bournemouth. with durdle dor nearby, the new forest, arne, poole harbour, brownsea, the isle of wight and bournemouth beach and hengistbury head just to name a few. its so near yet so many never realise or appreciate what we have.
i love this idea. i enjoy visiting arne and i enjoy camping if its in a nice environment. im sure theres ging to be strict littering and noise rules in place. it sure beats going clubbing or getting lairy in a pub. its about time more oppertunities arose to enable us to experience the fortune we have in our surroundings here in bournemouth. with durdle dor nearby, the new forest, arne, poole harbour, brownsea, the isle of wight and bournemouth beach and hengistbury head just to name a few. its so near yet so many never realise or appreciate what we have. Understated
  • Score: 4

8:30am Mon 12 May 14

nickynoodah says...

Understated wrote:
i love this idea. i enjoy visiting arne and i enjoy camping if its in a nice environment. im sure theres ging to be strict littering and noise rules in place. it sure beats going clubbing or getting lairy in a pub.

its about time more oppertunities arose to enable us to experience the fortune we have in our surroundings here in bournemouth. with durdle dor nearby, the new forest, arne, poole harbour, brownsea, the isle of wight and bournemouth beach and hengistbury head just to name a few. its so near yet so many never realise or appreciate what we have.
OMG
please don't
you are giving me another heart attack. you know
if you don't come here
you wont have to go back
stay in bed
have a nice day.
[quote][p][bold]Understated[/bold] wrote: i love this idea. i enjoy visiting arne and i enjoy camping if its in a nice environment. im sure theres ging to be strict littering and noise rules in place. it sure beats going clubbing or getting lairy in a pub. its about time more oppertunities arose to enable us to experience the fortune we have in our surroundings here in bournemouth. with durdle dor nearby, the new forest, arne, poole harbour, brownsea, the isle of wight and bournemouth beach and hengistbury head just to name a few. its so near yet so many never realise or appreciate what we have.[/p][/quote]OMG please don't you are giving me another heart attack. you know if you don't come here you wont have to go back stay in bed have a nice day. nickynoodah
  • Score: -4

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