Cameron's Cottage

  • University dietetics group visits Cameron’s Cottage

    The Winchester University Dietetics group visited Cameron’s Cottage recently for a spot of team building, cooking and getting closer to nature

    Cameron's Cottage and RSPB Franchises Lodge nature reserve proved to be the ideal location for the group to enjoy some team building exercises; a blindfold trail communication game and walking on a slack line. They also spent time exploring the reserve listening and looking out for wildlife. The main focus of the trip howerver, was …

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  • Cameron’s Cottage Spiders

    As a part of the amazing ambassador weekend at Cameron's Cottage in the New Forest we did a bioblitz on site.

    For the bioblitz we split into two teams and tried to record as many species as we could possibly find. This included plants in the woodland, birds flying overhead, mammals in the long grass, amphibians in the lake and insects in the marsh. It was a truely immersive and captivating activity where we paid attention to every species we could spot and tried to identify each one. 

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  • Barratt London donates to Cameron's Cottage

    We are delighted to report that Barratt London has donated £1,000 towards Cameron's Cottage as a thank you to our Young Ambassadors, Samuel Levy.

    Samuel is a member of the Totteridge Valley Birders and recently collaborated with Barratt London to produce a document about the Valley’s unique wildlife local to the housebuilder’s scheme in Mill Hill. The document is publicly available and can be found in a rewilding box outside the development sales suite for residents who …

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  • Cottage Roof Completed

    We are thrilled to report that Steve Cuff, who very generously and kindly offered his services, was able to completely water-proof and fix the roof of the cottage.

    Thank you to Steve for this fabulous work! He also installed a bat box for the Rhinolophidae bat (commonly known as the horseshoe bat) and one for the Common Pipistrelle bat, giving them places to roost. 

    We can't wait to proceed with the next phase.

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  • RSPB Youth Council Annual Trip

    In September, I was lucky enough to elected as a member of the RSPB Youth Council, then called the Phoenix Forum. This is a group of ten young people from the RSPB who give a voice to the organisation’s youth membership.

    It took two hours to drive to the New Forest, where the annual residential trip would be held, specifically at the organisation’s latest nature reserve, RSPB Franchises Lodge.When I arrived, I met Hannah Thomas, who’d led Zoom video conferences with young …

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  • Cameron's Cottage Video

    Young Ambassador Amy Hall has produced a fabulous video offering a quick look at Cameron’s Cottage before the work begins. 

    Tucked away, deep in the New Forest, the potential this derelict building has to be transformed into a wonderful centre to experience the natural world is there to see. Drone footage is courtesy of the RSPB and music is from BenSounds. The video features our co-founder Corinne Bespolka and ambassadors Tommy Saunders and Alex Chapman.

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  • Cameron's Cottage on Radio Solent

    Earlier this week Corinne met up with Jo Palmer from BBC Radio Solent to talk about Cameron's Cottage

    The broadcast gave listeners the chance to hear about Cameron's life and the work being done in his name.

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    Later on in the broadcast Radio Solent spoke to RSPB spokesman Tony Whitehead about the cottage and why they teamed up with the Cameron Bespolka Trust for this amazing project.

    Jo Palmer from BBC Radio …

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  • Cameron's Cottage in the Sunshine

    Cameron’s Cottage in the middle of RSPBs Franchises Lodge reserve in New Forest, surrounded by woodlands and birdsong in the glorious spring sunshine.

    In the meantime the RSPB is hard at work with architect and planners. Up-dates to follow.

     

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  • Dawn Chorus for Cameron at Cameron’s Cottage

    This is the first opportunity to see Cameron’s Cottage in the beautiful woodlands at Franchises Lodge, an RSPB Reserve in the New Forest.

    Please come and join us and listen to the dawn chorus with Dante Munns from the RSPB who will be our expert guide around the site. 

    When: Saturday 30th March, at 6.45 am for a 7 am start. The walk will take between 1.30/2 hours followed by breakfast, coffee and tea.

    Where: Franchises Lodge RSPB Reserve, New Forest 

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  • Architect selected for Cameron's Cottage

    We have been very busy these last few months and are delighted that RSPB have appointed an architect, Joe Moorhouse,  who shares our vision to renovate Cameron’s Cottage.  

    We are looking at the endless possibilities to transform this run down, three bedroom cottage into a place where groups of young people can stay in the heart of the 1000 acres RSBP Franchises Lodge Reserve. Not only are we looking to up-date the cottage, we hope to create a field study centre that will be a …

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Cameron Bespolka Scholarship Winner / 16.08.22
We are delighted to report that Esther Rumsey from Gloucester has been awarded the …
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University dietetics group visits Cameron’s Cottage / 12.07.22
The Winchester University Dietetics group visited Cameron’s Cottage recently for a spot of …
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First Scottish Bird Camp Proves a Huge Success / 11.07.22
The Trust was delighted to be involved in sponsoring the first ever Scottish Bird Camp. The first …
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New Forest Wildlife Camp 2022 / 30.06.22
17 young wildlife enthusiasts travelled down to Cameron’s Cottage in RSPB Franchises …
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Invitation to a wildlife art exhibition / 21.06.22
The Trust is delighted to be part of the forthcoming wildlife art exhibition at Minster Gallery …
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