Archive for March, 2011

Local School gets crafty with bustards

Posted on Thursday, March 31st, 2011 by Suzy

Anastasia Barsukova, medicine the Great Bustard Group’s representative in Russia recently visited St Edmunds School to experience the British classroom and learn how our enrichment classes run. She joined Karen Waters for her after-school craft class and helped the pupils make a variety of sparkly things, for sale from necklaces and bracelets to tiaras! A […]

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Russian colleagues visit the UK Project

Posted on Thursday, March 17th, 2011 by Suzy

Dr. Mikhail Oparin, the new Director of the Saratov Branch of the Severtsov Insistute and Olga Oparina, Head of Research within the Institute have just returned to Russia after a hugely successful visit to the UK, hosted by David Waters. The A. N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution (IEE RAS) is one of the […]

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Cycle to Saratov: March update

Posted on Saturday, March 5th, 2011 by Alex Stott

This month, our teams have made great progress in their simulated trek across the continent and the Russian plains. Once again taking to their bikes, visit this site our volunteers have sped around Wiltshire and burnt away calories in the gym. The aim is to cycle the same distance as Great Bustard chicks must travel […]

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Russian School Pupils Join the GBG Cycling Team

Posted on Friday, March 4th, 2011 by Suzy

The Great Bustard Group’s sponsored cycle ride is stepping up a gear as the GBG Team is joined by a group of enthusiastic children and teachers from a Russian school. The pupils and staff of School No 1 in the small town of Krasny Kut in Saratov Oblast have cycled over 20 km this week, despite […]

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Great Bustard featured on Felt Tip Birds

Posted on Thursday, March 3rd, 2011 by Alex Stott

A Felt Tip drawing of a Great Bustard

The Great Bustard is one of the latest additions to the blog Felt Tip Birds which is regularly updated with illustrations of birds from around the world drawn in Felt Tip pen. Check out the full-size image and the rest of the blog at: http://redyellowparrot.tumblr.com/post/2890051863/great-bustard-otis-tarda-currently-being

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Emma Bridgewater mug signed by Chris Packham up for auction

Posted on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011 by Alex Stott

Update: this item has now ended. One of the most popular and collectible items in the Great Bustard Group shop are the Emma Bridgewater Great Bustard mugs (currently selling at a discounted price in our shop). A Great Bustard supporter recently met Chris Packham, cost naturalist and television presenter and asked to sign one of […]

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