By certain members of the local RSPB team, when I have spoken to them, I have been spoken back to in a patronising manner. I have also been accused by a member of staff in the visitor centre at Radipole of making an intern quit their internship, something that I have subsequently found out to be untrue. Yet, no apology is forthcoming.
And what about the future for Lodmoor. Again, there is no transparency as to what future management plans are on the table to improve the site for both birds and people. Oh, did I mention people? People are very important when it comes to urban reserves like Radipole and Lodmoor. If you make the sites good for birding potential, you know that non birdy people will see stuff and might just get inspired. Leading on from that is RSPB membership, which then equates to revenue. Also, it'll attract more people to Weymouth, thus contributing to the local economy.
So, people out there, if you have any comments, I'd like to hear from you. I'm on about anyone, not just RSPB staff. The comments can be posted where it says comments below this blog post. Have your say, as it is extremely important.