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  • Badger Watches at Holwell Nature Reserves

    Friday 4th September 2015 @ Holwell Nature Reserve

    Enjoy an evening watching the badgers at Holwell nature reserve. Meet at Brown's Hill Quarry entrance. Booking essential. Contact George Kerr 01664 823 665 or email [email protected] to book your place. £4 donation (£10 for two adults/two children) towards the badgers’ ...

  • Children’s Wildlife Watch Group – (Cooking Wild)

    Sunday 6th September 2015 @ Braunstone Wildlife Watch Group – Braunstone Civic Centre

    Suitable for children 5-12 years old. All Children must be accompanied by an adult. BOOKING ESSENTIAL -  Call The Civic Centre on 0116 2899270. Please book by the Monday before the event so that volunteer leaders can plan and prepare. ...

  • Wild Tots at Belgrave Hall

    Wednesday 9th September 2015 @ Belgrave Hall and Gardens

    Activities include: Minibeast hunting, Making things out of natural materials, Listening to stories, Wildlife themed games, Treasure hunts, Identifying trees and other wildlifeThis is the monthly group at Belgrave Hall and Gardens. Cost: £4.50 per child per session BOOKING ESSENTIAL ...

  • The Falkland Islands: A Penguin Lovers Paradise

    Wednesday 9th September 2015 @ Woodhouse Eaves Village Hall

    A talk by Sue Ablett.  Learn about the history, wildlife and way of life on these remarkable islands, and of the changes brought about by the conflict of 1982.  Sue is a great traveller and takes her audiences on a ...

  • Leicestershire and Rutland Badger Group - Foxes

    Thursday 10th September 2015 @ Midlands Co-Operative Society Sports & Social Club, Birstall

    Derek Crawley - County Mammal Recorder for Staffordshire and Chairman of the Staffs Mammal Group - makes a welcome return to present this illustrated talk. Admission £1.00. Refreshments included, unless otherwise stated. Contact Dr David Duckett on 0116 259 7231

  • North West Local Group Event - Bradgate Park - Past, Present & Future

    Friday 11th September 2015 @ Ashby Methodist Chapel, Burton Rd, Ashby-de-la-Zouch

    Peter Tyldesley of the Bradgate Park Trust outlines the history of this well known park, describes it as it is today and tell us how he views its future development. Admission £2. Contact David Maltby on 01530 222934 or Margaret ...

  • Moth Night at Swithland Wood

    Friday 11th September 2015 @ Swithland Wood, Charnwood Forest

    Swithland Wood is an ancient woodland designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest.  It is an important habitat for a wide range of plant and animal species.  Local moth recorder Adrian Russell invites you to join him and other ...

  • Badger Watches at Holwell Nature Reserves

    Friday 11th September 2015 @ Holwell Nature Reserve

    Enjoy an evening watching the badgers at Holwell nature reserve. Meet at Brown's Hill Quarry entrance. Booking essential. Contact George Kerr 01664 823 665 or email [email protected] to book your place. £4 donation (£10 for two adults/two children) towards the badgers’ ...

  • Great Bowden Local Group Event -A Winter and Spring Wildlife Tour

    Wednesday 16th September 2015 @ Great Bowden Local Group Event - Village Hall, The Green, Great Bowden

    Locally renowned wildlife photographer Gianpiero Ferrari takes a tour mainly of the UK, but also features his homeland area of Italy. Admission £2 for members, £3 for non-members, refreshments included.  Contact Bruce White on 01858 467976

  • Osprey Fundraising Dinner and Dance

    Friday 18th September 2015 @ Barnsdale Lodge

    There’ll be fine dining, Jazz and Swing music and the chance to meet other supporters of our amazing project, as well as a fantastic fundraising raffle! On top of all that, Roy Dennis will be attending the event and giving a ...

  • Badger Watches at Holwell Nature Reserves

    Friday 18th September 2015 @ Holwell Nature Reserve

    Enjoy an evening watching the badgers at Holwell nature reserve. Meet at Brown's Hill Quarry entrance. Booking essential. Contact George Kerr 01664 823 665 or email [email protected] to book your place. £4 donation (£10 for two adults/two children) towards the badgers’ ...

  • Bird Ringing Demo and Talk

    Saturday 19th September 2015 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

    You will meet us at the Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre for 7.30am.  We will then walk through the nature reserve to Fieldfare hide where Lloyd will be waiting for us.  They will be netting, ringing and releasing a variety of ...

  • Willow Weaving - Platters

    Saturday 19th September 2015 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton LE15 8BT

    Meet at the Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, LE15 8BT. Want to learn the ancient art of basketry? Come along to this session run by local willow artists and build an assortment of beautiful willow platters to take home. £50pp (includes ...

  • Bird Ringing Demo and Talk

    Sunday 20th September 2015 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

    You will meet us at the Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre for 7.30am.  We will then walk through the nature reserve to Fieldfare hide where Lloyd will be waiting for us.  They will be netting, ringing and releasing a variety of ...

  • Wild Walk - Fossil Hunting at Tilton Railway Cutting

    Sunday 20th September 2015 @ Tilton Railway Cutting

    Tilton Railway Cutting is the best site in the East Midlands for demonstrating the sequence of rocks laid down about 180 million years ago and fossils can be found on the rock faces, in the spoil mounds and in loose ...

  • Oadby and Wigston Local Group Event - The Flora and Fauna of Madagascar

    Friday 25th September 2015 @ Trinity Methodist Church, Oadby

    Admission £3.00, refreshments included. Contact Stuart Mucklejohn on 0116 281 0835, Diana Baxter on 0116 279 2947 or email [email protected]

  • Badger Watches at Holwell Nature Reserves

    Friday 25th September 2015 @ Holwell Nature Reserve

    Enjoy an evening watching the badgers at Holwell nature reserve. Meet at Brown's Hill Quarry entrance. Booking essential. Contact George Kerr 01664 823 665 or email [email protected] to book your place. £4 donation (£10 for two adults/two children) towards the badgers’ ...

  • Close Up Autumn Photography Course: Fungi, Fruits and Fauna

    Saturday 26th September 2015 @ Lyndon Nature Reserve, LE15 8RN

    This course shows you how to use your digital camera to take better pictures of autumn subjects including fruits, fungi and animals. This course will cover techniques to capture closer detail of these subjects. The course includes  a studio session ...

  • Humberstone Local Group Event - Guyana - South America's Undiscovered Secret

    Wednesday 30th September 2015 @ Netherhall Neighbourhood Centre

    Sue Ablett offers us a chance to explore much that this little country has to offer: wonderful natural scenery and wildlife as well as interesting culture and history.  Admission £2.00, refreshments included.  Contact Alison Gardner onn 0116 241 3598.

October 2015 Back to top

  • Badger Watches at Holwell Nature Reserves

    Friday 2nd October 2015 @ Holwell Nature Reserve

    Enjoy an evening watching the badgers at Holwell nature reserve. Meet at Brown's Hill Quarry entrance. Booking essential. Contact George Kerr 01664 823 665 or email [email protected] to book your place. £4 donation (£10 for two adults/two children) towards the badgers’ ...

  • Leicestershire and Rutland Badger Group - Woodland Management In Our Local Wildlife Trust Nature Reserves

    Thursday 8th October 2015 @ Midlands Co-Operative Society Sports & Social Club, Birstall Road, Birstall

    Trust Conservation Officer Andy Lear, will give an illustrated talk on the important role in managing woodlands for wildlife conservation. Admission £1 refreshments included, unless otherwise stated.  Contact Dr David Duckett on 0116 2597231.

  • Badger Watches at Holwell Nature Reserves

    Friday 9th October 2015 @ Holwell Nature Reserve

    Enjoy an evening watching the badgers at Holwell nature reserve. Meet at Brown's Hill Quarry entrance. Booking essential. Contact George Kerr 01664 823 665 or email [email protected] to book your place. £4 donation (£10 for two adults/two children) towards the badgers’ ...

  • Creative Close Up Photography Course: Light and Movement

    Saturday 10th October 2015 @ Lyndon Nature Reserve, LE15 8RN

    Pete Murray will show you how to use your digital camera to take more creative close up photographs. You will use studio techniques to help you to master the techniques involving light and movement in subjects to add another dimension ...

  • Charnwood Local Group - Source to the Sea

    Wednesday 14th October 2015 @ Woodhouse Eaves Village Hall

    Rivers are wildlife photographer Jack Perks’ favourite habitat to photograph. He has been to highland brooks, Hampshire’s chalk streams and large midland rivers like the Severn and Trent – now follow him down a British river to see what they ...

  • Badger Watches at Holwell Nature Reserves

    Friday 16th October 2015 @ Holwell Nature Reserve

    Enjoy an evening watching the badgers at Holwell nature reserve. Meet at Brown's Hill Quarry entrance. Booking essential. Contact George Kerr 01664 823 665 or email [email protected] to book your place. £4 donation (£10 for two adults/two children) towards the badgers’ ...

  • Rutland Local Group - Managing Woodland for Nature Conservation

    Monday 19th October 2015 @ Egleton Visitor Centre, Rutland Water, LE15 8BT

    Trust Conservation Officer Andy Lear will talk about the general principals of woodland management for nature conservation and show examples of the work the Trust has been doing in their East Leicestershire and Rutland woods. Admission £1 Contact Gabrielle Maughan ...

  • Autumn Explorers

    Wednesday 21st October 2015 @ Anglian Water Visitor Centre, Rutland Water, LE15 8BT

    Aged between 7-14 and bored in the holidays then come along for a day of autumn activities. Have fun looking for signs of autumn, make a bug house to help the bugs get through winter and take part in autumn inspired craft ...

  • Great Bowden Local Group - It's a Hoot!

    Wednesday 21st October 2015 @ Village Hall, The Green, Great Bowden

    Simon Dudhill is Chairman of East Midlands Group of the Hawk and Owl Trust. He works at the Raptor Foundation and will tell us all about the work they do at the Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre. If possible he will ...

  • North West Local Group - Temples, Tigers and a Bear called Polly

    Friday 23rd October 2015 @ Ashby Methodist Chapel, Burton Road, Ashby-de-la-Zouch

    Pollyanna Pickering makes a welcome return to show hands-on work with tigers and elephants, trekking through remote jungles in Thailand and Vietnam. Admission: adults £4, children free, tickets available from Margaret on 01530 412 410.    

  • Badger Watches at Holwell Nature Reserves

    Friday 23rd October 2015 @ Holwell Nature Reserve

    Enjoy an evening watching the badgers at Holwell nature reserve. Meet at Brown's Hill Quarry entrance. Booking essential. Contact George Kerr 01664 823 665 or email [email protected] to book your place. £4 donation (£10 for two adults/two children) towards the badgers’ ...

  • Humberstone Local Group - Farming for Wildlife

    Wednesday 28th October 2015 @ Netherhall Neighbourhood Centre, Armadale Drive

    Julia Hawley and her husband Ian, who farm near Melton Mowbray, have adapted their farming strategy  to be environmentally friendly and have created an oasis for wildlife. Admission £2, refreshments included. Contact Alison Gardner on 0116 241 3598  

  • Haunting Halloween Night

    Friday 30th October 2015 @ Egleton Visitor Centre, Rutland Water, LE15 8BT

    Come along to Rutland Water for a ghoulishly good time and a spooky walk as darkness falls. Make a pumpkin lantern to take home. £10 per child. 4pm - 6pm Booking essential at www.rutlandwater.org.ukor contact 01572 770 651, email [email protected] ...

  • Oadby & Wigston Local Group - What's Biting You?

    Friday 30th October 2015 @ Trinity Methodist Church, Oadby

    An appreciation of ticks and lice by Ivan Pedley Admission £3, refreshments included. Contact Stuart Mucklejohn on 0116 281 0835, Diana Baxter on 0116 279 2947 or email [email protected]

  • Badger Watches at Holwell Nature Reserves

    Friday 30th October 2015 @ Holwell Nature Reserve

    Enjoy an evening watching the badgers at Holwell nature reserve. Meet at Brown's Hill Quarry entrance. Booking essential. Contact George Kerr 01664 823 665 or email [email protected] to book your place. £4 donation (£10 for two adults/two children) towards the badgers’ ...

  • Hootingly Haunted Halloween

    Saturday 31st October 2015 @ Egleton Visitor Centre, Rutland Water, LE15 8BT

    Come along to the Nature Reserve to carve a scary pumpkin and no witch or wizard is complete without a broomstick..... so join us to make a magical one to take home!  Discover what goes on under the cover of ...

November 2015 Back to top

  • Photography Course - Winter Landscapes and Panoramas

    Saturday 7th November 2015 @ Lyndon Visitor Centre, Rutland Water, Manton LE15 8RN

    Pete Murray will show you how to take better pictures and develop a photographic eye. This course shows you how to use your digital camera to take better landscape photographs. We will be based at the Lyndon area of the ...

  • Painting our Countryside – The Natural Landscape

    Saturday 7th November 2015 @ Egleton Visitor Centre, Rutland Water, LE15 8BT

    An opportunity to learn some of the tricks of the trade and produce your own painting of the countryside surrounding this stunning venue. This two-day course (Sat 7th and Sun 8th Nov) is led by Steve Cale who specialises in ...

  • North West Local Group - Autumnal walk in South Wood

    Saturday 7th November 2015 @ Ashby Methodist Chapel, Burton Road, Ashby-de-la-Zouch

    Dave Wroughton leads a walk around this ancient wood with many veteran trees and interesting things to see including fungi. Meet Staunton Harold car park. Admission £2 refreshments included. Contact David Maltby on 01530 222 934 or Margaret Mabey on ...

  • Melton Local Group - Memories are made of this

    Monday 9th November 2015 @ United Reform Church, Chapel Street, Melton Mowbray

    A photographic tour with Richard Adams. Contact George Kerr on 01664 823 665, email [email protected]

  • Charnwood Local Group - Ponds of Charnwood

    Wednesday 11th November 2015 @ Woodhouse Eaves Village Hall

    A talk by Matt Hill, Postgraduate Researcher, University of Loughborough. Admission £2 for members, £2.50 non-members, refreshments included. Contact Maggie Morland on 01509 890 077, Kate Moore on 01509 891 005, email [email protected], or John Spencer on 0116 236 4279.

  • Festive Willow Weaving

    Saturday 14th November 2015 @ Egleton Visitor Centre, Rutland Water, LE15 8BT

    For older children and adults, come along and weave your own willow angel, wreath, or both!   Price of the course includes all materials. £20 per item or make both for £30.  If making both items, allow some additional time. ...

  • Willow Snowman

    Sunday 15th November 2015 @ Lyndon Visitor Centre, Rutland Water, Manton LE15 8RN

    For older children and adults, come along and create the ultimate Christmas decoration for your home!  Using white willow we will create a charming woven snowman (approx. 4-5ft tall) 10.00am - 4.00pm £60 per person  Price of the course includes ...

December 2015 Back to top

  • Natural Christmas Decorations

    Saturday 5th December 2015 @ Egleton Visitor Centre, Rutland Water, LE15 8BT

    Using natural materials we will create a range of unique, charming Christmas decorations.  1pm - 3pm £25 per person  Booking essential and can be done at www.rutlandwater.org.uk contact 01572 770651 or email [email protected]    

  • Festive Willow Weaving

    Sunday 6th December 2015 @ Egleton Visitor Centre, Rutland Water, LE15 8BT

    For older children and adults, come along and weave your own willow angel or wreath for your home. 10am - 12pm £20 per item or £30 for both.  Booking essential and can be done at www.rutlandwater.org.uk contact 01572 770651 or email [email protected]

  • Christmas Family Coppice

    Monday 28th December 2015 @ Egleton Visitor Centre, Rutland Water, LE15 8BT

    Come and join the team for a day of fresh air and exercise to work off those Christmas excesses! Starting at 10am and finishing with a warming stew/soup. Free of charge, tools and expertise provided.  Booking essential and can be ...

January 2016 Back to top

  • Hedgelaying Course for Beginners

    Saturday 9th January 2016 @ Egleton Visitor Centre, Rutland Water, LE15 8BT

    On this 2 day course (9th and 10th Jan 2016) you will have a brief introduction to this ancient art, learn what it involves, when to hedge-lay and how.  You will lay your own section of hedge. 9.45am-4pm £75 per ...

February 2016 Back to top

  • Hedgelaying Course for Beginners

    Saturday 6th February 2016 @ Egleton Visitor Centre, Rutland Water, LE15 8BT

    On this 2 day course (6th and 7th Feb 2016) you will have a brief introduction to this ancient art, learn what it involves, when to hedge-lay and how.  You will lay your own section of hedge. 9.45am-4pm £75 per ...

March 2016 Back to top

  • Hedgelaying Course for Beginners

    Saturday 5th March 2016 @ Egleton Visitor Centre, Rutland Water, LE15 8BT

    On this 2 day course (5th and 6th Mar 2016) you will have a brief introduction to this ancient art, learn what it involves, when to hedge-lay and how.  You will lay your own section of hedge. 9.45am-4pm £75 per ...