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December 2014 Back to top

  • Christmas Family Coppice

    Sunday 28th December 2014 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

    Come and work off those Christmas excesses with a bracing morning of coppicing for all the family! You will be rewarded for all your hard work with drinks and a tasty stew for lunch! This is a free event but ...

January 2015 Back to top

  • New Year's Day Walk:Staunton Harold - Dimminsdale

    Thursday 1st January 2015 @ North West Group - Staunton Harold

    Enjoy woods, wildfowl and the promise of Spring on this circular walk.  Meet in Staunton Harold nursey's lower car park. Contact David Maltby on 01530 222934 or Jim Footitt on 01530 262389.

  • What's New In Bat Conservation

    Thursday 8th January 2015 @ Leicestershire and Rutland Badger Group - Midlands Co-Operative Society Sports & Social Club, Birstall.

    Jenny Harris, Trust Conservation Officer and local bat expert, will give an illustrated talk on bat ecology and new developments in research on the conservation needs of bats. Admission £1 refreshments included, unless otherwise stated.  Contact Dr David Duckett on ...

  • Hedgelaying Weekend for Beginners

    Saturday 10th January 2015 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton LE15 8BT

    On this 2 day course 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. The course is run by an experienced hedge ...

  • This and That

    Monday 12th January 2015 @ Melton Local Group - United Reform Church, Chapel Street, Melton Mowbray

    Group members Peter Dawson and Roy Cleaver with a varied programme of slides and film.  Always entertaining! Contact George Kerr on 01664 823 665, email [email protected] or [email protected]  

  • A Fascination with Insects

    Wednesday 14th January 2015 @ Charnwood Local Group - Woodhouse Eaves Village Hall

    Dr Ray Morris has worked for 44 years as a professional microbiologist and a keen amateur entomologist for over 60 years.  He currently looks after the VC55 records for caddis flies and harvestmen, is current Chair of the Leicestershire Entomological ...

  • Birdwatching Walk with a Warden

    Thursday 15th January 2015 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

    For beginners and enthusiasts alike! Take a walk around the Egleton reserve and learn all about the birds we have here, the work we are doing, and anything else we bump into along the way! The Egleton reserve is on ...

  • Ashby Canal

    Friday 16th January 2015 @ North West Local Group - Ashby Methodist Chapel, Burton Road, Ashby-de-la-Zouch

    Geoff Pursglove of Ashby Canal Trust traces the development of the canal and outlines current opportunities for all on this local waterway. Admission £2, refreshments included. Contact David Maltby on 01530 222 934 or Jim Footitt on 01530 262 389.  ...

  • Wildlife and Conservation in New Zealand

    Monday 19th January 2015 @ Rutland Local Group - Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

    An illustrated talk by Linda and Anthony Biddle who recently enjoyed a guided walking holiday with the emphasis on the natural history of NZ.  The talk will include some of the geography and wildlife with illustrations of some of the ...

  • Group Annual General Meeting followed by Welland Valley Wildlife

    Wednesday 21st January 2015 @ Great Bowden Group Event - Village Hall, The Green, Great Bowden

    Featuring films made by James Burman, including otters on the River Welland in Market Harborough as featured on ITV Cental and Anglia.  Admission £2 for members, £2.50 non-members, refreshments included.  Contact Bruce White on 01858 467 976.  

  • Winter Birds Family Walk

    Sunday 25th January 2015 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

    A walk specifically for families with children, come and enjoy a crisp winter walk on the nature reserve and learn about the birds we have here. Children get to make a bird feeder to take home after the walk while ...

  • Group Annual General Meeting followed by Photo Afternoon

    Wednesday 28th January 2015 @ Humberstone Local Group held at Nether Hall Neighbourhood Centre

    Join the Humberstone Group for their annual general meeting which will be followed by a photo afternoon. Admission £2, refreshments included.   Contact Alison Gardner on 0116 241 3598.  

  • Greening The Borough Strategy

    Friday 30th January 2015 @ Oadby and Wigston Local Group Event - Trinity Methodist Church, Oadby

    Carolyn Holmes' talk will include an overview of local aspects of the Leicestershire Biodiversity Action Plan.  Carolyn is Oadby and Wigston Borough Council's Country Parks and Environment Manager and is based at Brocks Hill Visitor Centre.  Admission £3, refreshments included. ...

  • National Moth Recorders' Meeting

    Saturday 31st January 2015 @ Birmingham and Midland Institute, central Birmingham

    Our fifth National Moth Recorders’ meeting will be held on 31st January 2015.  The programme for the day is available here. After consultation with 2014 meeting attendees, we have increased the registration fee slightly to £7.50 per person, which is ...

  • Wildlife in Winter - Wildlife Watch Family Event

    Saturday 31st January 2015 @ Brocks Hill Environment Centre, Oadby

    Join Gordon MacLellen (better known as Creeping Toad) to create an adventure into a wintry world.Bring your imagination and creativity! Strange stories, puppet creation, big drawings, story telling finishing up with a performance and refreshments.   This is a Wildlife ...

February 2015 Back to top

  • Badger Watches at Rutland Water

    Wednesday 4th February 2015 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton LE15 8BT

    We have a series of Badger Watches coming up throughout the year here at the nature reserve.  During the evening you may enjoy excellent views of our resident badger family as well as other nocturnal residents of the nature reserve. ...

  • Hedgelaying Weekend for Beginners

    Saturday 7th February 2015 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton LE15 8BT

    On this 2 day course 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. The course is run by an experienced hedge ...

  • Spring in Andalusia and the Dolomites

    Monday 9th February 2015 @ Melton Local Group - United Reform Church, Chapel Street, Melton Mowbray

    A welcome return of photographer Gianpierre Ferrari with his stunning show "Spring in Andalusia and the Dolomites" a look at the two most beautiful areas of Europe" thier flora and Fauna plus the stunning scenery. Contact George Kerr on 01664 823 ...

  • Badger Watches at Rutland Water

    Wednesday 11th February 2015 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton LE15 8BT

    We have a series of Badger Watches coming up throughout the year here at the nature reserve.  During the evening you may enjoy excellent views of our resident badger family as well as other nocturnal residents of the nature reserve. ...

  • Environmental Understanding For All : The Work of The Field Studies Council

    Wednesday 11th February 2015 @ Charnwood Local Group - Woodhouse Eaves Village Hall

    Biodiversity Learning Manager for the Field Studies Council, Sue Townsend's illustrated talk will cover her interest in natural history, how she became director of Preston Montford field centre, and how she now uses her volunteer and professional time to promote ...

  • The Wildlife of Guatemala.

    Thursday 12th February 2015 @ Leicestershire and Rutland Badger Group - Midlands Co-Op Sports and Social Club, Birstall.

    Dr Elaine Carter will present an illustrated talk on some of the abundant and diverse wildlife of this central American country.  This meeting will begin with the Group's AGM.  Admission £1, refreshments included, unless otherwise stated. Contact Dr David Duckett ...

  • Nestbox Challenge

    Saturday 14th February 2015 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

    A great event for kids, take on the challenge and provide a home for your garden wildlife!  Build a box for your garden, make a bird feeder and go on a short guided walk on the nature reserve to see ...

  • Management and Conservation at Bradgate Park

    Monday 16th February 2015 @ Rutland Local Group - Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

    Peter Tyldesley, Land Agent and Surveyor for the Bradgate Park Trust, will tell us how it is integrating habitat management with archaeology and geology - and what he sees as Bradgate's role in connecting people to the natural world.  Admission ...

  • Winter Explorers - Children's Wildlife Watch Event

    Wednesday 18th February 2015 @ Rutland Water Nature Reserve Egleton

    A great educational and fun morning for 7-12 year olds who are interested in nature. £10 per child.   Booking essential on www.rutlandwater.org.uk or by contacting Sarah Proud on 01572 653 024 or [email protected]

  • Wildlife of Scotland and the Isle of Mull

    Wednesday 18th February 2015 @ Great Bowden Group Event - Village Hall, The Green, Great Bowden

    Ken Reeves, UK lister, tour guide and trip organiser for Burbage Birders, presents an iluustrated talk on the special wildlife of the area.  Admission £2 for members, £2.50 non-members, refreshments included.  Contact Bruce White on 01858 467 976

  • Wildlife Photography

    Friday 20th February 2015 @ North West Local Group - Ashby Methodist Chapel, Burton Road, Ashby-de-la-Zouch

    Martin Vaughan LRPS takes us on a journey showing how he learned about wildlife photography at a variety of brownfield sites in N W Leics. Admission £2, refreshments included. Contact David Maltby on 01530 222 934 or Jim Footitt on ...

  • Birdwatching Walk with a Warden

    Saturday 21st February 2015 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

    For beginners and enthusiasts alike! Take a walk around the Egleton reserve and learn all about the birds we have here, the work we are doing, and anything else we bump in to along the way! The Egleton reserve is ...

  • Badger Watches at Rutland Water

    Saturday 21st February 2015 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton LE15 8BT

    We have a series of Badger Watches coming up throughout the year here at the nature reserve.  During the evening you may enjoy excellent views of our resident badger family as well as other nocturnal residents of the nature reserve. ...

March 2015 Back to top

  • Badger Watches at Rutland Water

    Wednesday 4th March 2015 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

    We have a series of Badger Watches coming up throughout the year here at the nature reserve.  During the evening you may enjoy excellent views of our resident badger family as well as other nocturnal residents of the nature reserve. ...

  • Hedgelaying Weekend for Beginners

    Saturday 7th March 2015 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

    On this 2 day course (7th and 8th March) 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. The course is run by ...

  • Badger Watches at Rutland Water

    Wednesday 11th March 2015 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

    We have a series of Badger Watches coming up throughout the year here at the nature reserve.  During the evening you may enjoy excellent views of our resident badger family as well as other nocturnal residents of the nature reserve. ...

  • Badger Watches at Rutland Water

    Saturday 21st March 2015 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

    We have a series of Badger Watches coming up throughout the year here at the nature reserve.  During the evening you may enjoy excellent views of our resident badger family as well as other nocturnal residents of the nature reserve. ...

  • Dry Stone Walling for Beginners

    Saturday 28th March 2015 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

    Dry Stone walls can stand for decades. This two day course (28th and 29th March) will give you the basic principles of the craft of stone wall building or repair and give you an understanding of the construction of a ...

April 2015 Back to top

  • Badger Watches at Rutland Water

    Wednesday 1st April 2015 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

    We have a series of Badger Watches coming up throughout the year here at the nature reserve.  During the evening you may enjoy excellent views of our resident badger family as well as other nocturnal residents of the nature reserve. ...

  • Badger Watches at Rutland Water

    Wednesday 8th April 2015 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

    We have a series of Badger Watches coming up throughout the year here at the nature reserve.  During the evening you may enjoy excellent views of our resident badger family as well as other nocturnal residents of the nature reserve. ...

  • Badger Watches at Rutland Water

    Saturday 18th April 2015 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

    We have a series of Badger Watches coming up throughout the year here at the nature reserve.  During the evening you may enjoy excellent views of our resident badger family as well as other nocturnal residents of the nature reserve. ...

May 2015 Back to top

  • Badger Watches at Rutland Water

    Wednesday 6th May 2015 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

    We have a series of Badger Watches coming up throughout the year here at the nature reserve.  During the evening you may enjoy excellent views of our resident badger family as well as other nocturnal residents of the nature reserve. ...

  • Badger Watches at Rutland Water

    Wednesday 20th May 2015 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

    We have a series of Badger Watches coming up throughout the year here at the nature reserve.  During the evening you may enjoy excellent views of our resident badger family as well as other nocturnal residents of the nature reserve. ...