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October 2014 Back to top

  • The Exotic Animal Trade And Animals In Their Natural Habitat

    Friday 31st October 2014 @ Trinity Methodist Church, Oadby

    A talk by Gary Lilley who has been involved in the investigation of illegal animal trading.  Admission £3, refreshments included. Contact Stuart Mucklejohn on 0116 281 0835, Diana Baxter on 0116 279 2947 or email [email protected]

November 2014 Back to top

  • Watercolour Workshop: Large Scale

    Wednesday 5th November 2014 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

    Back by popular demand, Alan  is putting on a series of Workshops on a Wednesday morning based at the Birdwatching Centre at Egleton.  There will be regular workshops from 10am to 1pm and the cost will be £35 per day.  For ...

  • Badger Watches at Rutland Water

    Wednesday 5th November 2014 @ 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. ...

  • Autumn Waders and Wildfowl - Explore Rutland Water with Terry Mitcham

    Saturday 8th November 2014 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

    A great opportunity to explore Rutland Water as a whole with Terry Mitcham, expert birder and author. Using our own transport we will check all of the likely sights around the reservoir for waders and wildfowl.  Previous highlights at this ...

  • Planting - Children's Activity

    Saturday 8th November 2014 @ Brocks Hill Wildlife Watch Group, Brocks Hill Country Park, Oadby

    Help to plant and manage hedges at Brocks Hill. Children under 8yrs must be accompanied by an adult.  Booking essential - call 0116 2572888

  • Design and Decorate a Tree - Children's Activity

    Sunday 9th November 2014 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

    Help us with a Wildlife Watch tree for the Melton Mowbray Christmas Tree Festival. Booking is essential. Call the Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre on 01572 770 651. All children must be accompanied by an adult.           ...

  • Social Evening: Skittles and Meal

    Monday 10th November 2014 @ North West Group Event - Ashby Methodist Chapel, Burton Road

    Meet your wildlife friends, have a good meal and play skittles in the traditional pub setting of The Odd House, Snareston. £10 main course, sweet extra. Please book with Jim Footitt on 01530 262389

  • A Camera in the Garden

    Monday 10th November 2014 @ Melton Local Group Event - United Reform Church, Chapel St, Melton Mowbray

    A talk by Richard Adams. Contact George Kerr on 01664 823665 or e mail [email protected]

  • The Work Of A Zoo Vet

    Wednesday 12th November 2014 @ Woodhouse Eaves Village Hall

    Vicky Strong, Clinical Zoo Vet at Twycross Zoo, will tell us how she followed her childhood dream growing up in Wigston to become a vet.  She will introduce us to the role of a zoo vet in research and her ...

  • Badger Culling: The Issues

    Thursday 13th November 2014 @ Midlands Co-Operative Society Sports & Social Club, Birstall.

    Chief Executive Officer of the Badger Trust, Dominic Dyer, presents an assessment of the scientific, economic and animal welfare issues surrounding the badger cull.  Admission £1, refreshments included, unless otherwise stated. Contact Dr David Duckett on 0116 259 7231. 

  • Birdwatching Walk with a Warden

    Saturday 15th November 2014 @ 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 ...

  • Badger Watches at Rutland Water

    Saturday 15th November 2014 @ 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. ...

  • Trees

    Monday 17th November 2014 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

    With author Edward Milner of the TV programme The Spirit of the Trees.  Admission £1.   Contact Gabrielle Maughan on 01780 460 635. 

  • Pastel Workshop: Watercolours with Pastels

    Wednesday 19th November 2014 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

    Back by popular demand, Alan  is putting on a series of Workshops on a Wednesday morning based at the Birdwatching Centre at Egleton. There will be regular workshops from 10am to 1pm and the cost will be £35 per day. For ...

  • Badger Watches at Rutland Water

    Wednesday 19th November 2014 @ 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. ...

  • Charnwood Forest: A Living Landscape

    Wednesday 19th November 2014 @ Village Hall, The Green, Great Bowden

    Head of Conservation Michael Jeeves, will look at the special wildlife and geological conservation work of the Trust in the Charnwood area.  Admission £2 for members, £2.50 non-members, refreshments included. Contact Bruce White on 01858 467 976.

  • Autumn in Yellowstone

    Friday 21st November 2014 @ North West Group Event - Ashby Methodist Chapel, Burton Road

    Gianpiero Ferrari shows us the geysers, wildlife, colours and unforgettable scenery of this world famous American national park. Admission £2, refreshments included. Contact David Maltby on 01530 222934 or Jim Footitt on 01530 262389.

  • Natural Christmas Crafts

    Sunday 23rd November 2014 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

    For older children and adults, create your own Christmas decorations to take home using a variety of natural materials. This course is run by our resident crafty expert and education officer Joelle. 10am - 12pm. Booking essential contact 01572 653024, ...

  • 26 On The 26th: An Animal Alphabet

    Wednesday 26th November 2014 @ Nether Hall Neighbourhood Centre

    Val Williams takes us all over the world in search of her favourite animals.  Admission £2, refreshments included. Contact Alison Gardner on 0116 241 3598 or Jean Holdsworth on 0116 276 7385.

  • Wonders Of The Galapagos

    Friday 28th November 2014 @ Trinity Methodist Church, Oadby

    A talk by Pat North. Admission £3, refreshments included.  Contact Stuart Mucklejohn on 0116 281 0835, Diana Baxter on 0116 279 2947 or email [email protected]  

  • Festive Willow Weaving

    Sunday 30th November 2014 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

    Join Willow Weaving expert Joelle and weave your own willow angel or wreath, or both! Suitable for adults and older children, all willow is provided. £20 per item or £30 for one of each. Booking essential, contact [email protected] , 01572 ...

December 2014 Back to top

  • Hedgelaying for Beginners

    Saturday 6th December 2014 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

    Hedgelaying for Beginners, 2 day course, 10am-4pm (Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th December) 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 ...

  • Natural Christmas Crafts

    Sunday 7th December 2014 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

    For older children and adults, create your own Christmas decorations to take home using a variety of natural materials. This course is run by our resident crafty expert and education officer Joelle.  £20 per person.  Booking essential contact 01572 653024, ...

  • Land of Ice and Fire

    Wednesday 10th December 2014 @ Charnwood Local Group - Woodhouse Eaves Village Hall

    An illustrated talk by Danny Green whose award winning wildlife photography is awe inspiring.  He is involved in several international photographic projects and is world renowned for the quality and artistry of his images.  In this talk Danny will showcase ...

  • AGM & Social

    Friday 12th December 2014 @ North West Group Event - Ashby Methodist Chapel, Burton Road

    To include a showing of the nationally famous DVD 100 years of the Wildlife Trusts. Admission £2, refreshments included. Contact David Maltby on 01530 222934 or Jim Footitt on 01530 262389.

  • Natural Champions - Children's Activity

    Saturday 13th December 2014 @ Brocks Hill Wildlife Watch Group, Brocks Hill Country Park, Oadby

    A new initiative at Brocks Hill to introduce Phenology. Children under 8 yrs must be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential - call 0116 2572888

  • Festive Willow Weaving

    Sunday 14th December 2014 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

    Join Willow Weaving expert Joelle and weave your own willow angel or wreath, or both! Suitable for adults and older children, all willow is provided. £20 per item or £30 for one of each. Booking essential, contact [email protected] , 01572 ...

  • Hibernation, Migration, Survival - Children's Activity

    Sunday 14th December 2014 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

    Learn how animals get through the winter.  Booking is essential. Call the Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre on 01572 770 651. All children must be accompanied by an adult.                         ...

  • Holwell Nature Reserves

    Monday 15th December 2014 @ Rutland Local Group - Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

    The reserves' wildlife and conservation importance for bats with Trust Conservation Officer and Leicestershire and Rutland Bat Group member Jenny Harris.   Mince pies and yuletide refreshments provided.  Admission £1. Contact Gabrielle Maughan on 01780 460 635.

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

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 ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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 ...

  • Winter Explorers

    Wednesday 18th February 2015 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

    A great educative and fun morning for older children who are interested in nature! For more details contact [email protected] £10 per child. For 7-12 year olds.  Booking essential. 

  • 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. ...

June 2015 Back to top

  • Badger Watches at Rutland Water

    Wednesday 10th June 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. ...