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October 2014 Back to top

  • Apple Day - Children's Activity

    Saturday 4th October 2014 @ Braunstone Wildlife Watch Group - Franklin Community Orchard

    Join in with the apple and orchard themed activities in association with Braunstone Town Council. No booking required for this activity. Children under 8 years must be accompanied by an adult.                    ...

  • Flamingos of the Great Rift Valley of Kenya

    Wednesday 8th October 2014 @ Charnwood Local Group held at Woodhouse Eaves Village Hall

    Victoria Robinson of the Department of Biological Sciences, University of Leicester, will talk about the ecology and feeding behaviour of lesser flamingos in the Great Rift Valley. The charismatic flamingo has a population of about 1.5 million birds which is ...

  • Sea Mammals

    Thursday 9th October 2014 @ Leicestershire and Rutland Badger Group - Midlands Co-Op Sports and Social Club, Birstall.

    An illustrated talk on this interesting group of mammals by committee member Pam Mynott.  Admission £1, refreshments included, unless otherwise stated. Contact Dr David Duckett on 0116 259 7231. 

  • The 3,000 Mile Challenge!

    Saturday 11th October 2014 @ Whitwell Harbour, Rutland Water

    Feeling energetic? Want to help the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust raise some money for its new Volunteer Training Centre? Then why not join in out 3,000 mile challenge!? A team of Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust staff, volunteers and ...

  • Birds of Prey - Children's Activity

    Saturday 11th October 2014 @ Brocks Hill Wildlife Watch Group, Brocks Hill Country Park, Oadby

    A chance to learn more about birds of prey at Brocks Hill. Children under 8 yrs must be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential - call 0116 2572888

  • Go Batty For Halloween - Children's Activity

    Sunday 12th October 2014 @ Rutland Water Wildlife Watch Group - Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

    Spooky goings on and batty antics! Children under 8 years must be accompanied by an adult. BOOKING ESSENTIAL - Call 01572 770 651                                   ...

  • Open Day at the Brand, Woodhouse Eaves

    Sunday 12th October 2014 @ Charnwood Local Group Event, The Brand, Woodhouse Eaves

    Enjoy discovering the wildlife of these beautiful grounds.  There will be plenty of activities for all the family including fungi finding and tree trail.  Refreshments on sale. Adults £5, children £2.  Courtesey of Colonel and Mrs Martin in support of ...

  • Wild Bees, Conservation and Man

    Monday 13th October 2014 @ Melton Local Group Event - United Reform Church, Chapel St, Melton Mowbray

    A talk by Chris O'Toole. Contact George Kerr on 01664 823665 or email [email protected]

  • Wild Flowers and Waterways

    Wednesday 15th October 2014 @ Great Bowden Local Group Event - Village Hall, The Green, Great Bowden

    Mary Matts from the Old Union Canal Society presents a slide show of wild flowers, plants and trees in waterways locations. Admission £2 for members, £2.50 for non members, refreshments included. Contact Bruse White on 01858 467976  

  • An Artist in the Natural World - An Illustrated Talk with Bruce Pearson

    Wednesday 15th October 2014 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton LE15 8BT

    An artist fascinated by wildlife, working in the wild where the rhythm and restlessness of wildlife and elemental landscapes interact to create powerful images and dramatic themes about the natural world. Join us for an entertaining evening as Bruce shares ...

  • Birdwatching Walk with a Warden

    Thursday 16th October 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 ...

  • Hedgelaying for Beginners

    Saturday 18th October 2014 @ Rutland Water Nature Reserve, Egleton

    On this two-day course experienced hedge layer John Shone will give a brief introduction to this ancient art.  Lay your own section of hedge. The course will be held over two days - 18th & 19th October, 9.45am to 4pm. ...

  • Water Vole Management at Rutland Water

    Monday 20th October 2014 @ Rutland Local Group Event -Rutland Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

    The full story with Reserve Officer at Rutland Water Nature Reserve LLoyd Park. Admission £1.  Contact Gabrielle Maughan  on 01780 460635

  • Autumn Explorers

    Wednesday 22nd October 2014 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton LE15 8BT

    Come for a fun filled and educational morning at Rutland Water Nature Reserve! Look for signs of Autumn and make a bird feeder to take home to help the birds through winter! £10 per child, booking essential. Contact 01572 653024, [email protected] ...

  • Hippos, Hares and Horseshoes

    Friday 24th October 2014 @ North West Group Event - Ashby Methodist Chapel, Burton Road

    Debbie Alston of Derbyshire Mammal Group describes the unusual, the little known and common mammals to be found throughout Derbyshire. Admission £2 refreshments included. Contact David Maltby on 01530 222934 or Jim Footitt on 01530 262389.  

  • Hootingly Haunted Halloween

    Saturday 25th October 2014 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton LE15 8BT

    Dress to impress at our Halloween Extravaganza! Fancy dress is not compulsory but the best costume will receive a super prize! Come along to carve a scary pumpkin and no witch or wizard is complete without a broomstick….so join us ...

  • Wildlife and Birds of the Scilly Isles

    Wednesday 29th October 2014 @ Humberstone Local Group Event - Nether Hall Neighbourhood Centre

    An informative and humerous talk by Ken Reeves, with audience participation! Admission £2, refreshments included. Contact Alison Gardner on 0116 2413598 or Jean Holdsworth on 0116 2767385  

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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, ...

  • 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.                         ...

  • 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.

  • 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 ...