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  • Knighton Wild - Mammals in the City

    Wednesday 4th May 2016 @ Knighton Parish Centre, Church Lane, Leicester LE2 3WG

    The meeting will begin with a short AGM, followed by a talk on the mammals found within the city limits of Leicester by Helen O'Brien, Senior Nature Conservation Officer of Leicester City Council and mammal recorder.  £3.00 for non-members or free if you join at ...

  • Evening Wildlife Watches

    Friday 6th May 2016 @ Holwell Nature Reserves

    Enjoy a guided evening stroll to observe nocturnal wildlife such as badgers, bats and foxes. 7.30 pm Booking essential, limit 10 people. £4pp (£10 two adults and two children) Contact George Kerr on 01664 823 665 or 07748 958 065 ...

  • Basics of Charcoal Burning

    Saturday 7th May 2016 @ Volunteer Training Centre, Oakham Road, Hambleton, Oakham, Rutland LE15 8AD

    On this 2 day course you will cover all aspects of charcoal making, from selecting the wood to bagging the finished charcoal.   The course is run by Martin Shenton. For more details contact [email protected] or simply fill in the ...

  • Children’s Wildlife Watch Group – Pond dipping

    Sunday 8th May 2016 @ Braunstone Wildlife Watch Group – Civic Centre, Braunstone

    Suitable for children 5-12 years old. Children under 8 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 ...

  • Introduction to Natural History Photography

    Sunday 8th May 2016 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Rutland Water

    You will be shown how to set up and use your camera for a specific picture style such as habitat pictures, plant and animal portraits in their natural settings & moving subjects. We also look at taking pictures in more ...

  • Children’s Wildlife Watch Group - Ospreys

    Sunday 8th May 2016 @ Rutland Water Wildlife Watch group

    Meeting point to be confirmed. Suitable for children aged 5 - 12 year olds. Children under 8 years must be accompanied by an adult.  BOOKING ESSENTIAL - To book call 01572 770 651 or online: www.rutlandwater.org.uk/event-list/ Please note booking required by ...

  • Wild Walk for all the family

    Sunday 8th May 2016 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Rutland Water

    We’ll begin our adventure at the Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, where you’ll meet your guide for the afternoon, Becky – a member of the Rutland Water Nature Reserve staff team. Becky will take you on a journey of nature discovery, ...

  • Wild Walks for parents and tots

    Wednesday 11th May 2016 @ Lyndon Visitor Centre, Rutland Water

    We’ll begin our adventure at the Lyndon Visitor Centre, where you’ll meet your guide for the afternoon, Becky – a member of the Rutland Water Nature Reserve staff team. Becky will take you on a journey of nature discovery, on ...

  • Wild Tots at Belgrave Hall

    Wednesday 11th May 2016 @ Belgrave Hall and Gardens, Church Road, Leicester LE4 5PE

    Led by Education Officer Rachel Ibbotson. This is a monthly group meeting on a Wednesday in term time.  Time:  1.30pm to 3pmCost:   £4.50 per child per session. Payment in advance. NB: All children must be supervised by a parent or carer throughout ...

  • Charnwood Local Group - Learning to Love Slugs and Snails

    Wednesday 11th May 2016 @ Charnwood Local Group - Woodhouse Eaves Village Hall

    A talk by David Nicholls. Admission £2 for members,  £2.50 for non-members, refreshments included. Contact Maggie Morland on 01509 890077, Kate Moore on 01509 891005, email [email protected] or John Spencer on 0116 2364279

  • Terry’s Friday Birdwatching Walk

    Friday 13th May 2016 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Rutland Water

    The walks with Terry are very popular and you are advised to book well in advance to avoid disappointment. The cost is £10 per person or £5 per person with a Rutland Water Nature Reserve Permit. Please click here to ...

  • North West Local Group - Guided Visit to Kelham Bridge Nature Reserve

    Saturday 14th May 2016 @ Kelham Bridge

    Join Bas Forgham to see and hear recently arrived spring migrants- such as sedge and reed warblers, perhaps even bittern, in this well established marsh and wetland Trust nature reserve.   Meet at the entrance gate on A447 - see ...

  • Children’s Wildlife Watch Group – Pond dipping

    Saturday 14th May 2016 @ Brocks Hill Wildlife Watch group – Brocks Hill Country Park

    Suitable for children 5-12 years old. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. BOOKING ESSENTIAL - Call Brocks Hill Environment Centre on 0116 2572888. Please book by the Monday before the event so that volunteer leaders can plan and prepare. ...

  • 60th Anniversary Walk: Beautiful Bluebells

    Saturday 14th May 2016 @ Launde Big Wood

    Join Conservation Officer Andy Lear on a walk around Launde Big Wood to see the display of bluebells and other spring flowers in this fantastic ancient woodland nature reserve.   NB The ground is uneven and can be very wet ...

  • Rutland Local Group - Guided Walk at Prior's Coppice Nature Reserve

    Sunday 15th May 2016 @ Prior's Coppice

    Trust Conservation Officer Andy Lear leads the walk at this woodland nature reserve south of Braunston near Oakham.  See your Nature Reserves Guide or www.lrwt.org.uk/nature -reserves for directions. Waterproof footwear recommended. Contact Becky Ward on 01572 345069

  • Landscape Photography and Panorama

    Thursday 19th May 2016 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Rutland Water

    You will learn the important components of composition and lighting in landscape photography, and how to use your camera to control exposure and depth of field. We will also show you how to use “graduated filters” in this course and ...

  • 60th Anniversary Event: Orchid Day

    Friday 20th May 2016 @ Merry’s Meadows

    These wonderful old meadows have developed a unique community of flowering plants, which the Trust monitors by counting the Green-winged Orchids each year. Last year over 4,000 spikes were counted in the three fields.   Join Conservation Officer Jenny Harris ...

  • Evening Wildlife Watches

    Friday 20th May 2016 @ Holwell Nature Reserves

    Enjoy a guided evening stroll to observe nocturnal wildlife such as badgers, bats and foxes. 7.30 pm Booking essential, limit 10 people. £4pp (£10 two adults and two children) Contact George Kerr on 01664 823 665 or 07748 958 065 ...

  • Basics of Charcoal Burning

    Saturday 21st May 2016 @ Volunteer Training Centre, Oakham Road, Hambleton, Oakham, Rutland LE15 8AD

    On this 2 day course you will cover all aspects of charcoal making, from selecting the wood to bagging the finished charcoal.   The course is run by Martin Shenton. For more details contact [email protected] or simply fill in the ...

  • Charnwood Local Group - Summer Open Day

    Sunday 22nd May 2016 @ Long Close Gardens, Woodhouse Eaves LE12 8RZ

    Long Close has exotic trees, rhododendrons, magnolias, terraced lawns, lily ponds, herbaceous borders and unimproved wildlife meadows with orchids and wild flowers.   Admission: Adults £4, children 50p and must be accompanied by an adult. Refreshments available. Sorry, no dogs ...

  • Wild Sunday

    Sunday 22nd May 2016 @ Univeristy of Leicester Botanic Garden

    Including: Wooden jewellery and key ring making Fire lighting skills Natural painting Story telling Tree trail with prizes to win And more… From 11 am - 4 pm. Fun for all the family, with most activities taking place under cover, ...

  • Humberstone Local Group - Anniversary Afternoon

    Wednesday 25th May 2016 @ Nether Hall Neighbourhood Centre , Armadale Drive, Leicester

    Celebrate the Group's 30th and the Trust's 60th anniversary with games, food and sharing of memories of the Group's history. Admission £2, refreshments included. Contact Alison Gardner on 0116 2413598  

  • Leicestershire and Rutland Bat Group - Oadby Bat Walk

    Wednesday 25th May 2016 @ Brocks Hill Environment Centre, Washbrook Lane, Oadby LE2 5JJ

    Meet at Brocks Hill Environment Centre. For further information contact Elaine Carter on 0116 247 8243 or email [email protected]

  • Afternoon Osprey Cruise

    Saturday 28th May 2016 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton LE15 8BT

    One of the most exciting ways of seeing Ospreys at Rutland Water is to take a guided trip with members of the project team aboard the Rutland Belle. The idea is simple; we sail to the parts of the reservoir ...

  • Evening Photography Walk

    Saturday 28th May 2016 @ Lyndon Nature Reserve, LE15 8RN

    After a brief introduction in the Lyndon Visitors centre, the guided walk will take you through the wildflower meadows, and the woodland areas bordering the shoreline, including one or more of the hides. There will be an opportunity to take ...

  • Family Fun Drop In Day – Bugs and Ponds

    Sunday 29th May 2016 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Rutland Water

    Just drop in for a craft session, bug hunt and pond dip in our wonderful woodland and education pond.   Suitable for all ages, no need to book, £3 per participant.

June 2016 Back to top

  • Wild Play - Children's Holiday Activity - Nature Games

    Wednesday 1st June 2016 @ Burbage Common, Hinckley

    Suitable for children aged 5 -12 years (all children must be accompanied by an adult) Cost £3.50 per child per session. BOOKING ESSENTIAL - Places are limited. To book please call 01455 255728.  (A non-refundable payment will be taken on booking) ...

  • Afternoon Osprey Cruise

    Saturday 4th June 2016 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton LE15 8BT

    One of the most exciting ways of seeing Ospreys at Rutland Water is to take a guided trip with members of the project team aboard the Rutland Belle. The idea is simple; we sail to the parts of the reservoir ...

  • Children’s Wildlife Watch Group – Moths

    Sunday 5th June 2016 @ Braunstone Wildlife Watch Group – Braunstone Civic Centre

    Suitable for children 5-12 years old. Children under 8 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 ...

  • Wild Tots at Belgrave Hall

    Wednesday 8th June 2016 @ Belgrave Hall and Gardens, Church Road, Leicester LE4 5PE

    Led by Education Officer Rachel Ibbotson. This is a monthly group meeting on a Wednesday in term time.  Time:  1.30pm to 3pmCost:   £4.50 per child per session. Payment in advance. NB: All children must be supervised by a parent or carer throughout ...

  • Dawn Osprey Cruise

    Saturday 11th June 2016 @ Whitwell Harbour, Rutland Water, LE15 8BL

    One of the most exciting ways of seeing Ospreys at Rutland Water is to take a guided trip with members of the project team aboard the Rutland Belle. The idea is simple; we sail to the parts of the reservoir ...

  • Children’s Wildlife Watch Group – Trip Out to Aylestone Meadow

    Saturday 11th June 2016 @ Brocks Hill Wildlife Watch group – Aylestone Meadows Nature Reserve

    Suitable for children 5-12 years old. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. BOOKING ESSENTIAL - Call Brocks Hill Environment Centre on 0116 2572888. Please book by the Monday before the event so that volunteer leaders can plan and prepare. ...

  • Afternoon Osprey Cruise

    Saturday 18th June 2016 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton LE15 8BT

    One of the most exciting ways of seeing Ospreys at Rutland Water is to take a guided trip with members of the project team aboard the Rutland Belle. The idea is simple; we sail to the parts of the reservoir ...

  • Evening Photography Walk

    Saturday 18th June 2016 @ Lyndon Nature Reserve, LE15 8RN

    After a brief introduction in the Lyndon Visitors centre, the guided walk will take you through the wildflower meadows, and the woodland areas bordering the shoreline, including one or more of the hides. There will be an opportunity to take ...

  • 60th Anniversary Walk: Bats & Glow-worms, Charnwood Lodge

    Friday 24th June 2016 @ Charnwood Lodge

    Join Conservation Officer Nathalie Cossa for an evening of bat and glow-worm watching.  Charnwood Lodge is an important nature reserve for bats with eight different species found here.  Meet at the ‘Bomb rocks’ for an introductory talk about bats and ...

  • Afternoon Osprey Cruise

    Saturday 25th June 2016 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton LE15 8BT

    One of the most exciting ways of seeing Ospreys at Rutland Water is to take a guided trip with members of the project team aboard the Rutland Belle. The idea is simple; we sail to the parts of the reservoir ...

July 2016 Back to top

  • Dawn Osprey Cruise

    Saturday 2nd July 2016 @ Whitwell Harbour, Rutland Water, LE15 8BL

    One of the most exciting ways of seeing Ospreys at Rutland Water is to take a guided trip with members of the project team aboard the Rutland Belle. The idea is simple; we sail to the parts of the reservoir ...

  • 60th Anniversary Walk: Wildflowers of Floodplain Meadows, Aylestone Meadows

    Saturday 2nd July 2016 @ Aylestone Meadows

    Here is another chance to visit Aylestone Meadows species-rich floodplain to discover the plants that characterise this rare habitat and make it so special.  Join Conservation Officer Uta Hamzaoui for this event in conjunction with National Meadows Day to search ...

  • 60th Anniversary Walk: Dragonfly Walk, Mountsorrel Marshes & Meadows

    Friday 8th July 2016 @ Mountsorrel Marshes & Meadows

    This walk is led by Senior Conservation Officer Claire Install, former Conservation Officer for the British Dragonfly Society.  Whether you are a complete beginner or wanting some tips to hone your identification skills, everyone is welcome to discover the summer ...

  • Children’s Wildlife Watch Group – Den Building

    Saturday 9th July 2016 @ Brocks Hill Wildlife Watch group – Brocks Hill Country Park

    Suitable for children 5-12 years old. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. BOOKING ESSENTIAL - Call Brocks Hill Environment Centre on 0116 2572888. Please book by the Monday before the event so that volunteer leaders can plan and prepare. ...

  • Afternoon Osprey Cruise

    Saturday 9th July 2016 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton LE15 8BT

    One of the most exciting ways of seeing Ospreys at Rutland Water is to take a guided trip with members of the project team aboard the Rutland Belle. The idea is simple; we sail to the parts of the reservoir ...

  • 60th Anniversary Walk: Bats & Glow-worms, Ketton

    Saturday 9th July 2016 @ Ketton

    Join Conservation Officer Jenny Harris on this evening walk to search for different species of bats in the village and then enjoy the fascinating light display of female glow-worms at the old quarry.   Initially meet at the Church of ...

  • Children’s Wildlife Watch Group – Things that flutter

    Sunday 10th July 2016 @ Rutland Water Wildlife Watch group – Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre

    Suitable for children aged 5 - 12 year olds. Children under 8 years must be accompanied by an adult.  BOOKING ESSENTIAL - To book call 01572 770 651 or online: www.rutlandwater.org.uk/event-list/ Please note booking required by the Monday before the event ...

  • Wild Tots at Belgrave Hall

    Wednesday 13th July 2016 @ Belgrave Hall and Gardens, Church Road, Leicester LE4 5PE

    Led by Education Officer Rachel Ibbotson. This is a monthly group meeting on a Wednesday in term time.  Time:  1.30pm to 3pmCost:   £4.50 per child per session. Payment in advance. NB: All children must be supervised by a parent or carer throughout ...

  • Afternoon Osprey Cruise

    Wednesday 13th July 2016 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton LE15 8BT

    One of the most exciting ways of seeing Ospreys at Rutland Water is to take a guided trip with members of the project team aboard the Rutland Belle. The idea is simple; we sail to the parts of the reservoir ...

  • 20th Anniversary Celebration Cruise

    Friday 15th July 2016 @ Normanton Church, Oakham, LE15 8RP

    To celebrate this momentous occasion, we are hosting a special Osprey Cruise, in partnership with the Rutland Belle. This once-in-a-lifetime event is being held on 15th July, as this is the date exactly 20 years ago that the first juvenile Ospreys were brought to ...

  • Afternoon Osprey Cruise

    Saturday 16th July 2016 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton LE15 8BT

    One of the most exciting ways of seeing Ospreys at Rutland Water is to take a guided trip with members of the project team aboard the Rutland Belle. The idea is simple; we sail to the parts of the reservoir ...

  • Evening Photography Walk

    Saturday 16th July 2016 @ Lyndon Nature Reserve, LE15 8RN

    After a brief introduction in the Lyndon Visitors centre, the guided walk will take you through the wildflower meadows, and the woodland areas bordering the shoreline, including one or more of the hides. There will be an opportunity to take ...

  • Afternoon Osprey Cruise

    Wednesday 20th July 2016 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton LE15 8BT

    One of the most exciting ways of seeing Ospreys at Rutland Water is to take a guided trip with members of the project team aboard the Rutland Belle. The idea is simple; we sail to the parts of the reservoir ...

  • Afternoon Osprey Cruise

    Saturday 23rd July 2016 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton LE15 8BT

    One of the most exciting ways of seeing Ospreys at Rutland Water is to take a guided trip with members of the project team aboard the Rutland Belle. The idea is simple; we sail to the parts of the reservoir ...

  • Afternoon Osprey Cruise

    Wednesday 27th July 2016 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton LE15 8BT

    One of the most exciting ways of seeing Ospreys at Rutland Water is to take a guided trip with members of the project team aboard the Rutland Belle. The idea is simple; we sail to the parts of the reservoir ...

  • Dawn Osprey Cruise

    Saturday 30th July 2016 @ Whitwell Harbour, Rutland Water, LE15 8BL

    One of the most exciting ways of seeing Ospreys at Rutland Water is to take a guided trip with members of the project team aboard the Rutland Belle. The idea is simple; we sail to the parts of the reservoir ...

  • Butterfly Walk for Beginners

    Saturday 30th July 2016 @ Lyndon Nature Reserve, LE15 8RN

    Join our Volunteer Coordinator and butterfly enthusiast Sarah Proud for a two-hour walk on the Lyndon Nature Reserve to learn about the butterflies we get here! This walk is a great start for beginners who want to be able to ...

August 2016 Back to top

  • Osprey Family Fun Day

    Tuesday 2nd August 2016 @ Lyndon Visitor Centre, Rutland Water, Manton LE15 8RN

    Children will get to spend the day as a Rutland Osprey, with their very own ring, and migrate through the reserve to Africa (Waderscape hide!). There will be games and activities to complete along the way, the chance to make ...

  • Afternoon Osprey Cruise

    Wednesday 3rd August 2016 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton LE15 8BT

    One of the most exciting ways of seeing Ospreys at Rutland Water is to take a guided trip with members of the project team aboard the Rutland Belle. The idea is simple; we sail to the parts of the reservoir ...

  • Dawn Osprey Cruise

    Sunday 7th August 2016 @ Whitwell Harbour, Rutland Water, LE15 8BL

    One of the most exciting ways of seeing Ospreys at Rutland Water is to take a guided trip with members of the project team aboard the Rutland Belle. The idea is simple; we sail to the parts of the reservoir ...

  • Afternoon Osprey Cruise

    Wednesday 10th August 2016 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton LE15 8BT

    One of the most exciting ways of seeing Ospreys at Rutland Water is to take a guided trip with members of the project team aboard the Rutland Belle. The idea is simple; we sail to the parts of the reservoir ...

  • 60th Anniversary Walk: Soar Valley Living Landscape, Cossington - Sileby Mill

    Thursday 11th August 2016 @ Cossington Meadows

    Join Head of Conservation, Michael Jeeves for this evening walk along the river Soar. Learn about the Trust’s work reconnecting the habitats of the Soar valley reserves in order to enhance the flora & fauna of the floodplain. NB The ...

  • Afternoon Osprey Cruise

    Saturday 13th August 2016 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton LE15 8BT

    One of the most exciting ways of seeing Ospreys at Rutland Water is to take a guided trip with members of the project team aboard the Rutland Belle. The idea is simple; we sail to the parts of the reservoir ...

  • Afternoon Osprey Cruise

    Saturday 27th August 2016 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton LE15 8BT

    One of the most exciting ways of seeing Ospreys at Rutland Water is to take a guided trip with members of the project team aboard the Rutland Belle. The idea is simple; we sail to the parts of the reservoir ...

September 2016 Back to top

  • 60th Anniversary Walk: Grasshopper Safari, Bradgate Park

    Friday 16th September 2016 @ Bradgate Park

    Join Conservation Officer Uta Hamzaoui to search for the different species of grasshopper and learn about their special habitats in Bradgate Park.  Meet in the Hunt’s Hill Car Park, (please note that usual parking charges apply).   Booking is essential, ...