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August 2014 Back to top

  • Osprey Cruise

    Saturday 30th August 2014 @ 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 2014 Back to top

  • Badger Watches at Rutland Water Nature Reserve

    Tuesday 2nd September 2014 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

    Our Badger Watching Evenings are currently being held by our Trainee Reserve Officers. During the evening you may enjoy excellent views of our resident badger family as well as other nocturnal residents of the nature reserve. Spaces are limited so ...

  • Badger Watches at Holwell Nature Reserves

    Friday 5th September 2014 @ Holwell Nature Reserves

    Enjoy an evening watching the badgers. 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’ favourite treat of peanuts can be paid on the ...

  • Exploring Lagoon 2 - An introduction to the plants of wetlands and water margins

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

    Many plants colonise the margins of lakes and reservoirs as water levels fall and late summer is  a good time to get to know these plants. We shall be taking the rare opportunity to visit the water’s edge on lagoon ...

  • Community Orchard

    Saturday 6th September 2014 @ Braunstone Town Civic Centre

    A final chance to visit the Orchard before it is open to the public. Record the wildlife found and have a go at pond dipping.  Lead by John Dodd and Naomi Green with helpers Kamrun Nehar and Darran Tait. The ...

  • Alan Oliver Watercolour Workshop - Landscapes

    Wednesday 10th September 2014 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton LE15 8BT

    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 ...

  • Bradgate Park - Making the Connection

    Wednesday 10th September 2014 @ Bradgate Park

    Peter Tyldesley, Land Agent and Surveyor for Bradgate Park Trust, will discuss how it is integrating habitat management with archaeology and geology, finding profitable outlets for things produced on the estate, and what he sees as Bradgate’s role in connecting ...

  • Mammals on your doorstep

    Thursday 11th September 2014 @ Leicestershire and Rutland Badger Group - Birstall

    Derek Crawley, County Mammal Recorder for Staffordshire and Chairman of the Staffs Mammal Group, makes a welcome return to impart his knowledge with another illustrated talk. Held at the Midlands Co-Operative Society Sports and Social Club, Birstall Road, Birstall. Thursday ...

  • Bat Watching

    Saturday 13th September 2014 @ Aylestone Meadows

    An evening bat watching at Aylestone Meadows (weather permitting). Please note time of event to be confirmed. BOOKING ESSENTIAL - Call 0116 2572888                                  

  • Pond Dipping

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

    Lead by Judith Garforth and Lorienne Whittle. The group usually meets at Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton and visits the nature reserve and surrounding area. ALL CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT. BOOKING ESSENTIAL - Call 01572 770 651. ...

  • A Journey to Antarctica

    Wednesday 17th September 2014 @ Great Bowden Group Event - Village Hall, The Green, Great Bowden

    Pam Darby from the Charnwood Local Group presents a pictorial wildlife journey via the Falkland, South Georgia and South Shetland islands to the Antarctic Peninsular. Admission £2 for members, £2.50 non-members, refreshments included. Contact Bruce White on 01858 467 976. 

  • Hedgelaying for Beginners

    Thursday 18th September 2014 @ 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 experienced hedge layer John ...

  • Osprey Ball & Dinner

    Friday 19th September 2014 @ Barnsdale Lodge Hotel, Barnsdale, North Shore Rutland Water, LE15 8AH

    This is an event to celebrate another successful season for the Rutland Osprey Project. The Osprey, as a bird, an icon and a destination is integral to the identity of the county of Rutland and this is our chance to ...

  • Dry Stone Walling for Beginners

    Saturday 20th September 2014 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton LE15 8BT

    Dry Stone Walling is an ancient countryside skill that is still popular today because the walls, when built properly, can stand for decades! Come and learn how to build or repair your own in the beautiful setting that is Rutland ...

  • Bird Ringing Demo and Talk

    Sunday 21st September 2014 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton LE15 8BT

    Join us bright and early for a bird ringing demonstration with the Reserve Officers Martin and Lloyd. You will join them at Fieldfare hide where they will be netting, ringing and releasing a variety of birds. A great opportunity to ...

  • Pastel Workshop with Alan Oliver: Woodland Scenes

    Wednesday 24th September 2014 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton LE15 8BT

    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 ...

  • Your Neighbourhood Bats

    Friday 26th September 2014 @ Oadby and Wigston Local Group Event - Oadby

    A talk by Jenny Harris, Trust Conservation Officer and member of the Leicestershire & Rutland Bat Group. Held at Trinity Methodist Church, Oadby. Admission £3, refreshments included. Contact Stuart Mucklejohn on 0116 281 0835, Diana Baxter on 0116 279 2947 ...

  • Close Up Natural History Photography Course

    Saturday 27th September 2014 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton LE15 8BT

    Suitable for Bridge or SLR cameras, this course shows you how to use your digital camera to take close-up pictures of a variety of natural history subjects. We start with a studio session where we will show you how to ...

  • Discover Bird Ringing

    Saturday 27th September 2014 @ Charnwood Lodge National Nature Reserve

    Join members of the Charnwood Ringing Group who expect to catch all the usual 'tit' species along with nuthatch, chaffinch, wren, blackbird and possible blackcap and chiffchaff. Find out about the process of ringing, how to age and sex a ...

October 2014 Back to top

  • Watercolour Workshop with Alan Oliver

    Wednesday 1st October 2014 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton LE15 8BT

    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 ...

  • Birds of Prey

    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

  • 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] ...

  • 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 to ...

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 ...

  • Planting

    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

  • 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 ...

  • November 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, ...

  • 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. Booking essential contact 01572 653024, [email protected] or www.rutlandwater.org.uk

  • Natural Champions

    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 ...

  • 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 ...