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  • Nest Box Challenge

    Saturday 13th February 2016 @ Rutland Water - Anglian Water Visitor Centre

    Celebrate the season of love in style by making a home for the wildlife that lives in your gardens! Pop in to make a robin or tit box, a bat box, a bug box, or a hedgehog box. Suitable for ...

  • Children's Wildlife Watch Group - What a load of Rubbish

    Saturday 13th February 2016 @ Brocks Hill Environment Centre, Oadby

    Brocks Hill Green Wedge Wildlife Watch Group 10.30am - 12.30pm Suitable for children 5-12 years old. All Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear suitable clothing and protection for outdoor meetings e.g. strong shows/wellies, warm clothes, waterproofs, hats, ...

  • Willow Weaving

    Saturday 13th February 2016 @ Rutland Water - Anglian Water Visitor Centre

    Create a functional masterpiece for your garden this spring, with our sculptural obelisk for all your climbing plant needs. Suitable for 8-80, £20 pp. 2pm - 4pm. Meet at Anglian Water Visitor Centre, LE15 8BT. Booking essential, at www.rutlandwater.org.uk, email ...

  • Children's Wildlife Watch Group - Nature's Calendar

    Sunday 14th February 2016 @ Rutland Water Wildlife Watch group – Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre

    10.30am - 12.30pm. 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 ...

  • Rutland Local Group - The Brazilian Pantanal

    Monday 15th February 2016 @ Rutland Water – Volunteer Training Centre

    Located in the heart of Brazil and Bolivia the wetland is a whopping 210,000 square kilometres. Admission £1. Contact Becky Ward on 01572 345 069.

  • Winter Nature Explorers

    Wednesday 17th February 2016 @ Rutland Water - Anglian Water Visitor Centre

    Spend one day of the half term, exploring the world around you. On this winter’s day we will search for the winter wildfowl that visit the reserve, as well as create some cool winter crafts. Suitable for 5 – 10 ...

  • Great Bowden Local Group - Pushing up the Daisies - The Flora and Fauna of Churchyards

    Wednesday 17th February 2016 @ Village Hall, The Green, Great Bowden

    Steve Woodward takes a tour of Leicestershire and Rutland churchyards to see what wildlife is lurking there. Admission £2 for members, £3 non-members, refreshments included.   Contact Bruce White on 01858 467 976.

  • North West Local Group - 40 Years Of Twitching

    Friday 19th February 2016 @ Ashby Methodist Chapel, Burton Road, Ashby-de-la-Zouch

    David Scott shares the highs and lows of twitching in the UK that has resulted in his life list of 449 birds. Admission £2. Contact David Maltby on 01530 222 934 or Margaret Mabey on 01530 412 410.

  • Knitter Natter drop in session

    Saturday 20th February 2016 @ Volunteer Training Centre, Rutland Water Nature Reserve LE15 8AD

    2016 is the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust’s 60th year, and to celebrate we are putting lots of exciting events on for the public. Part of this will be ‘Woolly Woodland Trails’, where woolly animals, fungi, and insects will be ...

  • Wildlife Watch Family Event - Wildlife Experience - Up Close with...Birds

    Saturday 20th February 2016 @ Charnwood Lodge Nature Reserve

    Suitable for children aged 5 - 12 (younger and older siblings welcome). Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult throughout the event.Max of 2 adults per family. Highlights will include: - Bird Ringing Demonstration - Bird Watching with ...

  • Humberstone Local Group - Bats in the Belfry

    Wednesday 24th February 2016 @ Netherhall Neighbourhood Centre, Armadale Drive, Leicester

    Jenny Harris introduces us to the amazing life of bats: how and where they breed, threats to them, and some of the fascinating new things we are learning about bats and the bat population in our two counties. Admission £2, ...

  • 60th Anniversary Walk: Industrial Heritage and Snowdrops

    Thursday 25th February 2016 @ Dimminsdale Nature Reserve

    Join us to learn about the industrial history of the reserve & see the snowdrop display. Meet at the Severn Trent Water car park for a brief talk about the area followed by a walk around this beautiful reserve looking ...

  • Terry's Friday Walks

    Friday 26th February 2016 @ Rutland Water - Anglian Water Visitor Centre

    Join Terry for one of his monthly birdwatching walks around the Reserve. 9.30am - 12.30pm. £10 (£5 for Rutland Water Nature Reserve Annual Permit Holders). Meet at Anglian Water Visitor Centre, LE15 8BT. Booking essential at www.rutlandwater.org.uk, email [email protected] or contact ...

  • Oadby and Wigston Local Group - One Year of Wildlife

    Friday 26th February 2016 @ Trinity Methodist Church, Oadby

    With local photographer Gianpiero Ferrari. Admission £3, refreshments included. Contact Stuart Mucklejohn on 0116 281 0835, Diana Baxter on 0116 279 2947 or email [email protected]

  • Willow Weaving

    Sunday 28th February 2016 @ Rutland Water - Anglian Water Visitor Centre

    Create a functional masterpiece for your garden this spring, with our sculptural obelisk for all your climbing plant needs. Suitable for 8-80, £20 pp. 10am - 12 noon Meet at Anglian Water Visitor Centre, LE15 8BT. Booking essential, at www.rutlandwater.org.uk, email [email protected] ...

  • Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Recording Conference

    Sunday 28th February 2016 @ The Rothley Centre, Mountsorrel Lane, Rothley, LE7 7PR

    Join us for the annual Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Recording Conference where there will be talks on a variety of natural history subjects as well as the opportunity to chat to County Recorders and see stands from a wide variety ...

March 2016 Back to top

  • Hedgelaying Course for Beginners

    Saturday 5th March 2016 @ Egleton Visitor Centre, Rutland Water, LE15 8BT

    On this 2 day course (5th and 6th Mar 2016) 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. 9.45am-4pm £75 per ...

  • Identifying mosses & liverworts: an introduction

    Saturday 5th March 2016 @ Coach House at the Botanic Garden, Oadby

    On Saturday, 5th March, you will be taught at the Botanic Garden where you will be introduced to the wonderful world of bryophytes, including the use of the identification key and how to use lenses and microscopes. You will also ...

  • Charnwood Local Group Event - Table Top Sale

    Saturday 5th March 2016 @ Quorn Village Hall

    Charnwood Local Group of LRWT are holding a Table Top Sale on Saturday 5th March  in Quorn Village Hall (Leicester Rd, Quorn LE12 8BB)   Open to the public from 10.30 am – 2 pm, 50p admission (accompanied children free). Refreshments ...

  • Children's Wildlife Watch Group - Give a Bird a Home

    Sunday 6th March 2016 @ Braunstone Civic Centre

    Make a bird box for local birds. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. BOOKING ESSENTIAL - Call 0116 2899270

  • Charnwood Local Group - Long Eared Owls

    Wednesday 9th March 2016 @ Woodhouse Eaves Village Hall

    A talk by Don Pritchett of the Vale of Belvoir Barn Owl Conservation will follow the Group’s Annual General Meeting. Admission £2 for members, £2.50 non-members, refreshments included. Contact Maggie Morland on 01509 890 077, Kate Moore on 01509 891 ...

  • Leicestershire and Rutland Badger Group - Pushing up the Daisies - The Flora and Fauna of Churchyards

    Thursday 10th March 2016 @ Midlands Co-Operative Society Sports & Social Club, Birstall Road, Birstall

    Well-known local naturalist Steve Woodward will give an illustrated talk based on his visits to 330 churches in Leicestershire and Rutland. Admission £1, refreshments included, unless otherwise stated. Contact Dr David Duckett on 0116 259 7231.

  • Children's Wildlife Watch Group - Visit to Kibworth Wildlife Rescue Centre

    Saturday 12th March 2016 @ Kibworth Wildlife Rescue Centre

    Visit to Kibworth Wildlife Rescue Centre. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. BOOKING ESSENTAIL To book call 0116 2572888 Please note that the meeting point and the starting time for this trip will be confirmed at time ...

  • 60th Anniversary Walk: Hidden Winter Wildlife

    Sunday 13th March 2016 @ Charnwood Lodge

    Discover the natural history of winter with Conservation Officer Uta Hamzaoui. Meet at the ‘Bomb Rocks’ and take a tour of the reserve to find the hidden winter wildlife of Charnwood Forest.   NB The ground is uneven and can ...

  • Children's Wildlife Watch Group - Lights, Camera, Action!

    Sunday 13th March 2016 @ Volunteer Training Centre, Rutland Water Nature Reserve LE15 8AD

    Use cameras to take wildlife photographs and film your own mini nature documentary. Children uinder 8 must be accompanied by an adult. BOOKING ESSENTIAL.  To book call 01572 770651 or online: www.rutlandwater.org.uk/event-list/  

  • Melton Local Group Event - The Grantham Canal

    Monday 14th March 2016 @ United Reform Church, Chapel St, Melton Mowbray

    A talk on the history and wildlife of the canal with Rosemary Gibson. Contact George Kerr om 01664 823665 or email [email protected]  

  • Great Bowden Local Group - Farming for Birds and Wildlife

    Wednesday 16th March 2016 @ Village Hall, The Green, Great Bowden

    Julia Hawley, a farmer from Brentingby, near Melton Mowbray tells us how they farm the 300 -acre Hall Farm, not only commercially but for the wildlife as well. Admission £2 for members, £3 non members, refreshments included. Contact Bruce White ...

  • Terry's Friday Walks

    Friday 18th March 2016 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton LE15 8BT

    Join Terry for one of his monthly birdwatching walks around the Reserve.   £10 (£5 for Rutland Water Nature Reserve Annual Permit Holders). Meet at Anglian Water Visitor Centre, LE15 8BT Booking essential at www.rutlandwater.org.uk email [email protected] or contact Julia ...

  • North West Local Group Event - Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Wood

    Friday 18th March 2016 @ Ashby Methodist Chapel, Burton Rd, Ashby-de-la-Zouch

    Gerald Price of the Woodland Trust explores the development of this woodland at Normanton le Heath and considers the many factors that will effect its future development. Admission £2 Contact David Maltby on 01530 222934 or Margaret Mabey on 01530 ...

  • National Butterfly Recorders’ Meeting

    Saturday 19th March 2016 @ Birmingham and Midland Institute

    The ever-popular national meeting takes place once again at the Birmingham and Midland Institute in central Birmingham, on Saturday 19th March 2016. The national meeting is open to anyone interested in butterflies, their recording, monitoring and conservation.  There is a ...

  • Rutland Local Group - Nene Washes Nature Reserve

    Monday 21st March 2016 @ Rutland Water - Volunteer Training Centre

    RSPB Nene Washes Site Manager Charlie Kitchin will talk about this wetland nature reserve noted for wildfowl, wading birds, owls, harriers and red kite.  Admission £1. Contact Becky Ward on 01572 345 069.

  • The Great Rutland Egg Hunt

    Sunday 27th March 2016 @ Rutland Local Group Event -Rutland Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

    Pick up your treasure map from the visitor centre at Sykes Lane, then follow clues and look for signs that will take you around the whole reservoir.  Completed entries will receive a prize! Suitable for all ages.  Included in parking ...

April 2016 Back to top

  • 60th Anniversary Event: Dragonfly Workshop

    Saturday 16th April 2016 @ Volunteer Training Centre, Oakham Road, Hambleton, Oakham, Rutland LE15 8AD

    Visit the new Volunteer Training Centre for a Dragonfly Workshop led by Senior Conservation Officer Claire Install, former Conservation Officer for the British Dragonfly Society.   Booking is essential, places are limited, £3 per person. Please click here to book ...

  • Bird Ringing Demonstration, Osprey Walk and Breakfast

    Saturday 23rd April 2016 @ Lyndon Nature Reserve, LE15 8RN

    We will be netting, ringing and releasing a variety of song birds on the Lyndon Nature Reserve, which you will get the chance to release. There will also be a guided walk by a member of the Osprey team to ...

  • 60th Anniversary Event: Dragonfly Workshop

    Monday 25th April 2016 @ Volunteer Training Centre, Oakham Road, Hambleton, Oakham, Rutland LE15 8AD

    Visit the new Volunteer Training Centre for a Dragonfly Workshop led by Senior Conservation Officer Claire Install, former Conservation Officer for the British Dragonfly Society.   Booking is essential, places are limited, £3 per person. Please click here to book ...

  • 60th Anniversary Walk: Spring Wildflowers

    Wednesday 27th April 2016 @ Croft Pasture

    Join Conservation Officer John Bristow for a walk around Croft Pasture SSSI in search of spring flowers. Learn about the nature conservation importance and management of this Soar valley reserve.   Please note that livestock will be present on the ...

May 2016 Back to top

  • Dawn Chorus Walk and Breakfast

    Sunday 1st May 2016 @ Lyndon Nature Reserve, LE15 8RN

    We will take a walk out on the reserve, overlooking Rutland Water, to enjoy the wonderful sounds of the dawn chorus, before returning to the Lyndon Centre to enjoy a fabulous cooked breakfast! The breakfast will consist of a bacon ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

June 2016 Back to top

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

August 2016 Back to top

  • 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 ...

  • Butterfly Walk for Beginners

    Saturday 6th August 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...