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October 2017 Back to top

Terry’s Friday Walk

These 3-hour walks are led by Terry Mitcham, the bird recorder of Rutland Natural History Society, and a very experienced birdwatcher. He regularly runs bird ...

North West Local Group Event - Wildlife in the garden

Trust Conservation Officer Jenny Harris will explain what wildlife may be in your garden and how you can improve it.   Admission £3. Contact David ...

Dry Stone Walling

John Shone, a professional dry stone-waller with many years of teaching experience, will explain the techniques of the craft and you will get hands on ...

Badger Watches at Rutland Water

The Badger Watch evenings start at around dusk and go on for approximately 2 hours. The hide is situated close to the badger set and ...

Humberstone Local Group Event - Farming and Wildlife

With award winning conservationist Nicholas Watts MBE of Vine House Farm, a traditional arable farm in the Lincolnshire Fens that is farmed in a way ...

Badger Watches at Rutland Water

The Badger Watch evenings start at around dusk and go on for approximately 2 hours. The hide is situated close to the badger set and ...

Frightful Reserve Ramble

Come along for a ghoulishly good time and carve a pumpkin, make a lantern and explore the reserve at dusk on a spooky walk. Prizes for ...

Oadby & Wigston Local Group Event - Bats are amazing

Come and find out interesting facts about bats as Ann Greaves talks about these fascinating animals – our only flying mammal.   Admission £3, refreshments ...

Hootingly Haunted Halloween

All the fun of a Halloween party with none of the fuss! Come along to carve a scary pumpkin. No witch or wizard is complete ...

Badger Watches at Rutland Water

The Badger Watch evenings start at around dusk and go on for approximately 2 hours. The hide is situated close to the badger set and ...

November 2017 Back to top

Badger Watches at Rutland Water

The Badger Watch evenings start at around dusk and go on for approximately 2 hours. The hide is situated close to the badger set and ...

Willow Weaving: Festive Landscapes

Create beautiful Christmas landscapes using willow and other natural materials. £20pp. Booking essential please click here to book online or telephone 01572 770 651

Willow Weaving: Festive Decor

For older children and adults to learn how to make your own festive wreath or angel (or both) using willow and natural materials. £20/£30pp. Booking ...

Heart of the Forest Wildlife Watch Group - Bats

Wildlife Watch groups are suitable for children aged 5 -12 years. Children aged under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. BOOKING ESSENTIAL - Book ...

Tuesday Guided Walk With Jeff

Come along for a walk with local nature expert Jeff to discover some amazing wildlife around the nature reserve. £10 pp, (Annual Permit Holder £5). ...

Wildlife Book Club

If you love reading and wildlife, this Book Club and its monthly meetings could be for you! Email [email protected] or call the Volunteer Training Centre ...

Charnwood Local Group Event - Getting to the heart of the matter

Getting to the heart of the matter: an investigation into great ape cardiology. An illustrated talk by Vicky Strong. Vicky previously gave us a fascinating ...

Leicestershire & Rutland Badger Group Event - Black to Green Project

Ben Devine, the Trust’s Community Engagement Officer, will present an illustrated talk on this exciting conservation project in the Heart of the National Forest in ...

Brocks Hill Wildlife Watch Group – Crime Scene Investigation

Wildlife Watch groups are suitable for children aged 5 -12 years. Children aged under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.   BOOKING ESSENTIAL - ...

Melton Local Group Event - Birds of Brentingby

Julia Hawley will talk about the birds that can be found on the family farm where much of the land is on the floodplain of ...

Great Bowden Local Group Event - Leicester and its river

Adrian Lane, former Senior Riverside Officer for Leicester City Council, presents an illustrated talk on the history, management and wildlife of the river Soar. Admission ...

North West Local Group Event - Black to Green Project

Community Engagement Officer with the Trust Ben Devine, shows how a former mining landscape has been changed and describes how successful community involvement really works. ...

Autumn Waders and Wildfowl

Previous highlights have included American Wigeon, Scaup, Eider and Great Northern Diver. See many of the migrating birds passing through Rutland and also those arriving ...

Rutland Water Wildlife Watch Group – Feathered Friends

Wildlife Watch groups are suitable for children aged 5 -12 years. Children aged under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.   BOOKING ESSENTIAL - ...

Rutland Local Group Event - Little Owls of Leicestershire

Richard Pegler will talk about this charming species.   Admission £1. Contact Becky Ward on 01572 345 069  

Wild Talk: Local Butterflies

Visit the Trust’s Head Office for a Butterfly Workshop led by Membership Officer and butterfly enthusiast Matthew Billings. Discover what is on the wing throughout ...

Terry’s Friday Walk

These 3-hour walks are led by Terry Mitcham, the bird recorder of Rutland Natural History Society, and a very experienced birdwatcher. He regularly runs bird ...

Oadby & Wigston Local Group Event - Cossington Meadows Nature Reserve

A talk by Tim Mathews on this Trust reserve situated alongside the River Soar to the west of Cossington village, between the city of Leicester ...

Hedgelaying course for beginners

This two-day course will give you the basic principles of the ancient art of hedgelaying from professional hedge-layer John Shone. You will lay your own ...

Humberstone Local Group Event - The Falkland Islands

A journey of discovery and a penguin lovers delight with Dr Sue Ablett. Admission £2, refreshments included. Contact Alison Gardner on 0116 241 3598.

December 2017 Back to top

Willow Weaving: Festive Decor

For older children and adults to learn how to make your own festive wreath or angel (or both) using willow and natural materials. £20/£30pp.   ...

Heart of the Forest Wildlife Watch Group - Winter wonderland

Wildlife Watch groups are suitable for children aged 5 -12 years. Children aged under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. BOOKING ESSENTIAL - Book ...

Braunstone Wildlife Watch Group – Recycled Christmas

Wildlife Watch groups are suitable for children aged 5 -12 years. Children aged under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.   BOOKING ESSENTIAL - ...

Wild Walk: Winter Wildfowl Walk

Your guide, Jeff Davies, has a wealth of wildlife experience and knowledge which will make your morning’s walk both enjoyable and extremely informative. Jeff has been ...

Wildlife Book Club

If you love reading and wildlife, this Book Club and its monthly meetings could be for you! Email [email protected] or call the Volunteer Training Centre ...

Hedgelaying course for beginners

This two-day course will give you the basic principles of the ancient art of hedgelaying from professional hedge-layer John Shone. You will lay your own ...

Brocks Hill Wildlife Watch Group – Brocks Hill Badgers

Wildlife Watch groups are suitable for children aged 5 -12 years. Children aged under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.   BOOKING ESSENTIAL - ...

Rutland Water Wildlife Watch Group – Dec' the Halls

Wildlife Watch groups are suitable for children aged 5 -12 years. Children aged under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.   BOOKING ESSENTIAL - ...

Melton Local Group Event - Social Evening

Social Evening. Contact Peter Dawson on 01664 852 119, email [email protected]

Rutland Local Group Event - Welney Wetlands

Leigh Marshall will talk about the wildlife, migratory and breeding birds at Welney and the Ouse washes.   Admission £1. Contact Becky Ward on 01572 ...

Charnwood Local Group Event - Connecting with the natural world

An illustrated talk by Simon Watts. Three years ago Simon gave up his job as a district nurse to make wildlife films aimed to help ...

North West Local Group Event - My favourite wildlife destination

The Group’s Annual General Meeting is followed by local group members Roy Hill, Bas Forgham and Martin Vaughan describing their favourite wildlife destinations.   Admission ...

Terry’s Friday Walk

These 3-hour walks are led by Terry Mitcham, the bird recorder of Rutland Natural History Society, and a very experienced birdwatcher. He regularly runs bird ...

January 2018 Back to top

North West Local Group Event - New Year’s Day walk at Newbold

Blow away the cobwebs and see how a coalmine and opencast site have been restored and developed into an excellent nature reserve which hosts a ...

Hedgelaying course for beginners

This two-day course will give you the basic principles of the ancient art of hedgelaying from professional hedge-layer John Shone. You will lay your own ...

Leicestershire & Rutland Badger Group Event - New Year Walk

Join the group for our traditional New Year’s walk looking particularly for signs of badger activity and their setts, which will be recorded. This morning ...

Melton Local Group Event - A Walk on the Wild Side

A return visit by local photographer Richard Adams.   Contact Peter Dawson on 01664 852 119, email [email protected]  

Wild Walk: Starling Murmuration at Cossington Meadows FULLY BOOKED

FULLY BOOKED   Visit Cossington Meadows with Conservation Officer Chris Hill to delight in this winter spectacle. Please bring your binoculars to follow the display ...

Rutland Local Group Event - Farming for Wildlife

Nicholas Watts will talk about the work he does on his farm to preserve and enhance wildlife.   Admission £1. Contact Becky Ward on 01572 ...

Great Bowden Local Group Event - Extinctions, Re-introductions and Aliens

The Group’s Annul General Meeting will be followed by a return visit by Nigel Slater, volunteer warden at Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust’s Attenborough Nature Reserve, with ...

North West Local Group Event - Cossington Meadows Nature Reserve

Conservation Officer Chris Hill describes the development of the Trust’s largest nature reserve on the Soar Valley and outlines its importance to overwintering wildfowl, (Reserve ...

Oadby & Wigston Local Group Event - Four seasons of Natural History

A talk by wildlife photographer Tony Clarke. Admission £3, refreshments included. Contact Stuart Mucklejohn on 0116 2810 835 or email [email protected]

Winter Birds Family Walk

A refreshing walk for all of the family; followed by warm drinks back at the Centre with an opportunity for children to make bird feeders. ...

North West Local Group Event - Visit to Cossington Meadows Nature Reserve

Visit to Cossington Meadows to hopefully see short eared owls and overwintering duck. Meet on the Rothley to Cossington road, (B5328 grid ref. 597130). Please bring ...

Humberstone Local Group Event - Target: 200 Tweets

Following the Group’s Annual General Meeting, Bruce White, Chairman of the Great Bowden Group, will give an illustrated talk telling of his exploits in attempting ...

February 2018 Back to top

Hedgelaying course for beginners

This two-day course will give you the basic principles of the ancient art of hedgelaying from professional hedge-layer John Shone. You will lay your own ...

March 2018 Back to top

Hedgelaying course for beginners

This two-day course will give you the basic principles of the ancient art of hedgelaying from professional hedge-layer John Shone. You will lay your own ...