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  • Woodland Day

    Saturday 19th April 2014 @ barnsdale, Rutland Water

    Come and enjoy a fun family day out with the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust at Barnsdale on the north shore of Rutland Water. Celebrations begin at 10am and continue throughout the day until 4pm. “This is a day for ...

  • Rutland Birds in Spring

    Tuesday 22nd April 2014 @ Eyebrook Reservoir

    Join the ever popular Terry Mitcham for his upcoming Rutland Birds in Spring course! Terry is an expert birder and author and on this course he will take you round the best birding sites in Rutland across 5 Spring evenings. ...

  • Pastel Workshop

    Wednesday 23rd April 2014 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

    Back by popular demand, Alan Oliver is putting on a series of Workshops  on a Wednesday morning based at the Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre at Egleton.  There will be one workshop a month from 10am to 1pm and the cost ...

  • Our living Seas

    Friday 25th April 2014 @ Humberstone Local Group Event - Nether Hall Neighbourhood Centre

    Trust Senior Conservation Officer Neill Talbot will update us on The Wildlife Trust's vision for the future of the UK's seas, where marine wildlife thrives, from the depths of the ocean to the coastal shallows. Admission £2, refreshments included.  Contact ...

  • Birdwatching for Beginners

    Saturday 26th April 2014 @ Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

    Due to popular demand for more bird watching walks on the Nature Reserve we have organised monthly walks aimed at those new to birdwatching.  These walks  will be guided by one of our experienced Reserve Officers and provide the perfect environment in which to ...

  • Spring into the Woods

    Saturday 26th April 2014 @ Wildlife Watch Family Event - Rutland Water

    Come and join us at Rutland Water for an afternoon of fun woodland nature discovery activities. This is a free event open to Wildlife Watch members and places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment. To book your place, ...

  • Rutland Birds in Spring

    Tuesday 29th April 2014 @ Rutland Water Nature Reserve

    Join the ever popular Terry Mitcham for his upcoming Rutland Birds in Spring course! Terry is an expert birder and author and onthis course he will take your round the best birding sites in Rutland across 5 Spring evenings. Dates ...

  • Brown's hill Quarry and its Importance for Bats

    Tuesday 29th April 2014 @ Leicestershire & Rutland Bat Group Event - Age UK, Wigston

    Brown’s Hill Quarry Nature Reserve was one of the Trust’s earliest acquisitions.  In the 1980s hibernating bats were discovered in the old mine workings.  Trust Conservation Officer Jenny Harris will talk about the reserve’s history, wildlife and its importance for ...

May 2014 Back to top

  • Badger watching at Holwell

    Friday 2nd May 2014 @ Holwell Nature Reserve

    Badger watches at Holwell will start on Friday May 2nd and thereafter on every Friday evening until the end of October. Times may vary. For details, or to book, please contact George Kerr on 01664 823665 or e mail [email protected] 

  • Bird Ringing Demo and Talk

    Saturday 3rd May 2014 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

    Join us bright and early for a bird ringing demonstration and a cup of coffee.  Get up close to lots of birds with our Reserve Officers Martin and Lloyd. After a brief talk about bird ringing you will join them ...

  • Introduction to Natural History Photography

    Saturday 3rd May 2014 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

    This beginner’s course will show you how to take better pictures and develop a photographic eye for of a range of natural history subjects. 10am - 4pm, £55.00pp Booking Essential Book online at www.rutlandwater.org.uk/event-list or by phoning 01572 653024. Meet ...

  • Family Fun Drop in Day -Bugs

    Sunday 4th May 2014 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

    Drop in for an ugly bug session followed by craft activities. Sunday 4th May, Sessions start at 10am,11am, 12pm,1pm and 2pm, £3.00 per participant. Just drop in. £3 per participant. Meet at the Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Rutland Water, Egleton, ...

  • Plant Detective

    Sunday 4th May 2014 @ Braunstone Civic Centre

    Explore the newly formed flood scheme at the Osiers to see what plants have taken root. To book, call the Civic Centre reception on 0116 2899270.    

  • Rutland Birds in Spring

    Tuesday 6th May 2014 @ Fort Henry Ponds

    Join the ever popular Terry Mitcham for his upcoming Rutland Birds in Spring course! Terry is an expert birder and author and onthis course he will take your round the best birding sites in Rutland across 5 Spring evenings. Dates ...

  • Badger Watches at Rutland Water Nature Reserve

    Tuesday 6th May 2014 @ Rutland Water Nature Reserve

    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 ...

  • Watercolours Workshop

    Wednesday 7th May 2014 @ Egleton Bird Watching Centre

    Alan Oliver is a professional artist with over forty years experience, working in watercolours, oils, acrylics and pastels. His work is mostly landscape based. He is essentially interested in capturing special light falling on any subject.  ‘For me drawing and painting ...

  • Bird and Landscape Photography for Beginners

    Saturday 10th May 2014 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

    Join Glen Tillyard for this all day workshop on bird and landscape photography. Meet at the Anglian Birdwatching Centre, Rutland Water, Egleton LE15 8BT. 10am to 4pm.  £135pp (includes lunch). Booking essential.  Email [email protected] for more information.

  • Spring Flowers

    Saturday 10th May 2014 @ Brocks Hill Watch Event @ Burbage Woods

    Take a visit to Burbage Woods to see bluebells and many other fantastic spring flowers. to book, call Brocks Hill Environment centre on 0116 2572888.  

  • Bluebell Walk

    Saturday 10th May 2014 @ Oadby & Wigston Local Group Event -Glapthorn Church

    A leisurely walk  through one of the finest  bluebell woods in Northamptonshire.  Meet at 2pm at Glapthorn church, a small village just north of Oundle. Walk leader Diana Baxter  0116 2792947.    

  • Orienteering Challenge

    Sunday 11th May 2014 @ Rutland Water Wildlife Watch Event -Rutland Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

    Use your compass skills to find all the clues and work your way around the nature reserve. To book, contact Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre on 01572 770651.

  • Rutland Birds in Spring

    Tuesday 13th May 2014 @ Rutland Water Lyndon Nature Reserve

    Join the ever popular Terry Mitcham for his upcoming Rutland Birds in Spring course! Terry is an expert birder and author and onthis course he will take your round the best birding sites in Rutland across 5 Spring evenings. Dates ...

  • What happened at the Woodhouse Parish Bioblitz

    Wednesday 14th May 2014 @ Woodhouse Eaves Village Hall

    The team will update us with an illustrated talk about the discoveries, how the records will be used and memories of this inspirational event in 2013. Admission £2 for members, £2.50 non members, refreshments included. Contact Pam Darby on 01509 ...

  • Birdwatching for Beginners

    Thursday 15th May 2014 @ Egleton Bird Watching Centre

    Due to popular demand for more bird watching walks on the Nature Reserve we have organised monthly walks aimed at those new to birdwatching.  These walks will be guided by one of our experienced Reserve Officers and provide the perfect environment in which to ...

  • Visit to Grace Dieu Woods

    Friday 16th May 2014 @ North West Group Event - Bulls Head Car Park, Thringstone

    Take a walk with Steve Woodward around these woods to enjoy the rare flowers and insects of this hidden gem. Meet in Bulls Head car park, Thringstone. Contact David Maltby on 01530 222934 or Jim Footit on 01530 262389.

  • Dawn Chorus Walk and Breakfast

    Saturday 17th May 2014 @ Lyndon Centre, Rutland Water

    Come and join the expert staff at the Lyndon Centre to enjoy the wonders of the dawn chorus, at its peak this month! The dawn chorus is triggered by a combination of longer days and the breeding season, culminating in ...

  • Table Top Sale at Woodhouse Eaves Village Hall

    Saturday 17th May 2014 @ Charnwood Local Group Event - Woodhouse Eaves Village Hall

    A variety of stalls, some raising funds for the Trust. Drinks and cakes available throughout the sale. Admission 50p, accompanied children free. Book a stall to raise money for your group, or have a de-clutter at home! To book a ...

  • Visit to Launde Park Wood Nature Reserve

    Saturday 17th May 2014 @ Rutland Local Group Event - Launde Park Wood

    A guided walk at this woodland nature reserve with Trust Conservation Officer Andy Lear.

  • Open Your Ears

    Saturday 17th May 2014 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

    Get to grips with the variety of bats that make Rutland Water Nature Reserve home. Come along for a brief introductory talk followed by a bat walk using detectors. Meet at the Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Rutland Water, Egleton, LE15 ...

  • Willow Garden Sculptures

    Sunday 18th May 2014 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

    This day session will cover the basics of willow weaving from a simple snail to a sophistacted sphere, with much more inbetween! Meet at the Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Rutland Water, Egleton, LE15 8BT. 10am -4pm. £50 per person (includes lunch). ...

  • Close-up Photography Course

    Saturday 24th May 2014 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

    This course shows you how to use your digital camera to take close-up pictures of a variety of natural history subjects. Meet at the Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Rutland Water, Egleton, LE15 8BT. 10am-4pm. £55 per person (includes lunch). Booking ...

  • Family Fun Drop in Day

    Sunday 25th May 2014 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

    Drop in with the family for bug and pond session followed by craft activities. Meet at the Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Rutland Water, Egleton, LE15 8BT. 10am-3pm. £3 per participant. No booking required. Book online at www.rutlandwater.org.uk/event-list or by phoning ...

  • Rutland Birds in Spring

    Tuesday 27th May 2014 @ Eyebrook Reservoir

    Join the ever popular Terry Mitcham for his upcoming Rutland Birds in Spring course! Terry is an expert birder and author and onthis course he will take your round the best birding sites in Rutland across 5 Spring evenings. Dates ...

  • Spring Explorers

    Wednesday 28th May 2014 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

    For 7-11 year olds. Explore the nature reserve for signs of spring, see a moth trapping demonstration, go bug hunting and pond dipping! This day is a creepy crawly, bugelicious delight! Meet at the Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Rutland Water, ...

  • Guided Nature Ride

    Thursday 29th May 2014 @ Giant Cycling Store, Normanton

    Join Rutland Cycling for a guided nature ride from Giant Cycling Store (Normanton) to the Lyndon visitor Centre, and ultimately the Osprey Viewpoinnt. Enjoy the expertise of one of our Wildlife Trust experts during your leisurely bike ride, as well ...

  • Spring Wader Workshop

    Friday 30th May 2014 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

    If you want to get better at identifying waders, this is the course for you!  An introductory session of slides will be followed by afternoon and evening visits to the hides on the Egelton reserve to check out breeding waders ...

  • Badger Watching at Holwell

    Friday 30th May 2014 @ Holwell Nature Reserve

    Badger watches at Holwell will start on Friday May 2nd and thereafter on every Friday evening until the end of October. Times may vary. For details, or to book, please contact George Kerr on 01664 823665 or e mail [email protected]

  • Bee workshop

    Saturday 31st May 2014 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

    This workshop is designed to equip you with the knowledge to improve your garden for pollinating insects. The workshop will focus on which different plant varieties you should use and how you can adapt these to your garden. The course ...

  • The First Osprey Cruise of the Season

    Saturday 31st May 2014 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

    Be the first to see the Ospreys at Rutland Water on this first cruise of the season.  One of the most exciting ways of seeing Ospreys at Rutland Water is to take a guided trip with members of the project ...

June 2014 Back to top

  • Badger Watches at Rutland Water Nature Reserve

    Tuesday 3rd June 2014 @ Rutland Water Nature Reserve 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 ...

  • Guided Walks for the Nature Lover

    Wednesday 4th June 2014 @ Lyndon Centre, Rutland Water, Manton LE15 8RN

    Come and spend the morning with one of our members of staff who will take you on a tour of the Lyndon Nature Reserve.  Visit the bird hides with an expert who can point out all the bird species to ...

  • Watercolours Workshop- Portraits

    Wednesday 4th June 2014 @ Anglian Water Bird Watching Centre, Egleton

    Painting a portrait with watercolours. 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 one workshop a month from 10am to 1pm and ...

  • Beginners' Discovery Birdwalk

    Wednesday 4th June 2014 @ Cossington Meadow Nature Reserve

    Join Conservation Officer Chris Hill on this guided walk.  if you can't tell a dunnock from a sparrow or a teal from a mallard then this is the event for you! To book: Click here.

  • Dry Stone Walling for Beginners

    Saturday 7th June 2014 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

    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 ...

  • Afternoon Osprey Cruise

    Saturday 7th June 2014 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

    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 ...

  • Meadow Trip

    Sunday 8th June 2014 @ Braunstone Wildlife Watch Group -Braunstone Civic Centre

    A trip to either Cossington or Fosse or Narborough Bogs or our own community Orchard wildflower meadow. Children under 8 yrs must be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential - call 0116 2899270.    

  • Osprey Day

    Sunday 8th June 2014 @ Widlife Watch Event - Lyndon Visitor Centre, Oakham

    Take a visit to the Lyndon Visitor Centre to get a glimpse of the amazing Osprey birds that visit the reserve. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential - Call 01572 770651

  • An Evening Walk with Tim Mackrill

    Wednesday 11th June 2014 @ Lyndon Visitor Centre, Rutland Water, Manton LE15 8RN

    Join Tim Mackrill, Senior Reserve Officer (Projects), head of the Osprey Project and author of The Rutland Water Ospreys for an evening walk at the Lyndon Nature Reserve. Meeting at the Lyndon Visitor Centre, Tim will take you for a ...

  • Birdwatching for Beginners

    Saturday 14th June 2014 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

    Due to popular demand for more bird watching walks on the Nature Reserve we have organised monthly walks aimed at those new to birdwatching.  These walks will be guided by one of our experienced Reserve Officers and provide the perfect environment in which to ...

  • Make a Splash

    Saturday 14th June 2014 @ Brocks Hill Watch Group @ Aylestone Meadows

    A walk in Aylestone Meadows and a paddle at pebble beach. Children under 8 yrs must be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential - Call 0116 2572888  

  • Afternoon Osprey Cruise

    Saturday 14th June 2014 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

    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 ...

  • Meadowlands Discovery Walk

    Wednesday 18th June 2014 @ Coombs Meadow Nature Reserve

    Your chance to join Conservation Officer Andy Lear on this new Trust nature reserve for a guided walk to discover the fabulous flora and fauna. To book Click here

  • Visit to Sulby Gardens

    Saturday 21st June 2014 @ Oadby & Wigston Local Group Event -Sulby

    Sulby gardens is twelve acres of woodland, ponds, stream and wildlife meadow in addition to a working Victorian Kitchen garden, orchard and C19 ice house. Admission £4 . Tea and cakes available. Meet at 2pm at Sulby NN6 6EZ , ...

  • Afternoon Osprey Cruise

    Saturday 21st June 2014 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

    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 ...

  • Hovering and Flying: A workshop on Hoverflies

    Saturday 28th June 2014 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

    With over 200 species being found in the U.K., these vital pollinators are often overlooked. In this workshop, through classroom based study, catching and handling the insects and examining them under the microscope Brian Wetton will provide you with the ...

  • Dawn Osprey Cruise

    Saturday 28th June 2014 @ Whitwell Harbour, Rutland Water

    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 2014 Back to top

  • Badger Watches at Rutland Water Nature Reserve

    Tuesday 1st July 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 ...

  • Afternoon Osprey Cruise

    Wednesday 2nd July 2014 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

    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 ...

  • birdwatching for Beginners

    Thursday 3rd July 2014 @ Egleton Bird Watching Centre

    Due to popular demand for more bird watching walks on the Nature Reserve we have organised monthly walks aimed at those new to birdwatching. These walks will be guided by one of our experienced Reserve Officers and provide the perfect ...

  • Introduction to Natural History Photography

    Saturday 5th July 2014 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

    This beginner’s course will show you how to take better pictures and develop a photographic eye for of a range of natural history subjects. 10am—4pm, £55.00pp Booking Essential Book online at www.rutlandwater.org.uk/event-list or by phoning 01572 653024. Meet at the ...

  • Stream Walk

    Monday 7th July 2014 @ Braunstone Wildlife Watch Group -Braunstone Civic Centre

    Join us for a walk along the stream to search for signs of wildlife.  Bring your wellies! Children under 8yrs must be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential - call 0116 2899270

  • Guided Walks for the Nature Lover

    Wednesday 9th July 2014 @ Lyndon Visitor Centre, Rutland Water, Manton LE15 8RN

    Come and spend the morning with one of our members of staff who will take you on a tour of the Lyndon Nature Reserve.Visit the bird hides with an expert who can point out all the bird species to you ...

  • Name that Tree

    Saturday 12th July 2014 @ Brocks Hill Wildlife Watch Group, Brocks Hill Country Park, Oadby

    Can you name our common trees?  Looking at leaves, fruits and bark of trees at Brocks Hill. Children under 8yrs must be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential - call 0116 2572888

  • Afternoon Osprey Cruise

    Saturday 12th July 2014 @ Anglian Water Bird Watching Centre, Egleton

    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 ...

  • An Evening Walk with Tim Mackrill

    Wednesday 16th July 2014 @ Lyndon Centre, Rutland Water

    Join Tim Mackrill, Senior Reserve Officer (Projects), head of the Osprey Project and author of The Rutland Water Ospreys for an evening walk at the Lyndon Nature Reserve. Meeting at the Lyndon Visitor Centre, Tim will take you for a ...

  • Guided Nature Rides

    Monday 21st July 2014 @ Giant Cycling Store, Normanton

    Join Rutland Cycling for a guided nature ride from Giant Cycling Store (Normanton) to the Lyndon visitor Centre, and ultimately the Osprey Viewpoinnt. Enjoy the expertise of one of our Wildlife Trust experts during your leisurely bike ride, as well ...

  • Afternoon Osprey Cruise

    Wednesday 23rd July 2014 @ Anglian Water Bird Watching Centre, Egleton

    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 26th July 2014 @ Anglian Water Bird Watching Centre, Egleton

    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

    Wednesday 30th July 2014 @ Anglian Water Bird Watching Centre, Egleton

    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 2014 Back to top

  • Guided Nature Rides

    Monday 4th August 2014 @ Giant Cycling Store, Normanton

    Join Rutland Cycling for a guided nature ride from Giant Cycling Store (Normanton) to the Lyndon visitor Centre, and ultimately the Osprey Viewpoinnt. Enjoy the expertise of one of our Wildlife Trust experts during your leisurely bike ride, as well ...

  • Badger Watching at Rutland Water

    Tuesday 5th August 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 ...

  • Pond Dipping

    Saturday 9th August 2014 @ Brocks Hill Wildlife Watch Group, Brocks Hill Country Park, Oadby

    Can we beat last year's list of species found in the ponds at Brocks Hill. Children under 8yrs must be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential - call 0116 2572888  

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 ...

October 2014 Back to top

  • 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

November 2014 Back to top

  • 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

December 2014 Back to top

  • 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

  • Bats in the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest

    Saturday 27th December 2014 @ Leicestershire & Rutland Bat Group Event - Woodhouse Eaves Village Hall Annexe

    Ian Nixon, with other Lincs Bat Group members, joined an expedition to the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve in the Peruvian Amazon rainforest. A mist netting programme for bats looked at the impacts of climate change on the bat populations in the ...