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  • Volunteer work party at Cloud Wood nature reserve

    Friday 2nd September 2016 @ Cloud Wood Nature Reserve, near Breedon on the Hill

          Join the Friday group who meet here every Friday between September until February from 9.30am - 2.30pm.  You don’t have to come every Friday!  No experience is required and we provide tools, gloves and training.  You just need to ...

  • Wildlife Watch Family Event - Up Close with...Moths

    Saturday 3rd September 2016 @ Belgrave Hall and Gardens

    This is a Wildlife Watch Family Event for members only. To book your places please click here Use the booking password printed in the Wild Times Summer Newsletter. For 8 - 14 year olds (No younger siblings sorry). All children must ...

  • Children’s Wildlife Watch Group – Field Trip

    Sunday 4th September 2016 @ Braunstone Wildlife Watch group – Braunstone Civic Centre

    Venue to be confirmed 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 ...

  • Leicestershire & Rutland Bat Group Event - Bat Walk at Brocks Hill

    Thursday 8th September 2016 @ Brocks Hill Environmental Centre, Oadby, LE2 5JJ

    Please contact leader Jools Partridge on 07799 677 411 to book your place in advance.

  • Leicestershire & Rutland Badger Group Event - Wildlife Crime Investigation

    Thursday 8th September 2016 @ Midlands Co-Operative Society Sports & Social Club, Birstall, LE4 4DE

    Admission £2 refreshments included, unless otherwise stated. Contact Dr David Duckett on 0116 259 7231

  • Evening Wildlife Watches

    Friday 9th September 2016 @ Holwell Nature Reserves

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

  • Children’s Wildlife Watch Group – Nocturnal Animals

    Friday 9th September 2016 @ Brocks Hill Wildlife Watch group – Brocks Hill Country Park

    Please note that the exact time and location to be confirmed. 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 ...

  • Wild Tots at Belgrave Hall

    Wednesday 14th September 2016 @ Belgrave Hall and Gardens

    This is a monthly group meeting on second Wednesday in term time. Led by Education Officer Rachel Ibbotson. Time: 10.00am to 11.30am NB NEW TIMECost: £4.50 per child per session. Payment in advance.NB: All children must be supervised by a ...

  • Charnwood Local Group Event - Rangers Without Borders

    Wednesday 14th September 2016 @ Charnwood Local Group Event - Woodhouse Eaves Village Hall

    This project has established a twinning relationship between park rangers from Leicestershire Country Parks and from Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda. Admission £2.50 for members, £3.00 non-members, refreshments included. Contact Maggie Morland on 01509 890077, Kate Moore on 01509 ...

  • 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, ...

  • North West Local Group Event - Dragonfly Delights

    Friday 16th September 2016 @ North West Local Group Event - Ashby Methodist Chapel, Burton Rd, Ashby-de-la-Zouch

    Trust Senior Conservation Officer Claire Install, describes the dragonflies we can expect to see locally, explains conservation methods and suggests how to help dragonflies in your garden pond. Admission £3. Contact David Maltby on 01530 222934 or Margaret Mabey on ...

  • Children’s Wildlife Watch Group – Tree Detective

    Sunday 18th September 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 Walk for all the family

    Sunday 18th September 2016 @ Rutland Water Nature Reserve: Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton, LE15 8BT

    We’ll begin our adventure at the Birdwatching Centre where your guide will take you on a journey of nature discovery. If you’re lucky you might catch a glimpse of the enigmatic water vole, watch on in amazement as an osprey catches a ...

  • Great Bowden Local Group Event - Fire on the Scillies

    Wednesday 21st September 2016 @ Great Bowden Local Group Event - Village Hall, The Green, Great Bowden

    Ken Reeves of the Burbage Birders makes a return visit with his illustrated, and no doubt humorous, presentation on the birds of the Isles of Scilly. Admission £2 for members, £3 non members, refreshments included. Contact Bruce White on 01858 ...

  • Evening Wildlife Watches

    Friday 23rd September 2016 @ Holwell Nature Reserves

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

  • Landscape Photography and Panorama

    Saturday 24th September 2016 @ Rutland Water Nature Reserve: Lyndon Visitor Centre, LE15 8RN

    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 filter”s in this course and ...

  • Humberstone Local Group Event - African Safari

    Wednesday 28th September 2016 @ Humberstone Local Group Event - Netherhall Neighbourhood Centre, Armadale Drive, Leicester

    A wander with Val Williams through the plains of the Serengeti and Masai Mara followed by a camping trip in the Ngorongoroa Crater. Encounters with African wildlife include elephants, rhinos & lions. Admission £2, refreshments included. Contact Alison Gardner on ...

  • Oadby & Wigston Local Group Event - Bolivia: Andes to Amazon

    Friday 30th September 2016 @ Oadby & Wigston Local Group Event - Trinity Methodist Church, Oadby

    Join Kate Moore on a journey learning Spanish in Sucre, crossing the largest salt lake in the world, walking ancient Inca trails and swimming with river crocodiles. Admission £3, refreshments included. Contact Stuart Mucklejohn on 0116 2810835, Diana Baxter on ...

October 2016 Back to top

  • 60th Anniversary Walk: Fungi Foray

    Thursday 6th October 2016 @ Cloud Wood

    Join Community Engagement Officer Ben Devine to search for mushrooms & toadstools at this Trust nature reserve. NB The ground is uneven in places. Please meet in the layby on the top road opposite the reserve entrance, SK 419 213. ...

  • 60th Anniversary Art Exhibition: Revealed - The Secret Wild

    Sunday 9th October 2016 @ The Guildhall, Guildhall Lane, Leicester, LE1 5FQ

    During our 60th anniversary year we want to reveal just how amazing our nature reserves are, so we’ve invited a large number of local artists to take up the challenge to explore and interpret these special places through their art. ...

  • 60th Anniversary Walk: Fossil Walk

    Sunday 9th October 2016 @ Tilton Railway Cutting

    Join local expert John Martin to find and identify fossils at the premier sequence of Liassic rocks in the East Midlands. Laid down around 180 million years ago the fossils can be found on the rock faces, in the spoil ...

  • Melton Local Group Event - A photographic portrait of Cossington Meadows

    Monday 10th October 2016 @ Melton Local Group Event - United Reform Church, Chapel Street, Melton Mowbray, LE13 1LZ

    A photographic portrait of Cossington Meadows with local photographer Tim Matthews. Contact George Kerr on 01664 823665, email [email protected]  

  • Charnwood Local Group Event - Rivers: Source to Sea

    Wednesday 12th October 2016 @ Charnwood Local Group Event - Woodhouse Eaves Village Hall

    Join wildlife photographer Jack Perks for an illustrated talk. Rivers are his favourite habitat to photograph having been to Highland streams, Hampshire’s chalk streams and large Midland rivers like the Severn and Trent. Follow him down a British river to see ...

  • Leicestershire & Rutland Badger Group Event - The Story of Britain’s Urban Badgers

    Thursday 13th October 2016 @ Midlands Co-Operative Society Sports & Social Club, Birstall, LE4 4DE

    Ben Devine, Community Engagement Officer (Black to Green Project) at the Trust, will tell us about the rise of the urban badger in many areas of Great Britain, how they live amongst us and the challenge this can present. Admission ...

  • Rutland Local Group Event - Shedding a light on badger behaviour

    Monday 17th October 2016 @ Rutland Local Group Event - VTC, Oakham Road, Hambleton, LE15 8AD

    Leicestershire & Rutland Badger Group member Pam Mynott will share her knowledge of local badger behaviour. Admission £1. Contact Becky Ward on 01572 345069  

  • Great Bowden Local Group Event - Waders, Waders, Everywhere

    Wednesday 19th October 2016 @ Great Bowden Local Group Event - Village Hall, The Green, Great Bowden

    Chris Ward is coming from Milton Keynes so let's make his journey worthwhile. Any help in identifying this tricky set of birds is useful for the occasions that they do appear in our vicinity. Admission £2 for members, £3 non ...

  • North West Local Group Event - The family life of robins

    Friday 21st October 2016 @ North West Local Group Event - Ashby Methodist Chapel, Burton Rd, Ashby-de-la-Zouch

    David Tideswell returns to amuse, stimulate and astonish us with his intimate account of the family life of the robin. Admission £3. Contact David Maltby on 01530 222934 or Margaret Mabey on 01530 412410

November 2016 Back to top

  • Annual General Meeting

    Wednesday 16th November 2016 @ Trinity Methodist Church, Harborough Road, Oadby, LE2 4LA

    The AGM will be followed by a talk from President of The Wildlife Trust, Tony Juniper. Tony is a campaigner, writer and well-known environmentalist whose recent book, What Nature Does For Britain, shows how we are supported by wildlife and ...

  • 60th Anniversary Workshop: Introduction to analysing bat calls

    Saturday 19th November 2016 @ YHA National Forest, 48 Bath Lane, Moira, DE12 6BD

    Join Steve Roe from Derbyshire Bat Group for an introduction to using AnalookW.  Find out how to analyse bat calls and the basics of species ID, use of filters, naming files and count labels. The workshop is funded by the Black ...

December 2016 Back to top

  • 60th Anniversary Walk: Woods in Winter

    Saturday 10th December 2016 @ Prior’s Coppice

    Join Conservation Officer Andy Lear for a winter walk around Prior’s Coppice and learn how to identify trees without leaves in this secluded ancient woodland reserve. NB The ground is uneven and can be very wet in places. Please meet ...