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  • Wild Tots at Belgrave Hall

    Wednesday 8th July 2015 @ Belgrave Hall and Gardens, Church Road, Leicester LE4 5PE

    Type of activities:  Nature spotting l Story telling l Games I Natural art l Treasure hunts l  Den building This is a monthly group meeting on a Wednesday in term time.  Time:                     1.30pm to 3pm Starting:                8 July ...

  • Afternoon Osprey Cruise

    Wednesday 8th July 2015 @ 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 ...

  • Wild Walk -Bats and Glow-worms at Charnwood Lodge

    Friday 10th July 2015 @ Charnwood Lodge

    Charnwood Lodge is an important nature reserve for pipestrelle and the rare Natterer's bats.  Meet Jenny at the 'Bomb' rocks for an introductory talk about the bats and their habitats and then walk down to the stables to watch the ...

  • Badger Watches at Holwell Nature Reserves

    Friday 10th July 2015 @ Holwell Nature Reserve

    Enjoy an evening watching the badgers at Holwell nature reserve. Meet at Brown's Hill Quarry entrance. 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’ ...

  • Introduction to Natural History Photography

    Saturday 11th July 2015 @ 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, on a day in the Egleton Reserve. In each session we show you how to set ...

  • Children's Wildlife Watch Group - Beautiful Butterflies

    Saturday 11th July 2015 @ Brocks Hill Country Park Visitor Centre, Oadby

    Come and find out more about these beautiful insects and learn how to identify the most common species. Suitable for children aged 5 - 12 year olds. Children under 8 years must be accompanied by an adult.  BOOKING ESSENTIAL - ...

  • Children’s Wildlife Watch Group - Summer at Rutland Water

    Sunday 12th July 2015 @ Rutland Water Wildlife Watch group – Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre

    Suitable for children aged 5 - 12 years old.  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 Play - Children's Holiday Activity - Minibeast Hunting

    Tuesday 14th July 2015 @ Burbage Common, Hinckley

    Sessions are 11.30am - 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 2.30pm. Suitable for children aged 5 - 12 years old. All children must be accompanied throughout the activity. Booking essential - call HBBC on 01455 255829  £2.50 per child. These activities are ...

  • Afternoon Osprey Cruise

    Wednesday 15th July 2015 @ 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 ...

  • Badger Watches at Rutland Water

    Wednesday 15th July 2015 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

    We have a series of Badger Watches coming up throughout the year here at the nature reserve.  During the evening you may enjoy excellent views of our resident badger family as well as other nocturnal residents of the nature reserve. ...

  • Badger Watches at Holwell Nature Reserves

    Friday 17th July 2015 @ Holwell Nature Reserve

    Enjoy an evening watching the badgers at Holwell nature reserve. Meet at Brown's Hill Quarry entrance. 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’ ...

  • Dawn Osprey Cruise

    Saturday 18th July 2015 @ 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 ...

  • Close Up Photography - Insects and other Invertebrates

    Sunday 19th July 2015 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton LE15 8BT

    This course shows you how to use your digital camera to take better pictures of smaller animals such as insects and invertebrates. The course begins with  a studio session where we will show you how master the important photographic elements ...

  • North West Local Group Event - Visit to Cloud Wood

    Sunday 19th July 2015 @ Cloud Wood Nature Reserve

    Why not visit Cloud Wood - "botanically the most diverse reserve in the East Midlands" and search for butterflies. Meet at 10.30 in the reserve layby at G.R. 419215 Contact David Maltby on 01530 222934 or Jim Footitt on 01530 ...

  • Guided summer Walk

    Wednesday 22nd July 2015 @ Lyndon Visitor Centre, Rutland Water, Manton LE15 8RN

    This is the perfect opportunity for those who love nature to learn a little bit more, see something special and enjoy a nice relaxing morning in the outdoors. Our expert staff will guide you, starting from the visitor centre, through the ...

  • Badger Watches at Holwell Nature Reserves

    Friday 24th July 2015 @ Holwell Nature Reserve

    Enjoy an evening watching the badgers at Holwell nature reserve. Meet at Brown's Hill Quarry entrance. 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’ ...

  • Dragonfly and Damselfly Walk

    Saturday 25th July 2015 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton LE15 8BT

    Join expert and enthusiast Steve Houghton for a walk on the reserve to explore the world of these beautiful yet deadly flying predators! They are among the fastest and most beautiful flying insects in the world and many of them ...

  • Afternoon Osprey Cruise

    Saturday 25th July 2015 @ 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 ...

  • Badger Watches at Rutland Water

    Saturday 25th July 2015 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

    We have a series of Badger Watches coming up throughout the year here at the nature reserve.  During the evening you may enjoy excellent views of our resident badger family as well as other nocturnal residents of the nature reserve. ...

  • Nature Detectives - Family Event for all ages

    Monday 27th July 2015 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton LE15 8BT

    Bored in the summer holidays? Become a nature detective! Four separate days with four separate themes. This is the perfect opportunity to learn all about our native wildlife! Monday – Wondrous Water ; Tuesday – Brilliant Bugs ; Wednesday – ...

  • Afternoon Osprey Cruise

    Wednesday 29th July 2015 @ 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 ...

  • Badger Watches at Rutland Water

    Wednesday 29th July 2015 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

    We have a series of Badger Watches coming up throughout the year here at the nature reserve.  During the evening you may enjoy excellent views of our resident badger family as well as other nocturnal residents of the nature reserve. ...

  • Badger Watches at Rutland Water

    Thursday 30th July 2015 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

    We have a series of Badger Watches coming up throughout the year here at the nature reserve.  During the evening you may enjoy excellent views of our resident badger family as well as other nocturnal residents of the nature reserve. ...

  • Badger Watches at Holwell Nature Reserves

    Friday 31st July 2015 @ Holwell Nature Reserve

    Enjoy an evening watching the badgers at Holwell nature reserve. Meet at Brown's Hill Quarry entrance. 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’ ...

August 2015 Back to top

  • Afternoon Osprey Cruise

    Saturday 1st August 2015 @ 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 ...

  • Badger Watches at Rutland Water

    Saturday 1st August 2015 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

    We have a series of Badger Watches coming up throughout the year here at the nature reserve.  During the evening you may enjoy excellent views of our resident badger family as well as other nocturnal residents of the nature reserve. ...

  • Butterfly Walk for beginners

    Sunday 2nd August 2015 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton LE15 8BT

    Join butterfly enthusiast Sarah Proud for a walk on the reserve to learn about the butterflies we get here. This morning will be a great start for beginners who want to be able to identify the different species of butterfly ...

  • Osprey Family Fun Day

    Tuesday 4th August 2015 @ Lyndon Visitor Centre, Rutland Water, Manton LE15 8RN

    Stuck for what to do with the kids in the holidays? Come down for a day full of games, activities, crafts and guided walks for children and families! Join in the treasure hunt through the reserve and see if you can ...

  • Afternoon Osprey Cruise

    Wednesday 5th August 2015 @ 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 ...

  • Badger Watches at Rutland Water

    Wednesday 5th August 2015 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

    We have a series of Badger Watches coming up throughout the year here at the nature reserve.  During the evening you may enjoy excellent views of our resident badger family as well as other nocturnal residents of the nature reserve. ...

  • Badger Watches at Holwell Nature Reserves

    Friday 7th August 2015 @ Holwell Nature Reserve

    Enjoy an evening watching the badgers at Holwell nature reserve. Meet at Brown's Hill Quarry entrance. 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’ ...

  • Children’s Wildlife Watch Group - Den building

    Saturday 8th August 2015 @ Brocks Hill Wildlife Watch group – Brocks Hill Country Park

    Suitable for children aged 5 - 12 years old.  Children under 8 years must be accompanied by an adult.  BOOKING ESSENTIAL - To book call Brocks Hill Environment Centre on 0116 257 2888. Please note booking required by the Monday ...

  • Afternoon Osprey Cruise

    Saturday 8th August 2015 @ 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 ...

  • Badger Watches at Rutland Water

    Saturday 8th August 2015 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton LE15 8BT

    We have a series of Badger Watches coming up throughout the year here at the nature reserve.  During the evening you may enjoy excellent views of our resident badger family as well as other nocturnal residents of the nature reserve. ...

  • Nature Detectives - Family Event for all ages

    Monday 10th August 2015 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton LE15 8BT

    Bored in the summer holidays? Become a nature detective! Four separate days with four separate themes. This is the perfect opportunity to learn all about our native wildlife! Monday – Wondrous Water ; Tuesday – Brilliant Bugs ; Wednesday – ...

  • Afternoon Osprey Cruise

    Wednesday 12th August 2015 @ 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 ...

  • Badger Watches at Holwell Nature Reserves

    Friday 14th August 2015 @ Holwell Nature Reserve

    Enjoy an evening watching the badgers at Holwell nature reserve. Meet at Brown's Hill Quarry entrance. 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’ ...

  • Dawn Osprey Cruise

    Saturday 15th August 2015 @ 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 ...

  • Birdfair

    Friday 21st August 2015 @ Rutland Water Nature Reserve, Egleton

    Jointly organised by LRWT and RSPB, Birdfair encompasses the whole spectrum of bird and wildlife watching. You can indulge in some wildlife celeb spotting (regulars include Chris Packham, Simon King, David Lindo and Mike Dilger); choose from an amazing range ...

  • Badger Watches at Holwell Nature Reserves

    Friday 21st August 2015 @ Holwell Nature Reserve

    Enjoy an evening watching the badgers at Holwell nature reserve. Meet at Brown's Hill Quarry entrance. 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’ ...

  • Badger Watches at Holwell Nature Reserves

    Friday 28th August 2015 @ Holwell Nature Reserve

    Enjoy an evening watching the badgers at Holwell nature reserve. Meet at Brown's Hill Quarry entrance. 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’ ...

  • Afternoon Osprey Cruise

    Saturday 29th August 2015 @ 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 ...

  • Family Fun Drop in Day

    Sunday 30th August 2015 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton LE15 8BT

    Bring the family to the Nature Reserve for an ugly bug and pungent pond session and some nature related crafts! Drop in between 10am and 2pm. £3.00 per participant. Bug hunting and pond dipping sessions start at: 10am; 11am; 12pm; 1pm and ...

  • Discovering Bats

    Sunday 30th August 2015 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton LE15 8BT

    Do you like bats? Do you want to find out more about these fascinating creatures? Join us for this afternoon and evening workshop. The evening will involve a guided bat walk to identify the bats using detectors. £20pp includes a ...

September 2015 Back to top

  • Charnwood Forest Habitats - Wild Walk

    Thursday 3rd September 2015 @ Charnwood Lodge

    Charnwood Lodge has some of the best examples of semi-natural habitats which were once widespread in the Charnwood Forest.  We will look at these habitats, learn how to recognise them and how they are managed for conservation.  Note that the ...

  • Badger Watches at Holwell Nature Reserves

    Friday 4th September 2015 @ Holwell Nature Reserve

    Enjoy an evening watching the badgers at Holwell nature reserve. Meet at Brown's Hill Quarry entrance. 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’ ...

  • Children’s Wildlife Watch Group – (Cooking Wild)

    Sunday 6th September 2015 @ Braunstone Wildlife Watch Group – Braunstone Civic Centre

    Suitable for children 5-12 years old. All Children 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 leaders can plan and prepare. ...

  • The Falkland Islands: A Penguin Lovers Paradise

    Wednesday 9th September 2015 @ Woodhouse Eaves Village Hall

    A talk by Sue Ablett.  Learn about the history, wildlife and way of life on these remarkable islands, and of the changes brought about by the conflict of 1982.  Sue is a great traveller and takes her audiences on a ...

  • Foxes

    Thursday 10th September 2015 @ Midlands Co-Operative Society Sports & Social Club, Birstall

    Derek Crawley - County Mammal Recorder for Staffordshire and Chairman of the Staffs Mammal Group - makes a welcome return to present this illustrated talk. Admission £1.00. Refreshments included, unless otherwise stated. Contact Dr David Duckett on 0116 259 7231

  • Moth Night at Swithland Wood

    Friday 11th September 2015 @ Swithland Wood, Charnwood Forest

    Swithland Wood is an ancient woodland designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest.  It is an important habitat for a wide range of plant and animal species.  Local moth recorder Adrian Russell invites you to join him and other ...

  • Badger Watches at Holwell Nature Reserves

    Friday 11th September 2015 @ Holwell Nature Reserve

    Enjoy an evening watching the badgers at Holwell nature reserve. Meet at Brown's Hill Quarry entrance. 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’ ...

  • Inaugural Osprey Ball

    Friday 18th September 2015 @ Barnsdale Lodge

    Everyone is invited to join us as we celebrate the 2015 Osprey season with our inaugural Osprey Ball! There’ll be fine dining, Jazz and Swing music and the chance to meet other supporters of our amazing project, as well as ...

  • Badger Watches at Holwell Nature Reserves

    Friday 18th September 2015 @ Holwell Nature Reserve

    Enjoy an evening watching the badgers at Holwell nature reserve. Meet at Brown's Hill Quarry entrance. 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’ ...

  • Bird Ringing Demo and Talk

    Saturday 19th September 2015 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

    You will meet us at the Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre for 7.30am.  We will then walk through the nature reserve to Fieldfare hide where Lloyd will be waiting for us.  They will be netting, ringing and releasing a variety of ...

  • Willow Weaving - Platters

    Saturday 19th September 2015 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton LE15 8BT

    Meet at the Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, LE15 8BT. Want to learn the ancient art of basketry? Come along to this session run by local willow artists and build an assortment of beautiful willow platters to take home. £50pp (includes ...

  • Bird Ringing Demo and Talk

    Sunday 20th September 2015 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

    You will meet us at the Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre for 7.30am.  We will then walk through the nature reserve to Fieldfare hide where Lloyd will be waiting for us.  They will be netting, ringing and releasing a variety of ...

  • Wild Walk - Fossil Hunting at Tilton Railway Cutting

    Sunday 20th September 2015 @ Tilton Railway Cutting

    Tilton Railway Cutting is the best site in the East Midlands for demonstrating the sequence of rocks laid down about 180 million years ago and fossils can be found on the rock faces, in the spoil mounds and in loose ...

  • Badger Watches at Holwell Nature Reserves

    Friday 25th September 2015 @ Holwell Nature Reserve

    Enjoy an evening watching the badgers at Holwell nature reserve. Meet at Brown's Hill Quarry entrance. 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’ ...

  • Close Up Autumn Photography Course: Fungi, Fruits and Fauna

    Saturday 26th September 2015 @ Lyndon Nature Reserve, LE15 8RN

    This course shows you how to use your digital camera to take better pictures of autumn subjects including fruits, fungi and animals. This course will cover techniques to capture closer detail of these subjects. The course includes  a studio session ...

October 2015 Back to top

  • Badger Watches at Holwell Nature Reserves

    Friday 2nd October 2015 @ Holwell Nature Reserve

    Enjoy an evening watching the badgers at Holwell nature reserve. Meet at Brown's Hill Quarry entrance. 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’ ...

  • Badger Watches at Holwell Nature Reserves

    Friday 9th October 2015 @ Holwell Nature Reserve

    Enjoy an evening watching the badgers at Holwell nature reserve. Meet at Brown's Hill Quarry entrance. 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’ ...

  • Creative Close Up Photography Course: Light and Movement

    Saturday 10th October 2015 @ Lyndon Nature Reserve, LE15 8RN

    This course shows you how to use your digital camera to take more creative close up photographs. You will use studio techniques to help you to master the techniques involving light and movement in subjects to add another dimension to ...

  • Badger Watches at Holwell Nature Reserves

    Friday 16th October 2015 @ Holwell Nature Reserve

    Enjoy an evening watching the badgers at Holwell nature reserve. Meet at Brown's Hill Quarry entrance. 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’ ...

  • Autumn Explorers

    Wednesday 21st October 2015 @ Egleton Visitor Centre, Rutland Water, LE15 8BT

    Aged between 7-14 and bored in the holidays then come along for a day of autumn activities. Have fun looking for signs of autumn, make a bug house to help the bugs get through winter and take part in autumn inspired craft ...

  • Badger Watches at Holwell Nature Reserves

    Friday 23rd October 2015 @ Holwell Nature Reserve

    Enjoy an evening watching the badgers at Holwell nature reserve. Meet at Brown's Hill Quarry entrance. 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’ ...

  • Badger Watches at Holwell Nature Reserves

    Friday 30th October 2015 @ Holwell Nature Reserve

    Enjoy an evening watching the badgers at Holwell nature reserve. Meet at Brown's Hill Quarry entrance. 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’ ...

November 2015 Back to top

  • Winter Landscapes and Panoramas

    Saturday 7th November 2015 @ Lyndon Visitor Centre, Rutland Water, Manton LE15 8RN

    You will learn about composition landscape picture and lighting and how to use your camera to control exposure and focus. 9.45am - 4.00pm £55 per person  Booking essential and can be done at www.rutlandwater.org.uk contact 01572 770651 or email [email protected]

  • Festive Willow Weaving

    Saturday 14th November 2015 @ Lyndon Visitor Centre, Rutland Water, Manton LE15 8RN

    For older children and adults, come along and weave your own willow angel or wreath for your home. 10.00am - 12.00pm £20 per item or £30 for both Booking essential and can be done at www.rutlandwater.org.uk contact 01572 770651 or email [email protected]

  • Willow Snowman

    Sunday 15th November 2015 @ Lyndon Visitor Centre, Rutland Water, Manton LE15 8RN

    For older children and adults, come along and create the ultimate Christmas decoration. Using willow we will create a charming woven snowman approx. 4-5ft tall 10.00am - 4.00pm £60 per person  Booking essential and can be done at www.rutlandwater.org.uk contact 01572 770651 or email ...

December 2015 Back to top

  • Natural Christmas Decorations

    Saturday 5th December 2015 @ Egleton Visitor Centre, Rutland Water, LE15 8BT

    Using natural materials we will create a range of unique, charming Christmas decorations.  1pm - 3pm £25 per person  Booking essential and can be done at www.rutlandwater.org.uk contact 01572 770651 or email [email protected]