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February 2015 Back to top

  • Moths

    Friday 27th February 2015 @ Oadby & Wigston Local Group Event - Trinity Methodist Church, Oadby

    A talk by Adrian Russell, Butterfly Conservation East Midlands’ Moth Officer and Lepidoptera Recorder for Leicestershire. Admission £3, refreshments included.  Contact Stuart Mucklejohn on 0116 2810835, Diana Baxter on 0116 2792947.  

March 2015 Back to top

  • Badger Watches at Rutland Water

    Wednesday 4th March 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. ...

  • Hedgelaying Weekend for Beginners

    Saturday 7th March 2015 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

    On this 2 day course (7th and 8th March) 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. The course is run by ...

  • Get Stuck In: Coppicing - Children's Wildlife Watch Event

    Sunday 8th March 2015 @ Braunstone Wildlife Watch Group - Braunstone Town Civic Centre

    Use tools to help look after the trees in Merrylees and Mossdale Meadows by cutting some hazel rods and staffs.  Children under 8 years must be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential - Call 0116 289 9270.       ...

  • Water, Water, Everywhere - Children's Wildlife Watch Event

    Sunday 8th March 2015 @ Rutland Water Wildlife Watch Group - Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

    Discover more about this precious resource.  We'll look at the water cycle, how water is vital to wildlife and to humans, and even make our own sewage system! Expect to get wet! Children under 8 years must be accompanied by ...

  • Corielauvi

    Monday 9th March 2015 @ Melton Local Group - United Reform Church, Chapel Street, Melton Mowbray

    A look at the life and times of Iron Age Britain in the local areas with Rosemary Gibson.   Contact George Kerr on 01664 823 665, email [email protected] or [email protected]    

  • Badger Watches at Rutland Water

    Wednesday 11th March 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. ...

  • Annual General Meeting

    Wednesday 11th March 2015 @ Charnwood Local Group - Woodhouse Eaves Village Hall

    The official business will be followed by a talk by our guest speaker Tim Appleton, MBE Reserve Manager of the Trust's Rutland Water Nature Reserve.  Admission £2 for members, £2.50 non-members, refreshments included. Contact Maggie Morland on 01509 890 077, ...

  • Ospreys - Home and Away

    Thursday 12th March 2015 @ Leicestershire and Rutland Badger Group - Midlands Co-Operative Society Sports & Social Club, Birstall.

    A member of the Rutland Osprey Project team will make a welcome return to our group to present an illustrated review of the current status of the exciting osprey re-introduction scheme. Admission £1 refreshments included unless otherwise stated.   Contact ...

  • Laying Trails at Brocks Hill -Children's Watch Event

    Saturday 14th March 2015 @ Brocks Hill Country Park Visitor Centre, Oadby

    Crack the code: use twigs and stones to create natural signposts. Children under 8 years must be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential - Call 0116 2572888                           ...

  • AGM - Followed by Wildlife Around Stamford

    Monday 16th March 2015 @ Rutland Local Group - Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

    Dave Needham will share his wealth of experience of the natural history in the area.  Dave is a skilled wildlife photographer, a long term Trust member and is also Chairman of the Peterborough Natural History Society.  Admission £1. Contact Gabrielle ...

  • Bird Migration

    Wednesday 18th March 2015 @ Great Bowden Local Group - Village Hall, The Green, Great Bowden

    A welcome return by Nigel Slater with his audio visual presentation on Bird Migration.  Anyone who was present at his previous talk to us will not want to miss this one! Admission £2 for members, £2.50 non members, refreshments included. ...

  • Conservation of Raptors

    Friday 20th March 2015 @ North West Local Group - Ashby Methodist Chapel, Burton Road, Ashby-de-la-Zouch

    Dr James Robinson , Head of Nature Policy for RSPB at Sandy, will describe the many challenges to the conservation of raptors throughout the UK and give an overview of raptor conservation illustrated by personal insights from his work on ...

  • Badger Watches at Rutland Water

    Saturday 21st March 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. ...

  • Your Back Garden Nature Reserve

    Wednesday 25th March 2015 @ Humberstone Local Group - Nether Hall Neighbourhood Centre

    Come on safari with Trust Conservation Officer Jenny Harris and discover different ecosystems and the wildlife that lives there; how they survive, what they eat and who eats them, and how you can change and improve your very own reserve.  ...

  • Annual General Meeting

    Wednesday 25th March 2015 @ Leicestershire and Rutland Bat Group - Brocks Hill Visitor Centre, Oadby

    Discover more about bats at the Bat Group AGM which will take place at Brocks Hill Visitor Centre, Washbrook Lane, Oadby, LE2 5JJ.  Garry Gray will talk about the ongoing Leicestershire and Rutland Barbastrelle Project.   Refreshments will be available. ...

  • Pushing Up The Daisies

    Friday 27th March 2015 @ Oadby and Wigston Local Group - Trinity Methodist Church, Oadby

    Local naturalist Steve Woodward's illustrated talk will cover the flora and fauna of Leicestershire churchyards. Admission £3, refreshments included. Contact Stuart Mucklejohn on 0116 281 0835, Diana Baxter on 0116 279 2947 or email [email protected]  

  • Dry Stone Walling for Beginners

    Saturday 28th March 2015 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

    Dry Stone walls can stand for decades. This two day course (28th and 29th March) will give you the basic principles of the craft of stone wall building or repair and give you an understanding of the construction of a ...

April 2015 Back to top

  • Badger Watches at Rutland Water

    Wednesday 1st April 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. ...

  • Wildlife Quiz

    Wednesday 8th April 2015 @ Charnwood Local Group - Woodhouse Eaves Village Hall

    Test your wildlife knowledge at this fun and social evening.  Organise your team beforehand or make a new team of friends on the evening.  If you wish to bring your drinks and nibbles to help your memory along!  Admission £2 ...

  • Badger Watches at Rutland Water

    Wednesday 8th April 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. ...

  • Charnwood Forest: A Living Landscape

    Thursday 9th April 2015 @ Leicestershire and Rutland Badger Group - Midlands Co-Op Sports and Social Club, Birstall.

    The Trust's Head of Conservation, Michael Jeeves, will describe the special wildlife and geological conservation work of the Trust in the Charnwood area. Admission £1 refreshments included, unless otherwise stated.  Contact Dr David Duckett on 0116 259 7231.

  • Group Annual General Meeting followed by the Jewels In The Air

    Monday 13th April 2015 @ Melton Local Group - United Reform Church, Chapel Street, Melton Mowbray

    The official business will be followed by the film by Roger Kemp on the life of British butterflies and their areas.  Contact George Kerr on 01664 823 665, email [email protected] or [email protected]

  • Swannington

    Friday 17th April 2015 @ North West Local Group - Ashby Methodist Chapel, Burton Road, Ashby-de-la-Zouch

    Roger Bisgrove of Swannington Heritage Trust describes the fascinating mosaic of the newly restored windmill, the Gorse Field nature reserve, the Califat archaeology dig and the Incline. Admission £2 refreshments included. Contact David Maltby on 01530 222 934 or Jim ...

  • Badger Watches at Rutland Water

    Saturday 18th April 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. ...

  • Spring Flora at Cloud Wood Discovery Walk

    Sunday 19th April 2015 @ Cloud Wood Nature Reserve

    Cloud Wood has long been known as one of the best sites in Leicestershire for flowering plants. Join David Maltby of the North West Local Group, for a leisurely afternoon walk and enjoy the beautiful spring flora in this ancient ...

  • Bird Ringing Demo and Osprey Viewing

    Saturday 25th April 2015 @ Lyndon Visitor Centre, Rutland Water, Manton LE15 8RN

    You will meet at the Lyndon Visitor Centre on the South Shore of Rutland Water at 7am. The ringers by the centre will be netting, ringing and releasing a variety of song birds. is is a great opportunity for those interested ...

  • Launde Woods in Spring Discovery Walk

    Sunday 26th April 2015 @ Launde Park Wood

    Launde Park Wood has recently undergone extensive restoration. Join Trust Conservation Officer Andy Lear for an afternoon exploring this much improved woodland and discover the early orchids, anemones and bluebells to be found on the woodland floor. Meet at the ...

  • Madagascar

    Wednesday 29th April 2015 @ Humberstone Local Group - Nether Hall Neighbourhood Centre

    A presentation by Pat North about the wildlife of Madagascar, which has evolved over millions of years in isolation from neighbouring continents.  This means approximately 90% of species are endemic to the island. Admission £2 refreshments included. Contact Alison Gardner ...

May 2015 Back to top

  • Dawn Chorus Walk and Breakfast

    Sunday 3rd May 2015 @ Lyndon Centre, Rutland Water, Manton LE15 8RN

    The dawn chorus is triggered by a combination of longer days and the breeding season, culminating in this wonderful display of birdsong! First to sing are birds like blackbirds and robins who will sing while it is still dark, but ...

  • Badger Watches at Rutland Water

    Wednesday 6th May 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. ...

  • Introduction to Natural History Photography

    Saturday 9th May 2015 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

    This course is an introduction to Natural History Photography run by course tutor Pete Murray. Meet at the Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Rutland Water, Egleton, LE15 8BT. 10am-4pm. £55 per person.  Booking is essential either online at www.rutlandwater.org.uk or by ...

  • What's New In Bat Conservation

    Wednesday 13th May 2015 @ Charnwood Local Group - Woodhouse Eaves Village Hall

    Bats are a highly sophisticated group of animals that, because of their nocturnal habits, are difficult to study. However, modern technology is helping us to learn more about their ecology and how to help them. Jenny Harris has been a ...

  • Badger Watches at Rutland Water

    Wednesday 20th May 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. ...

  • Oakthorpe and Hicks Lodge Guided Walk

    Thursday 21st May 2015 @ North West Local Group - Ashby Methodist Chapel, Burton Road, Ashby-de-la-Zouch

    Martin Vaughan leads us round the area to see some of the spots that fired his imagination and enthusiasm for wildlife photography. Meet at entrance to former Oakthorpe pit, Ashby Road, Donisthorpe, GR328143. Admission £2 refreshments included.   Contact David ...

  • Afternoon Osprey Cruise

    Saturday 23rd May 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 ...

  • Evening Photographic Walk at the Lyndon Nature Reserve

    Saturday 30th May 2015 @ Lyndon Visitor Centre, Rutland Water, Manton LE15 8RN

    This 3hr guided photo walk with expert and tutor Pete Murray will take you on to the Lyndon reserve so you can photograph a variety of subjects and make the most of a summer evening in this beautiful setting. After ...

  • Badger Watches at Rutland Water

    Saturday 30th May 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. ...

June 2015 Back to top

  • Evening Walk with Tim Mackrill - Head of the Osprey Project

    Wednesday 3rd June 2015 @ 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 relaxing stroll ...

  • Afternoon Osprey Cruise

    Saturday 6th June 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 6th June 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. ...

  • Guided Summer Walk

    Sunday 7th June 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 Rutland Water

    Wednesday 10th June 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. ...

  • Dawn Osprey Cruise

    Saturday 13th June 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 ...

  • Evening Photographic Walk at Lyndon Nature Reserve

    Saturday 13th June 2015 @ Lyndon Visitor Centre, Rutland Water, Manton LE15 8RN

    This 3hr guided photo walk with expert and tutor Pete Murray will take you on to the Lyndon reserve so you can photograph a variety of subjects and make the most of a summer evening in this beautiful setting. After ...

  • Afternoon Osprey Cruise

    Saturday 20th June 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 20th June 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. ...

  • Wild Rutland Day

    Saturday 27th June 2015 @ Rutland Water Nature Reserve Egleton

    Recent winner of ‘Britain’s Favourite Nature Reserve’ in the Landlove awards, Rutland Water Nature Reserve is an internationally famous area managed by the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust in partnership with Anglian Water and provides one of the most important ...

  • Afternoon Osprey Cruise

    Saturday 27th June 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 ...

July 2015 Back to top

  • Evening Walk with Tim Mackrill - Head of the Osprey Project

    Wednesday 1st July 2015 @ 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 relaxing stroll ...

  • Afternoon Osprey Cruise

    Saturday 4th 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Introduction to Natural History Photography

    Saturday 11th July 2015 @ Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Egleton

    This course is an introduction to Natural History Photography run by course tutor Pete Murray. Meet at the Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Rutland Water, Egleton, LE15 8BT. 9am-3pm. £55 per person.  Booking is essential either online at www.rutlandwater.org.uk or by ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 will show you how to take close up photographs of insects and invertebrates.   Meet at the Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Rutland Water, Egleton, LE15 8BT. 10am-4pm. £55 per person.  Booking is essential either online at www.rutlandwater.org.uk or ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...