At this time of year many of us are starting to feel the need to get out and about. But the evenings are still dark and it remains rather cold... So, where to go and what to do? The Trust’s seven local groups could well have the answer.
Why not switch off the tv and meet up with other wildlife enthusiasts at indoor meetings that should provide something of interest to people of all ages.
You do not need to be a member of the Trust to join in – and you can go to more than one of the groups.
Coming up soon will be:
Oadby & Wigston Local Group
Friday February 23
Malcolm Hupman will talk about his hobby of photographing amazing wildlife.
Friday April 6
TARGET: 200 TWEETS
Bruce White will give an illustrated talk on his exploits in attempting to record 200 species of birds in a year.
Humberstone Local Group
Wednesday February 28
THORNTON RESERVOIR – MY PATCH
Andy Smith with a local talk on what turns up in the birding world if you regularly watch an area.
Wednesday March 28
FOUR SEASONS OF NATURAL HISTORY.
Wildlife photographer Tony Clarke will take us through a year of natural history, emphasising things we don’t often get to see.
Melton Local Group
Monday March 12
LIVING WILD IN PATAGONIA
Michael Webster spends months of each year in South America and will introduce us to Patagonia and its rarest bird, the hooded grebe.
Charnwood Local Group
Wednesday March 14
MANAGEMENT OF WATER MEAD COUNTRY PARK NORTH’S REEDBED RESERVE
With Dale Osborne. Follow the Group’s AGM.
North West Local Group
Friday March 16
MAMMALS – HOW TO HELP
Audrey Watson explains how to manage threats to mammal re-introductions and ways of helping declining species.
Rutland Local Group
Monday March 19
Peter Chatwin and Pamela Martin will talk about wild bees – their art and science pollination adventures. Follows the Group’s AGM.
For full details see the events section of this website or check the centre pages of the Trust’s magazine Wildlife News.
Photograph: Enjoy a local group's meeting while we wait for spring to arrive. Blue tit on blossom (c. Nicholas Watts/Vine House Farm Bird Food)