• Sensitive scrub management is a core skill in conservation. Join specialist tutor Robert Homan and Reserve Manager Alan Sumnall, for a close-up exploration of the dynamics of scrub and grassland mosaic, the invertebrates found there, and how differing management techniques and timescales can be used to promote diverse ecological niches.

  • Laurie Lee’s beloved Slad Valley near Stroud is well known for having a wide variety of orchids, including unusual fly and frog orchids. John Spencer of the Hardy Orchid Society will lead an exploration of orchid identification on GWT’s steep and spectacular Swift’s Hill nature reserve, covering the remarkable relationships orchids have with their pollinators

  • This close up course will get you looking at wildflowers as you never have before, while learning about the management needed to help them thrive.

  • Join Colin Studholme, Director of Conservation for GWT for this field-based course. During the day you will learn how lowland grasslands have evolved, the range of grassland types in Britain and their dependence on biotic and soil factors.

  • The Rutland Osprey Project celebrated a major milestone this week, when the 100th osprey chick to fledge from a nest in the Rutland Water area took to the air for the first time

  • The record-breaking osprey at the Scottish Wildlife Trust’s Loch of the Lowes reserve in Perthshire has laid the 62nd egg of her lifetime.