Big Wild Weekend

Big Wild Weekend

15-16 June

Join us at Wildlife Trust events taking place across the UK

Child with marbled white butterfly - Adam Cormack

The Big Wild Weekend 15-16th June 2019

The Big Wild Weekend is two days of  wildlife and nature events taking place across the UK on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th June. There are plenty of events for all ages and levels of interest - badger watches, picnics, wildflower walks, Father's Day events, evening nature rambles and even a puffin festival!

Wildlife Trusts across the country are running events helping you to discover and enjoy your local wildlife. The Big Wild Weekend takes place halfway through 30DaysWild – the UK’s annual nature challenge organised by The Wildlife Trusts and which runs from the 1st -30th June.

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Events in northern England

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Cheshire Wildlife Trust

The Big Wild Weekend, Sun 16th June, 11-3pm

Join us for a few hours to burn off some steam whilst learning about nature, through free, fun family activities in the beautiful Marbury Country Park.

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Cumbria Wildlife Trust

30 Days Wild walk at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve, Sat 15th June

Join us for an exciting #30DaysWild family adventure! We'll be searching for wildlife and minibeasts, learning fun wildlife facts and playing lots of games. Suitable for 6-12 years. Children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Booking required.

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Pop up cafe at Gosling Sike, Sun 16th June (plus other dates)

Come along to our pop-up cafe at Gosling Sike where Janet from Langwathby Station Cafe will be selling delicious hot and cold light lunches, snacks and home-baked goodies! Why not extend your visit and see what's happening in the gardens or take a walk around the wetland?

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Guided red squirrel Walk at Smardale Nature Reserve.

Come and see the enigmatic red squirrel on a guided walk at one of their strongholds in the north of England, exploring the ancient woodlands of Smardale. Booking is required.

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Durham Wildlife Trust

30 Days Wildathon! June 15, 10am – 4pm, Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve

Come and join us for our 30 Days Wild Wildathon and learn new skills to help ensure we can create a wilder future. Workshops include: Hedgehog Highways, Wild About Gardens, and Food for Birds. We also have children’s drop-in activities will run throughout the day.

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Lancashire Wildlife Trust

Wildflower Walk at Mere Sands Wood, Saturday 15th June, 2-4pm

Explore the beautiful wildflower meadows at Mere Sands Wood with local wildflower expert and Lancashire County Wildflower Recorder, Dave Earl: from orchids to lesser centaury. Suitable for adults, children, beginners, experts. Booking is essential.

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Nature Dad’s Trail, Saturday 15 June, 10am – 4pm

Explore the Brockholes Nature Reserve to find out more about what our wildlife dads are up to at Brockholes. There's a Father's Day Treat for those completing the trail! Great for families!

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Northumberland Wildlife Trust

Wonderful worms in your garden, Northumberlandia, Sat 15th and Sun 16th June, 11:00-14:00

Come and take part in a worm themed trail and learn more about how valuable gardens are for wildlife. This is an outdoor event. Children to be accompanied by a responsible adult. Dogs welcome on a lead. Free but donations welcome. Drop in any time.

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Introduction to Wildflowers, Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre, Sat 15th June, 11:00-15:00

Learn how to identify Britain's wildflowers by studying live specimens on our reserve. Guide books and other equipment provided. This is an adult only workshop. £25 per person. 

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Moth Trapping, Hauxley Nature Discovery Centre, Sun 16th– 08:00-09.30

See our moths traps being emptied (weather permitting) and ask our resident moth enthusiast, Jenna Berry, about these fascinating creatures. From 09:30 Jenna will also be delivering a short talk in our classroom about moths and moth trapping. Free, donations welcome.

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Guided Walk, Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre, Sun 16/06/2019 – 18:00-19:00

Join us for a FREE guided tour of our reserve this evening. To celebrate the Big Wild Weekend we will be extending our opening hours at Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre on Sunday 16th June. The reserve will be open from 08:00 - 20:30. Our cafe will also be open a little longer from 08:00 - 20:00 (last orders 19:45). Coffee and croissants will be available this weekend only from 08:00 - 10:00.

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Ratty Ramble, Kielder Castle, Mon 17/06/2019 – 10:00-12.30

Come and join us for an introduction to our Restoring Ratty project and then we'll take you out into the forest to look for signs of our recently released water voles. We’ll have an informal chat for half an hour or so inside the castle before heading out into the forest. Numbers are limited due to transport so booking is essential. 

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Tees Valley Wildlife Trust

The Steel river Festival, Transporter Park, Saturday 15th June, 11.00am - 4.00pm

Join Amy and Jacky along with River Tees Rediscovered and celebrate our industrial heritage on this unique site. There will be guided walks, free Transporter Bridge tours (to be booked in advance), Teesside Archives will be open, CIAS and Teesmouth Field Centre stall, clay finger port making with Dorman Museum, eel fun with the Tees Rivers Trust, Friends of Linthorpe Cemetery stall and refreshments at the My Place café.

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#30Days Wild - Writing in the Woods, Saturday 15th June, 1-4pm

Whether you write a lot or just want to try something new, why not join the Tees Valley Wildlife Trust on this half day adult workshop and get creative. Based at the Saltburn Valley Gardens Woodland Centre, we'll explore how sights, sounds, smells, textures and the history of the woodlands can be a powerful source of inspiration through a mix of outdoor activities ( whatever the weather!) and spontaneous writing. 

Email to book, or call on 01287 636382 

 

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Puffin festival, 15th-16th June, Flamborough Cliffs

Back by popular demand, the Yorkshire Puffin Festival returns for its second year! Come and join us at Flamborough Cliffs for a weekend full of family-friendly events and puffin-tastic fun... Please note that some events will require separate booking - visit ywt.org.uk for more info.

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Wild Weekend - Foraging, Sunday 16th June, Stirley Community Farm

Ever wondered what its like to forage in the woods and make your own food and drink with what grows around us? On this holistic wild walk we'll show you some simple recipes you can make from things right outside your doorstep. 

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Birdsong Bonanza Listening walk, Sunday 16th June, Ripon City Wetlands

Open your ears to the sound of the wetlands! Our trainee Rowan will guide you around the reserve, pointing out the different birds you can hear and explaining the different calls they make. 

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Big Wild Walk, Sunday 16th June, Spurn National Nature Reserve

Join us on a 7 mile round trip to Spurn Point taking in the scenery, wildlife and getting fit. A day to experience this unique place.

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Father and son learning

Adrian Clarke

Lancashire

Nature Dad's Trail

Explore the Brockholes Nature Reserve to find out more about what our wildlife dads are up to at Brockholes. There's a Father's Day Treat for those completing the trail!

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Devon Wildlife Trust

Go Wild at Seaton Jurassic, Saturday 15th

Join Seaton Jurassic as they celebrate 30 Days Wild with a day of outdoor storytelling and face painting!

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30 Days Wild! Sunday 16th, 10:30am

Mincinglake Valley Park, Exeter (Stoke Hill entrance). Go wild in Mincinglake Valley Park. 30 Days Wild is back with wild trails and activities, forest school activities, special guests and opportunities to discover wildlife in the heart of Exeter. 

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Surrey Wildlife Trust

Bay Pond Open Day, Saturday 15th, Bay Pond Educational Nature Reserve 

Join us to help celebrate 60 years of protecting nature in Surrey at our annual fantastic Open Day. Our stunning private nature reserve is opening its doors to everyone on Saturday 15th June, and because it's our Birthday, we want you to come for FREE! get stuck in and immerse yourself in nature with pond-dipping, minibeast hunts, face-painting, reptiles and many more wild activities on offer! We'll also have sustainable living products and gifts on sale from Bare & Fair and we'll have a vintage tea shop in the barn with 'Mel's Marvelous Cakes'!

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Sussex Wildlife Trust

Summer Wildlife Walk - 30 Days Wild Saturday, 15th June 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us as we set out to explore Woods Mill in summer, observing and identifying the variety of creatures that inhabit the reserve. Our walk will take us through Woods Mills’ ancient woodland, following its streams and waterways into vibrant meadows with wild hedgerows. Experience the beautiful wildflowers and be surrounded by birdsong. Free event. No booking required.

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An Introduction to Rye Harbour Nature Reserve 2 (15/06/2019) Saturday, 15th June 2019 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

In the second of our series of introductory walks we explore the north of the reserve, near to Rye. The walk will take us through Castle Farm, into Camber Castle and then to the birdwatching hide at Castle Water. Meet at Brede Lock, car parking nearby in Rye. No booking required.

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Dusk's Birds and Bats - Saturday 15th June, 8.00pm - 10.00pm

Join us as dusk settles to look and listen for the variety of bird species that inhabit Woods Mill. As some head to roost, we’ll listen out for the birds that continue to sing, and look out for nocturnal avian predators. Once the sun has dipped below the horizon we’ll use specialised equipment to look and listen out for bats. Free event but booking essential as places are limited.

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The sights, sounds and smells of Rye Harbour Nature Reserve - 30 Days Wild Sunday, 16th June 2019 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us for a loop of Rye Harbour in early summer, enjoying the sights, sounds and smells of the nature reserve's breeding birds and colourful coastal wildflowers. Rye Harbour's diverse habitats support a huge abundance of wildlife and it'll be the perfect time of year to see what makes it so special for so many species. Free event. No booking required.

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Wiltshire Wildlife Trust

Big Wild Weekend at Lower Moor Nature Reserve, 15th and 16th June

Join us at the beautiful Lower Moor Nature Reserve for a day of wild outdoor fun tick lots of 30 days wild activities off your list including den building, nature art, discovery trails, pond dipping and more. The day is suitable for all ages and you are welcome to bring along a picnic. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free to attend but please book a place.

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Wildflower meadow, Paul Hobson

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SUSSEX

Summer Wildlife Walk

Our walk will take us through Woods Mills’ ancient woodland, following its streams and waterways into vibrant meadows with wild hedgerows...

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Beds, Cambs & Northants Wildlife Trust

Pollination Celebration, Trumpington Meadows, Sunday 16th June

Join us to celebrate the little things that make the world go round with a family-friendly event featuring arts and crafts, bug-hunting and lots of fun. Bring a picnic and dress in something stripy like a bee (or hoverfly, or wasp) to really help us get a buzz going!

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Derbyshire Wildlife Trust

Wildside Festival, Saturday 15th June - Postponed

Unfortunately, due to the weather this event has been postponed. 

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Herefordshire Wildlife Trust

Big Birches' Bug Hunt! Sat 15th June, 10.30-15.00

Join us and go WILD at Birches Farm Nature Reserve for a fun-packed day for all ages! Join the WildPlay team for bug hunting, face painting, pond dipping, creepy-crawly crafts & much more! We will also be running a BioBlitz, recording as many different species as we can find. All activities free of charge!

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Staffordshire Wildlife Trust

Big Weekend Wildlife Watch survey

This brand new event will be running all weekend across Staffordshire and is mainly aimed at families although anyone can really take part.  We want you to look out for 30 key species (mammals to moths to bees and birds) across Staffordshire, note how many of each species you have seen and send in the results to us! There are 6 gold star species to look out for that are more difficult to spot than the others... Sign up today! 

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Father's Day Wildfamilies @ The Wolseley Centre, June 16th, 1.30-3.30

Challenge your dad to go wild this father’s day and come along to our wild family event. Test your shelter building skills and go minibeast hunting together. Compete to see who can get the furthest across the slackline and who can build the biggest tower. Round it all off with a campfire and have a go at making your own mini calzones on the fire! Suitable for ages 3+ (0-2 year olds free to attend with paying sibling).

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Weekend Wildlings @ The Wolseley Centre, June 16th, 10.30am-12

Wildlings is a play group with a twist with Staffordshire Wildlife Trust! Come along and try new things outdoors. You could swing in a hammock, get mucky making a mud pie and sing songs around the campfire, all in our exciting outdoor classroom. All sessions include a hot drink for adults, plus juice and snacks for children. Suitable for ages: 6 months to 5 years (0-5 month free with paying older sibling).

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Worcestershire Wildlife Trust

Big Wild Weekend, Sat 15th June, 10am - 3pm

Celebrate #30dayswild with an action packed day of wildlife with Worcestershire Wildlife Trust. Come to our headquarters at Lower Smite Farm for a chance to have a go at pond dipping, bug hunting, bird watching and much more! 

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Red-tailed bumblebee

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Beds, Cambs & Northants

Pollination Celebration

Celebrate the little things that make the world go round with a family-friendly event featuring arts and crafts, bug-hunting and lots of fun.

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Essex Wildlife Trust

Big Wild Weekend 2019, Sat 15th - Sun 16th June

Come and celebrate the wildest weekend of the year with Essex Wildlife Trust! There are plenty of events for all ages and interests to get involved with over the whole weekend at Essex Wildlife Trust’s visitor centres, including live music, a summer sleep-out, den-building, guided walks and orienteering!

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Wild Weekend Bat Walk, Saturday 15th June, 7pm-9pm, Fingringhoe Wick

Come along to Fingringhoe Wick! We will use bat detectors to discover different species as we explore the reserve after dark. This is suitable for families. 

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Big Wild Weekend Orienteering Challenge, Sat 15th - Sun 16th, Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre

Navigate your way around the reserve using a compass! Complete the course and answer the questions before returning to collect your reward.

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Big Wild Den Build, Saturday 15th, Thurrock Thameside Nature Park

Celebrate the Big Wild Weekend by making a Big Wild Den! Build your own home from home with our special shelter kits, then get it tested for water tightness!! 

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Wild Weekend Guided Walk, Saturday 15th, Fingringhoe Wick

Join our ranger Alex for a guided walk on the reserve. Discover plants, birds and other points of interest during this relaxed ramble.

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Big Wild Crafts, Saturday 15th, Thurrock Thameside Nature Park

Celebrate the BIG WILD WEEKEND by making a Big Wild Craft, there will be a number of crafts to choose from!

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Wild Weekend Family Forest Afternoon, Saturday 15th, Fingringhoe Wick

Come along for a relaxed afternoon in our woodland. Build dens and toast marshmallows on the campfire!

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Keepsake Canvas Family Fun, Sunday 16th, Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre

As part of our Big Wild Weekend, a one-hour session involving some teamwork, painting and decorating your masterpiece with wildlife/nature inspired designs to take home for your special person.  All materials and resources provided.

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Wild Weekend Pole Lathe Demonstration, Sunday 16th, Fingringhoe Wick

We are running demonstrations of wood turning using a traditional pole lathe. The demonstrator will also provide tutorials, letting visitors have a go. 

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Wild Walk, Sunday 16th, Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre

Join Bill, the Hanningfield Warden, for a relaxed and informative walk around the reserve, taking in the summer sights.

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Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust

Chess Valley Challenge

Challenge yourself, friends and family to walk the 10 mile Chess Valley Way and raise funds for the Trust on this sponsored walking event. Discover the beautiful River Chess, walk through our stunning Frogmore Meadows Nature Reserve, explore lovely old villages and country pubs.  You can opt for a shorter walk by stopping off earlier, making this Challenge walk suitable for all the family.

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Looking up at green trees

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Hertfordshire and Middlesex

Chess Valley Challenge

Explore the stunning Frogmore meadows nature reserve and charming villages along the Chess Valley Way - Challenge yourself, friends and family on this sponsored walking event.

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Gwent Wildlife Trust

Focus on Wildflowers - A photography course in nature, Sat 15th June, 10.00-14.00

Join us for a photographic workshop at Pentwyn Farm, and capturing the abundance of wild flowers in the meadows at this time of year, including stunning and rare orchid species. A short indoor session will be followed by an outdoor session using techniques and ideas discussed. We will look at the principles of macro and close-up photography, together with the use of wide-angle techniques, composition, exposure, light etc. and how to make the most of camera features to create great flower images. Suitable for photographers with some experience. Led by ecological Consultant and wildlife photographer, Chris Hatch.

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North Wales Wildlife Trust

The Upper Conwy Catchment at Carrog, Sat 15th June, 10:00 – 13:00

A guided tour of the pioneering nature restoration work being undertaken by the National Trust at Carrog Farm, Cwm Penmachno.  Booking essential, donations encouraged.

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Using the senses to celebrate summer, Sat 15th June 18:00 – 20:00

A guided walk looking at signs of summer, incorporating a mindfulness taster with Nick Howarth.    Donations encouraged.

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Strawberry tea, Sun 16 June, 14:00 – 17:00

Where: Cerrig yr Adar, Rhoscolyn, Anglesey, LL65 2NQ. Enjoy a stunning headland walk and potter around gardens and pond before relaxing with strawberries and cream, homemade cake and coffee – all courtesy of the Wright family. Visit the bring & buy plant stall, too!  £7.00 adults (£3.50 children), including refreshments.

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Minera Mountain, Sun 16 June, 14:00 – 16:00

This fairly long walk, under the expert leadership of Simon Mills, celebrates both the Big Wild Weekend and a new wildlife sanctuary next to our own Minera Quarry. Expect see a very rare wild honey bee nest!   

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Wildlife Walk: Cemlyn and Carmel Head, Sun 16th June, 10.00-16.00

Join this beautiful 9-mile wildlife walk from Cemlyn Nature Reserve, Anglesey, following the Wales Coast Path. We'll look for seals, chough and coastal wildflowers before meeting the seasonal tern wardens.  Booking essential. 

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The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales

Father’s Day Trail at Parc Slip, Saturday 15th June to Sunday 16th June

Self-guided trail around the reserve to spot the wonderful creatures that live in the different habitats. From minibeasts, to birds and mammals you’ll be taken to the best places to find these animals. Drop by the visitor centre during the day anytime between 10:30am-3pm.
Meeting Place: Collect a trail map from the Parc Slip Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre.
Clothing Requirements: Outdoor clothes, waterproofs and wellies/boots.
Age Group: Suitable for children aged 5+. This is a self guided trail requiring adult supervision.
Price: £2 per trail.
For more information please contact Tom at t.richards@welshwildlife.org or call 01656 726987.

Dolphin Watch Picnic, Saturday 15th June, 11am-1pm 

Look out for dolphins, seals, porpoise as well as marine and coastal birds! Discover more about our amazing marine life whilst enjoying a bite to eat and sea views. We'll also be carrying out a survey monitoring local marine mammal populations.
Meeting Place: Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre at 11am
Clothing Requirements: Bring warm and waterproof clothing and a picnic
Age Group: 14 years and over
For more info: Contact us on 01545 560224 or volunteer@cbmwc.org if you wish to attend. 

Bottlenose dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins ©John MacPherson/2020VISION

SOUTH AND WEST WALES

Dolphin Watch Picnic

Come along to our Dolphin Watch picnic to discover more about bottlenose dolphins, harbour porpoise and Atlantic grey seals, and find out how you can become involved in our research and marine conservation work though our volunteer programme.

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Visit to Troup Head, Saturday 15 June, 11am-3pm

A group walk to Scotland’s largest mainland gannet colony at Trouphead in Aberdeenshire with the opportunity to see a variety of seabirds such as kittiwakes, guillemots and razorbills. 
Full details will be provided on booking. Contact John Cromarty 01463 798 100. 

Go wild at Loch of the Lowes, Saturday 15 June, 10:30am - 4pm 

A wild weekend for all the family at Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre. Find out what lies beneath the loch, try your hand at building a mini beaver dam, and find out all about ospreys. Normal visitor centre charges apply.
Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre, Dunkeld, PH8 0HH.        

Go wild at Montrose Basin, Saturday 15 June, 10:30am - 4pm 

Come along to the Big Wild Weekend at Montrose Basin in Angus, with activities including pond dipping and wildlife watching. 
Montrose Basin Visitor Centre, Montrose, DD10 9TA. Normal visitor centre charges apply.

Go wild at Loch of the Lowes, Sunday 16 June, 10:30am - 4pm

Part of the 30 Days Wild campaign! Join us for a wild weekend to find out what lies beneath the loch and try your hand at building a mini beaver dam, and find out all about ospreys. Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre, Dunkeld, PH8 0HH. Normal visitor centre charges apply.

Go wild at Montrose Basin, Sunday 16 June, 10:30am - 4pm

Celebrate the Big Wild Weekend at Montrose Basin and enjoy activities including pond dipping and wildlife watching at Montrose Basin Visitor Centre in Angus. Normal visitor centre charges apply.
Montrose Basin Visitor Centre, Montrose, DD10 9TA.       

Visit to the Isle of May, Saturday 15 June, 9am - 4pm  

A ranger-led walk around the Isle of May nature reserve, a magical mix of seabirds, seals and smuggling. Please note that charges for ferry travel are payable directly to the operating company. 
Anstruther Middle Pier, The Harbour, Anstruther, KY10 3AB. Contact Peter Bain 0131 447 8937

Guided walk at Bawsinch, Sunday 16 June, 2pm - 4pm 

A ranger-led tour of the Scottish Wildlife Trust Trust's Bawsinch and Duddingston Wildlife Reserve including the opportunity to explore part of the reserve that is normally closed to the public. Meet at the wildlife hide. Suggested donation: £2.
Bawsinch and Duddingston Wildlife Reserve, EH15 3QE. 

Volunteer Action Day, Saturday 15 June, 10am-12pm 

Connect with nature by lending a hand at the Scottish Wildlife Trust's Oldhall Ponds Wildlife Reserve. Join the Trust’s team and get stuck into practical conservation. A brilliant way to find out about further volunteering opportunities in Ayrshire. Suggested donation: £1.
Oldhall Ponds Wildlife Reserve, Long Drive, Irvine. 

Family Badger Watch, Saturday 15 June, 7pm-10pm     

An evening walk to an outdoor badger viewing area at Falls of Clyde, following a trail of clues to the secret badger sett! It's a 45-minute walk to the sett with the chance to view badgers, bats and other nocturnal creatures. Suitable for families but children must be five years of age. Booking essential. Adult £10, child £5. Falls of Clyde Visitor Centre, New Lanark, ML11 9DB.        

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Walk around Cumbrae, Sunday 16 Jun, 10am – 4pm 

A group walk around the west coast of the Isle of Cumbrae on quiet roads to Fintry Bay, then on grass paths over the hill and into Millport then bus back to the ferry. Six miles walking. There should be good views of the Clyde, wildflowers and the chance to see a wide variety of birds. 
Meet at Largs pier outside the Cal-Mac ticket office.  Contact Janet Palmer jpalmer2005@yahoo.co.uk 
Saturday June 15, 2pm-4pm

Go wild at Jupiter 

Go wild at Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre in Falkirk. Enjoy an array of fun nature-based activities to help you find your wild side! Suitable for all ages. £2 per child. 
Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre, Grangemouth, FK3 8LH. 

 

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Badger

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Scotland

Family Badger Watch

Spot badgers in their natural habitats by following a trail of clues to Falls of Clyde's secret badger sett! You might even see other nocturnal animals on this 45 minute walk.

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Pick a Purple Peril, Saturday 15 June at 11am at Peatlands Park, Craigavon

We all know not to pick wildflowers, but if you want to help one of our most important habitats, we are inviting you do to just that. Join us at Peatlands Park, near Craigavon, to pick highly invasive rhododendron flowers and do your bit for the amazing bogs in the park.

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Castlewellan Bioblitz, Friday 14 and Saturday 15 June

Castlewellan Forest Park has some amazing natural beauty and wildlife. We’ve teamed up with Newry, Mourne & Down District Council to record the wildlife in the Park over a 24hr period and want you to get involved too! A series of free events are also taking place to help everyone enjoy and experience the park's wildlife including a mini beast hunt and marvellous moth event on Saturday 15 June.

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Scorched wing moth

Scorched wing moth ©Vaughn Matthews

Northern Ireland

Castlewellan Bioblitz

Castlewellan Forest Park has some amazing natural beauty and wildlife. We’ve teamed up with Newry, Mourne & Down District Council to record the wildlife in the Park over a 24hr period and want you to get involved too! A series of free events are also taking place to help everyone enjoy and experience the park's wildlife including a mini beast hunt and marvellous moth event on Saturday 15 June.

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Wild town take over from AWT Office, Saturday 15 June, 9am-12pm

Discover all the creatures that make their home in the town of St Anne 

Cliff top reserve ramble from the Standing Stone, Saturday 15 June, 2pm

Can we find 30 species in 30 minutes around the Vau du Saou reserve? 

Bat and hedgehog walk from the Nunnery, Saturday 15 June, 9pm

A stroll after dark looking for bats, hedgehogs and maybe even a barn owl on the Longis reserve 

Rockpooling from the Clonque Tourgis carpark, Sunday 16 June, 2pm

Alderney's ramsar site is home to hundreds of marine species, from seaweeds to hermit crabs and ormers. What will you find?  

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Pipistrelle Bat

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Alderney

Bat and hedgehog walk

A stroll after dark looking for bats, hedgehogs and maybe even a barn owl on the Longis reserve. 

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