Our events

Helping local communities learn more about conservation

Are you interested in conservation? We organise a range of free community events for people of all ages, to showcase the wildlife at our beautiful nature reserves and the work we’re doing to protect it.

Take a look at what’s coming up and book your place by emailing our Engagement Ranger, Tracy Gray.

Tree exploration at Broomhill Flash

Thursday 8 August 2019, 1pm – 3pm.

Learn about the creation of wetland habitats on a newly acquired arable field adjacent to Broomhill Flash nature reserve.

This field is strategically located next to existing wetland nature reserves, and will enhance wildlife habitats, particularly for species of declining waterfowl. Wet grassland, reed beds and scrapes (to hold seasonal water) will be created, along with the construction of control structures and a culvert to direct water to where it is needed to maintain habitat areas.

A summer school holiday activity for children and young people to discover the trees on the reserve and the animals and plants which live there. Tree identification and planting wildflower seeds (in pots to take home) will form part of this activity walk.

Booking essential. Not suitable for dogs.

Book your place by emailing our Engagement Ranger, Tracy Gray.

Walking Level: Easy

What do I need? Please bring binoculars and a telescope if you have them.

Who? This even is suitable for all members of the local community, professionals, students, volunteers and children accompanied by an adult.

Where? Meet at Broomhill Flash nature reserve car park, Everill Gate Lane, Broomhill


Wildlife exploration at Broomhill Flash Nature Reserve

Friday 9 August 2019, 1pm – 3pm

A summer holiday activity for children and young people to discover the water flashes and the wildlife that can be seen at this time of year on Broomhill Flash Nature Reserve. Wildlife identification, the use of wildlife identification charts, how to use binoculars and birdwatching will form part of this activity walk. An easy walk. This event will also teach young people how to record any wildlife identified on the day.

Booking essential. Not suitable for dogs.

Book your place by emailing our Engagement Ranger, Tracy Gray.

Walking Level: Easy

What do I need? Please bring binoculars and a telescope if you have them.

Who? This event is suitable for young children. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Where? Meet at Broomhill Flash nature reserve car park, Everill Gate Lane, Broomhill


Bioblitz at Broomhill Flash Nature Reserve

Saturday 10 August 2019, 11am – 3pm.

A day of intense biological surveying to record the species on Broomhill Flash. The reserve usually has restricted access, but on this day people will be allowed to access the reserve to record biological data. Local naturalists will be there to help with species identification. A fun day to create a snapshot of the variety of life that can be found in this area. The day will provide an opportunity for participants to learn together and share their expertise and enthusiasm for nature.

Booking essential. Not suitable for dogs.

Book your place by emailing our Engagement Ranger, Tracy Gray.

Walking Level: Moderate

Who? This even is suitable for all members of the local community and children accompanied by an adult.

What do I need? Please bring binoculars if you have them.

Where? Meet at Broomhill Flash nature reserve car park, Everill Gate Lane, Broomhill


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