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.

Introducing Greater Water Parsnip to Broomhill Flash Nature Reserve

Friday 11 October 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 conservation activity to introduce Greater Water Parsnip to the reserve. A hands-on practical activity to introduce the roots of this plant onto the reserve. Learn about the conservation status of this plant and the plant’s lifecycle.

Booking essential. Not suitable for dogs.

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

Walking Level: Moderate

What do I need? Equipment is provided.

LlWho? This even is suitable for all members of the local community, professionals, students, and volunteers.

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


Bird box building

Saturday 12 October 2019, 1pm – 3pm

Learn how to build a bird box; all materials and tools are provided. The placement and type of nest box depends on the species the box is intended for. Learn more about types of bird boxes and where to put your bird nesting box to attract different species. Have fun, learn new skills and help conserve the birds of your local area.

Booking essential. Not suitable for dogs.

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

Walking Level: Easy

What do I need? Equipment is provided.

Who? This event is suitable for all members of the local community, professionals, students, and volunteers.

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


An introduction to birdwatching at Broomhill Flash Nature Reserve

Sunday 13 October 2019, 10am – 1pm

An event to discover the birds using the reserves at this time of year. Identification charts will be used to identify the birds. Species identified will then be recorded. Learn how the reserves are managed for the benefit of wetland and farmland birds. Please bring binoculars if you have them, but a few spare pairs will be available to use 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 if you have them.

Who? This event is suitable for all members of the local community, professionals, students, and volunteers. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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


Heritage conservation: practical conservation at Broomhill Flash and Clegg’s Meadow nature reserves

Saturday 26 October 2019, 1pm – 3pm

An opportunity for the local community to help with the conservation of Broomhill Flash Nature Reserve. Learn about the reserve, how it is managed, help with litter picking and learn how to identify and record some of the habitats and wildlife on the reserve. Step into the world of birdwatching by spending time in the new bird hide, recording some of the birds seen on the reserves at this time of year.

Booking essential. Not suitable for dogs.

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

Walking Level: Moderate

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

Who? This event is suitable for all members of the local community.

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


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