Lots going on at Wildlife Trust

There’s lots going on at Herefordshire Wildlife Trust in April and May. For further information on any of the following contact:

Anastasia Calder, Publicity and Events Officer

Email: a.calder@herefordshirewt.co.uk

Telephone: 01432 356872

Lower House Farm, Ledbury Road, Tupsley, Hereford.  HR1 1UT


Bromyard Downs Project: Spring Family Foraging                                                                                                                           Mon 10 April 2-4pm

An afternoon of foraging for wild food on the Downs with Liz Knight of Forage Fine Foods.  This is a free workshop running as part of the Bromyard Downs Project, in partnership with the Bromyard Downs Common Association.

Venue:  Meet at the Main Car Park, Bromyard Downs, Bromyard, Herefordshire, HR7 4QP

Cost:  Free

Booking:  Advance booking is essential.  Contact Hannah on 07341 736182 or emailh.welsh@herefordshirewt.co.uk


Adventure Club – survival skills                                                                                                                                                                 Tues 11 April 10am-3pm

Develop your survival skills over the Easter holidays and learn how to forage for your own food with the WildPlay team at Queenswood.  Bring a packed lunch.

Venue:  Queenswood Country Park and Arboretum, Dinmore Hill, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 0PY.

Cost:  £15 per child aged 7+

Booking:  Book your place online at www.queenswoodandbodenhamlake.org or call 01432 356872.


WildPlay – Get Crafty and Play                                                                                                                                                                Wed 12, Wed 19 April 1.30-3.30pm

Fun activities with WildPlay over the Easter holidays at Queenswood.

Venue:  Queenswood Country Park and Arboretum, Dinmore Hill, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 0PY.

Cost:  £2 per child, children under 2 years free.  Usual parking charges apply.

Booking:  Book your place online at www.queenswoodandbodenhamlake.org or call 01432 356872.


Plant Detectives                                                                                                                                                                                               Thurs 13 April 1.30-3.30pm

Discover spring plants and enjoy fun activities with the WildPlay team over the Easter holidays at Queenswood.

Venue:  Queenswood Country Park and Arboretum, Dinmore Hill, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 0PY.

Cost:  £3 per child, £2 per adult.

Booking:  Book your place online at www.queenswoodandbodenhamlake.org  or call 01432 356872.


Adventure Club – survival skills                                                                                                                                                                 Tues 18 April 10am-3pm

Develop your survival skills over the Easter holidays and learn how to use knives safely with the WildPlay team at Queenswood.  Bring a packed lunch.

Venue:  Queenswood Country Park and Arboretum, Dinmore Hill, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 0PY.

Cost:  £15 per child aged 7+

Booking:  Book your place online at www.queenswoodandbodenhamlake.org or call 01432 356872.


Lake Play at Bodenham Lake                                                                                                                                                                      Thurs 20 April 10.30am-12.30pm

Seasonal wildlife inspired activities, crafts and games at Bodenham Lake Nature Reserve over the Easter holidays.  Bring a picnic and relax by the lake.

Venue: Bodenham Lake Nature Reserve, Bodenham, HR1 3JT.  Meet in the car park.  Grid reference SO 529 509

Cost:  Free.

Booking:  Book your place online at www.queenswoodandbodenhamlake.org or call 01432 356872


Annual Fritillary Day                                                                                                                                                                                     Sat 22 April 10am-2pm

Herefordshire Wildlife Trust (HWT) staff and volunteers will lead guided walks of the rich array of wildflowers and in particular, the nationally rare snake’s head fritillaries which grow on the Lugg meadow and talk about the history and wildlife that make this nature reserve unique.  The first walk will depart between 10.15am and 10.30am and then roughly every half hour with the last one leaving at 12.30pm.  There will also be WildPlay activities on offer for children in the garden planting fritillaries, making bee crafts, playing pollination games and pond dipping.

HWT and the Floodplain Meadows Partnership will also be surveying the fritillaries for the sixth year running.  This is part of a national project which is looking at fritillaries on a number of important floodplain sites.  Please come and help us count the fritillaries on the Lugg Meadow.  If you are interested in taking part please email Emma Rothero at emma.rothero@open.ac.uk or leave her a message on 01908 655645.  No previous experience is required.

Venue:  Lower House Farm, Ledbury Road, Tupsley, Hereford HR1 1UT. Directions: A438 out of Hereford turn left opposite the Cock of Tupsley (signposted- Herefordshire Nature Trust), Lower House Farm is the 17th Century black and white farm house down the lane. Grid ref: SO 536 404.

Cost:  £5.00 per adult.  Children up to 14 years old go free.

It is advisable to come equipped with warm clothing and good footwear as the Lugg Meadow can be incredibly cold and windy at this time of year and there is no shelter.


Bromyard Down Project:  Project Celebration, an evening of film and theatre at the Conquest                                 Sat 6 May 6-9pm

An evening of film and theatre to celebrate the achievements of the Bromyard Downs Project.  There will be drinks and canapes, followed by film screenings and a performance by the Conquest Theatre Youth Group.

Venue:  Conquest Theatre, Tenbury Rd, Bromyard HR7

Cost:  Free

The Bromyard Downs Project is a collaboration between Herefordshire Wildlife Trust and the Bromyard Downs Common Association (BDCA).  For further information about the project, go to http://www.bromyarddowns.co.uk/


Launch of Lugg Wetland Gem Project and Wildlife Watch Club                                                                                                 Sat 6 May 11am-2pm

Information event to launch Herefordshire Wildlife Trust’s Heritage Lottery funded Lugg Wetland Gem Project .  There will also be children’s nature craft activities to mark the launch of the Trust’s junior membership of Wildlife Watch and the Herefordshire Ornithological Club  will be on hand to help identify birds in the new bird hide.   This will be an opportunity to find out about how you can get involved.

Venue:  Bodenham Lake Nature Reserve, Bodenham, HR1 3JT

Cost:  Free

Please contact Sophie Cowling s.cowling@herefrodshirewt.co.uk or Hayley Herridge h.herridge@herefordshirewt.co.uk for further details.


Ewyas Harold Festival of Arts                                                                                                                                                                    Sat 27-Mon 29 May 10am-5pm except Mon 10am-4pm

Herefordshire Wildlife Trust’s Artist in Residence, Richard Bavin, will be exhibiting a selection of his paintings as part of the ‘Inspired by Nature’ exhibition at the Temple Bar Inn during Ewyas Harold Festival of Arts in May. This is a new festival with venues across the village showcasing the work of local artists, along with events including Morris dancing, choral singing and llamas!

Richard will be unveiling a huge painting, 4 metres wide, of Lea and Paget’s Wood Nature Reserve in summer, begun as a public art project during h.Art 2016. More than a hundred visitors worked with him on the canvas and he has continued to develop it in the studio. All profits from the sale of the painting will be donated to HWT.

Free entry.  Details can be found on Richard’s website: www.richardbavin.com.  Meet Richard at The Temple Bar Inn on Saturday, 1-5pm & Monday, 1.30-4pm.


Adventure Club – survival skills                                                                                                                                                                 Tues 30 May 10am-3pm

Develop your survival skills over the May half term and learn how to make knots, swings and bridges with the WildPlay team at Queenswood.  Bring a packed lunch.

Venue:  Queenswood Country Park and Arboretum, Dinmore Hill, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 0PY.

Cost:  £15.  For ages 7+

Booking:  Book your place online at www.queenswoodandbodenhamlake.org or call 01432 356872.


WildPlay – Get Crafty and Play                                                                                                                                                                Wed 31 May 1.30-3.30pm

Join WildPlay for some magical forest fun with elves, fairies and pixies over May half term at Queenswood.

Venue:  Queenswood Country Park and Arboretum, Dinmore Hill, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 0PY.

Cost:  £2 per child, children under 2 years free.

Booking:  Book your place online at www.queenswoodandbodenhamlake.org or call 01432 356872.

 

 

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