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Local artist Lucia Hardy will be exhibiting some stunning pieces inspired by nature at the Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve near Colchester. Lucia Hardy is an artist who describes her work as Wild, Dark and Inspired by nature. Lucia lives and works in Essex, painting expressive and engaging birds and wildlife, as well as creating emotionallyFind out more »
Join Dean Williams, the Ranger at Chafford Gorges Nature for weekly Thursday volunteering sessions. The work will also provide an opportunity for you to find rare plants and animals. Where appropriate clothing. Steel toe-capped boots are useful for any heavy work. Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided, but please bring water and a packed lunch.Find out more »
Sessions are weekly on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. These sessions can change, please contact the Ranger Josh Childs before to confirm. Activities include removal of invasive species, fencing, litter picking, path clearance, pond maintenance, coppicing, hedge laying and more. Work parties may not be close to a bathroom.Find out more »
The Uttlesford EWT Local Group runs work parties on its reserves throughout the year, on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, which start at 9.30 a.m. and finish around lunchtime. You do not have to be a member of the Essex Wildlife Trust to come along to these events. Venues may change at short notice. Please confirmFind out more »
Volunteer work parties take place at the Phyllis Currie Nature Reserve in Great Leighs on alternate Thursdays from the beginning of September to the end of March. New recruits would be made very welcome. All equipment is provided Meet in the car park at 9:30am. Please bring your own packed lunch. Contact the warden SylviaFind out more »
Belfairs Nature Tots is an under 5's pre-school club based around nature, wildlife and the seasons at Belfairs Woodland Centre and Nature Reserve held during term time only. Youngsters will love the mix of arts, crafts and games; having stories and music; and, of course, some outdoor time in the woodlands! CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIEDFind out more »
A fun morning of indoor and outdoor activities for pre-school children at Thurrock Thameside Nature Reserve Suitable for 18 months up (under 18 months free when accompanying an older sibling). Enjoy outdoor activities and crafts with your little ones! Meet other kids and parents. Learn about nature through games, stories and songs! Recommended for underFind out more »
This event is at Hockley Woods every Thursday, starting at 10:45am with options of either a one hour or a shorter 30 minute walk. This walk is part of the Rochford District Health Walks, helping you to meet new people and enjoy the benefits of regular exercise. Walk at your own pace, with fully trainedFind out more »
My name is Megan and I am an Occupational Therapist working for Sport for Confidence. We have been commissioned by Southend Borough Council to provide sport sessions for carers in the Southend area. We have our first session starting on the 30th May 11am-1pm at Southend Leisure and Tennis Centre and thereafter every Thursday. ThisFind out more »
This walking event is part of the Southend Walk this Way Health Walks scheme. It takes place every Thursday at 11:00am starting outside Avenue Baptist Church, Milton Road. The walk includes along the Cliffs to Prittlewell Square and back with an option to stop at various points along the way. The route is suitable forFind out more »
Everyone Health (EH) provide an Adult Weight Management (AWM) 12 week rolling programme, underpinned by behaviour change techniques to help adults adopt healthy eating habits and become more physically active to reduce their BMI. The service is provided by our team, by Weight Watchers, Slimming World and Trim 'n Train, depending on the wants andFind out more »
Darren Tansley, EWT River Catchment Coordinator will talk to us about the changing fortunes of these animals from the 1500s to the present day, their folklore and ecology and prey. From tiny Weasel to elegant Pine Marten we'll uncover fascinating facts and new discoveries.Find out more »
Nick Lindsay, former Senior Curator from the Zoological Society of London, will outline the tools and mechanisms that have been developed to enable zoos to contribute to wildlife conservation. He will also draw on personal experiences to demonstrate some wildlife reintroduction successes in various countries.Find out more »