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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 »
Why not try the EWT trail around the woods in Thorndon Park, solving the clues to find seasonal Autumnal words. This is a drop-in event so no booking required. Purchase a trail leaflet from the cafe till in the Thorndon Countryside Centre Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear suitable clothing for beingFind out more »
Iron Latch Nature Reserve near Colchester is a 10.5 acre reserve of flower-rich meadow, plus 4 acres of long established and possibly ancient woodland. Come along and join a work party organised by the Colchester Local EWT Group to help maintain and improve one of our local reserves. Learn about nature and get a valuableFind out more »
Work parties at Sawbridgeworth Nature Reserve take place every Sunday. Contact the warden Bob Reed for more information.Find out more »
Join a spooky self-led Terrifying Trail for Halloween at Bedfords Park during half-term and explore the park in all its Autumn glory. Find all the clues and claim a small prize. Please wear clothing suitable for being outdoors. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Drop in during Visitor Centre opening times. No need toFind out more »
A drop in event for all the family at Hanningfield Nature Reserve. Follow the spooky trail through the woods. Dare you go in? Halloween treat for the brave. What creepy creatures will you find on the bug hunting activity? Pumpkin carving in the visitor centre. Suitable for ages 4+ Children must be accompanied by anFind out more »
Join Tristan, Belfair's Woodland Ranger, for a seasonal walk of approx 2-3 miles around Belfairs to view Nature's own firework display of colours! There are over 30 different tree species in the ancient woodlands and we hope to see a variety of other wildlife as well. No experience necessary. Suitable for adults and children 11+.Find out more »
Why not join the last Wednesday volunteer work party at Cranham Marsh Nature Reserve and help complete a range of tasks including coppicing in the woods, hedge laying, scrub bashing, fence and ditch work. Contact the warden Tony Gunton for more details. Further work parties are held on the last Sunday of every month throughoutFind out more »
Why not drop-in to Abberton and learn all about what Autumn has to offer on our Nature's Harvest Trail? From blackberries to acorns, as you complete the trail around Abberton Nature Reserve you'll be surprised what you find. Just pop into the centre to purchase your trail sheet and when you have finished, don't forgetFind out more »
Self-guided themed trail around the Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve. A daily drop-in event during half-term to find out some spooky facts about nocturnal animals as you follow the trail round. Please wear suitable clothing for being outdoors. Children must be accompanied by an adult.Find out more »
Join the Chelmsford Local EWT Group for this Fungus foray at Sandylay and Moat Woods in Great Leighs. Meet in Mill Lane at the beginning of the short footpath to the reserve. (There’s limited parking along the road edge). Participants are then encouraged to transfer to Great Leighs Village Hall for an identification session andFind out more »
A fantastic outdoor family event for all the family at Fingringhoe Hoe Wick Nature Reserve, near Colchester Forest School Activities in the woods include bug hunting, build dens, balance on a rope walk, make woodland crafts, use tools, create wild art, play woodland games and learn how to light fires. The only limit is yourFind out more »
A fantastic outdoor family event for all the family at Hanningfield Nature Reserve, near Chelmsford. Forest School Activities in the woods include bug hunting, build dens, balance on a rope walk, make woodland crafts, use tools, create wild art, play woodland games and learn how to light fires. The only limit is your imagination. ChildrenFind out more »
Join the Family Fossil discovery event at The Naze to discover why our cliffs are so special. Our classroom introduction tells you about The Naze geology and where to find fossils before heading out on a group fossil hunt. Please bring a bag or bucket to collect your fossils in and wear sturdy footwear. ChildrenFind out more »