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Come along and join a work party to help maintain and improve our local reserves. Learn about wildlife, make new friends and get fit (forget the gym, get a green work out). Contact the reserve wardens for more information and to ensure there are no changes in times/dates Please wear suitable clothing and boots, bringFind out more »
Work parties at Sawbridgeworth Nature Reserve take place every Sunday. Contact the warden Bob Reed for more information.Find out more »
Join Photographer Daniel Bridge for this one-day, adults-only Know the Basics Photography Workshop at Hanningfield Reservoir Centre. This course is designed to teach you everything needed to take full control of your camera e.g. aperture, shutter speed, ISO etc. Advance booking essential.Find out more »
Join expert guide Steve Grimwade from Swallow Birding on free Winter Birding Day guided walks around the Fingeringhoe Wick Nature Reserve to see the winter resident and overwintering birds. Telescopes will be out in the visitor centre for people to view over the marsh, to use with help on bird ID. Swallow Birding and EssexFind out more »
This walk follows the sea wall along the Walton Backwaters as the tide is rising to give a good chance of seeing wading birds at relatively close range feeding on the saltmarsh and mud flats. Wintering ducks and geese should also be present, including Brent Geese for which Hamford water is an internationally important habitat.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 »
Drop-in and explore Abberton Nature Reserve by completing the Wildlife in Winter Trail about animals in winter. Different animals have found different ways to survive during the cold winter months. Can you complete the trail to find out how they do it? Just stop by the front desk to pick up your trail sheet andFind out more »