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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 Photographer Daniel Bridge for this one-day workshop. This course is designed to teach you the basics of photography. You will learn everything needed to take full control of your camera e.g. aperture, shutter speed, ISO etc. Event suitable for 11+ years of age. Advance booking essential.Find out more »
Onsite parkingDrop into Thurrock Thameside Nature Park and make a clever craft with our volunteer, Crafty Carol. Each week there will be a different theme. This is a drop-in event suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult.Find out more »
Join the ranger at Fingringhoe Wick for an informal ramble around the extensive nature reserve. Talk about anything and everything we see – or you ask about! Please wear suitable clothing and foorwear and bring water with you. Booking in advance is required.Find 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 »
The British Hen Welfare Trust is rehoming 400 hens at their event in Great Totham, near Maldon. These hens have reached 18 months old and are at the end of their commercial laying life so are being sent to slaughter. However, the charity knows what wonderful pets they make which is why it steps inFind out more »
Join Essex Wildlife Trust and North Essex Astronomical Society at Abberton Reservoir Nature Reserve to look at the night sky through large telescopes. NEAS members will give talks throughout the evening. Bacon rolls will be available for purchase. The event runs whatever the weather, so be prepared! Booking is essentialFind out more »
Fancy yourself as an "Egghead" or "Brain Of Britain"? Due to popular demand, Essex Wildlife Trust is holding another fun quiz night at Belfairs. Teams of six required Booking essential Tea and coffee will be available to purchase but you are welcome to bring your own drinks and nibbles.Find out more »