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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 »
TuesdayJoin Dean Williams, the Ranger at Chafford Gorges Nature for weekly 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. ContactFind 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 »
This weekly pre-school group, held on alternate Tuesdays and Fridays at Hanningfield Nature Reserve, is for the under 5's. The session includes wildlife activities on the nature reserve, crafts and games in the centre. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking is essentialFind out more »
A weekly pre-school club for under 5s at the Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre, Hornchurch Country Park, based around nature, wildlife and the seasons. Children can enjoy includes time indoors and outdoors including arts, crafts, games, stories, music and more! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking is essentialFind out more »
The Early Years Foundation Stage Forest Skills course is run by the Essex Wildlife Trust Outdoor Learning team and held at Abbotts Hall Farm Great Wigborough which is the Trust's under 5's Forest School site The courses are designed for adults working with children and young people in an outdoor setting, learning skills that canFind out more »
Chafford Nature tots is a weekly parent and toddler group at Chafford Gorges Nature Park where young children can explore, play and learn through nature! As the seasons change, discover and learn each week through a range of fun wildlife themed activities from bug hunting and leaf spotting to natural painting and stick creatures. SuitableFind out more »
Forest School Nature Tots is a weekly parent and toddler group where young children can explore, play and learn through nature. As the seasons change, discover and learn each week through a range of fun wildlife themed activities from bug hunting and leaf spotting to natural painting and stick creatures. Suitable for ages 18mth toFind out more »
Weekly Tuesday afternoon work parties are organised by the warden throughout the year to carry out on-going maintenance and access tasks. Better for you than the gym and free too 😊 Please wear suitable clothes for the weather conditions and sturdy footwear. Please contact the warden if you wish to join on a specific dateFind out more »