Derbyshire Wildlife Trust Events in April

Family Forest School Fun

Come and join Derbyshire Wildlife Trust for our Forest School sessions in the woods at Millfield’s near Carsington Water. During these sessions we will explore the woods and get involved in activities such as learning how to build dens, taking part in imaginative play and arts and crafts. Typically we learn about using tools and how to light fires so we can cook on them.

The next session takes place on Saturday 13th April 2019.

For younger school-aged children the Family Forest School session will take place from 10.30am – 12 noon.

Family Forest School 7 years+, our Forest School session for families with children aged 7 years to 15 years old, will have all the same fun games, crafts and activities as our other family sessions, but are planned with slightly older children in mind. This session will take place from 1.30pm – 3pm.

Meet at Millfield’s car park, Carsington Water, DE6 3JS. The cost is £4 per child and £2 per adult for all sessions. Please wear suitable clothes for the weather. Numbers are limited so booking is essential, call Derbyshire Wildlife Trust on 01773 881188 during office hours.

Freshwater Fish

Jack Perks, well-known underwater photographer, joins >Derbyshire Wildlife Trust’s Wye and Upper Derwent Local Group to share his fascinating images of freshwater fish.

The illustrated talk takes place on Monday 15th April 2019 at Darley Dale Methodist Church Hall, Dale Road North (A6), DE4 2FT starting at 7.30pm. Admission is £3 including refreshments, and everyone is welcome.

 

Go Wild for Easter

Come to Carsington Water for some Easter fun in the outdoor classroom with Derbyshire Wildlife Trust. There are two wild sessions on offer:

Wednesday 17th April when we will be exploring the different creatures that lay eggs, making some Egg themed crafts and cooking on the campfire;

and

Wednesday 24th April – for Easter themed crafts, campfire cooking and lots of hands-on led activities with lots to keep the children busy.

The events, suitable for children aged 4 and over who must be accompanied by an adult, will take place in the Outdoor Classroom at Carsington Water Visitor Centre, DE6 1ST. Both events are on a drop-in basis and you pay a small charge for each activity or 4£ to do everything on the day.

. For more information, or to book, contact Derbyshire Wildlife Trust on 01773 881188 during normal office hours.

Grassland Identification and Surveying

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust are organising a series of training workshops to help people, ideally with good identification skills, in different groups to understand the County Wildlife Sites process and surveying. These fantastic sites are not SSSIs, but are valued by local communities and councils, as well as being a critical part of our Living Landscapes across the country. We need your help to survey them and provide management advice to land managers.

This session which will be looking at grasslands, will take place on Thursday 18th April from 9.30am – 5pm, meeting at Derbyshire Wildlife Trust HQ, Sandy Hill, Main Street, Middleton, Matlock, DE4 4LR. The cost is £25 per person or free to those people who sign up to undertake surveys with the Trust. Please book on to the course by calling the Trust on 01773 881188 if you would like to take part as places are limited.

 

Spring Wood Bat Safari

Join Derbyshire Wildlife Trust for an evening bat safari.in Spring Wood Nature Reserve. Explore this fantastic woodland with bat detectors to discover what we can hear.

This event will take place on Thursday 18th April from 7.30pm – 9.30pm at Spring Wood Nature Reserve. Meet at the Severn Trent car park at the southern end of the reservoir, LE65 1RN.

The cost is £5 per person. Places are limited so please book yourself in by calling the Trust on 01773 881188 during normal office hours.

 

Wyver Lane Easter Trail

Join Derbyshire Wildlife Trust at Wyver Lane to follow this spring and bird themed trail, completing your spreadsheet along the way, for an Easter treat.

Come to the southern tip of the reserve on Wyver Lane between 10.30am and 2.30pm on Tuesday 23rd April. The event is suitable for children aged between 3 and 11.

 

Spring Wood Bluebell Safari

Join Derbyshire Wildlife Trust for a guided exploration of Spring Wood, when the wild flowers are at their wildest. The bluebells should be in fabulous carpets, but what else can we find?

This event will take place on Saturday 27th April from 10am-12.30pm at Spring Wood Nature Reserve. Meet at the Severn Trent car park at the southern end of the reservoir, LE65 1RN. Please wear weather appropriate clothing and footwear and bring a drink and a snack.

The cost is £5 per person. Places are limited so please book yourself in by calling the Trust on 01773 881188 during normal office hours.

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