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Herefordshire Wildlife Trust & New Leaf CIC Notice


Listed below are events of local interest being organised by Herefordshire Wildlife Trust in May.

For the full list of Herefordshire Wildlife Trust’s events please go to their Website at

Nature Tots

Tuesdays 1, 8, 15 and 22 May

Nature group for children and families which meets every Tuesday during term time, running outdoor, child-led play and adventures for under 5’s.

Venue: Queenswood Country Park & Arboretum, Dinmore Hill, Leominster, HR1 3JT. Meet outside the Visitor Centre.

Cost: £6 for the first child (includes parking) and £4 for additional children. You will be issued a car parking pass by your session leader on arrival. If you wish to block book for 6 weeks (10% discount), please contact Katrina Preston directly on 01432-530088 or by email k.preston@herefordshirewt.co.uk.

Booking: Book your place online at http://www.queenswoodandbodenhamlake.org/events/2018/03/07/nature-tots-0.

Talk: The Life of Bees

Wednesday 2 May

Talk by Mary Walters from the Herefordshire Beekeepers’ Association for the Marden branch of the Herefordshire Wildlife Trust.

Venue: Marden Community Centre, Marden HR1 3DT.

Cost: £2 members, £3 non-members.

Booking: Not required.

Wildlife Watch Club: Signs of Spring at Queenswood

Sunday 6 May

Explore the woods for signs that spring is springing into action and look for flowers, leaves and signs of new born animals and much more! Wildlife Watch is Herefordshire Wildlife Trust’s monthly club for young naturalists aged 7 to 14 years which meets on the first Sunday of each month at either Queenswood Country Park & Arboretum or Bodenham Lake Nature Reserve.

Venue: Queenswood Country Park and Arboretum, Dinmore Hill, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 0PY.

Cost: £2 per child

Booking: Book your place online at www.queenswoodandbodenhamlake.org/wildlifewatch or call 01432- 356872.

Visit: Red Squirrel Trip to Pumsaint, Mid Wales

Wednesday 16 May

Visit to the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales’ Pumsaint nature reserve which supports a colony of red squirrels. This outing is being organised by the Black Mountain branch of Herefordshire Wildlife Trust.

There will be an introductory talk about the squirrels and conservation methods followed by a talk on the pine martens which are also found on the reserve. Forest Ranger Huw will lead a guided walk around the site. If the weather is poor lunch can be eaten at the Coachhouse in Pumsaint.

Cost: £15 each.

Booking: To attend this event you will need to register in advance with Liz Overstall at lizoverstall@gmail.com

Bring a packed lunch and good walking shoes or boots. No dogs are permitted.

For more info about the project visit https://www.welshwildlife.org/living-landscapes/the-mid-wales-red-squirrel-project/

Walk: Hereford City Forage Walk

Thursday 17 May
6.00pm meet, for a 6:15pm start

Join expert forager and botanist Kerry Woodfield for an exciting circular foraging tour in the heart of Hereford. Meet at the main entrance to Hereford Cathedral, where Kerry will then lead us down through Castle Green, over the Victoria Bridge and follow the banks of the river Wye.

Kerry will highlight the edible plant wonders on our doorstep, and share her top tips for successful foraging in the spring – you’ll be amazed with what she has found on her ambles round the city.

The walk will last approximately 1¼ hours, ending at the De Koffie Pot courtyard, where all are welcome to stay for refreshments.

There is a steep gradient at the Victoria Bridge entrance to Castle Green but the remainder of the guided walk will be accessible for wheelchair users.

Cost: £2 members, £3 non-members.

Booking: Book your place online at www.herefordshirewt.org or call 01432-356872.

Adventure Club

Tuesday 29 May
9.00am-4.00pm or 10.00am-3.00pm

Wild spring activities for children aged 7 to 14 years at Queenswood during half term including fire lighting, camp fire cooking, woodcraft, seasonal crafts, wildlife spotting and games.

Venue: Queenswood Country Park and Arboretum, Dinmore Hill, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 0PY.

Cost: £21 (9am-4pm session), £15 (10am-3pm session).

Booking: Book your place online at http://www.queenswoodandbodenhamlake.org.

Get Crafty

Wednesday 30 May

Drop in WildPlay session for families and children aged 2 to 12 years at Queenswood during half term and make seasonal nature based crafts. There will be sensory, free play activities for the under 2’s. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Venue: Queenswood Country Park and Arboretum, Dinmore Hill, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 0PY. Meet in the picnic area behind the Visitor Centre.

Cost: £2 per child, children under 2 years free.

Booking: Not required.

Lake Play at Bodenham Lake

Thursday 31 May

Learn about the creatures that live above and below the water at Bodenham Lake and take part in lake inspired crafts, water play and games. Suitable for children aged 3 to 13 years, all children to be accompanied by an adult. Bring a picnic and relax by the lake!

Venue: Bodenham Lake Nature Reserve, Bodenham, HR1 3JT.

Cost: Free event but booking essential.

Booking: Book your place online at http://www.herefordshirewt.org or call 01432-356872.

This event is part of Herefordshire Wildlife Trust’s Lugg Wetland Gem Project which is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Date: 18/04/2018

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