All Events

 

2017

Saturday 15th April

10am - noon

Pond Day
There should be plenty of tadpoles, newts, water beetles, pond skaters and caddis fly larvae to discover. Pond trays, nets and help with identifications will be available.

Sunday 30th April

5am

Dawn Chorus Day
Meet under the Gazebo at 4:45-5:00am. This time of year is rich in bird song so come and hear the symphony and help identify the birds.

Saturday 10th June

10am - noon

Wild Flower and Pollinator Day
With the help of warm, dry weather the Pasture will look its prettiest in June. Wild flowers, grasses and insects will bring the Pasture alive. There will be booklets and advisors available to identify finds.

Saturday 15th July

10am - noon

Moth and Dragonfly Morning
As part of National Moth Count we will have set our moth trap to identify those caught, before releasing them. We have already identified more than 100 species, which have been reported to the National Moth Centre. Damsel and Dragonflies should also be seen flying, and defending their territory.

Saturday 5th August

10am - noon

Blackberry Picking
This is the official start of the pick which may last through to September. Bring your own containers and make a donation at the entrance. Please take care with the brambles and try not to trample the hedges as they are a habitat for birds and mammals.

Saturday 12th August

10am - noon

Butterfly Morning
If the weather is warm and dry we should see many of the species already recorded at the Pasture. Booklets will be available, as well as help with identification.

Saturday 9th September

10am - noon

Spiders and Bugs Hunt
At this time of year the Pasture should be alive with grasshoppers, spiders and other creatures. This is a chance to discover more about insects and to observe the wasp spider (which doesn't sting).

Saturday 18th November

10am - noon

Bulb planting and Tree Care Day
We now have enough trees, so will not be planting any more, but we will be weeding and mulching around those we have and generally preparing them for the winter and planting more flower bulbs for Spring. You may even find some hazelnuts.
You will have noticed that most of the events are family friendly - so bring the
children along: there are plenty of other things to enjoy learning about.

More information on how you can help can be found on the Get Involved page.

 

2016

Saturday 16th April

10am - noon

Pond Day

Sunday 1st May

5am

Dawn Chorus

Saturday 11th June

10am - noon

Wild Flower and Pollinator Day

Saturday 16th July

10am - noon

Moth and Dragonfly Morning

Saturday 6th August

10am - noon

Blackberry Picking Begins

Saturday 13th August

10am - noon

Butterfly Morning

Saturday 10th September

10am - noon

Spiders and Bugs Hunt

Saturday 26th November

10am - noon

Bulb planting and Tree Care Day

 

2015

Saturday 18th April

10am - noon

Pond Day

Sunday 3rd May

5am

Dawn Chorus

Saturday 13th June

10am - noon

Wild Flower and Pollinators Day

Saturday 18th July

10am - noon

Moth and Dragonfly Morning

Saturday 1st August

10am - noon

Blackberry Picking

Saturday 15th August

10am - noon

Butterfly Morning

Saturday 12th September

10am - noon

Spiders and Bugs Hunt

Saturday 28th November

10am - noon

Bulb planting and Tree Maintenance Day

 

2014

Saturday 19th April

10am - noon

Pond Day

Sunday 4th May

5am

Dawn Chorus

Saturday 5th July

10am - noon

Moth Morning

25th July - 3rd August

Love Parks Week

Saturday 2nd August

10am - noon

Blackberry Picking

Saturday 6th September

10am - noon

Spiders, Bees and Bugs Hunt

Saturday 29th November

10am - noon

Tree Day