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Events, training courses and practical opportunities to help conserve local wildlife form a major part of our activities. See featured events below. For a full list with details download the What's On Events Guide

Idle Valley

Events in the Idle Valley category

Optics Demonstration Day with Opticron

Sunday 28th January

Event Type: Idle Valley | Optics Demonstration | Bassetlaw

Your chance to try out a range of equipment, such as binoculars, under real field conditions at our Idle Valley reserve. Expert advice on hand. 10am–4pm.
Contact: Attenborough Nature Centre 0115 972 1777

Discover the Heart of the Idle Valley

Saturday 3rd February

Event Type: Idle Valley | Guided Walk | Members-only | Bassetlaw

Join NWT Conservation Officer Mark Speck for a wildlife walk to discover areas of the Idle Valley Nature Reserve you may not have seen before in the Chainbridge area of the reserve. Sightings could include whooper swan, short-eared owl and wintering wildfowl. Meet at Idle Valley Rural Learning Centre at 10am. Booking essential.
Contact: Membership Team 0115 958 8242 (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Birding in Ireland

Thursday 8th February

Event Type: Idle Valley | Wildlife Talk | Bassetlaw

A look at the County Galway coastline and a visit to Inishboffin island with Garry Hobson. 7.30pm at Rural Learning Centre, North Road, Retford. £2.50.
Contact: Jan Williamson 01777 709 974

Simon Barnes – A View from a Mountain

Friday 16th February

Event Type: Idle Valley | Celebrity Lecture | Wildlife Talk | Bassetlaw

Simon Barnes is an author and journalist. He has written a wildlife opinion column in The Times and his outspoken, and sometimes controversial, views champion wildlife conservation in Britain and beyond. During his lecture he’ll talk about his views on conservation in the UK and discuss how species protection is of paramount importance and requires people to speak out in order to successfully conserve wildlife. Join Simon at the Idle Valley Nature Reserve, North Road, Retford, DN22 8SG for this talk, Q&A and book-signing. 7.30-10.00pm, doors open 6.30pm. £9.95, refreshments available. Booking essential: and click on the Wildlife Courses & Lectures category.

Giant Collage

Saturday 17th February

Event Type: Idle Valley | Children's Activity | Family Event | Bassetlaw

Families and children are invited to come along each day and cut out and paste pictures on a giant collage at our Idle Valley Reserve. Open all day. Continues daily up to Friday 23 February.
Contact: Lindis De Vere 01777 858 247 (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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