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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

Training Course

Events in the Training Course category

Summer Bird Identification Walk

Saturday 4th June

Event Type: Attenborough | Guided Walk | Training Course | Broxtowe

Join experts for a focused guided walk around the Reserve. You’ll be taught the skills you need to identify the birds of Attenborough using sight and sound. Each month will have a different theme. 9 - 11am. £6 per person or all four walks for £20. Sat 7 May, Sat 9 Jul, Sat 6 Aug
Contact: Attenborough Nature Centre 0115 972 1777

Wildlife Photography – Macro & Wild Flowers

Sunday 5th June

Event Type: Idle Valley | Training Course | Bassetlaw

Learn about getting up close with the small species and how to master a shallow depth of field. Delivered by professional wildlife photographer Jack Perks, this session will offer a fantastic range of top tips and creative ideas to help you capture the perfect image! 10am - 12noon, £20 per person. Booking essential.
Contact: Rural Learning Centre 01777 713 941

Introduction to Wildlife Photography

Saturday 11th June

Event Type: Attenborough | Training Course | Broxtowe

Join professional photographer, Iain McMillan, for a morning of wildlife photography around the reserve. Learn how to use your own equipment and use Iain’s extensive range of professional kit. Have exclusive use of Attenborough’s hides to capture the best shots. 8.30am - 11.30am. £35 per person. Includes tea and cake.
Contact: Attenborough Nature Centre 0115 972 1777

Surveying Terrestrial Invertebrates

Tuesday 14th June

Event Type: Attenborough | Training Course | Broxtowe

A two day course covering survey methodologies, habitats and invertebrate associations, species-specific surveys, European Protected Species (NE and NRW Licensing), determining a site’s value, scoring systems ( ISIS (site assessment tool) and checking a species’ status (protected / notable / LBAP etc.). Includes a practical habitat assessment on the reserve. Tutor: David Goddard MCIEEM. Continues on 15 June. 9.30am – 5pm, includes refreshments and lunch on both days. £90 per person, booking essential.
Contact: Attenborough Nature Centre 0115 972 1777

Wild Flower Identification at Idle Valley Nature Reserve

Saturday 18th June

Event Type: Idle Valley | Training Course | Bassetlaw

An introduction to meadow wildflowers. Learn how to identify the beautiful wild flowers of Idle Valley with our experts. 10am – 4pm and includes refreshments and lunch. £35 per person, booking essential.
Contact: Attenborough Nature Centre 0115 972 1777

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