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Our visitor centres organise a regular programme of events and activities for adults and families. The Trust has fourteen Local Groups across the county that organise a programme of walks and talks for local members. Non-members are welcome at these events. Booking is essential for most centre events, so make sure you call or visit the centre in advance to avoid disappointment.

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  • Sat, 22/09/2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm - Essex Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Bedfords Park Visitor Centre

    Join us for an evening of "Bat Chat" with Ella from Essex Bat Group. Hear about their work, learn more about these fascinating aeronauts and meet one of their rescue bats. Booking is essential. Please call 01708 748646 to book.

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  • Sat, 22/09/2018 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm - Essex Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Langdon Visitor Centre

    Enjoy an evening of wildlife activities on the reserve including bug hunting, moth trapping bat detecting and finishing with toasting marshmallows over a camp fire. Not suitable for children under 5 yrs. All children to be accompanied by an adult.

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    Camp fire cooking

  • Sat, 22/09/2018 - 7:30pm - 10:30pm - Essex Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre

    Join Essex Wildlife Trust and North Essex Astronomical Society to look at the night sky through large telescopes at Abberton Reservoir.

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  • Sat, 22/09/2018 - 7:00pm - 11:45pm - Essex Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Witham Public Hall, Collingwood Road

    Come along to the Badger Boogie on Saturday 22 September at Witham Public Hall.

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  • Sun, 23/09/2018 - 10:00am - 12:00pm - Essex Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Gunners Park and Shoebury Ranges Nature Reserve, Shoeburyness SS3 9QN

    Come on down to Gunners Park and experience the wonders of Autumn migration as birds begin to head south to their overwintering grounds in Africa. We will also be looking for waders as they arrive back from the Arctic in their smart summer plumage! You will accompany the Ranger around the Park and talk about the wide variety of habitats and spot a few interesting birds! The walk will take...

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  • Sun, 23/09/2018 - 9:30am - 12:00pm - Essex Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Shadwell Wood Nature Reserve (one mile from Ashdon) Saffron Waldon Essex

    Shadwell Wood Reserve also has its own work party that meets on Sunday mornings through the Autumn and Winter to continue the coppice management.

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  • Sun, 23/09/2018 - 11:00am - 1:00pm - Essex Wildlife Trust

    Venue: The Naze Centre

    From Golf course to nature reserve. An exploration of The Naze's uses past and present. Including golfcourse, radar station, rocket testing and much more. A truly fascinating journey through the past of this unique area. The walk leader will also take in any wildlife sightings along the way. Booking Essential. Suggested donation £5

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  • Sun, 23/09/2018 - 10:00am - 1:00pm - Essex Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Abbotts Hall Farm, Maldon Rd, Great Wigborough

    An introduction to mindfulness in the great outdoors

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  • Sun, 23/09/2018 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm - Essex Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Langdon Visitor Centre

    A fun morning of indoor and outdoor activities for pre-school children. Suitable for 18 months up (under 18 months free when accompanying an older sibling). Booking essential.

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  • Sun, 23/09/2018 - 10:00am - 4:00pm - Essex Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve

    Join expert guides from Swallow Birding on free guided walks round the reserve to see the returning migratory birds. Telescopes will be out in the centre to use with help on bird ID. Swallow Birding and Essex Birdwatching Society exhibiting all day. Seasonal food in the tea room.

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