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Get closer to wildlife!

We believe there is no better way to learn about wildlife than to experience it first hand. The Trust holds numerous wild events throughout the year. Our events are open to everyone and our event leaders love to share their enthusiasm for Gloucestershire’s landscape and wildlife. So no matter what your age or interest there is a wild event for you.

Come to a talk, join us for a walk around a nature reserve and spot wild flowers, glow worms or bats; learn a new skill at one of our bushcraft, photography or identification courses.

Each month we'll give you some great places to go, fun things to do and tips on what you can do for wildlife in your area. Don't forget to sign up for our e-news, follow us on Facebook or Twitter and tell us what wildlife you've seen.


  • Fri, 08/04/2016 - 11:00am - 2:00pm - Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Crickley Hill Country Park

    Join us for an Easter adventure, search the woods and the ancient Iron Age hill fort to solve the mystery of the lost egg.

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  • Sun, 10/04/2016 - 9:30am - 1:00pm - Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust

    Venue: RSPB Nags Head then Laymoor Quag and New Fancy GWT nature reserves

    Could you add an adder?

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    Adder basking (c)Colin Twissell

  • Fri, 15/04/2016 - 9:30am - 4:00pm - Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust

    Venue: between Wickwar and Hawkesbury Upton off Inglestone Common. Wickwar

    Led by Michael McQuilton a local bushcraft expert, renowned for his buschraft survival skills and popular YouTube channel.

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    Bushcraft man building fire (c) Emma Bradshaw

  • Fri, 15/04/2016 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm - Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Catholic Church Hall, Cinder Hill, Coleford

    Dr Kathy Meakin, survey and monitoring coordinator at GWT, will be talking about the monitoring GWT is doing on Green-winged Orchids and other flora at Clarke's Pool Meadow and across the Dean. She will outline problems and progress towards understanding if conservation is working in GWTs ground breaking evidence led approach.

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    Clarkes Pool Meadow Forest of Dean

  • Sun, 17/04/2016 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm - Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Watermoor Church Hall

    Ecology is all about the fascinating relationships between plants, animals and their environment. Predators and prey, photosynthesises, pollinators and parasites – they are all evolving, influenced by the resources and challenges found where they live.

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    Thick thighed flower beetle on rose GSF (c)Ellen Winter GWT

  • Sun, 17/04/2016 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm - Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Lower Woods Lodge

    A fascinating guide to how Lower Woods came to be the ancient woods we love today. Explore the nature reserve with our experts and learn how the woodland was used over many generations, visiting its archaeological and historic features.

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  • Wed, 20/04/2016 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm - Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Siccaridge Woods

    Join Ellen Winter to discover the wildlife of the woods and along the canal on this after dark adventure.

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    Oak dusk moon (c)Ellen Winter

  • Thu, 21/04/2016 - 9:30am - 4:00pm - Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Greystones Farm nature reserve

    A comprehensive practical introduction to the ecology and conservation of Britain's native river mammals - the otter, water vole and water shrew, and their interfaces with naturalised American mink.

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    (c) Paul Gregory

  • Fri, 22/04/2016 - 9:30am - 4:00pm - Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Frith Wood Nature Reserve. Directions sent on booking.

    Pete Bradshaw of Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust was the very first non-government vaccinator in the UK and led the way in vaccinating badgers on nature reserves and in the wider countryside as part of the Trust's groundbreaking 5 year vaccination trial. Join Pete on this one day course providing a comprehensive practical introduction to badger ecology and field work informed by his...

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    (c) Wildstock

  • Sun, 24/04/2016 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm - Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Cooper's Hill

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