THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED  -  sorry for any disappointment

 

Friday 21 DecemberSolstise walk

12.50pm to 4.30pm

Join us for a beautiful walk along the Golden Valley from Stroud to Chalford, keeping to the canal towpath for much of the route and finishing at the Lavender Bakehouse.

This is a linear walk so please arrange transport back home.

Cost : £5 per person

Booking essential as numbers are limited

 

Diary and Calendar SwapDiaries with no dates

January to March

Eco shop, 8 Threadneedle Street, Stroud

The Diary Swap works like this:

  • Drop off unwanted 2018 diaries or calendars; and / or
  • Pop in and collect one if you need one (and make a donation if you can).

Donations welcomed

 

Saturday 26 January Apples 21-10

1.30pm - 3.30pm : Tree planting

4pm - 5.30pm : Wassail

We will be planting small native trees, in a hedge and a copse.

Then at dusk we will have a ‘Wassail’ (to bring good health to..) to the orchard, with wassail songs and a ceremony to ensure a good fruit harvest.

Bring pots and pans to bang around the Apple Tree Man!

Please wear boots and outdoor clothes.

Booking essential as numbers are limited

Free / donations welcomed

 

Sunday 17 FebruaryHeavens Archeo

11am

In 2011, Stroud archaeologist Neil Baker started an independent local archaeology initiative called the Heavens Archaeological Research Project (HARP). The project has been conducting an ‘extensive archaeological evaluation’ of the Heavens and has thus far uncovered evidence of at least 3000 years of activity.

Join Neil for a guided walk and talk of the historical landscape of the Heavens.

Cost: £7 per person. Children go free.

Booking essential as numbers are limited

 

Saturday 23 February Seed swap

10.30am to 1pm

Stroud Valleys Project’s eco shop,

8 Threadneedle St

Bring along seeds that you have saved from your garden, or any packets of seeds that you have spare, and swap them for some different varieties.

Even if you don’t have any seeds to swap, you can still take some for a donation.

This is a great way to meet other gardeners and to share advice and knowledge.

Free / donations welcomed

 

Saturday 23 FebruaryHedge Laying

10.30am to 2pm

On this course you will learn how to lay a hedge in the Midland / Bullock style, a style developed for the local area.

You will also learn why hedgerows are important for wildlife, the types of native hedgerow plants found in a hedge, but most importantly you will learn a new skill in the art of hedge laying.

Cost: £15 minimum donation in advance

Booking essential as numbers are limited

 

Saturday 16 MarchGoshawk

10am - 3pm

Come with us to this stunning viewpoint of the Forest of Dean.

At this time of year Goshawks will be in full display mode. We are delighted to have local expert Steve Watson to point out Goshawks in flight and display, as well as other birds of interest.

There is a £3.50 all day car park charge - we will also be arranging lift sharing.

Cost: £5 / adult & £2 / child

SVP Friends pay: £4 / adult & £2 / child

Booking essential as numbers are limited

 

Wednesday 17 AprilKingfisher

9.30am - 12 noon

Join us for a gentle stroll through the stunning Chalford Valley.

We will walk through three nature reserves, woodland, meadow and lakeside, looking and listening for signs of spring.

Cost: £5 / adult & £2 / child

SVP Friends pay £4 / adult & £2 / child

Booking essential as numbers are limited

 

Friday 3 MayMoth1

7pm - 9pm

We have about 2500 moth species in this country. but many people still think they are just the little brown things that eat clothes or the slightly bigger brown things that fly around our lights.

Bob Smith is from the local branch of Butterfly Conservation. This talk is about some of the moths that he has recorded in his garden at Chalford Hill.

Children are welcome to this talk as long as they are happy to sit and listen for the duration.

Cost: £5 / adult & £2 / child

SVP Friends pay £4 / adult & £2 / child

Booking essential as numbers are limited

 

Saturday 4 MayNightingale 2

8am - 11am

We will visit in the Cotswold Water Park noted for nightingales. We will hope to hear (and even perhaps see!) these thrilling songsters as well as many other spring arrivals.

Note : It is important to spend some of the time very quietly and still during this event.

Cost: £5 / adult & £2 / child

SVP Friends pay £4 / adult & £2 / child

Booking essential as numbers are limited

 

Sunday 12 MayRodborough Common

10am - 3pm

Marking Day is the traditional day for the cows to go out onto Minchinhampton and Rodborough Commons for a summer of grazing.

We will be celebrating the important role they play in helping to maintain this wildflower-rich grassland.

Free event

Photo : Deb Roberts

 

Saturday 18 MaySeedling

10.30am - 1pm

Eco shop

8 Threadneedle Street

Do you have any spare or unwanted seedlings? Give them a good home through our seedling swap/sale. Bring along any seedlings that you have spare and exchange them for others.

Both vegetable and flower varieties welcome.

Even if you don’t have any seedlings to swap, you can still take some for a donation. It’s a great way to meet other gardeners and to share advice and knowledge.

FREE / donations welcomed

 

Friday 17 May Bats AdEd 2015

8.30pm to 10.30pm

Stratford Park

Encounter Stroud’s many incredible types of bats with a local expert. We will listen for bats using bat detectors and hope to spot some flying.

Bring warm clothes and a torch.

Open late for Museums at Night, 7pm- 11pm - a chance to explore the Museum and ‘secret garden’ after hours.

Cost: £5 / adult & £2 / child

SVP Friends pay £4 / adult & £2 / child

 

Booking essential as numbers are limited

 

 

 

Saturday 18 MayNewt Survey A

7.30am to 9am

Count and release

During the early morning a count and release of survey bottle traps will take place at the newt ponds as part of our annual Great Crested Newt Survey.

Free / donations welcomed

Booking essential as numbers are limited

Photo : Paul Green

 

 

 

Stroud Valleys Project is a limited company,
registered in England and Wales.    

Registered number: 2224016    

Registered charity number: 900107

Stroud Valleys Project,
8 Threadneedle Street,
Stroud,
Gloucestershire,
GL5 1AF

Tel: 01453 753358

Fax: 01453 755641

Email: info@stroudvalleysproject.org

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