Friday 23 June Arundel Mill Pond

6pm - 8.30pm

Join us for a walk taking in some of the work we have been doing in and around Stroud.

Then walk with us along the canal tow path to Stroud Brewery and enjoy a drink when you get there. Price includes a pint or a soft drink.

Cost : £10/adult & £5/child

Friends : £8/adult & £4/child)

Booking and paying in advance is essential

 

 

 

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10am - 2pm

Come along, enjoy and learn the art of scything, the traditional way of making hay, with Fred Miller, Stroud Valleys Project Officer.

The course designed for the beginner will give people an introduction to the use of the Austrian style scythe, its use, sharpening and maintenance.

FREE event       Donations welcomed

Booking is essential

Photo : ©  Deb Roberts

 

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Sunday 9 July

11am - 4pm 

A family day out celebrating all that is great about nature, with lots of things to see and activities to take part in.

FREE event

 

Friday 14 July  Glow worms

7.30pm - 11pm

Denise Gibbons will be giving an illustrated talk about Glow-worms and Fireflies, followed by a walk at nightfall to see our glowing female insects in their local natural habitat.

Refreshments will be served after the talk.

The walk is in the dark on paths so please bring a torch and wear warm clothing.

This event is unfortunately not suitable for children under five.

Cost : £5/adult & £2/child

SVP Friends : £4/adult & £2/child

Booking and paying in advance is essential

 

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Saturday 22 July

10am - 2pm

Come along, enjoy and learn about what pond life and mini-beasts live in the main breeding pond at Kingswood’s own wildlife oasis.

As last year this third pond survey will be led by Denise Gibbons and Barbara Wood, both experts in pond wildlife.

Throughout the session people will be able to have a look at what pond life is living in the pond through netting into wet survey trays.

FREE event - booking in advance is ESSENTIAL

Donations welcomed

 

 

Saturday 29 July Scything for beginners

10.30am - 3.30pm

An introduction to scything, its history and its background, management of grasslands and meadows, how to set up your scythe, sharpening scythes, peening (beating the blade to thin it and make it sharper), correct scything technique. We will focus on lightweight Austrian scythes.

£25 per person Friends and Concessions, £30 for non-friends

Photo : ©  Deb Roberts

 

 

Wednesday 2 August Poster 2017

Three sessions to choose from

10am, 11am, 2pm

Families will have a hands-on opportunity to get a closer look at the minibeasts living in meadows and woodlands.

Cost: £2/child per session

(Adults free)

Booking is essential

 

 

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Three sessions per morning

10am, 10.45am, 11.30am

Families will have a hands-on opportunity to get a closer look at the exciting variety of animals that live in our ponds.

Cost: £2/child per session

(Adults free)

Booking is essential

 

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Three sessions per morning

10am, 10.45am & 11.30am

Families will have a hands-on opportunity to get a closer look at the exciting variety of animals that live in our ponds.

Cost: £2/child per session

(Adults free)

Booking is essential

 

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10am - 12.30pm

 

Spend the morning walking from playground to playground with fun activities along the way.

Unfortunately, not suitable for pushchairs.

Cost: £2/child (Adults free)

Booking essential

Photo : ©  Deb Roberts

 

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8pm - 9.30pm

Come along and enjoy an early evening stroll around Wild About Kingswood’s own Open Green Spaces with our bat expert, Nadine Symkatz-Kloss, a locally based ecologist and former colleague of Stroud Valleys Project.

FREE event

Donations welcomed

Booking essential as numbers are limited.

 

 

 

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1pm - 3pm

The Gloucestershire Geology Trust will be taking us on a guided walk along the shore of the Severn at Hock Cliff to find fossils embedded in the mud shale. This can be a muddy and slippery walk so good shoes or boots are essential.

A family event suitable for children.

Cost: £5/adult & £2/child

SVP Friends: £4/adult & £2/child

Booking essential

Photo : © John Ockham

 

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10am – 1pm

Come along, enjoy, learn about what insects and mini-beasts live in and around the Rackleaze Wetland site with our wildlife experts Denise Gibbons and Barbara Wood.

The aim of survey will be to continue collecting records of insects and wildlife found on the wetland site on that day. Barbara and Denise have been collecting data at the site for a number of years, building up a picture of the insect and wildlife species found.

FREE event

Donations welcomed

Booking in advance is essential

 

 

 

Saturday 23 SeptemberLittle egret - bird walk sept17

9.30am - 12.30pm

Discover the richly varied birdlife of the area around Frampton on Severn. Join us on this gentle but varied walk – taking in the parkland at Frampton with its lakes and woodland, including a stroll along the canal. Look across to the River Severn for passage and incoming autumn migrants.

Cost: £5/adult & £2/child

SVP Friends: £4/adult & £2/child

Booking and paying in advance is essential

 

 

 

 

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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