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November 2018

Starling Murmuration & Somerset Wildlife Spectacular- 30th November 2018

November 30, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Nr Meare, Meare, Somerset BA6 9SX United Kingdom
Starling murmuration by Iain Green

This event is now fully booked.  Please see our later dates or to be added to a waiting list please contact Enquiries@ptes.org. A day on the Somerset levels culminating in photographing the incredible million-strong starling roost spectacular. The daytime session will focus on the diverse local wildlife which may include otters, bitterns, egrets and kingfishers. Then just before sunset prepare to photograph the drama of the huge starling clouds. Suitable for those with an interest in wildlife and photography at any level.…

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December 2018

Starling Murmuration & Somerset Wildlife Spectacular- 14th December 2018

December 14, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Nr Meare, Meare, Somerset BA6 9SX United Kingdom
Starling murmuration by Iain Green

A day on the Somerset levels culminating in photographing the incredible million-strong starling roost spectacular. The daytime session will focus on the diverse local wildlife which may include otters, bitterns, egrets and kingfishers. Then just before sunset prepare to photograph the drama of the huge starling clouds. Suitable for those with an interest in wildlife and photography at any level. Leader: Renowned wildlife photographer and author Iain Green. Itinerary: You will meet Iain near Meare at 10.30am. The event should…

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January 2019

Starling Murmuration & Somerset Wildlife Spectacular – 18th January 2019

January 18, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Nr Meare, Meare, Somerset BA6 9SX United Kingdom
Starling murmuration by Iain Green

This event is now fully booked.  Please see our later dates or to be added to a waiting list please contact Enquiries@ptes.org. A day on the Somerset levels culminating in photographing the incredible million-strong starling roost spectacular. The daytime session will focus on the diverse local wildlife which may include otters, bitterns, egrets and kingfishers. Then just before sunset prepare to photograph the drama of the huge starling clouds. Suitable for those with an interest in wildlife and photography at any level. Leader: Renowned…

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February 2019

Starling Murmuration & Somerset Wildlife Spectacular – 15th February 2019

February 15, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Nr Meare, Meare, Somerset BA6 9SX United Kingdom
Starling murmuration by Iain Green

A day on the Somerset levels culminating in photographing the incredible million-strong starling roost spectacular. The daytime session will focus on the diverse local wildlife which may include otters, bitterns, egrets and kingfishers. Then just before sunset prepare to photograph the drama of the huge starling clouds. Suitable for those with an interest in wildlife and photography at any level. Leader: Renowned wildlife photographer and author Iain Green. Itinerary: You will meet Iain near Meare at 12pm. The event should finish by 6pm.…

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May 2019

Moth night at Briddlesford Woods (Isle of Wight)

May 15, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Briddlesford Woods, Briddlesford Woods, Wootton Bridge, Isle of Wight United Kingdom
Lime hawkmoth greeting card

Join us for this special one-off evening event at our woodland reserve. Learn how to check moth traps set up throughout the woods and identify what creatures you find. It’s a great time of year to look for moths in deciduous woodland and we hope to spot the great prominent, perhaps an early large emerald moth and early season hawk moths.  Please note you must be confident at walking on rough ground in the dark using a torch.  Leader: Isle…

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Spring River and Water Vole Safari 2019

May 17, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Chipping, Kingswood, Wotton-under-Edge, GL12 8RT United Kingdom
water vole by Iain Green

An exclusive photography workshop in a fantastic location famous for its water voles and a host of other wildlife. Practical tuition will be tailored to the needs of those attending and will be suitable for beginners. An ideal gift for those interested in wildlife and photography at any level. Leader: Experienced wildlife and environmental photographer Iain Green. Itinerary: You will meet Iain at The Chipping at 9.00am. The event should finish by 3.00pm. Please bring a packed lunch. *DISCOUNT FOR PTES SUPPORTERS* For…

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June 2019

Summer on the Somerset Levels June 2019

June 5, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 5:30 pm
Westhay, Westhay, Glastonbury, Somerset United Kingdom
Otter by Vic Sharratt

**THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL- to be added to a waiting list please email enquiries@ptes.org** A day exploring the Somerset levels and photographing its amazing wildlife, beginning with a session looking at composition, photographic technique and equipment. Through the day you will photograph the diverse local wildlife, including rarer species such as otters and bitterns (although sightings can never be guaranteed!). June is an amazing time for dragonflies, breeding birds, wildflowers and so much more. Suitable for those with an…

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July 2019

The Butterflies of Briddlesford (Isle of Wight)

July 6, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Briddlesford Woods, Briddlesford Woods, Wootton Bridge, Isle of Wight United Kingdom
peacock butterfly close

Discover the wonderful world of our woodland butterflies on a guided walk. Our expert guides will lead you around our beautiful ancient woodland and help you learn how to identify a range of butterflies. July is the optimum time to see our woodland specialists White Admiral and Silver-washed Fritillary on the wing. You can also learn about other rare woodland wildlife such as red squirrels and dormice from PTES staff.  Leader: Local butterfly expert and Regional Representative at British Trust…

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November 2019

National Dormouse Conference 2019

November 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
University of Reading, Reading, Berkshire RG6 6UA United Kingdom
Dormouse torpor in hand by Rhys Owen-Roberts

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT Our National Dormouse Conference is a must for all dormouse monitoring volunteers to learn more about hazel dormouse conservation and meet up with fellow wildlife enthusiasts. The day will be packed full of exciting talks from the country’s top dormouse experts and researchers, as detailed below: Ian White Dormouse Officer for PTES will discuss the State of Britain’s Dormice 2019 and ongoing conservation work Simone Bullion Conservation Manager at Suffolk Wildlife Trust will investigate…

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Starling Murmuration & Somerset Wildlife Spectacular – Nov 2019

November 29, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Nr Meare, Meare, Somerset BA6 9SX United Kingdom
Starling murmuration by Iain Green

***This event is now fully booked. Please see our next event in Dec*** A day on the Somerset levels culminating in photographing the incredible million-strong starling roost spectacular. The daytime session will focus on the diverse local wildlife which may include otters, bitterns, egrets and kingfishers. Then just before sunset prepare to photograph the drama of the huge starling clouds. Suitable for those with an interest in wildlife and photography at any level. Leader: Renowned wildlife photographer and author Iain Green.…

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December 2019

Starling Murmuration & Somerset Wildlife Spectacular – Dec 2019

December 12, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Nr Meare, Meare, Somerset BA6 9SX United Kingdom
Starling murmuration by Iain Green

A day on the Somerset levels culminating in photographing the incredible million-strong starling roost spectacular. The daytime session will focus on the diverse local wildlife which may include otters, bitterns, egrets and kingfishers. Then just before sunset prepare to photograph the drama of the huge starling clouds. Suitable for those with an interest in wildlife and photography at any level. Leader: Renowned wildlife photographer and author Iain Green. Itinerary: You will meet Iain near Meare at 10.30am. The event should finish by…

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January 2020

Starling Murmuration & Somerset Wildlife Spectacular – Jan 2020

January 24, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Nr Meare, Meare, Somerset BA6 9SX United Kingdom
Starling murmuration by Iain Green

**This event is now FULL but please see our other dates** A day on the Somerset levels culminating in photographing the incredible million-strong starling roost spectacular. The daytime session will focus on the diverse local wildlife which may include otters, bitterns, egrets and kingfishers. Then just before sunset prepare to photograph the drama of the huge starling clouds. Suitable for those with an interest in wildlife and photography at any level. Leader: Renowned wildlife photographer and author Iain Green. Itinerary: You will…

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February 2020

Hedgehog Ecology and Land Management Course for Practitioners

February 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Regent’s Park, London, London, NW1 4NR United Kingdom
Hedgehog by David Cooper

This unique training course provides a professional guide to hedgehog ecology, surveying and mitigation. Course content Talk 1: Ecology and behaviour – an overview of basic biology, ecology, behaviour, disease and rehabilitation Talk 2: Threats to hedgehogs and the law – urban and rural threats; UK conservation status and decline; UK legislation; the latest survey methods Outdoor session: To reinforce theory Talk 3: Land management for hedgehogs – practical advice on management and mitigation Cost: £75 per person (lunch not…

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Starling Murmuration & Somerset Wildlife Spectacular – 13th Feb 2020

February 13, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 5:30 pm
Nr Meare, Meare, Somerset BA6 9SX United Kingdom
Starling murmuration by Iain Green

A day on the Somerset levels culminating in photographing the incredible million-strong starling roost spectacular. The daytime session will focus on the diverse local wildlife which may include otters, bitterns, egrets and kingfishers. Then just before sunset prepare to photograph the drama of the huge starling clouds. Suitable for those with an interest in wildlife and photography at any level. Why not buy a pair of tickets as a Valentine’s Day treat?! Leader: Renowned wildlife photographer and author Iain Green. Itinerary:…

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Starling Murmuration & Somerset Wildlife Spectacular – 14th Feb 2020

February 14, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 5:30 pm
Nr Meare, Meare, Somerset BA6 9SX United Kingdom
Starling murmuration by Iain Green

**This event is now FULL but please see our other dates**  A day on the Somerset levels culminating in photographing the incredible million-strong starling roost spectacular. The daytime session will focus on the diverse local wildlife which may include otters, bitterns, egrets and kingfishers. Then just before sunset prepare to photograph the drama of the huge starling clouds. Suitable for those with an interest in wildlife and photography at any level. Why not buy a pair of tickets as a…

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November 2020

(POSTPONED) Starling Murmuration & Somerset Wildlife Spectacular – Nov 19th 2020

November 19, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Nr Meare, Meare, Somerset BA6 9SX United Kingdom
starling murmuration with person credit Iain Green wildlifewonder.co.uk

THIS EVENT IS NO LONGER ABLE TO GO AHEAD DUE TO CURRENT GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES Due to recent announcement by the government, we are not able to hold this event at this current time. We are hoping to postpone the event until early next year and will be announcing when and if this event can go ahead on our website and social media channels.  A day on the Somerset levels culminating in photographing the incredible million-strong starling roost spectacular. The daytime…

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Dormouse Ecology, Conservation and Woodland Management – Nov 23rd & 24th 2020

November 23, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - November 24, 2020 @ 4:30 pm
Hazel-Dormouse-Credit-Jamie-Edmonds

This is an online course. This course will be run over two afternoon sessions. Cost for entire course is £30.  We will look at the ecology of dormice, their conservation and relevant legislation. We will also consider woodland management for the species. This course is an excellent first step for those wishing to get involved in dormouse conservation and it is recommended as a first step for those wishing to train for their dormouse license. It will not, however, provide…

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December 2020

(POSTPONED) Starling Murmuration & Somerset Wildlife Spectacular – Dec 11th 2020

December 11, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Nr Meare, Meare, Somerset BA6 9SX United Kingdom
starling murmuration with person credit Iain Green wildlifewonder.co.uk

THIS EVENT IS NO LONGER ABLE TO GO AHEAD DUE TO CURRENT GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES Due to recent announcements by the government, we are not able to hold this event at this current time. We are hoping to postpone the event until early next year and will be announcing when and if this event can go ahead on our website and social media channels.  A day on the Somerset levels culminating in photographing the incredible million-strong starling roost spectacular. The daytime…

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March 2021

Hazel Dormouse Ecology, Conservation and Woodland Management – 1st & 2nd March 2021

March 1 @ 1:30 pm - March 2 @ 4:30 pm
The Big Reintroduction - dormouse appeal PTES 2020

– SOLD OUT – This is an online course. This course will be run over two afternoon sessions. Cost for entire course is £30.  We will look at the ecology of dormice, their conservation and relevant legislation. We will also consider woodland management for the species. This course is an excellent first step for those wishing to get involved in dormouse conservation and it is recommended as a first step for those wishing to train for their dormouse license. It…

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Hazel Dormouse Ecology, Conservation and Woodland Management – 15th & 16th March 2021

March 15 @ 1:30 pm - March 16 @ 4:30 pm
The Big Reintroduction - dormouse appeal PTES 2020

– SOLD OUT – This is an online course. This course will be run over two afternoon sessions. Cost for entire course is £30.  We will look at the ecology of dormice, their conservation and relevant legislation. We will also consider woodland management for the species. This course is an excellent first step for those wishing to get involved in dormouse conservation and it is recommended as a first step for those wishing to train for their dormouse license. It…

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April 2021

Hazel Dormouse Ecology, Conservation and Woodland Management – 12th & 13th April 2021

April 12 @ 1:30 pm - April 13 @ 4:30 pm
The Big Reintroduction - dormouse appeal PTES 2020

This is an online course. This course will be run over two afternoon sessions. Cost for entire course is £30.  We will look at the ecology of dormice, their conservation and relevant legislation. We will also consider woodland management for the species. This course is an excellent first step for those wishing to get involved in dormouse conservation and it is recommended as a first step for those wishing to train for their dormouse license. It will not, however, provide…

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September 2021

Hazel Dormouse Ecology, Conservation and Woodland Management – 20th & 21st September 2021

September 20 @ 1:30 pm - September 21 @ 4:30 pm
The Big Reintroduction - dormouse appeal PTES 2020

This is an online course. This course will be run over two afternoon sessions. Cost for entire course is £30.  We will look at the ecology of dormice, their conservation and relevant legislation. We will also consider woodland management for the species. This course is an excellent first step for those wishing to get involved in dormouse conservation and it is recommended as a first step for those wishing to train for their dormouse license. It will not, however, provide…

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October 2021

Hedgehog day at Battersea Park Children’s Zoo – 26th October 2021

October 26 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Battersea Park Children’s Zoo, Chelsea Bridge Gate, London, SW11 4NJ United Kingdom
Hedgehog by Miroslav Hlavko/Shutterstock.com

Join us and our friends at Battersea Park Children’s Zoo for a family fun day all about hedgehogs! The day will involve hedgehog-themed arts and crafts, hedgehog story time and the chance to meet a real hedgehog. Drop in sessions: for craft activities: 11am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 3.30pm  Story time: followed by meet the hedgehog: 11.45am and 2.15pm   Cost: £1.00 per craft activity. Usual entrance fees for Battersea Park Children’s Zoo apply. Date: Tuesday 26th October 2021 Time:…

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