January to MarchDiaries with no dates

Eco Shop

The Diary Swap works like this:

  • Drop off unwanted 2020 diaries or calendars; and / or
  • Pop in and collect one if you need one (and make a donation if you can).

Free / donations welcomed

 

Sat 25 to Mon 27 JanuaryBig Garden Birdwatch

This is RSPB’s annual national bird survey which helps to assess bird population trends.  If you’d like to take part, register online at www.rspb.org.uk or pick up a survey form from the SVP eco shop in January.

 

Free

Tree Planting picCome along and learn when and where to plant bare-rooted trees (2 to 3 year old saplings or ‘whips’) to benefit wildlife, the landscape and the wider ecosystem. We will be planting native deciduous trees and shrubs.

Choose from four workshops

Thursday 13 February 10am - 1pm Stroud

Saturday 22 February 11am - 3pm Stroud

Thursday 27 February 10am - 1pm Stroud

 Saturday 29 February 1pm - 4pm Berkeley

Cost £5 per person per workshop

Booking is essential as numbers for these events are very limited.

Call Stroud Valleys Project on 01453 753358 to reserve your place.

 

Sunday 16 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 3,000 years of activity. Join Neil for a guided walk and talk of the historical landscape of the Heavens.                                                                     

A Friends First event

Cost: £7 per person.      

Children under 16 are free

Booking essential as numbers are limited.

Call Stroud Valleys Project on 01453 753358 for more details.

 

Saturday 22 February Seed swap

10.30am to 1pm

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 Knowldge.

Free / donations welcomed

 

StroudPolar Bears

Friday 6 March

7.30pm to 9.30pm

We are delighted to welcome Richard Sale, the internationally acclaimed ornithologist and expert on the natural history of the Arctic.

Richard will give an illustrated talk on the wildlife of the area and the threats facing species from sub-sea ice life to polar bears, walrus and some exceptional birds.

One bird, Steller's Sea Eagle, is the world's largest, and Richard's book on it has won the US Wildlife Society's Book for the Year for 2019.  Richard was the first Briton to win the prize with a book on the Gyrfalcon, the world's largest falcon, and is now the first person to have won it twice.

Cost: £7/adult & £3/child

SVP Friends pay £5/adult & £2/child

Booking essential as numbers are limited.

Call Stroud Valleys Project on 01453 753358 for more details.

 

Chalford Valley, StroudKingfisher

Wednesday 22 April

9.30am to 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 : £4/adult & £2/child

Booking essential as numbers are limited.

Call Stroud Valleys Project on 01453 753358 for more details.

No dogs please 

 

 

 

Saturday 2 MayNightingale 2

8am to 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.                          

Cost: £5/adult & £2/child

SVP Friends:£4/adult & £2/child

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

Booking essential as numbers are limited

Call Stroud Valleys Project on 01453 753358 for more details.

No dogs please        

 

 

Great Crested Newt SurveyNewt Survey A

(count and release)

Kingswood

Saturday 9 May

7.30am to 9am

During the 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

Call Stroud Valleys Project on 01453 753358 for more details.

 

 

 

Museum in ParkBats AdEd 2015

Friday 15 May

8.30pm to 10.30pm

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 their ‘Secret Garden’ after hours.

Cost: £5/adult & £2/child

SVP Friends:£4/adult & £2/child

Booking essential as numbers are limited

Call Stroud Valleys Project on 01453 753358 for more details.

 

 

 

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Saturday 16 May

10am to 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 / donations welcomed

Photo : Deb Roberts

 

 

Rodborough CommonGreen Butterfly

Sunday 17 May

10.30am to 1pm

Join Butterfly Conservation & Stroud Valleys Project for a wander around Rodborough Common to discover our special spring butterflies and wildflowers.

Booking essential as numbers are limited.

Call Stroud Valleys Project on 01453 753358 for more details.

 

 

 

StroudMartin Harris

Friday 29 May

10am to 3pm

Martin Hayward Harris is a signature member of Artists for Conservation which is the world’s leading artist group supporting the environment.

This workshop is for beginners and improvers. Bring along your sketch books and your preferred medium.

Following an introductory session, we will visit a local urban nature reserve.  

Age: 18+   Cost: £75 per person for the day, which includes teas d coffees. Lunch and materials are not included.

Booking essential as numbers are limited.

Call Stroud Valleys Project on 01453 753358 for more details.

 

 

Rudge Hill / Edge CommonOrchid

Saturday 6 June

6pm to 8pm (approx.)

The walk will start with a short introduction from local grazier and SVP Friend, Paul Griffiths, about the history of the common, what wildlife, wildflowers and orchids may be seen as well as a brief introduction to the grazing and management of the common for the rare Duke of Burgundy butterfly.

Cost: £5/adult & £2/child

SVP Friends: £4/adult & £2/child

Booking essential as numbers are limited

Call Stroud Valleys Project on 01453 753358 for more details.

 

 

 

Friday 12 JuneWildflower Garden

9.30am to 2pm

Do you want to support wildlife in your garden, but don’t know how to do it? Tell us about two species that you would like to see in your garden and together we will work out what they need to survive.

Then we will visit a local garden which is a Key Wildlife Site, for practical working ways to help us all increase biodiversity in our gardens. We will finish it off with lunch and networking at Stroud Brewery.

Cost for adult: £45 including lunch at Stroud Brewery.

SVP Friends : Friends first, but no discount.

Booking essential as numbers are limited.

Call Stroud Valleys Project on 01453 753358 for more details.

 

 

 

 

CamInsect Survey

Saturday 20 June

10am to 1pm (approx.)

Come along, enjoy and 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 the survey will be to continue collecting data / records of insects and wildlife found on the wetland site on that day.

FREE / donations welcomed

Booking essential as numbers are limited.

Call Stroud Valleys Project on 01453 753358 for more details.

 

 

 

 

Symonds YatRaptor

Saturday 27 June

10am to 3pm

Midsummer…and the skies are at their busiest over Symonds Yat. Join local raptor expert Steve Watson as he helps us spot up to seven species of raptors as they go in search of food for their young.

As well as peregrine, goshawk, buzzard, red kite, hobby, kestrel and sparrowhawk could be seen, against the background of magnificent views.

Cost: £5/adult & £2/child

SVP Friends:£4/adult & £2/child

Booking essential as numbers are limited.

Call Stroud Valleys Project on 01453 753358 for more details.

 

 

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

Registered number: 2224016    

Registered charity number: 900107

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Stroud Valleys Project

8 Threadneedle Street

Stroud

Gloucestershire

GL5 1AF

Tel: 01453 753358

Email: info@stroudvalleysproject.org

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