Out and About

Meet one of Wiltshire’s rarest birds

THE Royal Society for the Protection of Birds in Wiltshire is organising a special event which will enable bird lovers to have a chance of glimpsing one of Britain’s rarest birds, the stone-curlew, on a Stone-Curlew Safari at RSPB Winterbourne Downs on Friday 29th June, from 5 to. 6.30pm. Nicola Quinn, RSPB Wiltshire Warden, said:…

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American Museum celebrates Independence Day

THE American Museum at Bath turns the clock back more than two centuries for this year’s celebrations of Independence Day, with two weekends of living history, music and fun. The first weekend, 30th June and 1st July, will transport visitors back to 1776 with living history displays by the Crown Forces Association and the Society…

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A weekend of adventure at Cheddar Gorge

HEAD for the dramatic Cheddar Gorge over the weekend Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th June for the National Trust’s Top of the Gorge festival of outdoor adventure and entertainment. There are lots of free activities including climbing, archery, yoga, orienteering, foraging, caving and family adventure sessions. There will also be inspiring speakers and small-group activities…

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Poet in residence for Tyntesfield

THE National Trust’s Tyntesfield has its first poet in residence, Holly Corfield Carr, who will join the Victorian estate near Bristol as part of a project inspired by eighteenth-century Bristol poet, Hannah More. Holly, who has previously held residencies at the Wordsworth Trust and the University of Bristol among others, will host a series of…

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Bee day at Mompesson House

BEEKEEPERS will be in the garden at Mompesson House in Salisbury Cathedral Close on Saturday 16th June, for their annual Bee Day with the National Trust. Salisbury and District Beekeepers Association is a group of hobbyist beekeepers who meet regularly to discuss beekeeping matters and offer advice and support to fellow beekeepers and the public….

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Reconnecting with nature at Knoll Gardens

ADULTS and older children can reconnect with nature and find out about garden wildlife and how to encourage it in their own gardens on a special walk around Wimborne’s Knoll Gardens from 10.30 am to 12.30pm on Saturday 16th June. Environmental education specialist Tracy Standish will lead participants around Knoll’s four-acre naturalistic garden, identifying resident…

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Festiv’Owl joins Bath’s Minerva Owl trail

HORRIBLE Histories illustrator Martin Brown has created a “Festiv’Owl” for Bath Children’s Literature Festival as part of Minerva’s Owls of Bath trail around the city from 25th June to 10th September. There will be more than 80 owls on the trail, and the Horrible Histories owl, created by the illustrator of Terry Deary’s best-selling history…

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Dorset Wildlife Trust in June

TIME has run away with us this month, so apologies that we are a bit late with the June diary for Dorset Wildlife Trust. As always there is a great programme of walks, talks, children’s activities, working parties and marine adventures. For more information on events  and volunteering, visit www.dorsetwildifetrust.org.uk Wednesday 13th June – Wildflower…

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