Hampshire and the Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust

Robin by Dr David WilliamsHampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust

January 2014 Round Robin

Keeping you up to date with the latest news, events and courses.


Gardenign by Dave Kilbey

Have you made a New Years resolution?

If you've made a New Years resolution to be healthier in 2014 we have lots of ideas to help you. Why not take a walk at one of our nature reserves, do some wildlife gardening using our helpful tips, or take your children along to our great outdoor events.
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Grace Hall receiving Award

Testwood Lakes wins Access for All Award

We are celebrating winning the New Forest Access for All award for recreation at our Testwood Lakes Nature Reserve in Totton after being nominated by a number of schools for children with special educational needs this year.  
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Swanwick Lakes by John Windust

Blow away the cobwebs
Swanwick Lakes

9th January

A short guided walk looking for signs of life during the winter months.
What a perfect way to recover from the festive season!  Booking essential.
For further details and to book contact Dawn or Jess on 01489 570240 or
Suggested donation £3pp.

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Lapwing by ICR

Winter Wildlife Walk
Testwood Lakes 

21st January

A guided walk around a very wintry-looking Testwood Lakes.  We hope to see flocks of winter migrants such as lapwing, teal and wigeon as we look out from the bird hides.  For further details and to book phone 02380 424206. Suggested donation £3.  Sorry, no dogs.
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Goosander by John Windust

Blashford Lakes Birds
Blashford Lakes

26th January

A guided walk around the bird hides to see the wildfowl winter visitors.  Meet at “Tern Hide”.  Parking at the main Blashford Lakes Reserve car park.  For further details and to book contact Jim or Michelle on 01425 472760,
Suggested donation £3pp.  Sorry, no dogs.

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The Trust offers a variety of opportunities for you to learn new skills, and our courses and workshops provide you with a great way to enjoy the outdoors even more. Full details can be found on our website. You can book your place online, but if you need further information please email or call 01489 774400.
A Brush with Nature
15th February, Swanwick Lakes, 10am-4pm
This workshop will explore the techniques used to draw and paint natural objects using graphite, watercolour paint and colour pencil.  Subject matter will be from the nature reserve, or can be of student's choice or choose from Sarah's array of natural 'bits and pieces' - from antlers and horns to feathers, stones and shells. Cost £40.
More information and booking...
Digital Bird Photography
18th January, Blashford Lakes, 10am-4pm
Join our Wildlife Photography course. Get the most out of your digital SLR or Bridge camera and photographic opportunities at the Blashford Lakes Nature Reserve. Join John Combes, an experienced photographer and lecturer, to learn about the equipment and techniques used in nature photography. Then try out your own equipment photographing birds visiting the reserve, using the woodland and various lakeside hides.Cost £50.
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Living Willow Structures & Sculptures
2nd February, Testwood Lakes, 10am-3pm
Join Wildlife Trust Education Officer Sam Dawson for a course which will show you how to select willow for garden structures such as domes, tunnels and tepees. Assist with the design and building of a large dome. Learn weaving techniques and gain an understanding of long term maintenance. Create a small ‘living willow’ sculpture or structure to take home with you. Gain ideas of how to involve a whole family or community group in your own willow project. Please bring a large bucket to transport your sculpture, secateurs if you have them, waterproofs, wellies and a packed lunch.  Cost £50.
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