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Spring Foraging Course
Saturday 21 April 2018
Marbury Country Park, Northwich CW9 6AT
We’re excited to be running our first courses at Marbury Country Park, a beautiful new Cheshire venue on the edge of Budworth Mere. The mixture of open grassland, woodland and brooks makes this park perfect for Spring foraging.

We’ll be meeting at the picnic benches at 12pm for a short introduction on what to look for and a brief of the general countryside codes, where they relate to foragers.

After the talk we’ll set off for a 2-3 hour walk around the park identifying the different edible and poisonous Spring shoots, plants, flowers and mushrooms that we find. There will be breaks along the way for some homemade refreshments such as our lovely hogweed and wild garlic soup.

We will finish the day off with a tasty wild food lunch based on what we have found. This will include some treats made from our recent finds, a wild salad that we will pick on the day and possibly even some wild garlic pesto.

There are limited spaces available so please book your place online.
Photography Course

One Day Digital Photography Course
Saturday 21 April 2018
Chester City Centre
Come and join us for the day to enjoy learning the basic functions of your camera and to get off auto and control your camera yourself. We spend a hour or so in the morning looking at how your camera works and then we will use aperture priority to take control of the camera and transform our pictures. In the afternoon we will look more about how we are on auto with composition etc. We go out into the scenic city and enjoy the river,park, walls and buildings of Chester.
Price £80 Including lunch
Time: 10am - 4pm
To Book: www.nofearphotography.com
GIFT VOUCHERS AVAILABLE

Nature Tots
Monday 30 April 2018
Whitby Park, Ellesmere Port
Nature Tots is our toddler group aimed at encouraging pre-school children to gain a love for nature and wildlife Nature Tots is our toddler group aimed at encouraging pre-school children, aged 2-4, to gain a love for nature and wildlife.

Our Nature Tots sessions are held outdoors and encourage young children to explore the natural environment. We do lots of different activities; we hunt for mini-beasts, play games, we search for twigs, leaves, seeds and make natural crafts to take home, we tell stories and have lots of fun exploring.

There is no indoor area so please dress to keep warm and get muddy! Booking is essential. We only take bookings for children. All children need to be accompanied by an adult with one adult accompanying no more than 3 children. There is a maximum capacity of 15 children per session. We cannot exceed that.
Details at cheshirewildlifetrust.org.uk
Spring Workshops
Friday 4 May 2018
Wrexham
One day workshop focusing on Doormice 10-4pm cost £30 excludes materials. For all enquires please do not hesitate to contact me.
www.kazturner.com
Spring Foraging Course
Sunday 20 May 2018
Marbury Country Park, Northwich CW9 6AT
We’re excited to be running our first courses at Marbury Country Park, a beautiful new Cheshire venue on the edge of Budworth Mere. The mixture of open grassland, woodland and brooks makes this park perfect for Spring foraging.

We’ll be meeting at the picnic benches at 12pm for a short introduction on what to look for and a brief of the general countryside codes, where they relate to foragers.

After the talk we’ll set off for a 2-3 hour walk around the park identifying the different edible and poisonous Spring shoots, plants, flowers and mushrooms that we find. There will be breaks along the way for some homemade refreshments such as our lovely hogweed and wild garlic soup.

We will finish the day off with a tasty wild food lunch based on what we have found. This will include some treats made from our recent finds, a wild salad that we will pick on the day and possibly even some wild garlic pesto.

There are limited spaces available so please book your place online.
Gardening For Wildlife
Saturday 26 May 2018
Ness Botanic Gardens, Neston Road, Ness, CH64 4AY
Leading UK environmentalist, a Vice President of the Wildlife Trusts and award winning writer and broadcaster, Chris Baines will talk about the importance of gardens for wildlife.

He will share his lifetime’s experience of the practical ways in which ordinary gardens can be made more wildlife friendly, discuss suitable plants for pollinators and the many in which nesting boxes, bird feeders, ponds and many other features can turn your garden, courtyard or balcony into a safe haven for local wildlife. He will also show the ways in which gardens are contributing to conservation across the wider landscape.

Chris Baines is a leading environmental advisor to industry and government, a broadcaster and prizewinning writer. He created the very first wildlife garden at the Chelsea Flower Show in 1985 and he has been a National Vice President of the Wildlife Trusts for more than 30 years. He was awarded the RSPB medal of honour in 2004.

The talk will be fully illustrated and will last for about an hour, including time for questions, and Chris will also be selling signed copies of his best-selling book “The RHS Companion to Wildlife Gardening”.

There will also be a raffle in support of Cheshire Wildlife Trust.

Cost: £10; Ticket price entitles you to discounted entry price of £4 to gardens. BOOKING ESSENTIAL

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