Every month there's a bounty of opportunities to get outdoors at some great events and initiatives, run and shared by the Wild Network Community. Here's our picks for May, 2016. Please follow and submit your events on our website - the more wild time, the better!

11 May - A Walk in the Woods

Silent Valley Nature Reserve, Cwm, Ebbw Vale

Join for a quiet ramble around Silent Valley Nature Reserve in the company of GWT Reserves Officer, Tom Eyles. Taking in the wonderful wildlife that is on show at this time of year, special species to see will include bluebells as well as other wildflowers that arrive at this time of year. This can be a steep and difficult walk in places and will be physically exerting. More Information

14 May - Children's WildLife Watch - Moth Month

NWT Cley Marshes, Coast Road, Cley, Norfolk

Many moths can only be seen at certain times of the year and in certain habitats. So join us this morning and find out what moths are found during May at Cley Marshes. Get up close to some extraordinary insects. More Information

22 May - 40th Birthday Bioblitz Family Day

RSPB Strumpshaw Fen

Help us to celebrate 40 marvellous years for wildlife at RSPB Strumpshaw Fen and take part in our bioblitz day for families. Help us to explore every habitat – find out what’s lurking in our fantastic ponds, what’s crawling through our peaceful woodlands and what’s jumping through the bouncy meadow. Will you find a first for Strumpshaw? More Information

28 May - Spring into Nature Family Trail

RSPB Strumpshaw Fen

Join us at RSPB Strumpshaw Fen, a magical place for close encounters with wildlife.  Take part in our self-guided family trail and celebrate all that spring has to offer on this fantastic nature reserve.  Complete the challenge sheet for a small prize. More Information

28 May to 06 June - Migration Treasure Trail

RSPB Frampton Marsh, Boston

Summer visitors are here! Learn how animals migrate as you follow the trail and solve the clues. Get the questions right and you win a prize! Pick up an entry sheet from the visitor centre. Suitable for ages 4-14. More Information

30-31 May - Minibeast Mania on Brownsea Island

Brownsea Island, Poole Harbour Dorset, Poole

Discover some of the little creatures that make Brownsea Island their home, take one of our discovery leaflets and explore the island, available daily throughout half term. More Information

30 May - 50 Things Wild Week: Pond Dipping

Sheffield Park and Garden, Near Uckfield, East Sussex

From raft building to pond dipping, there's a different 50 Things activity to tick off your list every day in half term. More Information

31 May - Wild Things Adventure Programme for 8-12 year olds

Brook Farm, Pick up/drop off point is The Level, Brighton

Wild Things adventure activity programmes are designed to be educational and fun, building the confidence, fitness and team work abilities of all children and young people who attend. We also aim to inspire participants to enjoy the outdoors for life. More Information

31 May - Pond Dipping

RSPB Frampton Marsh, Boston

What watery wildlife lurks in the weedy depths of our pond? Led by our expert, you’ll find out. More Information


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