Pollinator Ponder & Wildlife Wander

Adrian Oates

A walk with a ranger looking at some of the butterfly, bees and wildflower species found in the Park, we will look at how they work together in the world of pollination. Bring binoculars if you have them, spaces limited so booking essential, a place must be booked for everyone attending. Suitable for: all aged 10yrs and over. Meeting point: Outside the … Read More

Wildlife Eco Boat Trips

Adrian Oates

Wyndham’s near silent-motor means that she is the ideal craft for wildlife watching.  Join us on a trip around Overton Lake and along the River Nene where swans, geese and other water fowl will glide alongside the boat with you.  We cannot guarantee what you will see but wildlife highlights may include Herons, Kingfishers and the elusive Otter! Trips last … Read More

Insect Survey – Nene Valley Youth Rangers

Adrian Oates

Join the Nene Valley Youth Ranger (suitable for ages 11 – 17 yrs) as we conduct a butterfly transect in the new education area. To help us to keep everyone safe, we ask that you do not attend if you feel at all unwell- we will offer full refunds for cancellations due to illness. If you start to feel unwell … Read More

Pollinator Ponder & Wildlife Wander

Adrian Oates

A walk with a ranger looking at some of the butterfly, bees and wildflower species found in the Park, we will look at how they work together in the world of pollination. Bring binoculars if you have them, spaces limited so booking essential, a place must be booked for everyone attending. Suitable for: all aged 10yrs and over. Meeting point: Outside the … Read More

Pond Dipping (Drop In Session)

Adrian Oates

Come along to our drop in session and spend some time pond dipping and identifying the fascinating creatures you find.  There may be a wait on the day due to the number of people attending. Suitable Age: 3yrs + Meeting point: Lynch Lake pond dipping platform Cost: Donations welcome

The Bug Express

Adrian Oates

Join us for a day of exciting exploration with the Nene Valley Railway Bug Day! Make your very own clothes peg butterfly, dig through soil and find some new bug buddies, visit the Bug Barn and make some new friends while learning all about who they are and where they’re from. Don’t forget to stop off at the Edible Worm … Read More

Osprey Talk

Adrian Oates

Join Ken from the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust for an informative talk and presentation about this wonderful bird of prey. Ospreys are large, fish eating, migratory birds of prey, once a common sight in England, but exterminated as a breeding species by the 1840’s. After a ground-breaking, ambitious re-introduction scheme a small but self-sustaining population has been established at … Read More

Nene Wetlands Wildlife for Beginners: Butterfly ID

Adrian Oates

Love wildlife but wish you knew more about it? These new ‘Wildlife for Beginners’ sessions are an ideal opportunity for wildlife enthusiasts to learn the basics and meet like minded people, all in the wonderful setting of the Nene Valley. We’ll spend an hour looking for and learning how to identify the most common butterflies before heading back to the … Read More

Wildlife Eco Boat Trips

Adrian Oates

Wyndham’s near silent-motor means that she is the ideal craft for wildlife watching.  Join us on a trip around Overton Lake and along the River Nene where swans, geese and other water fowl will glide alongside the boat with you.  We cannot guarantee what you will see but wildlife highlights may include Herons, Kingfishers and the elusive Otter! Trips last … Read More

Nene Wetlands Wildlife Wander

Adrian Oates

Join one of our knowledgeable volunteers and explore our biggest Northamptonshire nature reserve, the Nene Wetlands. The walk may include (weather permitting) a visit to Wilson’s Pits, a stunning area of lakes, meadows and reed beds which is usually inaccessible to the public to protect its sensitive wildlife inhabitants. Binoculars will be available to borrow for the duration of the … Read More