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An Illustrated talk by Scott of Game Rangers International

Nature in Art will be holding an illustrated talk by Scott of Game Rangers International on 31st May 2023 between 7:00 pm & 9:30 pm. It has been arranged with the help of TWASI member Amanda Butler.


‘A Holistic Approach to Conservation, Rescuing Elephants, Empowering Rangers and Engaging Communities’ by Sport Beattie’.

For more information please visit – https://natureinart.org.uk/…/game-rangers…/…

We would love to see you there!

For more information about the 2022 AGM and Members Weekend please click here


We hope that Members will feel happy to meet up together to observe, sketch & photo wildlife this year. Some Members are “hosting” Visits this year – many thanks to them.
Wear your Membership Badges!

SLIMBRIDGE WWT, Glos – Saturday 7th January                                                                                                    
New Year Get-Together & chance to watch the wintering birds from the hides, duck decoy & swan feed.

MIDDLETON LAKES RSPB, Bodymoor Heath Rd, Tamworth, Staffs. B78 2BB – Saturday 18th March       www.rspb.org.uk wetlands,  
Meadows & woodland in river Tame valley. Trails thro’ varied habitats, large heronry, kingfisher, lapwing, barn owl, etc. Viewing screens & hide. Car Parking £3, free to RSPB members.
Café & Toilets in nearby Middleton Hall Courtyard.

WILDPLACE PROJECT, Blackhorse Hill, Bristol. BS10 7TP – Wednesday 29th March                   www.wildplace.org.uk   
Wolverine, lynx, bear, wolves, cheetah, reindeer, zebra, lemur, etc.  Good photoopportunities.Talks & feed times. Cafes may not be open weekdays, so bring picnic lunch. Adults £11.50. Group of 10+ Adults £8. 
Advanced booking essential – Contact France Bauduin: france.bauduin@googlemail.com   

PEAK WILDLIFE PARK, Winkhill, Leek, Staffs. SQ13 7TR – Saturday 22nd April – www.peakwildlifepark.co.uk  Walk-through areas with red squirrels, lemur, penguin, wallabies. African village,17 species animals. Café, shop. Adult £14.95, Seniors £12.95. Booking online may be recommended.                      
Contact Karen Markham: karenmarkham@live.com     

ATTENBOROUGH NATURE RESERVE, Barton Lane, Chilwell, Notts. NG9 6DY – Saturday 20th May – www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org   
Over 250 species birds recorded. One of best places in UK to see Kingfisher, home to rare bitterns, otter, sand martins. Café, Shop, Art Exhibitions. 4 hides. Paths. Car Parking £3 all day.

WICKEN FEN NNR, Lode Lane, Wicken, Ely, Cambs. CB7 5XP – Tuesday 6th June – www.nationaltrust.org.uk  
Over 9,000 recorded speciesPaths thro’ fen, wet grassland, reedbeds & meres. Wildfowl & waders, wetland plants, dragonflies, birds. Bitterns, hen harrier, rare orchids, butterflies. Boat trip. 8 hides.            
Adults £8.50 (£9.40 Gift Aid), Car Parking £3. All free NTrust members.

SLIMBRIDGE WWT, Gloucester GL2 7BT – Tuesday 20th June – www.wwt.org.uk  
Visit this excellent centre whilst the young birds are all around – great chance to watch the birds’ family life, and wild flowers and insects around the reserve. Adults £15 (£16.50 Gift Aid) Seniors £12.72 (£14 GA), Free to WWT members. Café. Art Gallery.

CHESTER ZOO, Upton-by-Chester. CH2 1LH – Saturday 17th June  – www.chesterzoo.org   
35,000 animals in 125 acres, including sun bear, red panda, African painted dogs, cheetah, jaguar, elephant, orang-utan, lemurs, etc. Adults £30 approx, online may be cheaper. Cafes. No Dogs.                     Booking online recommended. 
Contact Karen Markham: karenmarkham@live.com  

HAMERTON ZOO, nr Sawtry, Cambs, PE28 5RE – Tuesday 11th July – www.hamertonzoopark.com Land of the Tiger, Cheetah Country, bears, lynx, jaquarundi, small cats, lemur, birds. Coffee Shop. Online tickets Adults £17.99, Seniors £16.99

DUDLEY ZOO, Castle Hill, Dudley, DY1 4QF – Tuesday 5th Septemberwww.dudleyzoo.org.uk 
40 acres with 200 species, many endangered – Asiatic Lion, Sumatran Tiger, Orang utan innew outdoor enclosure, Red panda, giraffe, lemurs, penguins, lynx, snow leopard. Cafes & kiosks or picnic.            
Adults £18.60 (£20.50 Gift Aid), Seniors £16.80 (£18.50 GA) Car Park £3.50

CHARLECOTE PARK NT, Wellesbourne, Warwick, CV35 9ER – Sunday 15th October – www.nationaltrust.org.uk  
Parkland between 2 rivers, free-roaming fallow deer & sheep, variety wildlife.Restaurant & Café, Shop, Bookshop. At this time of year, deer will be in rut, so some good behaviour may be seen.                
Adults £11 (£12.10 Gift Aid), extra cost to go inside House. Free to NTrust members. 

CHRISTMAS GET-TOGETHER at Slimbridge – a date in December TBA.

Please let Sarais or the Hosting Member know well beforehand if you plan to join any of the visits, and you will be sent fuller details.                                  

Email Sarais Crawshaw – saraiscrawshaw@aol.com  01455 553270

Any suggestions for Day Visits in 2023 will be very welcome.

Contact emails:
John Horton (general member contact) johnhorton47@hotmail.com
Sarais Crawshaw (visit and events organiser) saraiscrawshaw@aol.com
Valerie Briggs (Membership Secretary) v.briggs746@btinternet.com

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