Events

We aim to find and list local events concerning local conservation and wildlife as well as events organised by us. Also see the links to local activities in the Resource Center

From April to October we also carry out tree recording walks in various locations around the area, Wildflower & Pollinator surveys  and sunset bat surveys . Please follow these underlined links to our web pages with this year's dates and further information. 

Any questions or suggestions please email ascot.wildlife@gmail.com

7th to 10th June - Great UK WaterBlitz

Over the weekend of the 7-10 June, earthwatch are asking people across the UK to go out and measure the water quality of their local rivers. With this data they can build a snapshot of the health of our rivers throughout the country. To take part, simply sign up using the form below and they will send you everything you need to easily measure your local water quality. More information here: https://earthwatch.org.uk/greatukwaterblitz/


Saturday 8th June 9:30 am to 12:30 

Conservation work at Allens Field - cutting back fresh rhododendron shoots near paths and pollinator surveys (if conditions are suitable). Please bring gardening gloves and wear sturdy shoes/boots. Meeting in the car park - off Liddell Way, South Ascot  SL5 9UZ here: https://maps.app.goo.gl/seRhoQSrTEsyqWw2A


Tuesday 11th June 6:30 - 8 pm - online

Berkshire Local Nature Recovery Strategy Webinar: An update on strategy - turning your priorities into targets. Free tickets through Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/berkshire-nature-recovery-strategy-update-webinar-tickets-894420544927. More information about the Berkshire LNRS here: https://rbwmtogether.rbwm.gov.uk/berkshire-local-nature-recovery-strategy


Friday 14th June 8:30 p

Nightjar walk on Chobham Common - meeting at Jubilee Mount car park. Please register via ascot.wildlife@gmail.com as numbers are limited, it is weather dependent and may be cancelled. 


Monday 17 June 7:30 pm

A BFNHS talk: 'Orchids and Climate Change' by Jacopo Calevo from Kew Gardens.  In the Recital Room at South Hill Park Arts Centre, RG12 7PA. Visitors are welcome and there is no need to book. Visitors £3, Members £1, under 16's free. Cash at the door.  More information here: http://www.bfnathistsoc.org.uk/


Saturday 22nd June from 12 o'clock

Join the Restore Nature Now event taking place in central London, with the aim of demonstrating clear public support for action on nature and climate before the general election. More information here: https://www.restorenaturenow.com/



Saturday 22nd June to Sunday 7th July 

Join in the Thames 21 Plasticblitz to clear and record litter from local waterbodies. More information here: https://storymaps.arcgis.com/collections/4e47e69129cb4c17b0d998c0fd18ea17


Friday 12th July to Sunday 4th August 

Join in with the Big Butterfly Count. More information here: https://bigbutterflycount.butterfly-conservation.org/


Saturday 13th July 9:30 am to 12:30 

Conservation work at Allens Field - work to be decided. Please bring gardening gloves and wear sturdy shoes/boots. Meeting in the car park - off Liddell Way, South Ascot  SL5 9UZ here: https://maps.app.goo.gl/seRhoQSrTEsyqWw2A


Wednesday 17th July 12.30-15.30

Working Party at Ascot Heath Primary School - Infant school wildlife garden. Please come along, with gardening gloves, to help maintain this space for the children's nature education. Meeting at the school reception. Rhododendron Walk, North Ascot SL5 8PN, Google maps link: https://maps.app.goo.gl/bhYjdUnG1pc5rigg8 


26th & 27th July 

RBWM Braywick Nature Festival - more information to follow. Please check their Facebook and RBWM Together website.


Tuesday 30th July 12 noon to 4 pm tbc 

Silwood Park Bugs, Birds and Beast Day. Silwood Park, Imperial College, Buckhurst Road, SL5 7PY  Free event, everyone welcome.

 

Thursday 1st August 2 pm to ~ 4:30 pm 

Swinley Forest guided walk led by Des Sussex, Crown Estate Conservation and Biodiversity Manager.  Please register for further information via ascot.wildlife@gmail.com as numbers are limited. No dogs please.

 

Saturday 10th August 9:30 am to 12:30 

Conservation work at Allens Field - work to be decided. Please bring gardening gloves and wear sturdy shoes/boots. Meeting in the car park - off Liddell Way, South Ascot  SL5 9UZ here: https://maps.app.goo.gl/seRhoQSrTEsyqWw2A