Adult Events

AUTUMN/WINTER BIRD WATCHING WALKS WITH GRAHAM GIDDENS
Guided walks giving you the unique opportunity to birdwatch on quiet areas of private land in the company of professional, knowledgeable guide, Graham Giddens.
 
With the exception of the Bird Ringing, all walks begin at 9am and run for approximately 2 hours. Please wear dark colours. Paths may be muddy and wet, so wear walking boots or wellies with a good grip.
Cost: £12.00 per walk per person, Friends £10.00. Numbers are limited on each walk so book early. Full details will be sent upon booking.

SEPTEMBER:
Sunday 21st: Bird Ringing at 8am-11am
For the bird ringing, there will not be a walk, just the unique opportunity to see birds in the hand and to bird watch from a fixed point with the guide.
WE SHOULD SEE: Lots of migrants including hirundines, pipits and warblers, as well as various raptors, waders and finches.
OCTOBER:
Sunday 12th: Park Shore at 9am-11.30am
WE SHOULD SEE: Raptors, wildfowl and autumn migrants such as waders, wheatears,hirundies, pipits and finches.
NOVEMBER:
Sunday 16th: Normandy Marsh at 9am-11am
WE SHOULD SEE: Wildfowl, waders, peregrine and skylark.
DECEMBER:
Sunday 14th: Needs Ore Reserve at 9am-11am
WE SHOULD SEE: Raptors, wildfowl, waders and a good range of smaller birds. 


WHOLE OF THE DEER
with Jamie Corrie

Saturday 25th October 9.30am –6.00pm
at the Treehouse Study Centre


The aim of this course is for everyone to learn about and get practical experience in how to utilise all the parts of a deer
carcass. Leave with fresh venison you have butchered yourself.

The course will cover:
• Discussions on the issues surrounding deer numbers and reasons for culling
• Skinning and preparation of the hide for tanning
• Butchering Masterclass
• Cooking and preserving the meat
• Antlers for tools and toys
• Sinew for string
• Sit down taster meal a


Cost: £120 per person, Friends of the Trust: £110 (maximum of 8 people)
Advance booking and payment only.
RUSTIC SKILLS & CRAFTS

PRIMITIVE BOW MAKING COURSE
31st October – 3rd November 2014 9.30 am – 5.30 pm daily (camping will be available). With Jamie Corrie at the Treehouse Study Centre

The aim is for everyone to make a primitive flat bow from a single piece of wood and shoot it with their hand crafted arrows. During the course you will have the chance to shoot on our field archery range where full tuition will be given from qualified instructors.

Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.
Cost: £300 for 4 days (includes all materials, food and camping)

 

 
 

FALCONRY ACTIVITIES

with Falconer Paul Manning at the Out of Town Centre, Beaulieu

Paul is a fully accredited LANTRA falconry assessor, has practised falconry for over 20 years and is chairman of the Wessex Falconry & Hampshire Hawking Club.



4 Day Beginning Falconry LANTRA accredited course
Tues 27th – Fri 30th May
This is a fully LANTRA accredited course and works towards the LANTRA/Hawk 
Board Beginning Falconry Certificate.

Cost: £395.00 per person, Friends £375.00

“Introduction to Falconry” - A Falconry experience

During this half day session you will gain a basic understanding of birds of prey, their training and care whilst providing a hands-on experience holding and flying falconry birds. 
One to one sessions available Mon-Fri.


Sat 14th June, Sun 6th July, Sun 14th September, 10.00am – 1.30pm

Cost: £50.00 per person, Friends of the Trust £45.00. 
Additional dates available on request.

                                    
Birds of Prey - Falconry Photography Day
Saturday 29th June 10.00am - 4.00pm
The day starts with a short Introduction to falconry, followed by an opportunity to photograph birds of prey in flight, working and posed in their natural habitat.  Working closely with Falcons, Hawks and Amber, the European Eagle Owl.
Cost: £50.00 per person, Friends of the Trust £45.00 including refreshments (Please bring your own packed lunch) 

Additional courses are available on request.
Why not buy a falconry session as a Birthday or Special gift? Gift Vouchers available.

IMPORTANT for all falconry bookings and enquiries, please contact Paul or Mandy Manning: Tel. 01794 368487 or email: info@amews.com
 
 

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