AUTUMN 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.
Each walk will be approx. 3 miles (5km), sometimes on uneven terrain. 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.
Sunday 24th: BUCKLERS HARD at 9am-11.30
Park and meet in the main parking (by the café). The paths may be muddy, so wear waterproof footwear with a good grip.
WE SHOULD SEE: Raptors, geese, duck, waders, thrushes, tit flocks and finches.
Sunday 15th: NEEDS ORE RESERVE (with hides) at 9am-11.30
Park and meet beside the first large hide.
WE SHOULD SEE: Raptors, grebes, geese, duck, waders, larks, pipits and finches.
WHOLE OF THE DEER with Jamie Corrie
Saturday 11th January from 9.30 am – 6.00 pm
Based at the Treehouse Study Centre
£120 per person (maximum of 8 people) (Friends: £110)
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. Everyone leaves with fresh venison they have butchered themselves.
- 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 at end of the day
One date available: Sunday 10th November from
10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Two field days on the Beaulieu Estate with local fungi expert Phil Budd, Chairman of the Southampton Natural History Society.
Fungi foray and identification, display of collected and named specimens plus a look at the importance of fungi in the natural world. Suitable for beginners and the more experienced. £25.00 per person, per day, Friends £20.00. £40.00 (£35.00) if booking both days. Includes morning and afternoon refreshments – limited places so book early.
A Floral Christmas with Mala at the Treehouse Study Centre
Saturday 30th November - Two Sessions either Table Decorations at 10 am – 12 midday or Front Door Designs at 1.30 – 3.30 pm
£10.00 per session (Friends: £9) or £18 (Friends £16) for both sessions.
Having studied and qualified in floral designing, floristry and teaching, Mala is a National Teacher for the National Association of Flower Arrangement Society and won Gold at Chelsea!
Mala will be running a new short course “A Floral Christmas” at the Treehouse Study Centre which will teach you how to either make a table decoration or a front door design or both if you stay for the day! You will need to bring your own materials as per a list that will be provided.
BEEKEEPING FOR BEGINNERS
Starting Wednesday 5th February 2014 with Angela Gales, Qualified Beekeeper and Secretary of New Forest Beekeeping Association and Jan Roper, member of NFBKA
Everything you need to get you started in beekeeping!
Wednesday evening sessions 7.30 – 9.30 pm at the Out of Town Centre, Beaulieu
Includes: Practical Workshop Session and Apiary visit Spring/early Summer (date to be confirmed)
Cost: £60.00 per person, (Friends £55.00).
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.
“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.
Sundays 10.00am – 1.30pm
Cost: £50.00 per person, Friends of the Trust £45.00. Additional dates available on request.
4 Day Beginning Falconry LANTRA accredited course
Monday 25th – Thursday 28th November
10.00am - 4.00pm
This is a fully LANTRA accredited course and works towards the LANTRA/Hawk Board Beginning Falconry Certificate. Cost: £395.00/Friends of the Trust £375
Birds of Prey - Falconry Photography Day
Saturday 12th October
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: firstname.lastname@example.org