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Spring Wildlife Photography Course @ The Nature Discovery Centre
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Photograph the Centre’s spectacular spring wildlife with practical guidance and tuition from wildlife photographer Iain Green. Discover and learn about seasonal specialities of the reserve and how to photograph them. A practical course, the day will begin with an introductory session inside, before heading out to explore. Suitable for both beginner and intermediate photographers, the tuition is tailored to suit. Due to the small numbers on the course there will be plenty of time for individual tuition. During the day we will learn how to photograph breeding bird life and stunning scenery and enjoy some creative photography. We will explore colour, texture and the form of the natural landscape in Spring.

This course is suitable for anyone who would like to improve their photography skills or those who are new to photography and are mystified by the settings and buttons on the camera! The course is aimed primarily at adults but older children accompanied by an adult would be welcome.

Please come dressed for the weather, the terrain around the Centre and nature reserve is fairly level but can be uneven and muddy, so please wear sturdy footwear.

Please bring you camera and instructions if you have them. The course fee includes refreshments throughout the day, lunch and afternoon tea. Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements.

Willow Plant Support Workshop @ The Nature Discovery Centre
May 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Learn how to weave with willow to make a delightful structure for your garden this summer. The support will be ideal for sweet peas but also suitable for clematis or any plant that likes to scramble!

Christine Brewster, your tutor for the day, will assist you in exploring different designs for weaving willow and look at the potential of willow as a material. You will learn how to prepare and select English willow and combine it with traditional basket making methods to make a quality structure to take home to grace your garden.

No previous experience of working with willow is required but those who want to brush up on existing skills will be welcome to come along. Most work will be done at table top height mostly standing up, although you’ll need to bend and stretch as your structure grows to its full height.

Please bring secateurs and a sharp knife if you have them, dress for mess as the willow can be a bit grubby.