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Some local wildlife events



Check out the respective organisations’ websites for full details. 
Please let us know of any other local wildlife events we can include here


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Exeter City Bats 
Batty about Exeter 
Various locations around Exeter and East Devon. Help survey one of Exeter’s batty places with Devon Bat Group Exeter section. Possible winter surveys at sites around Exeter and beyond, and various events during the active season. To join the group please contact Sarah Butcher sarah.butcher@btinternet.com or Stephen Carroll carroll03@googlemail.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Exeter-City-Bats/223297294481957 


from Friday 9 June - 3 September, Museum opening times
Exeter RAM Museum, Queen St 
Exhibition: Into the Wild Abyss
Contemporary artists Gordon Cheung, Rui Matsunaga and Nahem Shoa explore nature and spirituality in this era of accelerated technological change. Inspired by Paradise Lost and RAMM’s collection, with natural history specimens chosen by the artists to complement their work.
https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=30704 


from Wednesday 7 June - 19 July, 12 and 2pm, every Wednesday
Exeter RAM Museum, Queen St
Marine and mollusc tours
Join a 30-minute gallery tour of the marine and mollusc collection, including an introduction to the Sea Life exhibition. One of a series of lively family activities linked the RAMM’s summer exhibition, Sea Life: Glimpses of the Wonderful. Every Wednesday and Saturday from 26 July to 2 September then every second and fourth Wednesdays each month from 6 September.
Free but ticketed: tickets from RAMM or online. Tours limited to 12 people
https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=30709





September 2017




Saturday 2 September 10am - 4pm
Exeter Green Fair
Cathedral Green
Environmental and wildlife group stalls at this long running annual event. For more information and list of stallholders, visit
https://www.facebook.com/events/1960872190813191/


Saturday 2 September 2 - 5pm 
Open Garden for Hospicecare 
Field House, 21 Argyll Rd, Duryard
Steeply sloping garden with level terraces, small orchard, bog planting, borders, wildflower meadow with small woodland stream. NB this site is not safe for anybody with mobility issues or problems walking on uneven ground. Admission £3, children free. Refreshments tea coffee and cake available. No wheelchair access or toilets; no dogs
https://issuu.com/hospicefundraiser/docs/hospicecare_open_gardens_2017_a5_24p


Saturday 2 September and Wednesday 6 September 11am - 3pm
Exeter RAM Museum, Queen St
Beachcombing handling
Explore things of interest found on beaches near you. Every Wednesday and Saturday from 26 July to 13 September One of a series of lively family activities linked the RAMM’s summer exhibition, Sea Life: Glimpses of the Wonderful. Free; drop in
https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=30708


Sunday 3 September 1pm
Exeter Phoenix arts centre, Gandy St
film: An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (PG)
A decade after An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore's follow up documentary reveals how far we've come and explores what we must do for a real energy revolution.
£7 (plus booking fee £1.50 unless book in person at Phoenix box office?)
www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/events/an-inconvenient-sequel-truth-to-power-pg


Wednesday 6 September, Wednesday 13 September
Exeter RAM Museum, Queen St
Marine and mollusc tour
Join a 30-minute gallery tour of the marine and mollusc collection, including an introduction to the Sea Life exhibition. One of a series of lively family activities linked the RAMM’s summer exhibition, Sea Life: Glimpses of the Wonderful. Free but ticketed: tickets from RAMM or online. Tours limited to 12 people
https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=30709


Wednesday 6 September from 7.15pm
Devon Wildlife Trust Exeter Local Group
Pips and Pints II
Meet Catacombs Park, Bartholomew St entrance, St David's
Look and listen for urban bats around the historic cemetery and beyond. In May we detected 7 different species. Will we find some lucky horseshoes? Some bat detectors will be available but please bring your own if your have one. Approx. 2 hours. Donations appreciated. Optional pub stop afterwards. With thanks to Exeter City Council. Joint event with Devon Bat Group: Exeter Section


Thursday 7 September 8.30pm
Exeter Phoenix arts centre, Gandy St
film: An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (PG)
A decade after An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore's follow up documentary reveals how far we've come and explores what we must do for a real energy revolution.
£7 (plus booking fee £1.50 unless book in person at Phoenix box office?)
www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/events/an-inconvenient-sequel-truth-to-power-pg



Friday 8 September from 7.30pm
Topsham Birdwatching & Naturalists Society
Talk: 'Dartmoor – a Changing Environment' with Dr Tom Greeves, Chairman, The Dartmoor Society 
Matthews Hall, Fore St, Topsham
Non-members £4.00 unless stated otherwise (see webpage)
http://topshambns.blogspot.co.uk/p/programme.html


Saturday 9 September 10.30am - 12 noon
Exeter RAM Musuem, Queen St, courtyard / rear patio
Life on the Ocean Floor family activity 
Set forth on a voyage of discovery under the sea. Explore a world of colour, pattern, movement, texture and sound. Take off your shoes and socks and paddle with the naturalist and artist Philip Henry Gosse to glimpse life on the ocean floor. For under 5s and their families. With the Carousel Project thecarouselproject.org.uk
Free drop in. For under 5s and their families
https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=30707


Sunday 10 September 10.30am - 3pm
Devon Wildlife Trust
Heritage Open Day at Cricklepit Mill
Cricklepit Mill, Commercial Rd, near the quay
Watch history come alive as DWT starts the water wheel turning to grind grain into flour. Volunteer millers will run milling demonstrations
http://www.devonwildlifetrust.org/events/2017/09/10/heritage-open-day-cricklepit-mill?instance=0 


Tuesday 12 September from 7.30pm
RSPB Exeter & District Local Group
Exeter & District Local Group Members' Evening and Buffet
United Reform Church Hall,Southernhay
A popular evening showcasing members' talents. RSPB Local Group members £3.50; non-members £4.00
http://www.rspb.org.uk/groups/exeter/events/ 


Thursday 14 September from 9.30am
RSPB Exeter & District Local Group
A morning visit to Bowling Green Marsh, Topsham
meet Holman Way car park (please note car park charge) 
We will take a circular walk around Topsham, including a visit to the Lookout at Bowling Green Marsh. We will mainly be looking for waders and ducks. At this time of year, autumn migration is already underway and anything may turn up! Toilets on Topsham. Free to RSPB Local Group members but donations welcomed
http://www.rspb.org.uk/groups/exeter/events/


Sunday 17 September 7.30pm
Exeter Phoenix arts centre, Gandy St
Royal Geographical Society lecture: Planet Earth II: cities with Fredi Devas
Cities are growing faster than any other habitat on Earth. They seem an unlikely place for animals to thrive, but the world is full of surprising opportunities. Join BBC Planet Earth II filmmaker Fredi Devas to hear behind the scenes stories from the Cities episode he directed
£12 (£10 for RGS members) plus £1.50 booking fee (unless book in person at Phoenix box office?)
http://www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/events/fredi-devas/


from Tuesday 19 September 12.30 - 2.30pm
Exeter College
Writers' workshop Nature in Writing
held at Mint Methodist Church, Fore St
3 week course learning about and practising various aspects of nature writing, natural settings, the seasons, and nature as other. Weekly session to 3 October. 
£41 / £16. See Exeter College course programme / website for more details
https://www.exe-coll.ac.uk/Course/writers-workshop-nature-in-writing/


Tuesday 19 September 7pm
Devon Mammal Group
talk: Devon otter 'Hammer scar'
Jury's Inn, Western Way
Local vet and DMG member Stephen Powles will talk about, and show us video of, the female Otter he has been watching and filming for some years. She has successfully raised several families including two young this year. Stephen’s video footage provides a fascinating insight into the behaviour of this delightful female Otter, her suiters and her cubs.
Members £1.50, non-members £3. To book please contact the DMG Secretary Jo Gilbert events@devonmammalgroup.org or tel. 07990 664062


Sunday 24 September 9.30 - 11.30am
Devon Wildlife Trust Exeter Local Group
Mammals in the Meadow
Mincinglake Valley Park, Exeter (exact meeting point details on booking)
Family widlide survey to see which mous-tery meadow residents may vole-unteer to shrew up. Can you find the hidden small mammals? Joint event with Devon Mammal Group. Donations welcomed. Numbers limited: booking essential. See weblink 
http://www.devonwildlifetrust.org/events/2017/09/24/mammals-meadow?instance=0 


from Wednesday 27 September
Exeter RAM Museum, Queen St
Marine and mollusc tour
Join a 30-minute gallery tour of the marine and mollusc collection, including an introduction to the Sea Life exhibition. One of a series of lively family activities linked the RAMM’s summer exhibition, Sea Life: Glimpses of the Wonderful. Free but ticketed: tickets from RAMM or online. Tours limited to 12 people
https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=30709


Wednesday 27 September 11am - 3pm
Exeter RAM Museum, Queen St
Beachcombing handling
Explore things of interest found on beaches near you. Every Wednesday and Saturday from 26 July to 13 September then every second and fourth Wednesdays each month from 6 September. One of a series of lively family activities linked the RAMM’s summer exhibition, Sea Life: Glimpses of the Wonderful. Free; drop in
https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=30708


Friday 29 September 7.30pm
Topsham Birdwatching & Naturalist Society
Matthews Hall, Fore St, Topsham
Hilda Parish Memorial Lecture
'Around the World with the BBC Natural History Unit', by Stephen Moss,
author, journalist, BBC presenter and member of RSPB council.
Non-members £4.00 unless stated otherwise (see webpage)
http://topshambns.blogspot.co.uk/p/programme.html



October 2017



Tuesday 10 October from 7.30pm
RSPB Exeter & District Local Group
AGM followed by a talk by Peter Harrison of RSPB
United Reform Church Hall, Southernhay
Peter is a lively & entertaining speaker and will update us on how the RSPB use money and what a difference money makes in different sites & situations. There will be an opportunity to ask questions too! Members £3.50; non-members £4.00
http://www.rspb.org.uk/groups/exeter/events/


Friday 13 October 10am - 12pm
Devon Wildlife Trust
Milling at Cricklepit
DWT Cricklepit Mill, Commercial Rd (near the quay) 
Watch history come alive as DWT starts the water wheel turning to grind grain into flour. Volunteer millers will run milling demonstrations
http://www.devonwildlifetrust.org/events/2017/10/13/milling-cricklepit?instance=0 


Saturday 14 October 10.30am - 1pm
Exeter Phoenix arts centre, Gandy St
Drawing with live birds of prey half day art workshop
Working with our art tutors, take a rare opportunity to get up close and work from a real life bird of prey. The birds will include European Kestrels, Red Tail Hawks, Harris Hawks, Snowy Owls and African Spotted Eagle owls. Age 16+. £35 (£30) plus £1.50 booking fee (unless book in person at Phoenix box office?)
http://www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/events/drawing-with-live-birds-of-prey/


Friday 20 October from 7.30pm
Topsham Birdwatching & Naturalists Society
Talk: 'What Makes Birds Special – a journey into the wonders of bird biology and behaviour' with Jonathan Elphick, Natural History Author, Editor & Consultant 
Matthews Hall, Fore St, Topsham
Non-members £4.00 unless stated otherwise (see webpage)
http://topshambns.blogspot.co.uk/p/programme.html  


Tuesday 24 October from 9.30am
RSPB Exeter & District Local Group
A morning visit to Exminster Marshes with RSPB Exeter & District Local Group
Meet at the RSPB car park, Exminster (SX 953 872)
At this time of year an increasing number of waders and ducks will be visiting the Exe estuary. We should also see a variety of birds on the marshes, including some winter thrushes. No toilets. Free to RSPB Exeter & District Local Group members but donations welcomed
http://www.rspb.org.uk/groups/exeter/events/



November 2017



Monday 6 November 7.30pm (doors 6.45pm)
Exeter Corn Exchange
TAMED: with Professor Alice Roberts
How do you tame wildness? For hundreds of thousands of years our ancestors existed in a world where they depended on wild plants and animals. They were hunter-gatherers - consummate survival experts, but taking the world as they found it. Then a revolution happened: we started to domesticate wild species and they became crucial to our own survival and success. Join Alice Roberts as she delves into archaeology, history and genetics to reveal the amazing stories of the species that became our allies. From dogs, cattle and horses to wheat, potatoes and apples, find out how taming all these species has left its mark on them - and us
£19 (£17 conc. for over 60s / under 16s) includes £1 booking fee
 
https://www.exetercornexchange.co.uk/whats-on/tamed-with-professor-alice-roberts/


Friday 10 November 10am - 12pm
Devon Wildlife Trust
Milling at Cricklepit
DWT Cricklepit Mill, Commercial Rd (near the quay) 
Watch history come alive as DWT starts the water wheel turning to grind grain into flour. Volunteer millers will run milling demonstrations
http://www.devonwildlifetrust.org/events/2017/10/13/milling-cricklepit?instance=1


Friday 10 November from 7.30pm
Topsham Birdwatching & Naturalists Society
Talk: 'Jaws UK – Sharks in British Waters' with Douglas Herdson, Fish & Fisheries Biologist 
Matthews Hall, Fore St, Topsham
Non-members £4.00 unless stated otherwise (see webpage)
http://topshambns.blogspot.co.uk/p/programme.html


Tuesday 14 November from 7.30pm
RSPB Exeter & District Local Group
'Mandarins, Admirals & Devil's Fingers' a talk by John Walters
United Reform Church Hall, Southernhay
An intriguing title which will have us guessing - Where? What? When? But we do know the talk will be inspiring, photos & illustrations will be superb and that John is a wonderful local artist & wildlife expert! RSPB Exeter & District Local Group members £3.50; non-members £4.00
http://www.rspb.org.uk/groups/exeter/events/


Friday 17 November, 7.30pm
Northcott Theatre, University of Exeter campus
Saba Douglas-Hamilton: A life with elephants
Join Saba Douglas-Hamilton, the highly acclaimed elephant conservationist and wildlife TV presenter of This Wild Life and Big Cat Diaries for an evening of exciting animal stories and intimate behind the scenes tales of life in Kenya with her young family. Tickets £17.50, suitable for all ages, running time 2 hours. Booking and information 
https://exeternorthcott.co.uk/calendar/saba-douglas-hamilton-a-life-with-elephants/


Saturday 18 November from 10am
RSPB Exeter & District Local Group
Exeter and District RSPB Local Group Autumn Fayre 2017
St Margaret's Church (Social Area), Topsham
Our second main fundraising event of the year. There'll be the usual stalls for jams, chutneys, cakes and other home-made produce, plus bottles, books, bric-a-brac, jewellery, games and RSPB Sales Goods, as well as a raffle and refreshments. Price: 20p
http://www.rspb.org.uk/groups/exeter/events/ 

Wednesday 22 November 7pm
Devon Mammal Group
Jury's Inn, Western Way
"Aardvarks and elephants: when I was in Africa", a talk by Paul Chanin
Honorary member and President of The Mammal Society, Paul has recently returned from this amazing trip. He says: “Although 70% of Botswana lies within the boundaries of the Kalahari Desert, it is rich in wildlife. For example, the biomass of its people is roughly the same as the biomass of its Elephants. In May and June this year I spent five weeks in Botswana and neighbouring countries with two fellow zoologists. We recorded over 50 species of mammals, including 16 carnivores, and had close encounters of various kinds. Come and find out more about them and the country in which they live."
Members £1.50, non-members £3.00. To book contact the DMG Secretary Joanne Gilbert events@devonmammalgroup.org  tel. 07990 664062

December 2017



Tuesday 5 December from 7.30pm
RSPB Exeter & District Local Group
'The Unnatural History of Christmas' a talk by Kelvin Boot
United Reform Church Hall, Southernhay
A seasonal fun talk for our Christmas meeting by one of our most popular & long standing speakers as well a member of the local group for many years. RSPB Exeter & District Local Group members £3.50; non-members £4.00
http://www.rspb.org.uk/groups/exeter/events/


Friday 8 December 10am - 12pm
Devon Wildlife Trust
Milling at Cricklepit
DWT Cricklepit Mill, Commercial Rd (near the quay) 
Watch history come alive as DWT starts the water wheel turning to grind grain into flour. Volunteer millers will run milling demonstrations
http://www.devonwildlifetrust.org/events/2017/10/13/milling-cricklepit?instance=2 


Friday 10 December from 7.30pm
Topsham Birdwatching & Naturalists Society
Talk: 'Much Ado About Rather Little - Shorebirds and Disturbance on the Exe Estuary” with Prof John Goss-Custard, Bournemouth University  
Matthews Hall, Fore St, Topsham
Non-members £4.00 unless stated otherwise (see webpage)
http://topshambns.blogspot.co.uk/p/programme.html


Sunday 10 December 10.30am - 4pm
Devon Wildlife Trust
Milling at Cricklepit
DWT Cricklepit Mill, Commercial Rd (near the quay) 
Join Devon Wildlife Trust at Cricklepit Mill for a Christmas-themed family fun day!
http://www.devonwildlifetrust.org/events/2017/10/12/christmas-cricklepit?instance=0




Some past events from 2016-7 with links:



Thursday 14 January 2016
University of Exeter 
Rewilding. An evening with George Monbiot and Alan Watson Featherstone 
A public discussion on re-wilding and the global development agenda. Hosted by the Network of Wellbeing, the University of Exeter and Exeter Community Initiatives. Rewilding is the conservation process seeking the return of a habitat to its natural state. But what are its ethical and global dimensions? Can it contribute to solving challenges such as flooding, climate change and improved well-being for all? Join acclaimed writer George Monbiot and the inspiring conservationist Alan Watson Featherstone, Executive Director of Trees for Life, to explore the social, ecological and developmental benefits of rewildling, including the return of 'keystone species' to degraded habitats across the globe.
Watch a recording of the talk at
https://echo360.exeter.ac.uk:8443/ess/echo/presentation/c0868e98-0601-4f3a-a94c-3a9ad24d51f3  


Wednesday 13 April 2016 Natural Devon  / Devon Local Nature Partnership First Annual Lecture by Professor John Lawton
Making Space for Nature: more, bigger, better and joined up   
chaired by Harry Barton, CEO Devon Wildlife Trust
University of Exeter, Newman Blue Lecture Theatre
Sir John is an eminent British ecologist and is currently President of the Institution of Environmental Sciences, Vice President of the RSPB, Chair of the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and a Life Fellow of WWF-UK. In 1989 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society and in 2005 he was knighted for his contributions to ecological science. He has played a major part in promoting UK-wide wildlife conservation and led the ‘Lawton Review’. The review’s report, Making Space for Nature, was published in 2010. Concluding that England’s ecological network is too small and isolated, the review called for better protection of England’s wildlife and the establishment of new Ecological Restoration Zones. This was widely supported, with the establishment in 2011 of Nature Improvement Areas. The report continues to inform policy today.Massive thanks to: Exeter University, Devon Wildlife Trust and Devon County Council.The talk can now be listened to at: 


Thursday 6 April 2017
Devon Local Nature Partnership
Natural Devon's 2017 lecture: Professor Dieter Helm CBE: Natural capital and sustainable growth
Newman Blue Lecture Theatre, University of Exeter 
Professor Dieter Helm is an Official Fellow in Economics at New College, Oxford, Professor of Energy Policy at the University of Oxford, Professorial Research Fellow of the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, Chair of the Natural Capital Committee and member of the LEEP Advisory Board for the University of Exeter.  Yale University Press published the paperback edition of his recent book – Natural Capital: Valuing the Planet, in 2016. 
In the face of growing environmental pressures Professor Dieter Helm is looking to offer a set of strategies for establishing natural capital policy that is balanced, economically sustainable, and politically viable.  He believes that the commonly held view that environmental protection poses obstacles to economic progress is false, and that the environment must be at the very core of economic planning.
Professor Helm’s lecture is particularly relevant this year given opportunities presented by Brexit, the development of Devon Local Plans and the development of the Heart of the South West Productivity Plan.
Event in partnership with University of Exeter.

A recording of the presentation can be found here


Past events from this year



January 2017



Tuesday 10 January 7.30pm
RSPB Exeter & District Local Group
'The Treasure Islands' a talk by Andrew Cooper
United Reform Church, Southernhay 
Andrew Cooper is one of Britain's most distinguished and influential television producers. As a broadcaster, presenter, writer and international award winning wildlife film maker, he is a familiar face on BBC television through his documentaries and live reports on wildlife issues.
  We very much look forward to hearing about the wonderful, surprising and very varied wildlife of the Channel Islands, based on Andrew's BBC TV series & book 'Secret Nature of the Channel Shore'.
  Andrew has proved to be one of our most popular speakers over many years; his talks are inspirational, entertaining & amusing and his photos/videos are stunning.
Price: Local Group Members £3.50; Non Members £4.00
http://www.rspb.org.uk/groups/exeter/events/


Friday 13 December 10am - 12pm
Devon Wildlife Trust
Milling at Cricklepit - PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
DWT Cricklepit Mill, Commercial Rd, near the quay
Watch local history come alive as we start the waterwheels turning! Volunteers will run demonstrations throughout the morning.


Friday 13 January 7.30pm
Topsham Birdwatching & Naturalist Society
'South Georgia'
Matthews Hall, Fore St, Topsham
Talk by John Gale. Non-members £4
http://topshambns.blogspot.co.uk/p/programme.html


Wednesday 25 January 7.30pm
Film 'Bugs' and insect tasting workshop with Cornish Edible Insects
Studio 74, Exeter Phoenix, Gandy St
Mexican ant egg meatballs anyone? Danish pastries topped with crispy Japanese ants? This documentary explores the case that a plate full of maggots or thumb-sized grubs might one day make our mouths water. Since the UN recommended edible insects as a resource to combat world hunger, it would seem that insects are the new superfood. Even ‘the greatest restaurant in the world’ is investigating this new culinary vision. Will eating insects save our Earth?
£6.00 not including transaction fee (£1.50 - see website. May be exempt if book in person)
http://www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/events/bugs/ 

Insect Tasting workshop 8.45pm free but booking required
Could eating bugs save the future of our planet? That’s what Andreas Johnsen’s latest documentary, Bugs is asking. We invite you to join Cornish Edible Insects for a free insect tasting workshop alongside our Scandifilm screening of Bugs.
http://www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/events/insect-tasting-workshop/


28 - 30 January
RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch
Nationwide annual citizen science participatory survey: this weekend watch and record the birds you see in your garden, park or other open space, and send the results to RSPB. 
More details and downloadable information pack at
https://ww2.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/activities/birdwatch 
2016 & 2015 results at  http://www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/activities/birdwatch/results.aspx


Tuesday 31 January 7pm
Devon Mammal Group
Harvest Mice - a talk by Derek Crawley
Jury's Inn, Western Way
Devon Mammal Group has launched a county wide Harvest Mouse survey project. National expert Derek Crawley from the Mammal Society will describe Harvest Mouse biology, ecology and share some survey techniques and tips. DMG members £1.50; non-members £3.00. Booking only: please contact Jo Gilbert DMG Secretary events@devonmammalgroup.com



February 2017



Monday 6 February 8.30pm
Exeter Café Scientifique
Exeter Phoenix
'Graphene' talk postponed to June 2017
http://projects.exeter.ac.uk/cafescientifique/


Friday 10 February 10am - 12pm
Devon Wildlife Trust
Milling at Cricklepit
DWT Cricklepit Mill, Commercial Rd, near the quay
Watch local history come alive as we start the waterwheels turning! Volunteers will run demonstrations throughout the morning.
http://www.devonwildlifetrust.org/events/2017/01/19/milling-cricklepit?instance=0 


Friday 10 February 7.30pm
Topsham Birdwatching & Naturalist Society
'Trinidad and Tobago'
Matthews Hall, Fore St, Topsham
Talk by Richard Hargreaves. Non-members £4
http://topshambns.blogspot.co.uk/p/programme.html


Tuesday 14 February 7.30pm
RSPB Exeter & District Local Group
'Forty of Berry Head's Four Million Years - a Brief Birding Encounter', a talk by Mike Langman
United Reform Church, Southernhay 
Mike enjoys birdwatching in his local area especially Berry Head, which he has surveyed for over 40 years. His talk will include the geology, history and wildlife to be found in the many and varied habitats of this beautiful headland. 
  His excellent photographs reflect great skill and much time spent covering the area. His exquisite bird illustrations can be seen on nearly every RSPB reserve, on identification cards, large murals in information centres and hides as well as the RSPB website. He has illustrated 32 books and his work regularly appears in all of the UK's birdwatching magazines including the RSPB quarterly magazine. A treat not to be missed.
Price: Local Group Members £3.50; Non Members £4.00
http://www.rspb.org.uk/groups/exeter/events/


Thursday 16 February 9.30am
RSPB Exeter & District Local Group  
A morning trip to Bowling Green Marsh, Topsham
Meet at Holman Way Car Park, Topsham (SX 968 881)
The hide at Bowling Green Marsh is a top spot to see waders at high tide, and we expect to see good numbers of Avocets and other wintering waders there. We will also do a circular walk taking in the Goatwalk, the Clyst viewing platform and Goosemoor, so we should see a range of other birds in the hedges, on the fields and on the river. Car Park charge in Holman Way. Please do not park on the approach road to Bowling Green. Toilets on the quay. Price: Free, but donations welcome


Saturday 18 February 10.30am - 1pm
Drawing with live birds of prey half day workshop
Exeter Phoenix, Gandy St
Working with regular art tutors Nicci Wonnacott and Sarah, plus New Heights Falconry. Take a rare opportunity to get up close and work from a real life bird of prey. The birds will include European Kestrels, Red Tail Hawks, Harris Hawks, Snowy Owls and African Spotted Eagle owls
£31.00 (£26.00). Booking fee applies (£1.50 - see website for details; may be exempt if book in person)
http://www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/events/drawing-with-live-birds-of-prey/


Sunday 19 February 10.30am - finish no later than 12.45pm
Devon Wildlife Trust Exeter Local Group
Nestboxing clever at Barley Valley
Barley Valley Park. Meet entrance to the Valley Park off Antonine Crescent, Exwick / Redhills
Discover all about nestbox types, siting, the birds which use them, and help to install some boxes at the Valley Park for National Nestbox Week. Boots or wellies advised. Donations welcomed. With thanks to Exeter City Council 
http://www.devonwildlifetrust.org/events/2017/02/19/boxing-clever-barley-valley?instance=0 


Sunday 19 February 1pm-3.30pm
Wild knitting workshop
The Little Wool Shop, in Bunyip Craft 111-113 Fore St, Exeter
Inspired by midwinter and the seasonal element of water set your knitting free! We will learn how to use nature as our inspiration, how to choose a colour palette and how to set ourselves free from the constraints of patterns. All yarns and refreshments provided. Please bring circular needles or purchase on the day.
£25 (£10 deposit) booking / further information tel. 01392 437377 e-mail: stormina_teacup@outlook.com
https://en-gb.facebook.com/StorminaTeacupsLittleWoolShop/ 


Wednesday 22 February start 11.30am, approx. 2 hours
Devon Wildlife Trust Exeter Local Group
Exeter quay at riverside bird walk
Start DWT Cricklepit Mill, Commercial Rd, near Exeter quay
A closer look at and listen to birds around Exeter Quay and Belle Isle Park and Trews Weir, identifying common birds by their songs as well as visual features - so if inexperienced or new to birding, this is a walk for you. Please bring binoculars if you have them. Suggested donation £3. Walk last approximately 1.5 hours, possibly followed by cup of tea back at the Mill afterwards
http://www.devonwildlifetrust.org/events/2017/01/12/exeter-quay-and-riverside-bird-walk?instance=0 


Sunday 26 February 10.30am - 1pm
Ludwell Life
Help Ludwell flowers be wild!
Meet Pynes Hill (off Rydon Lane) kissing gate entrance to Ludwell Valley Park
Practical task. Come along and prepare a meadow to support lots of wildflowers this spring. All welcome but bring stout shoes, work/gardening gloves if you have them, waterproofs and a drink and snack. Note that the meeting place for this task is within Pynes Hill Business park. For more details see
http://ludwelllife.org.uk/news/help-ludwell-flowers-be-wild/


Sunday 26 February 2pm (doors 1.15pm)
So you think you know about dinosaurs? With Ben Garrod
Exeter Corn Exchange, Market St (off Fore St)
Did dinosaurs eat their own families? Was every Tyrannosaurus Rex a fearsome carnivore? Why did Allosaurus head butt its prey to death? Come and test your knowledge against Ben Garrod (the TV scientist in "Attenborough's Giant Dinosaur"). With the help of TV film footage and photos of his own palaeontological dinosaur digs, he will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about dinosaurs - and more.
This is an interactive show where children will be given the chance to ask questions and show off their dinosaur knowledge to the audience. Ben's assistant will roam the auditorium with a microphone and take questions from as many children as possible. Using film footage from the BBC's 'Planet Dinosaur', Ben will talk about the deadliest predators that ever roamed the planet and the ones that, 60 million years ago, would have walked right where they are sitting now.
Age recommendation 7 - 14. Tickets £16.50, £13.50 16 and under. £54 family ticket; all ticket prices include £1/person booking fee
https://sites.exeter.gov.uk/cornexchange/index.aspx?articleid=15712&phrase=Garrod&page=1&filter=all&type=so 
Or if link does not work try https://sites.exeter.gov.uk/cornexchange/index.aspx?articleid=13927 and find 26 Feb event




March 2017



Monday 6 March 8.30pm
Exeter Café Scientifique
Exeter Phoenix
Dr Ceri Lewis University of Exeter: 'In an Arctic Ice-hole'
 

https://projects.exeter.ac.uk/cafescientifique/ 


Wednesday 8 March 7pm
Devon Mammal Group
Rodent round-up part 1: control and conservation
Jury's Inn, Western Way
Two talks on different aspects of rodent conservation. Karen Varnham describes rat control on Lundy, Looe Island and the Isles of Scilly. She currently works for RSPB's Seabird Island Restoration Project. Mish Kennaway is a founder member of Red Squirrel South West, set up only the second walk through red squirrel enclosure in the UK at Wildwood Escot, and will speak about the prospects of re-introducing red squirrels to the south west.
DMG members £1.50, non-members £3.00
For booking please contact DMG secretary Jo Gilbert via events@devonmammalgroup.org  
Rodent round-up part 2, with talks on a range of Devon mammal conservation projects, including beavers, dormice, harvest mice and water voles, will follow in April.
www.devonmammalgroup.org/events/ 


Friday 10 March 10am - 12pm
Devon Wildlife Trust
Milling at Cricklepit
DWT Cricklepit Mill, Commercial Rd, near the quay
Watch local history come alive as we start the waterwheels turning! Volunteers will run demonstrations throughout the morning. 


Friday 10 March 7.30pm
Topsham Birdwatching & Naturalist Society
'Saving wader populations' with Dr Humphrey Sitters
Matthews Hall, Fore St, Topsham
Talk by Dr Humphrey Sitters. Non-members £4
http://topshambns.blogspot.co.uk/p/programme.html


Tuesday 14 March 7.30pm
RSPB Exeter & District Local Group
'Bats, dormice and water voles', a talk by Louise Woolley
United Reform Church, Southernhay 
Louise is a freelance ecologist, based in Devon, with experience of many protected species.
She is especially involved with the reintroduction and conservation of water voles in the Axe Valley & with monitoring of dormice in the Sid Valley for the RSPB and the Woodland Trust.
Her main expertise lies with bats, as she is a Natural England Volunteer Bat Roost Visitor and an officer within the Devon Bat Conservation and Research Group
.
Price: Local Group Members £3.50; Non Members £4.00
http://www.rspb.org.uk/groups/exeter/events/


Wednesday 15 March 7.15pm - approx. 8.30pm
Devon Wildlife Trust Exeter Local Group
Talk: Devon batscapes revisited
Richmond Room, Exeter Community Centre, 17 St David's Hill
Devon is home to the largest and most important Greater horseshoe bat population in the UK. Latest news, results, future activities, and how to get involved, from the Devon Greater Horseshoe Bat Project. £3 suggested donation
http://www.devonwildlifetrust.org/events/2017/03/15/devon-batscapes-revisited?instance=0 


Saturday 25 March 4pm
Film: Unlocking the cage 
Exeter Phoenix Studio 74
The story of a mission to open the courts to other species... Unlocking the Cage follows animal rights lawyer Steven Wise in his attempt to break down the legal barrier separating animals from humans. He and his team are shown making history as they file first lawsuits to claim personhood for chimpanzees, and thereby to convert them from human property into autonomous beings with a right to freedom.
Option for a drink and chat in the bar afterwards
Tickets available from Exeter Phoenix 01392 667080
Organised by Exeter Friends for Animals http://www.effauk.org/screening-unlocking-cage/


Saturday 25 March 8.30pm - 9.30pm
WWF Earth hour 
Taking place across 178 countries and territories, turn off your lights at 8.30pm to show support for the future of the planet and awareness of climate change
http:/bit.ly/2igcosN 


Wednesday 29 March 7.15 - approx. 8.30pm
Devon Wildlife Trust Exeter Local Group
Talk: Brexit Strategy
Richmond Room, Exeter Community Centre, 17 St David's Hill
Is the future bright or bleak for UK wildlife conservation outside the EU? Views on the challenges and opportunities from DWT's Chief Executive Harry Barton. £3 suggested donation. Possible raffle
http://www.devonwildlifetrust.org/events/2017/03/29/brexit-strategy?instance=0 




April 2017



Monday 3 April 2pm
Naomi's Wild and Scary
Exeter Corn Exchange, Market St (off Fore St) 
Children’s TV presenter Naomi Wilkinson is embarking on a nationwide tour in spring 2017. The show will be packed full of fun and surprises as Naomi is joined on stage by ‘Animal Mark’, and some of his scariest creatures. Join Naomi as she recalls some of her most exciting wildlife experiences from the far flung corners of the world and even introduces the audience to some of the most fierce and frightening animals she met along the way! The show is suitable for kids of all ages and guarantees a great time for the whole family. 
Standard ticket £20.50 (inc £1 booking fee)
Under 16 £16.50  (inc £1 booking fee) 
Family ticket: 2 standard/2 under 16s £68 (includes £4 booking fee)


Wednesday 5 - Friday 7 April 10.30am - 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 3.30pm
Exeter RAM Museum and Art Gallery indoor courtyard
Sea and do family activities
Design a coastal or under-the-sea scene on a lightbox, make a badge featuring a sea creature, use a microscope or magnifying glass to examine more closely.
Free drop in, though suggested £2 donation
https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=30696
 

Thursday 6 April, 6pm
Devon Local Nature Partnership
Natural Devon's 2017 lecture: Professor Dieter Helm CBE: Natural capital and sustainable growth
Newman Blue Lecture Theatre, University of Exeter 
Professor Dieter Helm is an Official Fellow in Economics at New College, Oxford, Professor of Energy Policy at the University of Oxford, Professorial Research Fellow of the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, Chair of the Natural Capital Committee and member of the LEEP Advisory Board for the University of Exeter.  Yale University Press published the paperback edition of his recent book – Natural Capital: Valuing the Planet, in 2016. 
In the face of growing environmental pressures Professor Dieter Helm is looking to offer a set of strategies for establishing natural capital policy that is balanced, economically sustainable, and politically viable.  He believes that the commonly held view that environmental protection poses obstacles to economic progress is false, and that the environment must be at the very core of economic planning.
Professor Helm’s lecture is particularly relevant this year given opportunities presented by Brexit, the development of Devon Local Plans and the development of the Heart of the South West Productivity Plan.
Event in partnership with University of Exeter.
http://www.naturaldevon.org.uk/devons-natural-environment/devons-wildlife/natural-devons-annual-lecture
A recording of the presentation can be found here 


Friday 7 April 7.30pm
Topsham Birdwatching & Naturalist Society
'The mammals of Devon'
Matthews Hall, Fore St, Topsham
AGM and talk by Ellie Knott of Devon Biodiversity Records Centre and Devon Mammal Group. Non-members £4
http://topshambns.blogspot.co.uk/p/programme.html


Tuesday 11 April 7.30pm
RSPB Exeter & District Local Group
'Bird ID an new approach', a talk by Terry Bond
United Reform Church, Southernhay 
Prepare to be informed, surprised and entertained by Terry's slant on bird identification.
An illustrated, interactive talk that will challenge everyone's bird recognition skills. At the end of the evening you will approach bird watching in a new light. This is a return visit by a popular speaker who is well known for his amusing style.
 
Price: Local Group Members £3.50; Non Members £4.00
http://www.rspb.org.uk/groups/exeter/events/


Wednesday 12 April 10.30am – 12.30pm and 1.30 – 3.30pm
Exeter RAM Museum, Queen St 
Folded Friends origami workshop
Inspired by RAMM’s collections, origami and insect biomechanics expert Dr Robin Wootton will discuss how insects wings work and teach you how to make beautiful insects from folded paper.
Children £5 accompanying adult free; tickets from RAMM or online


Wednesday 12 April 7pm
Devon Mammal Group
'Rodent round up' talks part 2: conservation and reintroduction
Jurys Inn, Western Way (nr the Vue cinema)
Following a brief AGM, a selection of speakers on mammal conservation and research projects in Devon, featuring beavers, harvest mice, water voles and dormice. Open to non-members £3.00 (DMG members £1.50). To book please contact DMG secretary Jo Gilbert events@devonmammalgroup.org or call 07990 664062 


Thursday 13 April 10.30am - 12.30pm and 1.30 - 3.30pm
Exeter RAM Museum and Art Gallery indoor courtyard
Sea and do family activities
Design a coastal or under-the-sea scene on a lightbox, make a badge featuring a sea creature, use a microscope or magnifying glass to examine more closely.
Free drop in, though suggested £2 donation
https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=30696


Wednesday 19 April 2 - 4pm
Exeter RAM Museum, Queen St 
Dementia-friendly Object handling on a Spring theme 
We will touch and talk about objects reflecting the magic of spring, from an incredible swift specimen to landscape paintings of blossom and light.  
£15 ticket from RAMM or online, accompanying companion free. Numbers limited to ensure best possible experience; please book in advance. These activities are suitable for people with mild to moderate memory problems, who must be accompanied by a frlend, relative or carer. Each visit begins with refreshments and ends with an illustrated information sheet to take home and carry on the conversation. 
https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=tickets&perfCode=1494&ev=30727 
PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT


Friday 21 April 10am - 12pm - NOTE may be cancelled due to low water levels in the leats - check with DWT
Devon Wildlife Trust
Milling at Cricklepit
DWT Cricklepit Mill, Commercial Rd, near the quay
Watch local history come alive as we start the waterwheels turning! Volunteers will run demonstrations throughout the morning. 
http://www.devonwildlifetrust.org/events/2017/03/10/milling-cricklepit?instance=1


Saturday 22 April 10.30am - 1pm
Drawing with live birds of prey half day workshop
Exeter Phoenix, Gandy St
Working with regular art tutors Nicci Wonnacott and Sarah, plus New Heights Falconry. Take a rare opportunity to get up close and work from a real life bird of prey. The birds will include European Kestrels, Red Tail Hawks, Harris Hawks, Snowy Owls and African Spotted Eagle owls
£31.00 (£26.00). Booking fee applies (£1.50 - see website for details; may be exempt if book in person). Age 16+
www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/events/drawing-with-live-birds-of-prey-2/


Wednesday 26 April 7.15pm - approx. 8.30pm
Devon Wildlife Trust Exeter Local Group
Talk: The state of the nation's moths
Richmond Room, Exeter Community Centre, 17 St David's Hill
Introduction to the diversity and ecology of the UK's moths, their changing fortunes and possible reasons why, with Richard Fox from Devon Moth Group and Butterfly Conservation, lead author of the key 'State of Britain's Larger Moths' report. £3 suggested donation. Possible raffle.
http://www.devonwildlifetrust.org/events/2017/04/26/state-nations-moths?instance=0 
  Look out for a moth evening in Exeter later in the year


Sunday 30 April 10.30am - 1pm
Ludwell Life
Practical task: make the panny a litter bit better!
Meet outside Swan Bungalow, Wonford playing fields, off Chestnut Avenue
Community clean up and invasive plant removal. All welcome to join in, for as little or as long you like. More the merrier, so please encourage friends and family to come along. Sturdy footwear, tough trousers, wet weather gear and work gloves recommended. Further details contact Lynn on 07974 414613 or see the website
http://ludwelllife.org.uk/events/ 



May 2017



30 April - 7 May
Hedgehog Awareness Week
more information at www.britishhedgehogs.org.uk/hedgehog-awareness-week-2017 


Sunday 7 May
International Dawn Chorus Day
Worldwide celebration of nature's daily miracle
http://idcd.info/ 


Sunday 7 May 5am - approx. 7am
Devon Wildlife Trust Exeter Local Group
Tweets and toast - urban dawn chorus
Starting Belle Isle Park, near Trews Weir
Up with the lark for International Dawn Chorus Day, listen to what the early birds are tweeting, followed by tea, croissants and possible themed music back at Cricklepit Mill. With thanks to Exeter City Council. £3 booking only tel. DWT 01392 279244 or e-mail contactus@devonwildlifetrust.org  
www.devonwildlifetrust.org/events/2017/05/07/tweets-toast-urban-dawn-chorus?instance=0 


Tuesday 9 May 8.30pm, up to 2 hours
Devon Wildlife Trust Exeter Local Group
Pips and Pints 
Meet Catacombs Park, Bartholomew St entrance, St David's Hill
Look and listen for urban bats around the historic cemetery and beyond. Will we find some lucky horseshoes? Some bat detectors will be available but please bring your own if your have one. Donations appreciated. Optional pub stop afterwards. With thanks to Exeter City Council. Joint event with Devon Bat Group: Exeter Section and Devon Mammal Group
www.devonwildlifetrust.org/events/2017/05/09/pips-and-pints?instance=0 


Sat 13 May - Sun 14 May 10am – 5.30pm; 15 - 19 May by appointment
Art Week Exeter
Eva Studios, Marsh Gate House, Alphinbrook Road, Marsh Barton
Elizabeth Jardine exhibition
A series of paintings alongside a video and artist’s book about the 23 main rivers on Dartmoor, as part of the Moor Otters public arts initiative. Meet the artist and see new paintings and work in progress


Saturday 13 May - Sunday 21 May
Art Week Exeter
Richard Rochester exhibition
Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital, Barrack Road. Exhibition located on the 1st floor of the hospital, near the café.
Richard will be Artist in Residence with Devon Wildlife Trust for 12 months from the summer solstice on 21 June. This exhibition will include preliminary work and information about the project together with details about how to follow the project’s progress
Available to view 24 hours a day during Art Week Exeter
 

Saturday 13 May - Sun 21 May 10.30am - 4.30 6pm
Art Week Exeter exhibitions
The Custom House, Exeter quay
Amelia Kate Simpson photography post industrial revolution changes to the elements and natural landscape www.ameliakatesampson.com
Diane Bailey prints, cards, coasters and paintings of a mix of charismatic creatures, particularly those indigenous to Devon www.diane-bailey.co.uk  
Marielle Ebner-Rijke art and prints influenced by the wild and domestic creatures of Dartmoor moorland
Robert Davies landscapes, seascapes, people and objects in abstract compositions www.artbyrobertdavies.info


Sat 13 May - Sun 21 May 10am – 4pm
Art Week Exeter
Alasdair Urquart 17 Maple Rd, St Thomas
Paintings of the seasonal and timeless beauty of the Exe estuary and canal


From 13 May - 17 September, Museum opening times
Exeter RAM Museum, Queen St
Exhibition: Glimpses of the Wonderful
Catch a glimpse of the magic and mystery of the world under the sea. Mix of historic objects, film, illustrations, live creatures and contemporary craft, combining science and art, from the Victorian period, a fascination popularised by pioneer marine biologist Philip Henry Gosse who invented the aquarium and investigated and created illustrations of Devon’s coastal life. Victorian models by the Ziegler Studio, glass by the Blaschkas, paper collage lecture illustrations, new work by Steffan Dam. For visitors of all ages. See accompanying activities at RAMM throughout the summer.
https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=30711 


Sunday 14 May 10.30am - 3pm
Devon Wildlife Trust
National Mills Weekend
Cricklepit Mill, Commercial Rd, nr Exeter quay
Enjoy milling demonstrations 10.30am and 1pm, wildlife garden tours and family activities. Find out about the history and past uses of what is now the DWT headquarters. The wildlife garden will also be open for tours, bug hunting and crafts. Family event. Teas and coffees available
www.devonwildlifetrust.org/events/2017/02/01/national-mills-weekend-cricklepit?instance=0 


Monday 15 - Wednesday 17 May
Exeter Phoenix, Gandy St and others
Pint of Science The Workshop
A nationwide festival delivering interesting, relevant and accessible talks on the latest science research alongside special events.
Events at The Globe Inn Newtown, The Oddfellows New North Rd, The Phoenix and The New Inn Cowley Bridge. See website for more details and booking.
https://pintofscience.co.uk/events/exeter 
  

from Wednesday 17 May - 19 July 12 and 2pm, every Wednesday
Exeter RAM Museum, Queen St
Marine and mollusc tours
Join a 30-minute gallery tour of the marine and mollusc collection, including an introduction to the Sea Life exhibition. One of a series of lively family activities linked the RAMM’s summer exhibition, Sea Life: Glimpses of the Wonderful. Every Wednesday and Saturday from 26 July to 2 September then every second and fourth Wednesdays each month from 6 September.
Free but ticketed: tickets from RAMM or online. Tours limited to 12 people
https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=30709


From Wednesday 17 May - 19 July 11am - 3pm, every Wednesday
Exeter RAM Museum, Queen St
Beachcombing handling
Explore things of interest found on beaches near you. Every Wednesday and Saturday from 26 July to 2 September then every second and fourth Wednesdays each month from 6 September. One of a series of lively family activities linked the RAMM’s summer exhibition, Sea Life: Glimpses of the Wonderful.
Free drop in
https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=30708 


Wednesday 17 May 2-4pm
Exeter RAM Museum, Queen St 
Dementia-friendly Tour of Art and Sea Life 
A friendly, relaxed tour of the exhibition Sea Life: Glimpses of the Wonderful which combines the Victorian art of naturalist Philip Henry Gosse with a real aquarium and contemporary art inspired by the marine world.  
£15 ticket from RAMM or online, accompanying companion free, includes exhibition entry for two. Numbers limited to ensure best possible experience; please book in advance. These activities are suitable for people with mild to moderate memory problems, who must be accompanied by a frlend, relative or carer. Each visit begins with refreshments and ends with an illustrated information sheet to take home and carry on the conversation.
https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=tickets&perfCode=1495&ev=30693 


Wednesday 17 and Thursday 18 May 7.30pm
Play: Nature Knows Best
Cygnet Theatre, Friars Gate
In a delightfully funny series of two person plays, Nature Knows Best, by Devonshire playwright Nick Discombe, takes a look at love and life through the eyes of a seagull duo (Seagull Heaven), a couple of seahorses (Seahorse Ride) and a pair of sheep (Sheep Mount). Each play humorously portrays man's effect on the natural world and the creatures in it. performed by TicTac (Two is Company, Three's A Crowd Theatre). Ticket price £5. Box Office 01392 277189 / 665885 
https://cygnettheatre.co.uk/events/theatre/ 


Thursday 18 May 6.30 - 8pm
Exeter RAM Musuem, Queen St
Annual Drecki lecture: Paper, Stone, Bronze: recent works of Peter Randall-Page 
Throughout Peter Randall-Page’s works, repeated forms and fascinations emerge. The artist will share his ongoing interest in order and chaos in natural phenomena and the way that diverse processes often produce similar structures and patterns. Drinks will be served before the lecture at 6pm. Organised by the Friends of RAMM in conjunction with the South West Academy of Fine and Applied Arts £9 tickets from RAMM or online available from18 April


Thursday 18 May 2pm - 6pm
Art Week Exeter Floating Waste
The Boat Shed, Piazza Terracina, Exeter quay west side
Exhibition talks and interactive sessions on reducing the impact of marine waste www.theoceancorner.org
Exhibition open from 2pm. Other activities 5-6pm. See event on Friday 19 May.    


Friday 19 May 2pm - 6.15pm
Art Week Exeter Floating Waste
The Boat Shed, Piazza Terracina, Exeter quay west side
Abyssal Fashion Exhibition by a fashion designer and an oceanographer. Includes interactive participation. Bring your plastic waste and add it to our fishing net. Three short talks about reducing the impact of marine waste: educating, designing, creating www.theoceancornwer.org
Exhibition and talks from 2pm. Talks and interactive sessions from 5pm 
Friday 19 May - Sun 21 May (Fri - Sun 10am - 6pm)
Art Week Exeter
Lynn Bailey Flat 2, 31 St Leonards Road, nr junction with Wonford Rd
Environmentally-inspired print making. £10 mini-prints to £300 masterpieces on sale; handmade cards, bookmarks, other oddities


Friday 19 May - Sun 21 May (Fri & Sat 11am - 6pm; Sun 12 - 5pm)
Art Week Exeter
Annukka Costello 5 high Croft, off Copplestone Drive, Duryard
Passion for nature and love of colour, affordable art in watercolour, pastel and acrylic. Also handmade greeting cards and cushions


Friday 19 May - Sun 21 May 11am - 5pm
Art Week Exeter
Cathy King, 12 Matford Lane, St Leonards
Diverse range of prints inspired by both the natural and urban landscape. Cards and small prints also available


Friday 19 May - Sun 21 May 10am - 5.30pm; other times by appointment 
Art Week Exeter
Eva Studios, Marsh Gate House, Alphinbrook Road, Marsh Barton
Stephen Henderson large collection of new oil paintings  featuring Exeter and the Devon landscape www.sh3d.co.uk

Saturday 20 May various timed activities 10am - 4.30pm
Exeter RAM Museum, Queen St 
Glimpses of the Wonderful – special sea life launch
Dive down beneath the waves for an adventure at the bottom of the sea. Join Paddleboat Theatre for a whole treasure trove of activities and workshops throughout the day. There will be drama, music, poetry and puppetry – so come and see where your imagination takes you. Puppetry 10-11.30am; poetry 11.30am-1pm; music 1.30-3.30pm; drama 3-4.30pm 
First workshop £7.50/child; additional workshops £5/child, accompanying adults free. Tickets from RAMM or online


Thursday 25 May 7-8pm
Exeter RAMM Museum, Queen St
Talk: Our Current Biodiversity Crisis: What did Gosse ever do for us? 
John Spicer, Professor of Marine Zoology at the University of Plymouth explores what Gosse contributed to our current understanding of, and approach to, biodiversity.
£10 (conc. £8), ticket from RAMM or online


Saturday 27 May 10.30am - 12 noon
Exeter RAM Musuem, Queen St
Life on the Ocean Floor family activity 
Set forth on a voyage of discovery under the sea. Explore a world of colour, pattern, movement, texture and sound. Take off your shoes and socks and paddle with the naturalist and artist Philip Henry Gosse to glimpse life on the ocean floor. For under 5s and their families. With the Carousel Project thecarouselproject.org.uk
Free drop in
Open Garden for Hospicecare 
23 High Meadows
Small urban semi extended to include a piece of ‘no man’s land’ which is planted with trees, shrubs and plants to encourage wildlife and birds. In the garden are two guinea pigs living wild and bird cage with quail.Tombola nad plant sale.  Admission £3 to include drink. Refreshments and toilets. Limited wheelchair access. Dogs on leads allowed.   


Sunday 28  May - Sunday 4 June various opening times
Exhibition: Green / Blue
Exeter Catehdral Chapter House
Green / Blue is a series of black and white images of 'trees' derived from Environment Agency data on flood risk land across the 21 river catcments along the south coast from the Sussex Ouse to Bristol Avon, questioning notions of power over the environment. 
Opening times Sunday 29 May 1-4.30pm; Monday - Friday 0930am-4.30pm; Sunday 4 June 11.30am - 4pm. Entry to the exhibition is included in the Cathedral entry charge
www.exeter-cathedral.org.uk/event/all-events/exhibition-greenblue.ashx


Wednesday 31 May half term 10.30am - 12.30pm and 1.30 - 3.30pm
Exeter RAM Museum, Queen St
The Wonderful World of Seaweed 
Meet the experts from Devon Wildlife Trust who will help you to classify and identify local live seaweeds. Consider seaweed through time and its use in food, beauty products, heart surgery, dentistry and ... t-shirt making! Take part in The Seaweed Supermarket Challenge and a seaweed jelly activity. With Devon Wildlife Trust 
£2.50 per child, accompanying adult free. Drop in ticket available from RAMM  


Wednesday 31 May 11.30am - 1pm
Spacex Makers of the Multiverse Juneau Projects
Half term Clay Animal Moulding with Elizabeth Jardine
Piazza Terracina, Exeter quay
Makers of the Multiverse is a sculptural pavilion by artist duo Juneau Projects, which acts as both sculpture and venue. Workshops and events led by contributing artists
£1 air dry clay/ £5 fired and posted
http://spacex.org.uk/events/juneau-projects-makers-of-the-multiverse-13-may-10-june-2017/
http://spacex.org.uk/events/half-term-clay-animal-moulding-31-may/


Wednesday 31 May 7pm
Devon Mammal Group
Jury's Inn, Western Way (nr Vue cinema)
The harmful effects of underwater noise on marine mammals, and what we can do to prevent them. A talk by Professor John Harwood
Most marine mammal rely on sound to find their food and navigate. Human generated noise can cause hearing damage, disorientation leading to stranding, and prevent feeding or finding a mate. John reviews recent cases, discusses potential effects of offshore wind farm construction, and describes research work into avoiding these harmful effects.
John Harwood is a part-time professor of Biology at the University of St Andrews and past Director of the Sea Mammal Research Unit 1978-1996.
DMG members £1.50, open to non-members £3.00. Booking required: contact DMG Secretary Joanne Gilbert tel. 07990 664062 or e-mail events@devonmammalgroup.org
www.devonmammalgroup.org/events/ 




June 2017



Thursday 1 June 10.30am - 3pm
Devon Wildlife Trust
30 Days Wild at Mincinglake
Mincinglake Valley Park, off Stoke Hill and Calthorpe Rd
Carry out a random act of wildness every day this month, starting at this Exeter Valley Park. Wildlife walks and activities. Suitable for families. Can you take up the challenge of doing something wild for 30 days? Join DWT to kick off 30 Days Wild at Mincinglake Valley Park!
Expect a variety of fun activities, crafts, and walks to help you get to know one of Exeter's parks
www.devonwildlifetrust.org/events/2017/06/01/30-days-wild-family-fun-day?instance=0


Thursday 1 June half term 10.30am - 12.30pm & 1.30 - 3030pm 
Exeter RAM Museum, Queen St
The Good the Bad and the Slimy
Handle, smell and look closely at seaweeds and their slime! Learn how vital they are for all marine life and their importance in our lives. Seaweeds are used in food, medicines and cosmetics. How important might they be for sustainable fuel in the future? Take part in a seaweed experiment. With The Marine Biological Association and Capturing our Coast
£2.50 per child, accompanying adult free. Drop in ticket available from RAMM  


Thursday 1 June 7 - 9pm
Spacex Makers of the Multiverse Juneau Projects
Crafty Social Clay Animal Moulding with Elizabeth Jardine
Piazza Terracina, Exeter quay
Makers of the Multiverse is a sculptural pavilion by artist duo Juneau Projects, which acts as both sculpture and venue. Workshops and events led by contributing artists
£1 air dry clay/ £5 fired and posted


Friday 2 June half term 10.30am - 12.30pm and 1.30 - 3.30pm
Exeter RAM Museum, Queen St 
Curious Coastal Creatures 
Visit the science lab and learn how to identify specimens using microscopes and identification keys. Who can identify the most creatures or find the most unusual? Which creatures do you find most interesting?
£2.50 per child, accompanying adult free. Drop in ticket available from RAMM 


Sat 3 & Sun 4 June 12pm - 6pm see website for times
Exeter Respect Festival
Belmont Park, Belmont Rd, Newtown
Drop in to the Devon Wildlife Trust stall at this popular festival celebrating Exeter's diversity, for wild crafts, activities and how to help wildlife both locally and globally
https://exeter-respect.org/ 


Saturday 3 June 2 - 5pm 
Open Garden for Hospicecare 
Field House, 21 Argyll Rd, Duryard
Steeply sloping garden with level terraces, small orchard, bog planting, borders, wildflower meadow with small woodland stream. NB this site is not safe for anybody with mobility issues or problems walking on uneven ground. Admission £3, children free. Refreshments tea coffee and cake available. No wheelchair access or toilets; no dogs.


from Wednesday 7 June - 19 July, 12 and 2pm, every Wednesday
Exeter RAM Museum, Queen St
Marine and mollusc tours
Join a 30-minute gallery tour of the marine and mollusc collection, including an introduction to the Sea Life exhibition. One of a series of lively family activities linked the RAMM’s summer exhibition, Sea Life: Glimpses of the Wonderful. Every Wednesday and Saturday from 26 July to 2 September then every second and fourth Wednesdays each month from 6 September.
Free but ticketed: tickets from RAMM or online. Tours limited to 12 people
https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=30709


From Wednesday 7 June - 19 July 11am - 3pm, every Wednesday
Exeter RAM Museum, Queen St
Beachcombing handling
Explore things of interest found on beaches near you. Every Wednesday and Saturday from 26 July to 2 September then every second and fourth Wednesdays each month from 6 September. One of a series of lively family activities linked the RAMM’s summer exhibition, Sea Life: Glimpses of the Wonderful.
Free drop in
https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=30708


Friday 9 July 10am - 12pm
Devon Wildlife Trust
Milling at Cricklepit
Cricklepit Mill, Commercial Road, near the quay 
Watch local history come alive as we start the waterwheels turning! Volunteer millers will run demonstrations throughout the morning.
www.devonwildlifetrust.org/events/2017/03/10/milling-cricklepit?instance=2 


from Friday 9 June - 3 September, Museum opening times
Exeter RAM Museum, Queen St 
Exhibition: Into the Wild Abyss
Contemporary artists Gordon Cheung, Rui Matsunaga and Nahem Shoa explore nature and spirituality in this era of accelerated technological change. Inspired by Paradise Lost and RAMM’s collection, with natural history specimens chosen by the artists to complement their work.
https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=30704 


Saturday 10 June 10am - 4pm
Exeter RAM Museum, Queen St 
Drypoint Print Workshop with Double Elephant
Draw inspiration from the seashore and aquatic creatures represented by Seffen Dam in the exhibition Sea Life to make your own prints. The drypoint process opens up many opportunities to design an exciting and original work. Once through the press you will have both plate and print to take home.
£45 ticket from RAMM or online. Tools and materials provided. Please bring an apron
https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/index.php?s=EXETER_RAMM&p=tickets&perfCode=1550&ev=30725


Monday 12 June 7.30pm
Exeter Phoenix, Gandy St
Royal Geographical Society Lecture
Benedict Allen: Adventures in Paradise
With his usual good humour and enthusiasm, Benedict reveals the full story of his dramatic return to Papua New Guinea in search of the island's elusive birds of paradise 
£12 (£10 for RGS/IBG members); £1.50 transaction fee unless book in person
http://www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/events/benedict-allen/ 


Wednesday 14 June 6.45pm - up to 2 hours
Devon Wildlife Trust Exeter Local Group
Perks of being a wild wallflower - urban botany walk
Starts Cricklepit Mill, Commercial Rd, Exeter
Tour of Exeter's ancient city boundary's overlooked plant survivors in gaps, pavements and walls, how they support other wildlife and reveal Exeter's history. With BSBI member Jeremy Ison. Possible pub stop afterwards. Please bring a hand lens or magnifier if you have one. £2.50 suggested donation. Part of 30 Days Wild
www.devonwildlifetrust.org/events/2017/06/07/perks-being-wild-wallflower?instance=0 


Thursday 13 June 1.10 - 2.15pm
Exeter RAM Museum, Queen St
Talk: Science at the seaside: PH Gosse and pleasure hunts in Victorian Devon
Professor John Plunkett will explore Gosse’s role as the leading figure in an upsurge of popular scientific writing about the Devon coastline
£6 tickets from RAMM or online available from 11 April

 
Thursday 15 June 10.30am – 12.30pm
Exeter RAM Museum, Queen St
Dementia friendly Art making in the museum - Art and Sea Life 
A hands-on creative activity for people with dementia and carers, inspired by Sea Life and art from the Victorian to the modern, including an aquarium. Materials supplied.   
£15 ticket from RAMM or online, accompanying companion free, includes exhibition entry for two. Numbers limited to ensure best possible experience; please book in advance. These activities are suitable for people with mild to moderate memory problems, who must be accompanied by a frlend, relative or carer. Each visit begins with refreshments and ends with an illustrated information sheet to take home and carry on the conversation


Saturday 17 June 10.30am - 12 noon
Exeter RAM Musuem, Queen St 
Life on the Ocean Floor family activity 
Set forth on a voyage of discovery under the sea. Explore a world of colour, pattern, movement, texture and sound. Take off your shoes and socks and paddle with the naturalist and artist Philip Henry Gosse to glimpse life on the ocean floor. For under 5s and their families. With the Carousel Project thecarouselproject.org.uk
Free drop in


Sunday 18 June 10.30am - 3pm
Devon Wildlife Trust and Ludwell Life
30 Days Wild at Ludwell
Ludwell Valley Park, Wonford / off Topsham Rd / Rydon Lane
Wildlife walks and activities suitable for families at this Exeter Valley Park. Join us for day 18 of 30 Days Wild, with walks and a variety of activities for getting to know your park and for getting wild! Guided walks, food, fun stalls, wildlife information, story telling, pop-up forest school, stone-baked pizzas, competition to name a wood within Ludwell Valley Park.
www.devonwildlifetrust.org/events/2017/06/18/30-days-wild-ludwell-valley-park?instance=0 
http://ludwelllife.org.uk/events/ 


Saturday 24 June 10am - 5pm
St David's Neighbourhood Partnership / Exeter Community Centre
St David's Big Bash Festival Day
Celebration of St David's at venues across the neighbourhood, with a range of events through the day, including
10am - Great big tree climbing in Bartholomew's Cemetery, Exe St. Instructions and guidance by professional Great Big Tree Climbing Team using ropes to scale a beautiful Cedar Tree. FREE event, bookable half hour sessions from 10am-4pm, booking from 9.30am on the day. Please wear suitable clothing. For adults and children
3.45pm - St Michael's peregrine falcons talk / Q&A session at St Michael's Church (Mount Dinham) with Richard Barnes and live coverage of the nest
http://stdavidschurchexeter.org.uk/whats-on/summer-fete/ 


Saturday 24 June 10.30am - 12.45pm
Devon Wildlife Trust Exeter Local Group
Botany for beginners
Whitycombe Way nature reserve, meet main gate entrance off Whitycombe Way, Exwick
Wildflower walk workshop with BSBI member Jeremy Ison, learning how to start identifying plant species at this tucked away grassland and woodland site. Bring a picnic to share afterwards with the view. Please bring a hand lens or magnifier if you have one. Suggested donation £3. With thanks to Exeter City Council. Part of 30 Days Wild
www.devonwildlifetrust.org/events/2017/06/24/botany-beginners?instance=0 


Sunday 25 June 11am - 3pm
Devon Wildlife Trust
Cricklepit Wildlife Garden Open Day
Cricklepit Mill, Commercial Road, near the quay
Discover the wonderful wildlife garden at Cricklepit Mill. Garden tours, nature trails, bug hunting and refreshments will be on offer. Tours by DWT garden group volunteers. Tea, coffee, squash and biscuits on sale
www.devonwildlifetrust.org/events/2017/06/25/cricklepit-wildlife-garden-open-day?instance=0


Wednesday 28 June 6.30 - 8.30pm
Ludwell Life
Ludwell Valley Park - what's happening, what's going to happen?
Wonford Methodist Church Hall, Burnt House Lane (opposite Lidl)
Come along to an open public meeting to hear from Ludwell Life and Devon Wildlife Trust about current activities and future possibilities for Ludwell Valley Park. You can find out what’s been going on, and give your own ideas about what you would like to see happen – or not happen – in the park, including Wonford playing fields
http://ludwelllife.org.uk/events/



July 2017
 

Saturday 1 July 10.30am - 1pm
Drawing with live birds of prey half day workshop
Exeter Phoenix, Gandy St
Working with regular art tutors Nicci Wonnacott and Sarah, plus New Heights Falconry. Take a rare opportunity to get up close and work from a real life bird of prey. The birds will include European Kestrels, Red Tail Hawks, Harris Hawks, Snowy Owls and African Spotted Eagle owls
£31.00 (£26.00). Booking fee applies (£1.50 - see website for details; may be exempt if book in person). Age 16+
http://www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/events/drawing-with-live-birds-of-prey/ 


from 4 July - 1 October, Museum opening times
RAM Museum Queen St, The cafe at RAMM
Angie Seaway exhibition
Local artist Angie Seaway responds to the Devon landscape and coastline. She applies paint by flicking, pouring, dripping and splashing. She builds up layers using her fingers, cloths and toothbrushes. Work in this display is for sale.
https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=32713


from Wednesday 5 July - 19 July 12 and 2pm, every Wednesday
Exeter RAM Museum, Queen St
Marine and mollusc tours
Join a 30-minute gallery tour of the marine and mollusc collection, including an introduction to the Sea Life exhibition. One of a series of lively family activities linked the RAMM’s summer exhibition, Sea Life: Glimpses of the Wonderful. Every Wednesday and Saturday from 26 July to 2 September then every second and fourth Wednesdays each month from 6 September.
Free but ticketed: tickets from RAMM or online. Tours limited to 12 people
https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=30709


From Wednesday 5 July - 19 July 11am - 3pm, every Wednesday, plus Sat 29 July
Exeter RAM Museum, Queen St
Beachcombing handling
Explore things of interest found on beaches near you. Every Wednesday and Saturday from 26 July to 2 September then every second and fourth Wednesdays each month from 6 September. One of a series of lively family activities linked the RAMM’s summer exhibition, Sea Life: Glimpses of the Wonderful.
Free drop in
https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=30708


Sunday 9 July 2pm - 3.30pm
Devon Wildlife Trust Exeter Local Group
Wings and things over Duryard
Belvidere Meadows Nature Reserve, meet Belvidere Rd entrance, upper Pennsylvania
Find out about and help survey busy bees, butterflies and other insects making a flying visit to the meadow. Stout footwear advised. Suitable for families; children must be accompanied by an adult. £3 suggested donation. Please note event is weather dependent. Please bring along a hand lens or other magnifier and collecting pots if you have them. With thanks to Exeter City Council
http://www.devonwildlifetrust.org/events/2017/05/09/wings-and-things-over-duryard?instance=0 


Saturday 15 July 10.30am - 12 noon

Exeter RAM Musuem, Queen St, courtyard / rear patio
Life on the Ocean Floor family activity 

Set forth on a voyage of discovery under the sea. Explore a world of colour, pattern, movement, texture and sound. Take off your shoes and socks and paddle with the naturalist and artist Philip Henry Gosse to glimpse life on the ocean floor. For under 5s and their families. With the Carousel Project thecarouselproject.org.uk

Free drop in. For under 5s and their families
https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=30707


Saturday 29 July 11am - 3pm
Exeter RAM Museum, Queen St
Beachcombing handling
Explore things of interest found on beaches near you. Every Wednesday and Saturday from 26 July to 2 September then every second and fourth Wednesdays each month from 6 September. One of a series of lively family activities linked the RAMM’s summer exhibition, Sea Life: Glimpses of the Wonderful. Free drop in
https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=30709


Sunday 30 July 10.30am - 12.30pm
Devon Wildlife Trust
Bumblebee identification workshop
Cricklepit Mill, Commercial Road, nr Exeter quay
Introduction to identification, ecology and how to help Devon bumblebees, with the Devon County Recorder. Option to try out new i.d. skills in the Cricklepit Wildlife garden afterwards. Suitable for over 12s. £7.50 (conc. £5). Places limited; booking essential tel. DWT 01392 279244 or e-mail contactus@devonwildlifetrust.org 
http://www.devonwildlifetrust.org/events/2017/07/30/bumblebee-identification-workshop?instance=0 


August 2017



Tuesday 1 August to Sat 5 August 10am - 4pm
Final performance Sat 5 Aug 3pm
RAM Museum, Queen St
Paddleboat Theatre Week at RAMM
Create a Sea Life performance from scratch with Paddleboat Theatre Company. Learn new skills including puppetry, object play, movement and mime, perform a show at the end of the week and receive an Arts Award. Perfect for new starters and those with more experience. Come and share ideas, make new friends and get creative! Open to children aged 6 to 8 and 9 to 11 with big imaginations. Invite friends and family to the performance on Sat at 3pm
£100 for a week of activities. Tickets from RAMM or online
https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=tickets&perfCode=1599&ev=31950


Tuesdays 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 August 10.30am - 11.30am
RAM Museum, Queen St, courtyard
Little Explorers
Art and craft activities inspired by RAMM's Sea Life exhibition. Parents, grandparents and carers can enjoy quality time with their little ones in a friendly environment. For under 5s and their families. £6 per place (£4 siblings) book in advance from Creation Station https://bookwhen.com/thecreationstationexeter
https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=22331
  

From Wednesday 2 August 11am - 3pm, every Wednesday
Exeter RAM Museum, Queen St
Beachcombing handling
Explore things of interest found on beaches near you. Every Wednesday and Saturday from 26 July to 13 September. One of a series of lively family activities linked the RAMM’s summer exhibition, Sea Life: Glimpses of the Wonderful. Free drop in
https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=30708


Wednesday 2 August 12 noon - 3pm
RAM Museum. Event at: 
Belmont Park, Gordon Rd, Newtown
Play Day in the Park
Dive under the water on an imaginary voyage of discovery inspired by RAMM's Sea Life exhibition, The Carousel Project excites the senses for under 5s and their families. Play Day in the Park offers arts, crafts, storytelling and music. Organised by Exeter Children's Centres and Merry Go Round Toy Libraries. Free; drop in
https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=32705


Wednesday 2 and Thurs 3 August 10.30am - 12.30pm and 1.30 - 3.30pm
RAM Museum, Queen St courtyard
Create a Neon Seascape
Draw an underwater world in neon crayons and fill it with fluorescent fish, sparkling starfish, luminous lobsters and your own imaginary creatures. Suitable for 3 yrs+
Drop in. Suggested donation £2
https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=32225 


from Wednesday 2 August; every Wednesday
Exeter RAM Museum, Queen St
Marine and mollusc tours
Join a 30-minute gallery tour of the marine and mollusc collection, including an introduction to the Sea Life exhibition. One of a series of lively family activities linked the RAMM’s summer exhibition, Sea Life: Glimpses of the Wonderful. Every Wednesday and Saturday from 26 July to 2 September then every second and fourth Wednesdays each month from 6 September.
Free but ticketed: tickets from RAMM or online. Tours limited to 12 people
https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=30709


Thursday 3 August 10.30am - 4pm
Devon Wildlife Trust
Wild bee family fun day!
Cricklepit Mill, Commercial Road, nr Exeter quay
In celebration of The Wildlife Trusts ‘Wild About Gardens’ campaign, Devon Wildlife Trust will be hosting a wild bee family fun day! Join us in the Cricklepit garden for a range of exciting activities, crafts and fun as part of the Wild About Gardens campaign - bee creative in the garden! For more information contact 01392 279244 or email contactus@devonwildlifetrust.org - £3 per child
www.devonwildlifetrust.org/events/2017/03/07/wild-bee-family-fun-day?instance=0


Friday 4, Sat 5, Fri 11, Fri 18, Fri 25, Sat 26 Aug 10.30am - 12.30pm and 1.30 - 3.30pm
RAM Museum, Queen St, courtyard
Sea and do 
Create a Lego TM sea creature, design and badge, make an underwater scene on a lightbox and a rockpool out of fuzz 'n' felt. Then take a closer look at real sea creatures, shells and fossils through a digital microscope. Suitable for 3 yrs+. Drop in; suggested donation £2
https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=30696


Wed 9 and Thurs 10 August 10.30am - 12.30pm and 1.30 - 3.30pm
RAM Museum, Queen St, courtyard
Suspended Sea Creatures and Meet the Curator
Make a realistic or imaginary underwater friend to dangle in a display from our cafe balcony. Bring in your special beach finds to show and discuss with Holly, RAMM's curator. Suitable for 5 yrs+. Drop in; suggested donation £2
https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=32226


From Friday 11 August - Thurs 17 August
Glorious Art Café, Fore St
Padma and the elephant sutra
A celebration of all things elephant. Exhibition raising funds for elephant conservation. Meet local author WL Snowden and have a chance to win a signed copy of his new book. View an exhibition of artwork by cover artist Francesca Lyndsay-White. Watch award winning feature documentary film "When Elephants Were Young". Join in the Elledraw colouring challenge
Bring your elephant stories (and pics!) There are raffles to enter and small items for purchase
http://www.theglorious.co.uk/whatson/2017/8/11/padma-and-the-elephant-sutra



Wed 16 and Thurs 17 August 10.30am - 12.30pm and 1.30 - 3.30pm
RAM Museum, Queen St courtyard
Make a Lego TM aquarium
What can you add to our Lego TM aquarium? Can you make a crab, a coral reef or an octopus? Or would you rather build a sunken ship?. Suitable for 3yrs+. Drop in; suggested donation £2
https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=32223


Friday 18 August 8-10pm
Devon Wildlife Trust Exeter Local Group
Mothing to be done
Whitycombe Way nature reserve, off Whitycombe Way, Exwick
Drop in to discover moths and other wild visitors to the reserve, from crepuscular creatures to the night shift. Stay as long as you like but please wear suitable clothes. Please note weather dependent. Suitable for families though children must be accompanied by an adult. Donations welcomed. A Valley Parks event.
http://www.devonwildlifetrust.org/events/2017/08/18/mothing-be-done?instance=0 


Saturday 19 August 10.30am - 12 noon
Exeter RAM Musuem, Queen St, courtyard / rear patio
Life on the Ocean Floor family activity 
Set forth on a voyage of discovery under the sea. Explore a world of colour, pattern, movement, texture and sound. Take off your shoes and socks and paddle with the naturalist and artist Philip Henry Gosse to glimpse life on the ocean floor. For under 5s and their families. With the Carousel Project thecarouselproject.org.uk
Free drop in. For under 5s and their families


Sunday 20 August 7pm
Bike Shed Theatre, Fore St
Wildlife Discotheque
DJ club night featuring collected and recorded wildlife sounds by Chris Booth (DJ Wetherspoon), Nathan Carter (extrastereo) and Tony Whitehead (Radio Warblers). Gathered over many years from the overgrown, neglected and wilder corners of charity shops, record fairs and car boot sales, plotting a crackly history of nature sound and the pioneers who spent hours in the field with cumbersome gear and an ear for sound and song, including landmark wildlife recordings 
£2 on the door www.bikeshedtheatre.co.uk/shows/wildlife-discotheque/


Wed 23 and Thurs 24 August 10.30am - 12.30pm and 1.30 - 3.30pm
RAM Museum, Queen St, courtyard
Marine masks and High Tide Hats
Make a hat and decorate it with seaweed and fish. Create a mask and turn yourself into a seahorse or an anemone. The world's your oyster! Suitable for 3yrs+. Drop in; suggested donation £2
https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=32227


Sunday 27 August 10.30am – 4pm 
Open Garden for Hospicecare 
23 High Meadows, Redhills
Small urban semi extended to include a piece of ‘no man’s land’ which is planted with trees, shrubs and plants to encourage wildlife and birds. In the garden are two guinea pigs living wild and bird cage with quail.Tombola nad plant sale.  Admission £3 to include drink. Refreshments and toilets. Limited wheelchair access. Dogs on leads allowed.
https://issuu.com/hospicefundraiser/docs/hospicecare_open_gardens_2017_a5_24p


Wed 30 and Thurs 31 August 10.30am - 12.30pm and 1.30 - 3.30pm
RAM Museum, Queen St, courtyard
Best Dressed Sea Chest: Create your own Treasure Box
So you have a terasured object which deserves a special box? Or do you need soemeher to puy your shell colleciton? Come and decorate treasure chest inspired by the sea. Suitable for 3yrs+. Drop in; £2.50 per child; tickets from garden entrance reception
https://exeterramm.admit-one.eu/?p=eventtimes&ev=32224