Nature talk and tea
Throughout 2018 Lodge Park will be holding a series of nature talks as Wildlife Wednesdays including afternoon tea, with a variety of specialists. A chance to hear from some well-known experts, chat to them over afternoon tea and ask questions.
The Sherborne Park Estate was home to BBC Springwatch 2017, and in 2018 we will be continuing to focus on nature and the wildlife of the Cotswolds.
Wednesday 2 May - Andrew Bluett
Our next event will be with Andrew Bluett, from Gloucestershire Raptor Monitoring Group.
You may have seen the 'festival of raptors' that live on the Sherborne Park Estate on last year's Springwatch on BBC Two. Andrew will be talking about the stunning birds that soar over the Sherborne Park Estate, and the whole of Gloucestershire, including red kites, kestrels, owls and buzzards
After the talk a delicious traditional afternoon tea including a selection of sandwiches, savoury pastries, cakes, and scones will be served by the fire on vintage china, accompanied by tea and coffee.
The 'nature talk and tea' series
Following on from this will be wildlife specialists including hedgehogs, bees, and raptors.
Wednesday 2 May - Andrew Bluett from the Gloucestershire Raptor Monitoring Group
Wednesday 20 June - Roger Mortlock, Chief Executive of Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust
Wednesday 18 July - Dr Cathy Horsley, from the British Bumblebee Conservation Trust
Wednesday 19 September - Dr George McGavin, entomologist and presenter
Wednesday 10 October - Dr Pat Morris, President of the British Hedgehog Preservation Society
Wednesday 7 November - Professor Richard Delahay from the Animal and Plant Health Agency, leading the project to monitor the badgers at Woodchester Park.
Where to find us
Lodge Park, Aldsworth, near Cheltenham, GL54 3PP