Autumn & winter events 2021 at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve

27 August 2021 | Posted in Rye Harbour , Discovery Centre
Autumn & winter events 2021 at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve
Sandwich Terns

September

Walk with a Warden

Sunday Sept 5th 10am to1pm

Look for departing summer visitors such as warblers and wagtails and winter visitors arriving such as ducks and waders.

Meet at Rye Harbour village car park TN31 7TY

Donations appreciated

Beach Clean

Wednesday 15 September 10am to 12noon

Join one of our monthly litter picks on the third Wednesday of each month. Help to remove plastics and other litter from the marine environment, spot some wildlife and have a chat with other volunteer litter heroes!

This month we will also be surveying the litter collected, to inform the Marine Conservation Society.

Litter pickers and bags provided, please bring gloves if you have them.

Meet at Rye Harbour Discovery Centre, car park at TN31 7TY

No booking required

Made possible by The National Lottery Heritage Fund

Nature Babies

Wednesdays 15 / 22 / 29 September / 6 October 1.30 to 2.30pm

Introduce your baby to the great outdoors with our new nature-based baby group. Lots of sensory experiences for little ones, singing and stories, plus a stroll around the reserve (bring buggies or carriers) and a chance to meet other families.

Weekly sessions are themed around wildlife and the changing seasons. Suitable for babies aged 3 months–18 months.

Meet at Rye Harbour car park TN31 7TY

Booking essential

For further information or to book a place please contact [email protected]

Made possible by The National Lottery Heritage Fund

Walk with a Warden

Sunday Sept 19th 10 to 1pm

September is a good time to spot lots of birds as our summer visitors are leaving, and winter birds are arriving. We will walk around the saltmarsh and beach to look for seabirds, ducks and waders refuelling on the pools and perhaps some raptors hunting them.

Meet at Rye Harbour village car park TN31 7TY

Donations appreciated

Guide in a Hide

Sunday 19 September 10am to 4pm

Drop in to the Gooders hide between the car park and the sea where there will be guides stationed throughout the day to show you the birds. Binoculars, telescopes and spotter sheets available for you to use.

400m walk towards the sea from Rye Harbour car park, TN31 7TY

No booking required.

Made possible by The National Lottery Heritage Fund

Saltmarsh Saturday

Saturday 25 September 1.30pm to 4.30pm

A deep dive into the mud at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve via a circular walk looking at the function, health and success of saltmarsh regeneration

Meet at Rye Harbour Discovery Centre TN31 7FW

Online booking essential

October

Saturday 2 October 10am to 2.30pm

Wildlife Rangers

Monthly sessions for teenagers to take action to protect and learn about local wildlife. Identify and learn about different plants and animals, carry out practical conservation tasks to improve habitats, survey and monitor wildlife, have a go at country crafts and nature photography. Bring a packed lunch.

Suitable for 12 - 16 year olds. Parents do not accompany.

Meet at Rye Harbour village car park TN31 7TY

Booking essential by emailing [email protected]

Made possible by The National Lottery Heritage Fund 

Walk with a Warden

Sunday Oct 3rd 10am to 1pm    

Join one of our wardens for a walk around Castle Water in a search for late warblers in the bushes, waders on the islands and wagtails overhead.

Meet at Brede Lock, TN31 7TD car parking nearby in Rye

Donations appreciated

Guide in a Hide

Saturday 9 October 10am to 4pm

Drop in to the Gooders hide between the car park and the sea where there will be guides stationed throughout the day to show you the birds. Binoculars, telescopes and spotter sheets available for you to use.

400m walk towards the sea from Rye Harbour car park, TN31 7TY

No booking required.

Made possible by The National Lottery Heritage Fund

Beach Clean

Wednesday 20 October 10am to 12noon

Join one of our monthly litter picks on the third Wednesday of each month. Help to remove plastics and other litter from the marine environment, spot some wildlife and have a chat with other volunteer litter heroes!

Litter pickers and bags provided, please bring gloves if you have them.

Meet at Rye Harbour Discovery Centre, car park at TN31 7TY

No booking required

Made possible by The National Lottery Heritage Fund

Microscope Monday

Monday 25 October 10.30am to 3.30pm

Drop into the education room at the Discovery Centre between 10.30am to 3.30pm for a closer look at some of our special wildlife using microscopes, magnifiers and binoculars.

Rye Harbour Discovery Centre, Harbour Road, Rye Harbour, Rye, TN31 7FW.  Car park at TN31 7TY

Made possible by The National Lottery Heritage Fund 

Saltmarsh Explorer

Tuesday 26 October 10am to 12.30pm 

Discover what’s alive in the mudflats and saltmarsh then bring some finds to check out under the microscopes in the Discovery Centre

Suitable for children age 5-11 accompanied by an adult

Meet at Rye Harbour Discovery Centre TN31 7FW

Online booking essential

Ticket price £5

Beach Fun Day

Wednesday 27 October 10am to 12.30pm

Discover the sea creatures at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve looking in rockpools, do a strandline search and make beach art to take home

Suitable for children age 5-11 accompanied by an adult

Meet at Rye Harbour Discovery Centre TN31 7FW

Online booking essential

Ticket price £5

Wildlife Rangers

Thursday 28 October 10am to 1pm

A half term session for teenagers to take action to protect and learn about local wildlife. Identify and learn about different plants and animals, carry out practical conservation tasks to improve habitats, survey and monitor wildlife, have a go at country crafts and nature photography. Suitable for 12 - 16 year olds. Parents do not accompany.

Meet at Rye Harbour village car park TN31 7TY

Booking essential by emailing [email protected]

Made possible by The National Lottery Heritage Fund

Wild Beach Scavenger Hunt

Friday 29 October 10am to 12noon

Join us on the beach to see what you can find washed up on the beach. Who will score the most points and be top of the leader board?

Find us at the river mouth between 10-12.

No booking required.

Made possible by The National Lottery Heritage Fund

Saltmarsh Saturday

Saturday 30 October 1.30pm to 4.30pm

A deep dive into the mud at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve via a circular walk looking at the function, health and success of saltmarsh regeneration

Meet at Rye Harbour Discovery Centre TN31 7FW

Online booking essential

Ticket price £5

November

Wildlife Rangers

Saturday 6 November 10am to 2.30pm

Monthly sessions for teenagers to take action to protect and learn about local wildlife. Identify and learn about different plants and animals, carry out practical conservation tasks to improve habitats, survey and monitor wildlife, have a go at country crafts and nature photography. Bring a packed lunch.

Suitable for 12 - 16 year olds. Parents do not accompany.

Meet at Rye Harbour village car park TN31 7TY

Booking essential by emailing [email protected]

Made possible by The National Lottery Heritage Fund 

Guide in a Hide

Saturday 6 November 10am to 3pm

Drop in to the Gooders hide between the car park and the sea where there will be guides stationed throughout the day to show you the birds. Binoculars, telescopes and spotter sheets available for you to use.

400m walk towards the sea from Rye Harbour car park, TN31 7TY

No booking required.

Made possible by The National Lottery Heritage Fund

Walk with a Warden

Sunday Nov 14th  10am to 1pm

A guided walk with one of our experienced wardens on a circular route visiting three birdwatching hides, saltmarshes and the beach.

Meet at Rye Harbour village car park TN31 7TY

Donations appreciated

Beach Clean

Wednesday 17 November 10am to 12noon

Join one of our monthly litter picks on the third Wednesday of each month. Help to remove plastics and other litter from the marine environment, spot some wildlife and have a chat with other volunteer litter heroes!

Litter pickers and bags provided, please bring gloves if you have them.

Meet at Rye Harbour Discovery Centre, car park at TN31 7TY

No booking required

Made possible by The National Lottery Heritage Fund

December

Wildlife Rangers

Saturday 4 December 10am to 2.30pm

Monthly sessions for teenagers to take action to protect and learn about local wildlife. Identify and learn about different plants and animals, carry out practical conservation tasks to improve habitats, survey and monitor wildlife, have a go at country crafts and nature photography.

Bring a packed lunch.

Suitable for 12-16 year olds. Parents do not accompany.

Meet at Rye Harbour village car park TN31 7TY

Booking essential by emailing [email protected]

Made possible by The National Lottery Heritage Fund 

Festive Beach Clean

Saturday 4 December 10am to 1pm

Join us for our last litter pick of the year. Help to remove plastics and other litter from the marine environment, spot some wildlife and have a chat with other volunteer litter heroes! Followed by tea and mince pies at the Discovery Centre.

Litter pickers and bags provided, please bring gloves if you have them.

Meet at Rye Harbour Discovery Centre, car park at TN31 7TY

No booking required

Made possible by The National Lottery Heritage Fund

Christmas Crafts for Kids

Sunday 5 December 10am to 12noon

A fun morning collecting natural materials and crafting for Christmas.

Suitable for accompanied children aged 5-11.

Meet at Rye Harbour village car park TN31 7TY

Booking essential via the website.

£5 per child for materials and refreshments.

Guide in a Hide

Sunday 19 December 10am to 3pm

Drop in to the Gooders hide between the car park and the sea where there will be guides stationed throughout the day to show you the birds. Binoculars, telescopes and spotter sheets available for you to use.

400m walk towards the sea from Rye Harbour car park, TN31 7TY

No booking required.

Made possible by The National Lottery Heritage Fund

Winter Activity Trail

Monday 20 December – Sunday 2 January 10am to 4pm every day

Follow the trail map around the reserve and find out about our wonderful winter wildlife along the way.

Collect a trail sheet from the Discovery Centre between 10am-4pm TN31 7FW, car parking at TN31 7TY.

Made possible by The National Lottery Heritage Fund

Natural tree decoration workshops

Join Wednesday 22 December 10.30am to 11.30pm; 12 to 1pm or 1.30 to 1.30pm.

Our craft workshop hour to use natural materials to make some wildlife inspired tree decorations to take home.

Meet at Rye Harbour Discovery Centre TN31 7FW

Online booking essential

Suitable for children age 5-15 accompanied by an adult

Ticket price £3

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