Nature journaling with Sharon Williamson at Paxton Pits
About the event
Learn how to start and keep a nature journal on this outdoor workshop, with tips on drawing, writing and recording information from Sharon Williamson. A great opportunity to cultivate your curiosity and deepen your connection with the natural world, and broaden your observational skills at this beautiful reserve.
The entire session will run outside, therefore in case of bad weather we have a reserve date of Tuesday 1st December 9.30am until 12.30pm.
This session is not suitable for children.
Please ensure you read the 'what to bring' section.
Covid-19 safety measures
Pre-booked tickets only. Please note households need to follow two metres social distancing between families, whilst here.
A clean clipboard will be provided for each participant.
If you have one please also bring your own folding stool or folding lightweight chair to sit on - we will not be going too far from the Environmental Education Centre - possibly to the bird hides. We also have non-folding stools available to borrow. Please contact Debbie on the number below in advance, if you cannot provide a lightweight folding chair or stool.
Please bring a re-useable bottle pre-filled with water, or a flask as we are sorry we currently will not be able to provide drinks here. Please be aware all litter/recycling will need to be taken home with you.
One disabled access toilet will be open in the centre to aid an enhanced cleaning regime throughout the session.
FOR THE SAFETY OF EVERYONE INVOLVED YOU MUST NOT ATTEND this event on the day if you or anyone in your household has symptoms of coronavirus - a high temperature, a new continuous cough or change to your sense of smell or taste. Please also do not attend if you have a sore throat, headache or diarrhoea as these can also be symptoms. Please do not attend if you have coronavirus, or have had in the last 14 days. Also if you live with someone who has symptoms, is waiting for a test result or has tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 14 days or if Track and trace have informed you, you have been in contact with a person who has coronavirus, do not attend.
To support the UK Government track and trace initiative we are collecting contact details at the time of booking. Any contact information you give will be held securely and will be used if needed for track and trace purposes. It will be securely destroyed 21 days after your visit.
Price£15 members of The Wildlife Trust BCN (plus booking fee)
£20 non-members (plus booking fee)
Additional booking informationBooking essential
Suitable forAdults, Experts, Beginners
Know before you go
Uneven ground and gravel. Please contact Debbie in order we can advise you further,
Wheelchair accessPlease contact Debbie in advance to chat further about wheelchair access and parking.
What to bring
Please wear or bring the following according to the weather. Summer: waterproof coat, long trousers and sleeves (essential), wide-brimmed sun hat, suncream and insect repellent. In the winter: warm waterproof coat, layers of warm clothing, hats, thick socks and gloves.
Please either bring a sketchbook/notebook, if you have one you’d like to use. A5 sketchbooks are available to order - please let us know in advance if you need one. Also bring pencil, pen, and any easily portable materials you might like to use (e.g. coloured pencils, watercolour etc., but consider how easy they are to carry around and use outside); binoculars may be useful, as may a magnifying glass/loupe; phone/camera for grabbing ref pics for later use.