Wildlife events in June

Discover the amazing wildlife and nature events happening around the UK this month!

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Wildlife events in June

Little owl © Brian Worley / PhotoPlus Magazine / Getty

 

If you would like to submit an event for inclusion in this list, please see the bottom of this page for details.

 

England

Berkshire

Learn to Love Flies

© Pete Boardman

  • BENHS Dinton Pastures
  • 27 June
  • Discover the world of Diptera on this Field Studies Council Learn to Love Flies course in Reading. The day will be an introduction to this varied order – find out how to tell the difference between types of flies and, if the weather is good, head outdoors in search of interesting species.
  • £5, booking essential

 

Cambridgeshire

Wildflower Wander

© John Millar / National Trust Images

  • NT Wicken Fen
  • 21 June, 2 - 4pm
  • Join a National Trust ranger at Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire for a guided walk to enjoy the fen in full bloom. Discover the different wildflowers that grow on this national nature reserve, such as marsh pea, yellow flag (above), marsh woundwort and purple loosestrife. The reserve is also home to 22 species of dragonfly and a variety of birds, including marsh harrier, cuckoo, bittern and a range of warblers.
  • £5.50, booking essential

 

Cheshire

Orchids and Wildflowers at Burton Mere Wetlands

© RSPB Images

  • RSPB Dee Estuary – Burton Mere Wetlands, Cheshire
  • 20 June, 10am-12pm
  • Join a knowledgeable guide on this gentle walk through Burton Mere Wetlands looking the reserve’s wealth of wildflowers, including orchids and a behind-the-scenes look at our traditional hay meadow on Burton Point which boasts a range of specialist grassland plants including oxeye daisy, yellow rattle and ragged robin.
  • £10 per person / £8 RSPB members. Booking essential: call 0151 353 2720

 

Dorset

Dorset Discovery summer tour

© Ben Andrew / RSPB Images

  • Dorset
  • 25 – 27 June
  • Gain access to some of the UK’s best wildlife spots and areas of RSPB reserves opened exclusively for our Dorset Discovery tour. We’ll aim to track down all six native species of reptile, along with Dartford warblers, woodlarks, tree pipits, cuckoos, silver-studded blue butterfly, green tiger beetle, huge raft spiders and the carnivorous sundew.
  • £375 per person (excludes accommodation). Booking essential: call RSPB Arne on 01929 551693.

 

Gloucestershire

Nocturnal nature guided walk

© Michael Harvey / RSPB Images

  • RSPB Nagshead, Gloucestershire
  • 3, 23, 27 June and 7 July, 9pm – 10.45pm
  • Join us as we take an evening stroll looking for nocturnal wildlife such as the mysterious nightjar, woodcock, owls, wild boar, deer, bats and much more. You never quite know what you are going to bump into on these exciting walks!
  • RSPB Members £4, Non-Members £5, Children £1. Booking essential: call 01594 562852 email nagshead@rspb.org.uk

 

Greater London

Lates: Beauty in the Beasts

© Trustees of Natural History Museum

  • Natural History Museum, London.
  • 29 June, 6 - 10pm
  • From wriggling worms to creepy, crawlies, many things in the natural world make us squirm. But why do we react that way, and are nature’s nightmares really so bad? Can parasites be positive? Do spiders have a softer side? Join us as we look for the beauty in the beasts.
  • Free entry, with some paid activities.

 

Stamford Raffles Lecture 2018

© Claire Spottiswoode

  • Huxley Lecture Theatre, ZSL London Zoo, Greater London
  • 12 June, 6.30 – 9.30 pm
  • The 2018 edition of ZSL’s prestigious annual Stamford Raffles Lecture, named in honour of the founder of the Zoological Society of London, will see Claire Spottiswoode from the University of Cape Town and the University of Cambridge explore several examples of where coevolution occurs in nature, including her particular focus on African birds like the cuckoo and honeyguide.

 

Zoo Nights

© ZSL

  • ZSL London Zoo, Greater London
  • 1 June – 20 July
  • Explore the Zoo after hours, take a guided Birds and The Bees tour, to discover the weird and wonderful world of sex in the animal kingdom, grab a drink from one of our watering holes, and chill out surrounded by relaxing music, animal lanterns and entertainment.  And when you’ve worked up an appetite, enjoy an array of street food vendors offering exciting flavours and unique dishes from around the globe. This is no ordinary feeding time at the Zoo, and we keep herbivores and carnivores equally happy.

 

Hampshire

Nightjars on the heath

© Andy Hay / RSPB Images

  • RSPB Hazeley Heath, Hampshire
  • 16 June, 8pm
  • Visit Hazeley Heath at dusk to hear and see the mysterious nightjar. Come and find out more about them on this two hour guided walk. We will offer you a hot drink and light refreshments to help you home afterwards. Wear stout footwear and be prepared for wet, uneven ground and dress appropriately for the weather.
  • £10.00 per adult, children under 14 free. 20% discount for RSPB members and RSPB volunteers. Booking essential: call 01252 795632 or email charlotte.bartlett@rspb.org.uk

 

Lancashire

Digital photography workshop

© Ben Hall / RSPB Images

  • RSPB Leighton Moss, Lancashire
  • 30 June, 11am – 4pm
  • Got a Digital SLR camera? Make the most of it with this one-day photography workshop. Whether you’re still working out the settings, or seeking tips to give your wildlife shots a professional edge, you’ll benefit from the guidance, inspiration and field craft tips from experienced, published wildlife photographer Mike Malpass.
  • £55 (RSPB members £45). Booking essential: call 01524 701601 or email leighton.moss@rspb.org.uk

 

North Yorkshire

Niddfest

© Twigsnstix/Niddfest

  • 16 - 17 June, Harrogate
  • Nature lovers, families and book fanatics are all welcome at Niddfest, which takes place in Upper Nidderdale, North Yorkshire. The weekend festival includes talks, music and family-friendly wildlife events such as woodland workshops and bee walks. BBC Wildlife contributors Helen Scales and Miriam Darlington will be attending to discuss their new books, and BBC Springwatch’s Lindsey Chapman will be sharing behind scenes stories from the iconic wildlife show.
  • See programme for event prices and booking details

 

West Sussex

Back from the brink heathland safari

© Rowan Edwards / RSPB Images

  • RSPB Pulborough Brooks, West Sussex
  • 23 June, 10.30am – 12.30pm
  • In celebration of National Insect Week join us on a safari on our lovely heathland.  Meet some of the specialist wildlife that lives here. This event is part of the national ‘Back from the Brink’ project which is one of the most ambitious conservation projects ever undertaken. 
  • Free. Booking essential: call 01798 875851.
     

 

West Midlands

Gardener's World Live

© A Raymond and T McDermott

  • Birmingham NEC
  • 14 - 17 June
  • Be inspired by glorious show gardens and interviews with top experts such as Monty Don and Carol Klein at BBC Gardener’s World Live this summer. Join BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine and its special guests at the Every Space Counts Stage and in the subscriber lounge at Birmingham’s NEC. A range of wildlife organisations will also be attending the event to share their advice on how to attract pollinators and other wildlife into your garden. All tickets also include free entry to the BBC Good Food Show.
  • Ticket prices vary

 

Scotland

Aberdeenshire

Pick out a puffin

© Ben Andrew / RSPB Images

  • RSPB Fowlsheugh
  • 5 and 15 June, 7 – 8.30pm
  • Join us on an evening cliff-top ramble to take in the sights, sounds (and smells!) of the springtime seabird colony! Around 60,000 guillemots, razorbills, kittiwakes and other seabirds are back on the cliffs for a busy breeding season - we can (almost) guarantee we’ll see a puffin or two!
  • Non-members £8, RSPB members £5 (please bring membership card). Booking essential: call 01346 532017 or email Strathbeg@rspb.org.uk

 

Dumfries and Galloway

High tide perambulation

© Andy Hay / RSPB Images

  • RSPB Crook of Baldoon, Dumfries and Galloway
  • 15 June, 12pm – 2pm
  • Take a gentle stroll along the flood bank through nature's home, watching for wildlife that use the mud and saltmarsh to feed being evicted by the advancing tide. Bring binoculars and walking boots.
  • Adult RSPB members £3.00; Child RSPB members £1.50; Adult non-members £4.00; Children non-members £2.00. Booking essential: call 01988 402130 or email crookofbaldoon@rspb.org.ukSeabird spectacular

 

Seabird spectacular

© Andrew Bielinski / RSPB Images

  • RSPB Mull of Galloway, Dumfries and Galloway
  • Wednesdays 7 June to 11 July, 1pm – 3pm
  • The Mull of Galloway is home to thousands of nesting seabirds. Join us for a guided walk to find out more about their ecology and the importance of the reserve in supporting these magnificent birds. Bring binoculars if you have them, suitable clothing and stout footwear.
  • Adults £4, Children £2. Under 5's Free. RSPB members 25% off.

 

North Lanarkshire

Summer solstice otter walk

© Ben Andrew / RSPB Images

  • RSPB Baron’s Haugh, North Lanarkshire
  • 21 June, 7pm – 9pm
  • Join our reserve warden for a gentle stroll on the longest day of the year. Surround yourself with the beautiful sights, sounds and smells of all the different habitats and wildlife that call this special place home. If we’re really lucky, we might even see an otter!
  • £4 for adults, £2 for children, free to RSPB members. Booking essential: call 07872 814911 or 0141 331 0997

 

Outer Hebrides

North Harris Eagle Walk

© Chris Gomersall / RSPB Images

  • North Harris, Outer Hebrides
  • Wednesdays between 6 June - 29 August, 10am
  • A guided walk in search of golden eagles and sea eagles in the North Harris hills, led in partnership by the RSPB and the North Harris Trust. These hills hold one of the highest densities of golden eagles in Europe! Please come prepared with waterproofs and sturdy footwear.
  • £5 per adult, children and RSPB members free. Booking essential: call 01859 550280 or email robin.reid@rspb.org.uk

 

Highland

Glenborrodale reserve summer walks

© Ben Andrew / RSPB Images

  • RSPB Glenborrodale
  • Wednesdays between 6 June - 26 September, 2pm – 4.30pm
  • Discover the wildlife gems of Glenborrodale reserve on this guided walk led by a local naturalist. Easy walking, though the path is uphill in sections and uneven. Stout footwear recommended. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No booking required.
  • RSPB members £4, Non members £8, Under 16s Free

 

West Dunbartonshire

Wild food foraging

© Becky Austin / RSPB Images

  • RSPB Loch Lomond, West Dunbartonshire
  • 30 June, 2pm – 4pm
  • Summer is a great time of year for foraging! Join the team at RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond and go in search of some natural delights. We will be sharing recipes, foraging tips and trying one or two tasty treats for ourselves. Please be prepared for the outdoors and unpredictable Scottish weather.
  • £10, £8 for RSPB members. Booking essential: call 01390 830 670 or email loch.lomond@rspb.org.uk

 

How to submit an event

If you have a wildlife or nature-themed event that could be included on this page, please e-mail Megan Shersby with the following: 

  • Name of event
  • Location (including county) 
  • Date and time
  • Information about the event (no more than 50 words) 
  • Pricing and booking details
  • Publicity image (with credit)

Ideally, events should be received at least two weeks before the calendar month begins. 

 

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