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Nature events in Edinburgh

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Events in Edinburgh

Tea and Talks

Selected dates between 12th March 2024 - 16th May 2024

These tea and talk sessions deliver a series of small-scale talks from the RZSS team in the stunning setting of the Mansion House at Edinburgh Zoo.

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Nature Photography Workshop

Selected dates between 8th April 2024 - 4th October 2024

Join renowned professional photographer Laurie Campbell for these Nature Photography Workshops at Edinburgh Zoo!

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Arthur’s Secrets

16th April 2024 - 26th September 2024

Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice!

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Arthur’s Adventure

Selected dates between 21st April 2024 - 23rd June 2024

Come along on a more challenging guided walk to learn about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice!

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Meet The Astrophysicist: Dr. Katie Mack

22nd April 2024

The universe started with a bang — but how will it end? Join us for an evening with theoretical astrophysicist Dr. Katie Mack, and journey to the farthest reaches of the cosmos to find out!

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Screening of ‘Animal’ + Q&A with climate expert Stéphane Crouzat

22nd April 2024

To celebrate Earth Day 2024, this screening of 'Animal' will be followed by a short presentation by climate expert Mr. Stéphane Crouzat on 24th April at the Institut Français d'Ecosse.

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Arthur’s Amble

Selected dates between 28th April 2024 - 7th July 2024

Come along for a gentle guided walk around Hunter’s Bog and St. Margaret’s Loch and learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice!

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Dawn Chorus

5th May 2024

Take an early-morning stroll with one of our rangers to experience one of nature's finest musical perfomances as Holyrood Park's bird-life bursts into song!

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The Book of Wild Flowers: In Conversation with Angie Lewin

12th May 2024

Join illustrator Angie Lewin and author Christopher Stocks in conversation with Dovecot Director, Celia Joicey, to discuss The Book of Wild Flowers plus a last chance to see Andy Warhol: The Textiles!

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Wild Isles Live

16th May 2024

Don't miss an unforgettable evening of natural wonder on the big screen at the Usher Hall on 16th May!

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World Bee Day at Lauriston Castle

19th May 2024

Join John Jeffrey our resident Beekeeper at Lauriston Castle for a morning of creative fun exploring our buzzy friends and their importance in our environment.

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RSPB Birdwatching cruise

Selected dates between 2nd June 2024 - 16th June 2024

Join Maid of the Forth for a 3-hour cruise, led by our team of expert RSPB staff, for a birdwatching adventure like no other!

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Arthur’s Evening Walk

9th June 2024 - 25th August 2024

Enjoy an evening stroll around Holyrood Park as you join our Rangers to learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice!

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The Royal Highland Show

20th June 2024 - 23rd June 2024

One of Scotland's most iconic events, The Royal Highland Show, returns to the Royal Highland Centre between the 20th and 23rd June 2024!

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Summer Outdoor Club

8th July 2024 - 2nd August 2024

Dynamic Earth’s Summer Outdoor Club is back. Join us for a week of fun and adventure in Holyrood Park, perfect for kids aged between 7 to 12 who love being outdoors and exploring the natural world!

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Ocean Film Festival

16th October 2024

The Ocean Film Festival returns to the Festival Theatre with a brand new selection of the world’s most incredible ocean films!

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Nature Events in East Renfrewshire

Here's a selection of Nature Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On East Renfrewshire:

Willow Wonders

Willow Wonders

27th April 2024

Join the Whitelee Countryside Rangers and a professional willow weaver and learn how to create beautiful willow garden structures to adorn your garden!

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Muddy Monsters Club

Muddy Monsters Club

Selected dates between 14th March 2024 - 12th December 2024

Muddy Monsters a nature club for 2-5 year olds ran by the Whitelee Countryside Rangers held every month between March and December!

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Build A Bat A Home

Build A Bat A Home

21st September 2024

Join the Whitelee Countryside Rangers on Saturday 21st September and build your very own bat box to help our hibernating heroes stay snug over winter.

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Nature Events in Fife

Here's a selection of Nature Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Fife:

Simon Reeve: To The Ends Of The Earth

Simon Reeve: To The Ends Of The Earth

14th November 2024

Simon Reeve is on a UK tour with ‘To The Ends Of The Earth’ and brings it to the Alhambra Theatre Dunfermline on 14th November!

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100 Species

100 Species

29th March 2024 - 10th June 2024

Curated and presented by Edinburgh Shoreline, the 100 Species Exhibition celebrates the life that thrives on our coast and in our seas. Catch it at The Scottish Fisheries Museum!

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Nature Events in Glasgow

Here's a selection of Nature Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Glasgow:

Dawn Chorus Walk

Dawn Chorus Walk

2nd May 2024

Get up with the larks and learn your Stonechats from your Skylarks and your Great tits from your Goldfinches on this guided walk in Lenzie with the Mugdock Park Ranger!

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Wellbeing In Nature Day

Wellbeing In Nature Day

21st April 2024

Come along to the Campsie Glen Wellbeing in Nature day, where there are lots of activities on offer from forest bathing, campfire cooking, hillwalking and cold water immersion!

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Wildlife Wanders at RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond

Wildlife Wanders at RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond

Selected dates between 26th April 2024 - 6th July 2024

The mix of habitats found at RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond are what make it such an amazing place for wildlife, Join the team for a series of wildlife walks.

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Nature Events in Lanarkshire

Here's a selection of Nature Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Lanarkshire:

Badger Watch at Falls of Clyde

Badger Watch at Falls of Clyde

Selected dates between 11th May 2024 - 14th August 2024

View badgers, bats and other nocturnal creatures on a Badger Watch event organised by the Falls of Clyde Rangers!

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Woolly Weekend

Woolly Weekend

18th May 2024 - 19th May 2024

See a shearer at work with Scottish Blackface sheep and enjoy wool-themed family crafts and activities at the Museum of Rural Life's annual Woolly Weekend!

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MooFest

MooFest

14th September 2024 - 15th September 2024

MooFest is back! This weekend of cattle-inspired activities, talks and tastings at the National Museum of Rural Life will a-moo-se young and old alike!

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Nature Events in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

Here's a selection of Nature Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Renfrewshire:

Birding For Beginners

Birding For Beginners

20th October 2024

Are you new to birdwatching or interested in taking it up? Join the team at RSPB Lochwinnoch for the ideal workshop to introduce beginners to this fantastic hobby!

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Birding & Birdsong for Beginners

Birding & Birdsong for Beginners

19th May 2024

Are you new to birdwatching or interested in taking it up? Join the team at RSPB Lochwinnoch for the ideal workshop to introduce beginners to this fantastic hobby!

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Guided Wildlife Walk

Guided Wildlife Walk

Selected dates between 18th February 2024 - 10th November 2024

Explore the wonderful wetlands at RSPB Lochwinnoch! The experienced guide will take you around the reserve and point out the interesting wildlife to be found!

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Nature Events in Stirling

Here's a selection of Nature Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Stirling:

Forest School – Sensory Sunday. Forest School for Young Children 6-8 years)

Forest School – Sensory Sunday. Forest School for Young Children 6-8 years)

Selected dates between 28th April 2024 - 2nd June 2024

Venture into Mugdock’s wild places with Ranger Stuart on this session of sensory activities for younger children aged 6-8 years.

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Half-day Foraging Instruction - Mugdock Country Park

Half-day Foraging Instruction - Mugdock Country Park

Selected dates between 20th April 2024 - 31st August 2024

This half day guided session will improve your connection with wilder places by introducing and developing the skills needed to forage for edible and medicinal plants and fungi.

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Forest School – Sensory Sunday. Forest School for Young Children (3-5 years)

Forest School – Sensory Sunday. Forest School for Young Children (3-5 years)

Selected dates between 28th April 2024 - 2nd June 2024

Join Ranger Stuart and venture into Mugdock’s wild places on this session of sensory activities for wee folk and their parents.

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Events in Other Areas

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Edinbrick - A LEGO Model Show
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Willow Suncatcher Craft Workshop
Come and celebrate the sun by creating your very own willow suncatcher at this workshop on 25th April at Leith Community Croft!
Castle Street Market
Held in brightly coloured gazebos in the heart of central Edinburgh, Castle Street Market is filled with top quality products and has something to satisfy every taste!
Hamilton
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Will Young
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