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Learn to Mow with a Scythe
Learn to Mow with a Scythe
5 Jun 2018 10am - 4pm
Learn how to mow using a lightweight Austrian scythe with experienced scythe trainer Chris Riley.' On the Learn to Mow with a Scythe course you will discover the three interacting factors that make for successful mowing:
  • how to set up the grips correctly for the user’s proportions
  • how to keep the edge sharp
  • how to mow with a movement that is efficient for the body and effective in cutting the vegetation
You will also learn safe procedures for using the scythe, and for handling the blades on and off the snath. Cut resistant gloves are provided where appropriate. The course programme also includes the following:
  • introduction to the course
  • history of the scythe
  • comparison of English and continental scythes
  • description & parts of a scythe
  • principles of movement
  • how to effectively hone the edge with a whetstone
  • adjustment of blade angles, according to mowing circumstances
  • different blades for different purposes
  • demonstration of peening
  • maintenance and repair of blades
  • Managing meadows, and other vegetation, with a scythe
You will also get a chance to purchase your own Austrian scythe on the day. The benefits of purchasing your scythe on the day are the grips can then be set up correctly to fit you, and you can acquire one or more blades that are appropriate to your intended task. Please contact us or Chris beforehand if you are intending to buy.
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5 Jun 2018 10am – 4pm

Learn how to mow using a lightweight Austrian scythe with experienced scythe trainer Chris Riley.’

On the Learn to Mow with a Scythe course you will discover the three interacting factors that make for successful mowing:

  • how to set up the grips correctly for the user’s proportions
  • how to keep the edge sharp
  • how to mow with a movement that is efficient for the body and effective in cutting the vegetation

You will also learn safe procedures for using the scythe, and for handling the blades on and off the snath. Cut resistant gloves are provided where appropriate.

The course programme also includes the following:

  • introduction to the course
  • history of the scythe
  • comparison of English and continental scythes
  • description & parts of a scythe
  • principles of movement
  • how to effectively hone the edge with a whetstone
  • adjustment of blade angles, according to mowing circumstances
  • different blades for different purposes
  • demonstration of peening
  • maintenance and repair of blades
  • Managing meadows, and other vegetation, with a scythe

You will also get a chance to purchase your own Austrian scythe on the day. The benefits of purchasing your scythe on the day are the grips can then be set up correctly to fit you, and you can acquire one or more blades that are appropriate to your intended task. Please contact us or Chris beforehand if you are intending to buy.

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A Passion for the Planet
A Passion for the Planet
28 Jun 18 - 7pm to 10pm
What will it take to save our wild and wonderful world? Join Nick Baker, TV presenter, author and brilliant bug man along with other leading environmental gurus to debate what's at stake and why it's time to go wild. Nick will be joined by guests: Debbie Tann, Chief Executive at Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust Dominic Couzens, Bird Expert, best selling nature author and commentator Sir Ghillean Prance, world famous botanist and ecologist Charlie Burrell, re-wilder and the man behind Knepp Wildland Tiffany Francis, young, nature obsessed author of 'Food you can Forage'  
£10 Adult Ticket
£7.00 Consession for Students and Under 18's
  • Please print out your order email as your ticket and hand it in at the door on the night
  • Under 18s and students please bring your NSU, school, college or other ID card
  • No unaccompanied under 18's please
 
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28 Jun 18 – 7pm to 10pm

What will it take to save our wild and wonderful world?

Join Nick Baker, TV presenter, author and brilliant bug man along with other leading environmental gurus to debate what’s at stake and why it’s time to go wild.

Nick will be joined by guests:

Debbie Tann, Chief Executive at Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust

Dominic Couzens, Bird Expert, best selling nature author and commentator

Sir Ghillean Prance, world famous botanist and ecologist

Charlie Burrell, re-wilder and the man behind Knepp Wildland

Tiffany Francis, young, nature obsessed author of ‘Food you can Forage’

 

£10 Adult Ticket
£7.00 Consession for Students and Under 18’s
  • Please print out your order email as your ticket and hand it in at the door on the night
  • Under 18s and students please bring your NSU, school, college or other ID card
  • No unaccompanied under 18’s please

 

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Sale! Britain’s Day-Flying Moths: A Field Guide to the Day-Flying Moths of Britain and Ireland
Britain’s Day-Flying Moths: A Field Guide to the Day-Flying Moths of Britain and Ireland
This concise photographic field guide will help you identify any of the 155 day-flying moths found in Britain and Ireland. Combining stunning photographs, authoritative text, and an easy-to-use design, Britain's Day-Flying Moths makes a perfect travelling companion – one that will increase your enjoyment of these colourful and intriguing creatures. Like butterflies, some moths fly regularly in sunshine, whereas others that usually fly only at night are readily disturbed from their resting places during the day. Paperback ISBN: 9780691158327 By clicking the Buy button you can purchase this book through the Natural History Book Shop and we will receive a small percentage towards our work.
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This concise photographic field guide will help you identify any of the 155 day-flying moths found in Britain and Ireland. Combining stunning photographs, authoritative text, and an easy-to-use design, Britain’s Day-Flying Moths makes a perfect travelling companion – one that will increase your enjoyment of these colourful and intriguing creatures. Like butterflies, some moths fly regularly in sunshine, whereas others that usually fly only at night are readily disturbed from their resting places during the day.

Paperback

ISBN: 9780691158327

By clicking the Buy button you can purchase this book through the Natural History Book Shop and we will receive a small percentage towards our work.

£17.95 £10.95 Buy from NHBS
Sale! Britain’s Mammals: A Field Guide to the Mammals of Britain and Ireland
Britain’s Mammals: A Field Guide to the Mammals of Britain and Ireland
Britain's Mammals is a comprehensive and beautifully designed photographic field guide to all the mammals recorded in Britain and Ireland in recent times – including marine mammals, bats and introduced species. Britain's Mammals features hundreds of stunning photographs and incorporates invaluable tips and suggestions to help you track down and identify even the most difficult species. Paperback ISBN: 9780691156972 By clicking the Buy button you can purchase this book through the Natural History Book Shop and we will receive a small percentage towards our work.
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Britain’s Mammals is a comprehensive and beautifully designed photographic field guide to all the mammals recorded in Britain and Ireland in recent times – including marine mammals, bats and introduced species. Britain’s Mammals features hundreds of stunning photographs and incorporates invaluable tips and suggestions to help you track down and identify even the most difficult species.

Paperback

ISBN: 9780691156972

By clicking the Buy button you can purchase this book through the Natural History Book Shop and we will receive a small percentage towards our work.

£17.95 £14.95 Buy from NHBS
Wild Days Out – Wild Easter… (7-12’s)
Wild Days Out – Wild Easter… (7-12’s)
Wednesday 4th April 10am-3pm
A Wild Days Out activity day for 7-12 year olds
Explore nature's playground with an exciting day of wild play and crafts with an Easter theme. Wild Days Out are registered with Ofsted. For further information please contact Blashford Lakes on 01425 472760 or e-mail blashfordlakes@hiwwt.org.uk The Blashford Project is a partnership project between Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust, the New Forest District Council, Bournemouth Water and Wessex Water. To book a child onto the Wild Days Out you must first complete ALL of the Parental Consent Form below before clicking the "ADD TO BASKET" button. IF YOU ARE BOOKING FOR MORE THAN ONE CHILD - please note that we will require a consent form for each. Due to glitches with the form at February half-term all parents/carers, including those who have submitted this form previously in 2017 or earlier this year, must complete ALL fields to process the booking please. Thank you.
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Wednesday 4th April 10am-3pm
A Wild Days Out activity day for 7-12 year olds

Explore nature’s playground with an exciting day of wild play and crafts with an Easter theme.

Wild Days Out are registered with Ofsted.

For further information please contact Blashford Lakes on 01425 472760 or e-mail blashfordlakes@hiwwt.org.uk

The Blashford Project is a partnership project between Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust, the New Forest District Council, Bournemouth Water and Wessex Water.

To book a child onto the Wild Days Out you must first complete ALL of the Parental Consent Form below before clicking the “ADD TO BASKET” button.

IF YOU ARE BOOKING FOR MORE THAN ONE CHILD – please note that we will require a consent form for each.

Due to glitches with the form at February half-term all parents/carers, including those who have submitted this form previously in 2017 or earlier this year, must complete ALL fields to process the booking please. Thank you.

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Wild Days Out – Wild Easter II… (5-8’s)
Wild Days Out – Wild Easter II… (5-8’s)
Thursday 5th April
A Wild Days Out activity day for 5-8 year olds
Explore nature's playground with an exciting day of wild play and crafts with an Easter theme. Wild Days Out are registered with Ofsted. For further information please contact Blashford Lakes on 01425 472760 or e-mail blashfordlakes@hiwwt.org.uk The Blashford Project is a partnership project between Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust, the New Forest District Council, Bournemouth Water and Wessex Water. To book a child onto the Wild Days Out you must first complete ALL of the Parental Consent Form below. IF YOU ARE BOOKING FOR MORE THAN ONE CHILD - please note that we will require a consent form for each. Due to glitches with the form at February half-term all parents/carers, including those who have submitted this form previously in 2017 or earlier this year, must complete ALL fields to process the booking please. Thank you.
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Thursday 5th April
A Wild Days Out activity day for 5-8 year olds

Explore nature’s playground with an exciting day of wild play and crafts with an Easter theme.

Wild Days Out are registered with Ofsted.

For further information please contact Blashford Lakes on 01425 472760 or e-mail blashfordlakes@hiwwt.org.uk

The Blashford Project is a partnership project between Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust, the New Forest District Council, Bournemouth Water and Wessex Water.

To book a child onto the Wild Days Out you must first complete ALL of the Parental Consent Form below.

IF YOU ARE BOOKING FOR MORE THAN ONE CHILD – please note that we will require a consent form for each.

Due to glitches with the form at February half-term all parents/carers, including those who have submitted this form previously in 2017 or earlier this year, must complete ALL fields to process the booking please. Thank you.

£18.00 Read more
Usborne Spotter’s Guide to Nature
Usborne Spotter’s Guide to Nature
Part of the Spotter's Guides series, this pocket-sized guide is suitable for enthusiasts keen to discover the many fascinating aspects of the natural world. Beautiful illustrations and descriptions of over 500 different species of flowers, trees, birds and insects. Includes pages of wildlife information and identification tips, tick boxes and spotter's scorecards. Links to websites with online guides and activities via the Usborne Quicklinks Website. ISBN: 9781409538813 By clicking the Buy button you can purchase this book through the Natural History Book Shop and we will receive a small percentage towards our work.
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Part of the Spotter’s Guides series, this pocket-sized guide is suitable for enthusiasts keen to discover the many fascinating aspects of the natural world. Beautiful illustrations and descriptions of over 500 different species of flowers, trees, birds and insects. Includes pages of wildlife information and identification tips, tick boxes and spotter’s scorecards. Links to websites with online guides and activities via the Usborne Quicklinks Website.

ISBN: 9781409538813

By clicking the Buy button you can purchase this book through the Natural History Book Shop and we will receive a small percentage towards our work.

£9.99 Buy from NHBS
Charley Harper Tree of Life Sticker Book
Charley Harper Tree of Life Sticker Book
Artist and animal-lover Charley Harper (American, 1922–2007) was raised on a farm in West Virginia. As a kid he would go exploring in the woods and fields near his home, taking along a pen and paper to sketch the critters he came across. When he grew up, he developed a unique artistic style. Instead of trying to capture every small detail of his wild subjects, he would simplify each animal down to its most basic elements. Rather than drawing every feather on a bird, for example, he would just draw bold, colorful shapes for the wings, body, beak, and tail. And he always highlighted each animal's most familiar features – the big bill of a pelican, for example, or the masked face of a raccoon. The 67 animals in this sticker book all come from Charley's painting Tree of Life (shown inside the front cover), which depicts 102 different plants and animals; Charley wanted to show us the amazing variety in nature and how all living things are dependent upon each other. Perhaps these stickers will inspire you to learn more about the animal world that Charley loved so much. Happy stickering! ISBN: 9780764965142 By clicking the Buy button you can purchase this book through the Natural History Book Shop and we will receive a small percentage towards our work.
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Artist and animal-lover Charley Harper (American, 1922–2007) was raised on a farm in West Virginia. As a kid he would go exploring in the woods and fields near his home, taking along a pen and paper to sketch the critters he came across. When he grew up, he developed a unique artistic style. Instead of trying to capture every small detail of his wild subjects, he would simplify each animal down to its most basic elements. Rather than drawing every feather on a bird, for example, he would just draw bold, colorful shapes for the wings, body, beak, and tail. And he always highlighted each animal’s most familiar features – the big bill of a pelican, for example, or the masked face of a raccoon.

The 67 animals in this sticker book all come from Charley’s painting Tree of Life (shown inside the front cover), which depicts 102 different plants and animals; Charley wanted to show us the amazing variety in nature and how all living things are dependent upon each other. Perhaps these stickers will inspire you to learn more about the animal world that Charley loved so much. Happy stickering!

ISBN: 9780764965142

By clicking the Buy button you can purchase this book through the Natural History Book Shop and we will receive a small percentage towards our work.

£4.99 Buy from NHBS
Butterfly Mosaic: Christopher Marley 100-piece Jigsaw Puzzle
Butterfly Mosaic: Christopher Marley 100-piece Jigsaw Puzzle
Christopher Marley combines a passion for entomology with a keen eye for design to produce kaleidoscopic arthropod mandalas and stunning insect portraits. Marley’s arrangement is presented in its natural state; no part of the image is digitally enhanced. Thoughtfully conceived and engagingly intricate, this 100-piece interlocking jigsaw puzzle combine superb color reproduction and sturdy construction to delight generations of novice and veteran puzzleworkers. WARNING: Choking hazard—small parts. Not suitable for children under 3 years. By clicking the Buy button you can purchase this book through the Natural History Book Shop and we will receive a small percentage towards our work.
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Christopher Marley combines a passion for entomology with a keen eye for design to produce kaleidoscopic arthropod mandalas and stunning insect portraits. Marley’s arrangement is presented in its natural state; no part of the image is digitally enhanced.

Thoughtfully conceived and engagingly intricate, this 100-piece interlocking jigsaw puzzle combine superb color reproduction and sturdy construction to delight generations of novice and veteran puzzleworkers.

WARNING: Choking hazard—small parts. Not suitable for children under 3 years.

By clicking the Buy button you can purchase this book through the Natural History Book Shop and we will receive a small percentage towards our work.

£5.50 Buy from NHBS
Insects Memory Game: Christopher Marley’s Incredible Insects
Insects Memory Game: Christopher Marley’s Incredible Insects
Using 36 of designer Christopher Marley’s incredible insects, originally published in his book Pheromone, this memory game includes astonishing images of beautiful beetles, butterflies, moths, damselfies, weevils, and more. Kids of all ages can enjoy playing the game and learning about the insects in the accompanying booklet. Sharpen your recall with this two or more player game. Each 2½" square card features the name and color photo of an insect. Match pairs to win while enjoying the astonishing diversity of beautiful bugs from around the world. Refer to the enclosed booklet for more about each one. Instructions for play are printed on the bottom of the box. This PomegranateKids item is CPSIA compliant: CPSIA certification form. (WARNING: Choking hazard—small parts. Not suitable for children under 3 years.) By clicking the Buy button you can purchase this book through the Natural History Book Shop and we will receive a small percentage towards our work.
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Using 36 of designer Christopher Marley’s incredible insects, originally published in his book Pheromone, this memory game includes astonishing images of beautiful beetles, butterflies, moths, damselfies, weevils, and more. Kids of all ages can enjoy playing the game and learning about the insects in the accompanying booklet.

Sharpen your recall with this two or more player game. Each 2½” square card features the name and color photo of an insect. Match pairs to win while enjoying the astonishing diversity of beautiful bugs from around the world. Refer to the enclosed booklet for more about each one. Instructions for play are printed on the bottom of the box.

This PomegranateKids item is CPSIA compliant: CPSIA certification form.

(WARNING: Choking hazard—small parts. Not suitable for children under 3 years.)

By clicking the Buy button you can purchase this book through the Natural History Book Shop and we will receive a small percentage towards our work.

£7.00 Buy from NHBS
Beautiful Bugs Block Puzzle: By Christopher Marley
Beautiful Bugs Block Puzzle: By Christopher Marley
Arrange the 12 blocks to form 6 different images by Christopher Marley. Each image is part of Marley’s Aesthetica Mosaic, which is reproduced in full on the box base. By clicking the Buy button you can purchase this book through the Natural History Book Shop and we will receive a small percentage towards our work.  
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Arrange the 12 blocks to form 6 different images by Christopher Marley. Each image is part of Marley’s Aesthetica Mosaic, which is reproduced in full on the box base.

By clicking the Buy button you can purchase this book through the Natural History Book Shop and we will receive a small percentage towards our work.

 

£8.99 Buy from NHBS
Dinosaur Monopoly
Dinosaur Monopoly
A new twist on a classic game, published exclusively for the London Natural History Museum. Which dinosaurs will you uncover? Live the life of a globe-trotting scientist in the field of palaeontology. Travel the Mesozoic Era collecting dino-discoveries as you go. Dinosaur sites, continents and discoveries are all up for grabs. Lay claim to each dinosaur fossil, and leave tents and jeeps on your fascinating discoveries. Then watch the rent come pouring in as you make deals with other palaeontologists and explore excavation sites and laboratories. But stay sharp, because there's only room for one professor of palaeontology... will that be you? Contents: - Gameboard, 6 dinosaur tokens - 28 Title deed cards, 16 Laboratory cards, 16 Excavation site cards - 1 pack of Monopoly money, 32 tents, 12 jeeps - 2 dice and instructions By clicking the Buy button you can purchase this book through the Natural History Book Shop and we will receive a small percentage towards our work.  
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A new twist on a classic game, published exclusively for the London Natural History Museum. Which dinosaurs will you uncover?

Live the life of a globe-trotting scientist in the field of palaeontology. Travel the Mesozoic Era collecting dino-discoveries as you go. Dinosaur sites, continents and discoveries are all up for grabs. Lay claim to each dinosaur fossil, and leave tents and jeeps on your fascinating discoveries. Then watch the rent come pouring in as you make deals with other palaeontologists and explore excavation sites and laboratories.

But stay sharp, because there’s only room for one professor of palaeontology… will that be you?

Contents:
– Gameboard, 6 dinosaur tokens
– 28 Title deed cards, 16 Laboratory cards, 16 Excavation site cards
– 1 pack of Monopoly money, 32 tents, 12 jeeps
– 2 dice and instructions

By clicking the Buy button you can purchase this book through the Natural History Book Shop and we will receive a small percentage towards our work.

 

£30.00 Buy from NHBS

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