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14 Apr 24 - Whose egg is it anyway? (Hawthorns Wildlife Centre)



Our friends at the SCC Ranger Team have devised an Easter-themed trail starting from the Hawthorns Wildlife Centre on Southampton Common.


The final date is Sunday 14th April, when the Centre will be open 10-3.  It's free of charge, with more information from .




08 Apr 24 - Discover some fun facts about pollinators! Free event for kids


Busy bees? We are jointly hosting a free Children's Pollinator Event at Portswood Rec on Monday 8 April between 1030 and 1230 with our Gardening Co-ordinator Denise Long, and Dawn Bannatyne Lead Ranger from Southampton City Council. There's no charge and no booking required - just meet up by the picnic benches (near the tennis courts).


It's suitable for children from around 5 to 11 years old, who must be accompanied by an adult.  Wear sturdy boots or shoes because you may be walking on muddy ground.


For more information, contact Denise at In case of bad weather, we may need to cancel - please check the website or Facebook on Sunday evening. Do come and join us and please spread the word!.




06 Apr 24 - Gardening Group - first session for 2024 - General Gardening


For those who find Saturdays more practical than Sundays, the group will be meeting on the first Saturday of the month this year.  Other sessions will continue on Sundays.




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