Events

The Lone Kayaker-Up the Creek and Far Beyond!

Join us for an illustrated talk from Rupert Kirkwood about all the marine wildlife he has encountered during his kayak trips around the coast of Devon and Cornwall. Rupert has clocked up over 23,000 miles and finds the expeditions so exciting he finds he cannot stop, having encountered and photographed a wealth of marine life including Seals, Cetaceans and even a Humpback Whale.… Read more

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Wreck Diving

Wreck hunter and enthusiast, Mark Milburn, talks about his finds and searches in and around the Helford River. From WWII bombs to lost wrecks, the Helford River still has many secrets to be discovered.

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Volunteer for Marine Life!

A Free Event

Come and be inspired to volunteer in Marine Conservation work, watch films of marine life off the coast of Cornwall and listen to people active in the many successful projects that are taking place. Many volunteers in the marine sector have developed skills that take them on to the most fabulous and rewarding employment, or on retirement bring amazing skills with them. … Read more

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Snorkel Safari and Barbeque

Our end of summer barbeque and get together on the beach. You don’t have to snorkel to come and join the Barbecue but if you like to, join the Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s Marine Experts on a guided tour of Durgan Bay. … Read more

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A Bat Walk and Talk

With Dr Carol Williams. Old buildings, mature woodland and pasture around the Helford River provides a rich habitat for many bat species.   Look around the grounds of Trenarth Manor to see and hear them emerging to feed. Dr Carol Williams of the Bat Conservation Trust has made a particular study of the Bat species of the Helford. … Read more

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Rockpool Ramble

Investigate the fascinating rock pools at Prisk Cove and discover the hidden world of crabs, fish, sea anemones and strange shellfish with Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s Marine Conservation. Please wear non-slip rock scrambling shoes that you are prepared to get wet, wellies or wetsuit boots.… Read more

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A Midsummer Conservation Cruise

Adults £14 Children £7

Come with us on our annual conservation cruise down the river, in and out of the creeks to take in the wildlife, geography, geology and history of the estuary with our own local experts.  Warm clothes and waterproofs just in case!… Read more

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Heron Count and Dawn Chorus (with a Trengilly Breakfast!)

 £4 – HMCG Members and Children Free.  Breakfast £10 for full English Join BTO surveyor Martin Rule in the annual Heronry survey on the Helford, with a twist!  We will begin with the dawn chorus listening to resident birds and early migrants, walking down to view the Heronry and complete a nest count for the British Trust for Ornithology. … Read more

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Where to Watch Wildlife with our AGM and Supper

Free for Under 18s and HMCG Members £4 for others

Our AGM with supper.  Wildlife photographer David Chapman will give an illustrated talk on where to watch wildlife in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. David’s talk will focus on his new book and specifically will feature some of best locations in the county for watching wildlife.… Read more

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The Migration of Common Birds in Cornwall.

The British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) are the UK’s leading ornithological charity. Cornwall’s BTO Regional Representative Simon Taylor talks us through the migration of common birds that can be seen in Cornwall. The talk looks at the amazing feats of migration undertaken by birds in our county and some of the citizen science behind our knowledge.… Read more

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Cornwall Beaver Project-Beavers for Biodiversity!

Wildlife film maker Nina Constable has documented the Cornwall Beaver Project at Woodland Valley Farm from day one and has some marvellous footage of the changes the Beavers have made.   Improvements to the diversity of other wildlife and effects on the water quality are astounding, all from these industrious creatures doing their thing. Read more

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Lasers, Lights and Fluorescent Tattoos

Sam Davis from Cornwall Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority, talks about the lengths, and depths, their research team goes to in order to find answers to managing fisheries and marine wildlife around the coast of Cornwall.

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Good Seafood and lessons learned from our past!

Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s Marine Biologist Matt Slater discusses the rich history of Cornwall’s fishing industry from the heyday of the pilchard seines to the crawfish bonanza of the 70’s and discusses the lessons learned which will be important for future sustainability.… Read more

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Volunteer for Marine Life!

Come and be inspired to volunteer in Marine Conservation work, watch films of marine life off the coast of Cornwall and listen to people active in the many successful projects that are taking place, here and now in Cornwall. Many volunteers in the marine sector have developed skills that take them on to the most fabulous and rewarding employment, or on retirement bring amazing skills with them. … Read more

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Snorkel Safari and Barbecue

Our end of summer barbecue and get together on the beach. You don’t have to snorkel to come and join the Barbecue but if you like to, join the Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s Marine Experts on a guided tour of Durgan Bay. … Read more

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Rockpool Ramble

Investigate the fascinating rock pools at Prisk Cove and discover the hidden world of crabs, fish, sea anemones and strange shellfish with marine expert Ruth Williams. Please wear non-slip rock scrambling shoes that you are prepared to get wet, wellies or wetsuit boots.… Read more

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A Strandline Scavenge! CANCELLED!

Come and hunt the strandline for interesting things the sea has left behind and turn them into sea monsters or any other creature of your choice!  With Plastic Free Helford.

Event in partnership with Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s Wildlife Watch.  Booking Essential Via email to wildlifewatch@cornwallwildlifetrust.org.ukRead more

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The Big Seaweed Search

Come and join in with the Marine Conservation Society’s Seaweed project.  We have a permanent   recording transect set up in 2017 and will be searching for the fourteen species of seaweed required.  A great start to learn your seaweeds and how to undergo a simple survey.… Read more

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Conservation Cruise

Come with us on our annual conservation cruise down the river, in and out of every creek to take in the wildlife, geography, geology and history of the estuary with our own local experts.  We will also have displays and children’s activities. … Read more

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