Nature events in Renfrewshire

View all the upcoming Nature events taking place throughout Renfrewshire below or use the calendar to find events taking place on a specific month or date.

Events in Renfrewshire

Little Explorers Trail

Little Explorers Trail

19th June 2021 - 31st August 2021

Spend some quality family time together at RSPB Scotland Lochwinnoch taking part in one of their self-led Little Explorers Trails this Summer!
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Events in East Renfrewshire

Bird Box Build

Bird Box Build

16th October 2021

Get a head start on next year's nesting season and build your own bird box with the Whitelee Countryside Rangers on Saturday 16th October!

Find out about Bird Box Build on What's On East Renfrewshire

Events in Edinburgh and the Lothians

Scotland’s Precious Seas

Scotland’s Precious Seas

19th August 2020 - 15th August 2021

To celebrate the Year of Coasts and Waters, this small exhibition explores Scotland’s diverse sea life and the many threats facing our marine life.

Find out about Scotland’s Precious Seas on What's On Edinburgh
The Hidden Beauty of Seeds & Fruits: The Botanical Photography of Levon Biss

The Hidden Beauty of Seeds & Fruits: The Botanical Photography of Levon Biss

28th May 2021 - 26th September 2021

Feast your eyes on stunning, macro-photographic studies of seeds and fruits from the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh’s Herbarium Collection.

Insectarium

Insectarium

3rd June 2021 - 25th July 2021

An exhibition by members of the Society of Scottish Artists in response to the conflicting feelings insects inspire in a wide range of media.

Find out about Insectarium on What's On Edinburgh
Wonder Wander

Wonder Wander

3rd June 2021 - 26th September 2021

Wonder Wander, by Edinburgh-based sculptor Andrea Geileis, is the first extensive display of outdoor sculptures in the grounds of Waterston House.

Find out about Wonder Wander on What's On Edinburgh
Edinburgh Zoo After Hours

Edinburgh Zoo After Hours

4th June 2021 - 14th August 2021

Edinburgh Zoo After Hours events return for summer 2021 giving you more opportunity to see your favourite animals!

Find out about Edinburgh Zoo After Hours on What's On Edinburgh
Hopetoun Grounds Walk

Hopetoun Grounds Walk

Selected dates between 5th June 2021 - 18th September 2021

This Ranger-led walk at Hopetoun House will lead you through the nature and history of Hopetoun’s designed landscape.

Find out about Hopetoun Grounds Walk on What's On Edinburgh
Groovy Geology

Groovy Geology

2nd August 2021

Enjoy your Bank Holiday at Hopetoun House with a Ranger-led stroll along the foreshore exploring part of the best of West Lothian's geological resource!

Find out about Groovy Geology on What's On Edinburgh
Fringe by the Sea: Gordon Buchanan – Animal Families and Me

Fringe by the Sea: Gordon Buchanan – Animal Families and Me

7th August 2021

Animal Families and Me promises a unique opportunity to hear personal recollections of Gordon’s globetrotting travels, as he delves into his world of weird, wild and wonderful wildlife.

Sculpture Saturday: Plot your dream garden with Alaya Ang & Hussein Mitha

Sculpture Saturday: Plot your dream garden with Alaya Ang & Hussein Mitha

Selected dates between 7th August 2021 - 14th August 2021

Join artist Alaya Ang and Hussein Mitha for this Plot your dream garden workshop and make a collaborative collage that grows across the Sculpture Workshop’s courtyard!

Banff Mountain Film Festival

Banff Mountain Film Festival

1st September 2021 - 2nd September 2021

Experience an extraordinary collection of short films when the Banff Mountain Film Festival returns to the Festival Theatre on 1st and 2nd September!

Find out about Banff Mountain Film Festival on What's On Edinburgh
Ocean Film Festival

Ocean Film Festival

3rd September 2021

The Ocean Film Festival returns to the Festival Theatre with a brand new selection of the most amazing ocean films.

Find out about Ocean Film Festival on What's On Edinburgh
Tracks, Trail and Signs

Tracks, Trail and Signs

20th September 2021

A Ranger-led guided walk to help you investigate the tracks, trails and signs of the Hopetoun wildlife.

Find out about Tracks, Trail and Signs on What's On Edinburgh
Fascinating Fungi

Fascinating Fungi

16th October 2021

Come along for a gentle Ranger-led walk on to explore the fascinating world of fungi at Hopetoun House.

Find out about Fascinating Fungi on What's On Edinburgh
Edinburgh Zoo’s Christmas Nights

Edinburgh Zoo’s Christmas Nights

19th November 2021 - 2nd January 2022

Make your evenings merry and bright this festive season with a magical journey through Edinburgh Zoo!

Find out about Edinburgh Zoo’s Christmas Nights on What's On Edinburgh
The Royal Highland Show

The Royal Highland Show

23rd June 2022 - 26th June 2022

One of Scotland's most iconic events, The Royal Highland Show, returns to the Royal Highland Centre between the 23rd and 26th June 2022!

Find out about The Royal Highland Show on What's On Edinburgh

Events in Fife

Summer of Snakes at Deep Sea World

Summer of Snakes at Deep Sea World

27th June 2021 - 21st August 2021

Enjoy a great day out at Deep Sea World and learn all about snakes in their Summer of Snakes exhibit along with fun activites for children and adults of all ages.

Find out about Summer of Snakes at Deep Sea World on What's On Fife

Events in Glasgow

Wildlife and Photo Walks and Talks Group

Wildlife and Photo Walks and Talks Group

Selected dates between 7th June 2021 - 7th March 2022

This year, Castlemilk Park Project are combining wildlife and photography in a series of photo walks and talks!

Find out about Wildlife and Photo Walks and Talks Group on What's On Glasgow
Woodland Wildlife Workshops

Woodland Wildlife Workshops

Selected dates between 10th June 2021 - 10th September 2021

Join the Castlemilk Park Project team to find out more about what lives in your woodland, from edible plants to busy bees and species that invade to bats that soar at night!

Find out about Woodland Wildlife Workshops on What's On Glasgow
Castlemilk Explorers

Castlemilk Explorers

Selected dates between 12th June 2021 - 12th March 2022

Castlemilk Explorers is fun, free, nature group for 7 - 12 year old's to learn about nature in a fun environment!

Find out about Castlemilk Explorers on What's On Glasgow
Cassiltoun Family Forest Fun Day

Cassiltoun Family Forest Fun Day

28th July 2021

Head along to Castlemilk Park on Wednesday 28th July for the annual Cassiltoun Family Forest Fun Day, this year's theme is Fairies & Goblins!

Find out about Cassiltoun Family Forest Fun Day on What's On Glasgow
Get Close To Nature: Wildflower Walk

Get Close To Nature: Wildflower Walk

14th August 2021

Join the Castlemilk Park Project team for a walk around Castlemilk Park whilst learning how to identify wildflowers or refresh your existing identification skills!

Find out about Get Close To Nature: Wildflower Walk on What's On Glasgow
Battlefield in Bloom

Battlefield in Bloom

21st August 2021 - 22nd August 2021

Being held on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd August, Battlefield in Bloom is a daylight Window Wanderland event!

Find out about Battlefield in Bloom on What's On Glasgow
Bushcraft for Beginners

Bushcraft for Beginners

21st August 2021

Reconnect with your wild side and join TCV Scotland for a morning in the woods and learning basic survival skills!

Find out about Bushcraft for Beginners on What's On Glasgow
Volunteer Action Day: Wildflower Meadow

Volunteer Action Day: Wildflower Meadow

11th September 2021

Your Community Wildflower Meadow needs some annual TLC! Join the Castlemilk Park Project team for their Volunteer Action Day on Saturday 11th September!

Find out about Volunteer Action Day: Wildflower Meadow on What's On Glasgow
Beginner’s Textile Printing Course

Beginner’s Textile Printing Course

14th September 2021

Join Print Clan for their upcoming six week Textile Printing Course perfect for complete beginners or those who wish to refresh their skills!

Find out about Beginner’s Textile Printing Course on What's On Glasgow
Gordon Buchanan: 30 Years In the Wild - Anniversary Tour

Gordon Buchanan: 30 Years In the Wild - Anniversary Tour

26th February 2022

Gordon Buchanan will discuss his incredible 30 year career as a wildlife filmmaker at The Old Fruitmarket Glasgow on Saturday 26th February!

Events in Lanarkshire

Bushcraft Academy

Bushcraft Academy

Selected dates between 5th July 2021 - 9th August 2021

Immersed in nature, your child will learn how to utilise the resources around them on OutLET: Play Resource's Bushcraft Academy at RSPB Barons Haugh!

Find out about Bushcraft Academy on What's On Lanarkshire
Go Wild Family Play

Go Wild Family Play

Selected dates between 5th July 2021 - 26th July 2021

Enjoy den building, tree climbing, bug hunting, fire lighting and more on one of OutLET: Play Resource's Go Wild Family Play sessions at Gateside Woodland, Lesmahagow!

Find out about Go Wild Family Play on What's On Lanarkshire
Nature Club

Nature Club

Selected dates between 6th July 2021 - 5th October 2021

OutLET: Play Resource's Nature Club for under 5's is a gentle parent and child group where children can play, get muddy and learn about the natural world!

Find out about Nature Club on What's On Lanarkshire
Farm Experience Events

Farm Experience Events

10th July 2021 - 25th July 2021

Bardykes Farm in Blantyre are running Farm Experience Events for children aged 2 - 5 throughout July!

Find out about Farm Experience Events on What's On Lanarkshire
Dalzell At Dusk

Dalzell At Dusk

1st September 2021

Join NLC Countryside Rangers on a guided walk through this historic estate, where the mature woodlands provide an excellent habitat for night-loving creatures like bats, badgers, owls and more!

Find out about Dalzell At Dusk on What's On Lanarkshire
Tracks And Signs

Tracks And Signs

16th October 2021

Join the Countryside Rangers in Palacerigg Country Park as they go in search of the tracks, trails and signs our wild mammals leave behind.

Find out about Tracks And Signs on What's On Lanarkshire

Events in Stirling and Falkirk

Foraging for Youngsters (12-14 year olds)

Foraging for Youngsters (12-14 year olds)

6th August 2021

As part of Summer of Activities, Transition Stirling is delighted to bring you a foraging event for children aged 12 to 14 years old on 6th August!

Find out about Foraging for Youngsters (12-14 year olds) on What's On Stirling
Foraging for Youngsters (8-11 year olds)

Foraging for Youngsters (8-11 year olds)

6th August 2021

Learn how to forage safely, how to identify plants and enjoy some foraging games too at this event run by Transition Stirling!

Find out about Foraging for Youngsters (8-11 year olds) on What's On Stirling
Dollar Glen Ramble

Dollar Glen Ramble

10th August 2021

Join Chris Knapman on a journey of discovery through Dollar Glen SSSI as we explore the glorious Summer woodland to reveal unusual trees and abundant wildlife.

Find out about Dollar Glen Ramble on What's On Stirling
Introduction to Bumblebees

Introduction to Bumblebees

27th August 2021

This half day workshop run by TCV Scotland Stirling Branch will introduce you to the most common species of bumblebee found in the UK.

Find out about Introduction to Bumblebees on What's On Stirling
Ocean Film Festival World Tour

Ocean Film Festival World Tour

12th September 2021

The Ocean Film Festival World Tour is back with a brand-new collection of the world’s most incredible ocean films! Dive into a night of mesmerising ocean adventure at Macrobert Arts Centre!

Find out about Ocean Film Festival World Tour on What's On Stirling
Scottish Wild Food Festival

Scottish Wild Food Festival

18th September 2021 - 19th September 2021

The Scottish Wild Food Festival, set in the delightful grounds of Tir na nOg Holistic Centre just outside Drymen, will return on the 18th and 19th September!

Find out about Scottish Wild Food Festival on What's On Stirling
Gordon Buchanan: 30 Years In the Wild - Anniversary Tour

Gordon Buchanan: 30 Years In the Wild - Anniversary Tour

25th February 2022

Gordon Buchanan will discuss his incredible 30 year career as a wildlife filmmaker at Macrobert Arts Centre on Friday 25th February!

Events in Other Areas

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