Join us and ZEISS on Sunday 15th April for a Nature Watching Experience with Simon King.
If you are new to nature watching or a seasoned birdwatcher, the will give you the chance to spend time with Simon King and test out some of the best optics on the market. If you want to bring along your own to compare you are more than welcome to as we will have a great range of ZEISS optics available on the day.
We have two walks available, morning and afternoon, where you will be taken around the gorgeous nature reserve on the Somerset Levels by Simon King.
Tickets for either session are just £25. If you want to bring along your family we are offering a special rate of £75 for 2 adults & 2 children (under the age of 14).
This is great chance to watch nature with Simon King, learning about identification and techniques, whilst testing some of the best optics around in some of the best reserves the UK has to offer.
Simon King is a well-known British television presenter and cameraman who has created, filmed, directed or presented many award winning TV programmes and films, with some of the best known being Springwatch, Big Cat Diary, Planet Earth and Blue Planet.
Simon has been an avid fan of ZEISS Optics from an early age, having been introduced to the brand by his then friend and mentor, Mike Kendall. Although starting with a pair of 10x40B Dialyt binoculars – 32 years old and still going strong – Simon now primarily uses the flagship Victory SF binoculars.
You can find out more about Simon King and his work from the following links: https://www.simonkingwildlife.com/about-simon/ & https://www.simonkingwildlife.com/zeiss/.
Somerset’s Levels and Moors are a haven for Wonderful Wildlife. At the heart of the area lies the Avalon Marshes and its nationally important nature reserves. In the last 50 years wildlife has thrived as abandoned peat workings have been transformed and restored to lush wetlands, many of which are now designated as National Nature Reserves.
Covering around 1,500 hectares (3,700 acres), the nature reserves are a haven for a broad array of wildlife and offer the chance to see some unusual species, rarely seen elsewhere. There are many habitat types to discover including open water, reed-bed, mire, fen, meadow and wet woodland. Access is provided by numerous tracks, trails and hides.
If you'd like to find out more about our chosen venue The Avalon Marshes the follow this link : http://avalonmarshes.org/explore/nature-reserves/
08.00 - Arrive at venue - AM Group
08.30 - Welcome and Introductions by Zeiss and Simon King
09:00 - Demo optics hand out
09.25 - Start of Nature Walk
11.30 - Return to the class room
11.45 - Q&A Session with refreshments
12.45 - Arrive at venue - PM Group
13.15 - Welcome and Introductions by Zeiss and Simon King
13:45 - Demo optics hand out
14.15 - Start of Nature Walk
16.15 - Return to the class room
16.30 - Q&A session with refreshments
17.30 - End
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