We are a very dynamic and active local group. We organise a variety of events each year.
We organise around 50 walks throughout the year. These are usually held on Thursdays or at the weekend. Non-members are welcome to try them out.
See our Walks page for more
We generally meet twice a month (Sept.-May) on the first Thursday at 2pm or the fourth Wednesday at 7.30pm.
Speaker: Jim Almond
We accompany Jim on a tour of New England during May – the very best time to be there. Warblers, herons and other birds aplenty, but interesting native plants and other wildlife to be seen as well.
Cost: Members free, optional donation for non-members
See our Talks page for more
We also arrange various other events throughout the year.
In severe weather, a trip may be cancelled. Check with Trish Watts.
Non-members can book coach trips but will have to pay an extra £10. This includes membership of our Local Group until the end of the year.
A few seats are available free of charge for accompanied young people (age 12-18). Contact Trish Watts to book a free seat.
This outstanding reserve, managed by Hampshire Wildlife Trust, is situated just west of Lymington. Due to the unique blend of habitats, the entire area is particularly fruitful for wildfowl and during the winter months can hold most species of duck that are found regularly in the United Kingdom. The waters of Keyhaven are sheltered by the Isle of Wight and usually hold a small flock of eider and a few longtailed ducks. Common scoters are occasional visitors.
The coach and entrance is competitively priced at £29.50, the price includes a £2 donation to the Hampshire Wild Life Trust.
Non-members are welcome to book but have to pay an additional £10 to cover the annual membership of our Local Group.
A limited number of places on our coach trips are available free of charge for accompanied young people aged 12-18. If you would like to book one of these places, please contact Trish Watts
To book please contact Trish Watts, our events organiser.
Please note that the coach leaves from Guildford Spectrum Park & Ride (GU1 1UP) at 07.30hrs and will return around 18.00hrs.
Each year our group raises large sums for the RSPB. These range from stalls at local events, jumble sales, plant sale and more.
Spring Fundraising ‘Pub’ Quiz
The doors open at 7 pm for a prompt 7.30 pm start.
Once again Ian and Jan Honeysett have kindly offered to host for us.
All are very welcome, friends as well as members. Entries can be for full teams of up to 8, or enter as a single, pair, or small group and we will put full teams together.
Please contact Margo to book your place (even if you use the online payment option).
The cost is £10.00 per person. Please remember to put your name as a reference so we can track payments.
Bring your own Food and Drink.
We arrange several social events each year. This is a way for people to get to know each other better and are usually only open to members of our local group.
Two holiday trips are organised each year. Usually we have one longer one in the spring and a shorter one in the autumn. Participation in holiday trips is restricted to our members.
We sometimes arrange bird ID sessions and other special events. See individual event for details.
When possible we will include events at local RSPB reserves