Calendar of events

Feb
28
Wed
Springtime in New England @ Online via Zoom
Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm

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

Mar
7
Thu
Wey Navigation @ Wey Navigation
Mar 7 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Post Code: GU23 6AN

Duration: Half day walk

Leader: Brian

Directions: From centre of Ripley Village turn into lane leading to Ripley Green; cricket pavilion is on right. Park as far along the lane as possible.

Habitat: Canal side and meadows. Firm paths but can be very muddy if wet.

Attractions: Winter thrushes, water birds.

Amenities: No facilities

Please bring appropriate clothing and footwear for conditions on the day which can be subject to change at any time. You will be expected to use the walk in such a way as not to place yourselves or others at risk and to follow all requirements set by the walk leader.

Mar
8
Fri
Quiz @ Onslow Village Hall
Mar 8 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

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.

Mar
14
Thu
Birds: their Hidden World @ Shalford Villlage Hall
Mar 14 @ 2:00 pm

Speaker: Peter Holden

Peter takes a closer look at the behaviour of some of our common, and not so common, wild birds and some of the secrets that most books don’t tell us.

Cost: £1 for members and £3 for non-members

Note: Due to hall availability this is the 2nd Thursday in the month and there will be no evening meeting on Wednesday 27 March

Mar
17
Sun
Keyhaven – Coach Trip @ Guildford Spectrum Park & Ride
Mar 17 @ 7:30 am

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.

Mar
21
Thu
Staines Moor @ Staines Moor
Mar 21 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

 

Post Code: TW18 4YU

Duration: Half day walk

Leader: Tony

Directions: Take M25 clockwise to junction 13 and exit keeping well left to follow signs to Wraysbury. At mini-roundabout turn left into Wraysbury Road (B376) and follow for one mile towards Staines. Turn left into Moor Lane and park after approx 0.5 miles where houses on left fall back from the road short of the A30 flyover.

Attractions: Chance of water pipit.

Amenities: No facilities

Please bring appropriate clothing and footwear for conditions on the day which can be subject to change at any time. You will be expected to use the walk in such a way as not to place yourselves or others at risk and to follow all requirements set by the walk leader.

Apr
4
Thu
Shetland’s Wildlife @ Shalford Villlage Hall
Apr 4 @ 2:00 pm

Speaker: Matt Eade

Whether it’s the spring or autumn, there is always something special to see in Shetland. Matt, from Naturetrek, will take us through the ornithological and botanical highlights that one can expect to see on the most northerly islands of the British Isles.

Cost: £1 for members and £3 for non-members

Apr
7
Sun
South Downs / The Burgh @ South Downs/The Burgh
Apr 7 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

OS: TQ 070125
Post Code: RH20 4HW

Duration: All day walk.

Leader: Tony

Directions: A283 Pulborough to Storrington, then B2139 towards Amberley. After 1½ miles take lane to left marked Kithurst Hill. Use car park at top of hill.

Habitat: Long 5 mile walk on firm chalk downland paths. Muddy if wet.

Attractions: Yellowhammers, skylarks, corn buntings and grey partridges, plus a good variety of raptors.

Amenities: No facilities

Please bring appropriate clothing and footwear for conditions on the day which can be subject to change at any time. You will be expected to use the walk in such a way as not to place yourselves or others at risk and to follow all requirements set by the walk leader.

Apr
20
Sat
RSPB Farnham Heath @ RSPB Farnham Heath
Apr 20 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

OS: SU 858434
Post Code: GU10 2DL

Duration: Half day walk.

Leader: Malcolm

Directions: Take A287 from Farnham then left at Millbridge into Reeds Road, signed to Tilford. After 1 mile park at Rural Life Centre on left. NB.

Habitat: Heathland and woodland. Solid paths on reserve, might be muddy off reserve on public bridleways.

Attractions: Heathland and woodland birds. Hobby, woodlark, spotted flycatcher possible.

Amenities: Toilets and café in Rural Life Centre (café closed on Sundays).

Please bring appropriate clothing and footwear for conditions on the day which can be subject to change at any time. You will be expected to use the walk in such a way as not to place yourselves or others at risk and to follow all requirements set by the walk leader.

Apr
24
Wed
The Birds and Wildlife of Guyana @ Onslow Village Hall
Apr 24 @ 7:30 pm

Speaker: Chris Collins

Guyana is rarely visited by birdwatchers, despite its numerous special birds and other intriguing wildlife.  Chris will take us to many of the habitats which make the country such a unique destination  –  from tropical forests to wide open savannahs.

Cost: £1 for members and £3 for non-members