Reg Charity No. 702484
Indoor Meetings 2021 - 2022
Important Note: During the Covid restrictions the following meetings have been arranged to be held using ZOOM. These meetings are only open to members. Contact the Programme Secretary for further details. There is no charge for these meetings.
The 2021/22 program will ALL be held via Zoom. A review will be undertaken for the future approach before the next program for 2022/23.
Zoom is open from 7.30 pm for a 7.45 pm start.
1st October 2021
‘MOORE NATURE RESERVE’ by Tony Parker
Our member, Tony, will present a talk to us on Moore Nature Reserve. The reserve comprises almost 200 acres of woodland, meadows, lakes and ponds and is home to many diverse species of plants, animals, birds and other wildlife. The nature reserve is well known for its varied bird life and many interesting birds can be found either as year-round residents or as seasonal visitors.
5th November 2021
‘A SHROPSHIRE BIRDER'S YEAR’ by Jim Almond (Shropshire birder)
Jim keeps a County year list every year with the aim to see at least 160 species (with as many as possible photographed!) Find out how many different species were seen during a record breaking year of 2008! This talk is based around the highlights of the past few years including quite a few rarities (e.g. the Black-necked Grebe), and some new records for the County! It takes you around many of the main birdwatching areas, the best times to go and what you might find there. From Gull watching and wildfowl in the Winter, to reserves and 'hotspots' in the North and South of the County, the talk is organised by the seasons and features the changing panorama of the countryside. Shropshire is certainly not one of the best Counties for migrants and rarities but be prepared for a few surprises.
3rd December 2021
Seabirds - to be advised
7th January 2022
Seabirds - to be advised
4th February 2022
'WILDLIFE OF A WORKING FOREST' by Mike Read
Mike regards the superb New Forest as his 'local patch' and lives on the edge of this unique location which is studded with ancient and ornamental broad-leaved woodlands, mires, ponds and streams, timber plantations and glorious heathlands. Ancient rights, local traditions and constantly changing work practices add greatly to this, Britain's smallest National Park. However, it is an area under great pressure with perhaps 15 million day-visits annually. Despite this pressure, the New Forest still contains an extraordinary range of wildlife species with many rarities and some are even unique in British terms.
4th March 2022
AGM followed by a talk
'THE REINTRODUCTION OF THE COMMON CRANE (WELL NOT SO COMMON) TO THE SOMERSET LEVELS'
Speaker name to be advised.
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Cheshire and Wirral
Registered Charity No. 702484