Moths/camouflage/photography talk

Timsbury Natural History Group Talk

John Bebbington will be talking about Moths / camouflage / photography”

Monday 16th March, 7.30pm

Conygre Hall, North Road, Timsbury BA2 0JQ

Visitors welcome £3.00. Refreshments and raffle.

For further information please ring Rod Bruce [Secretary] on 01761 433013

Timsbury Talk reminder

Timsbury Natural History Group talk

Ed Drewitt will be talking about “Madagascar”

7.30pm  Monday 17th February

Conygre Hall, North Road,Timsbury BA2 0JQ

Visitors welcome £3.00.  Refreshments and raffle

For further information please ring Rod Bruce [Chairman] on 01761 433013

Talk reminder – Rewilding

Wednesday 19th February 7.30pm

Re-wilding, a talk by Stephen Parker of Natural England

A controversial topic, which will be illustrated with examples from both Britain and Europe, such as reintroduction of beavers.

At SWALLOW, Midsomer Norton – for directions see CVWG Events Programme

EGM and talk reminder

Unfortunately, the AGM business could not be completed on 4th December, so the presentation of the proposed Coordinating Team and members’ vote will take place at 7.00 pm at SWALLOW, Old Engine House, Old Pit Road, Midsomer Norton, BA3 4BQ on Wednesday 19th February. The scheduled talk on re-wilding by Stephen Parker of Natural England will take place at the same venue at 7.30 pm. For directions, see CVWG Events programme page.

New CVWG Sightings page posting

The first sightings of 2020 have been sent in to us by a member.  Have you seen some wildlife in our area that you would like us to know about? Please state the locations and date of any sightings you send in and if you would like it posted on the website, let us know anything you wish posted with it, such as your name or some text.

CVWG March events update – talk details and moth trapping

Talk on Wednesday 18th March

Whales, Dolphins and Seabirds off the South West Coast

by Tom Brereton of Marine Life

Coffee & cake from 7.30 pm, talk 8 pm

Members £2 (non-members £3)

At SWALLOW

Contact details: Judy on 07460 278311 (phone or text)

Moth trapping with Chris Iles on Haydon Batch

Three-hour session starting at 6 .00 pm

Chris hopes that the event will coincide with the opening of the Spring Sallow blossom

The entrance to Haydon Batch is next to the Haydon Allotments and Haydon Village Hall (Haydon Cue & Social Club), Kilmersdon Rd, Haydon, Radstock, BA3 2DQ.

Contact: Chris, kifill22@hotmail.com or 01761 239092

Timsbury NHG – Wildlife Photographs talk today

Timsbury Natural History Group event, Monday December 16th at 7.30pm, Conygre Hall, North Road, Timsbury BA2 0JQ.  Cambridge University student Joshua Harris will give a talk about the wildlife photographs he has taken. Non-members welcome . Admittance £3. For further information please ring Rod Bruce [Secretary] on 01761 433013Joshua Harris hare

 

 

 

Avon Bird Report out now

Copies of the latest edition of the Avon Bird Report, the edition for 2018, are available from the editor, Harvey Rose, at Arncliffe, Coast Road, Walton Bay, Clevedon, BS21 7FW for £11.50 including postage. Cheques should be made out to AOG. [Cover photo, Spotted Redshank]

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Talk, 18 Nov – Botanical Treasures of the Mendips by Helena Crouch

Timsbury Natural History Group is hosting ‘Botanical Treasures of the Mendips’, a talk by Helena Crouch at 7.30 pm on Monday 18th November at Conygre Hall, North Road, Timsbury BA2 0JQ. Visitors welcome £3.00. Refreshments and raffle. For further information please ring Rod Bruce [Secretary] on 01761 433013.  Helena is a North Somerset County Recorder. For poster, click here.

Bat, moth and mammal evening at Great Elm Friday and Saturday

On Friday evening, 27th, and Saturday morning, 28th there is a bat walk, mammal trapping and moth trapping event at Buckland Bridge, Great Elm. On Saturday morning people will be having a look at what was found.

To book a place, contact lydia.blake@sustrans.org.uk or phone 07501017686

Event reminder – Herons, early butterflies, Saturday

Saturday 27th April 2019

Herons and early butterflies at RSPB Swell Wood, A378 near Langport, TA3 6PX.

Meet at 11.00 am in the RSPB car park.

We will aim to car share as much as possible as limited parking. Please bring packed lunch.

If you need any more information about this please contact Judy (details at the bottom of our Events programme).

Cam Valley Wildlife Group Botany Walks programme 2019 on website

The CVWG 2019 programme of Botany Walks starts on Wednesday 3rd April. Details are on the website (link). The walks programme can also be downloaded from there. Everyone welcome. Please lift share whenever possible.

Swifts talk reminder

Wednesday 20 March 2019

7.30pm Talk “The Swift – a life on the wing” by Peter Bright

Peter has been watching swifts nest in his Mendip house since 2006.

Coffee & cake from 7.30pm, talk at 8pm. Members £2, (non-members: £3)

At SWALLOW – for directions, see Events programme

SWT Fundraising evening, late March.

Cuckoos and Corncrakes
Thursday, 28 March @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Cheese and Grain, Market Yd, Justice Ln, Frome BA11 1BE

Open your ears to the fascinating world of birdsong, brought to you by well- known Tweet of the Day authors Brett Westwood and Stephen Moss. Proceeds from ticket sales go directly to the Somerset Wildlife Trust.

Find out more >> http://www.cheeseandgrain.com/event/cuckoos-and-corncrakes-somerset-wildlife-trust/

Upcoming talks in March – 18th and 20th

Wednesday 20 March 2019

7.30pm Talk “The Swift – a life on the wing” by Peter Bright

Peter has been watching swifts nest in his Mendip house since 2006.

Coffee & cake from 7.30pm, talk at 8pm. CVWG Members £2, (non-members: £3)

At SWALLOW – see directions on CVWG events programme

Contact: Judy on 07460 278311 or judy@swallowcharity.org.

Monday 18th March

7.30 pm talk about trees, “Shady side of town” by Adrian Lawson

At Conygre Hall, North Road,Timsbury BA2 0JQ

Refreshments and raffle. Visitors welcome £3.00

Contact: Rod Bruce [Secretary, Timsbury Natural History Group] on 01761 433013

Talk reminder – Tree sparrows, Wednesday

Wednesday 20 February 2019

7.30pm Talk on Stourhead’s tree sparrow project by Tamsin Holmes of National Trust

Tree Sparrows declined in the UK by 95% between 1970 and 2000. Tamsin Holmes of the National Trust will tell us about their project to encourage the revival of this endangered species.

Coffee & cake from 7.30pm, talk at 8pm. Members £2, (non-members: £3)

At SWALLOW – see directions on CVWG events programme

Colliers Way workday

Colliers Way volunteers are holding a workday on Thursday 21st February with some Frome volunteers at Conduit Bridge Orchard with the purpose of clearing brambles around the apple trees.  10.00am start, finish about 4.00 pm. Numbers are an issue, so if you wish to join the Colliers Way workdays it is essential that you email lydia.blake@sustrans.org.uk to arrange. Ensure you bring gloves, some eye protection and lunch.

Talk – Urban gulls, 18 Feb, Timsbury

Coming up – Timsbury Natural History Group talk, “Urban gulls”, by Peter Rock

Sometimes a controversial subject, Peter Rock will explore the reasons behind their liking for city-centre living.

7.30 pm Monday 18th February

Conygre Hall, North Road,Timsbury BA2 0JQ

Visitors welcome £3.00. Refreshments and raffle.

For further information please ring Rod Bruce [Secretary] on 01761 433013

February talk for your diary

Wednesday 20 February 2019

7.30pm Talk on Stourhead’s tree sparrow project by Tamsin Holmes of National Trust

Tree Sparrows declined in the UK by 95% between 1970 and 2000. Tamsin Holmes of the National Trust will tell us about their project to encourage the revival of this endangered species.

Coffee & cake from 7.30pm, talk at 8pm. Members £2, (non-members: £3)

At SWALLOW – see directions on CVWG events programme

Mini Toad Summit in Bath on January 26th

Toad Patrollers and anyone interested in toads are invited to a summit at Meeting House, York Street, Bath, BA1 1NG from 2.30 pm to 5.00 pm on Saturday 26 January 2019. For further info about toad patrols in the area, email sheila.gundry@froglife.org

AGM update – Joshua Harris – wildlife photography talk at tonight’s AGM

Wednesday 5 December 2018 – CVWG AGM update

Joshua Harris, local wildlife photographer and aspiring cameraman, will be giving an illustrated talk tonight at the AGM at Swallow (see CVWG events page for directions).

Seasonal refreshments (mulled wine/juice & mince pies) from 7.30pm, followed by short AGM and talks by Diana Walker and Joshua Harris. No charge.

AGM reminder – December 5th

There will be seasonal refreshments (mulled wine/juice & mince pies) from 7.30pm at Swallow on 5th December, followed by short AGM.  Then Diana will be talking about her wildlife encounters during the year. Please also bring along your own photos from the past year. Direction to Swallow are at the bottom of the CVWG Events programme.

CVWG talk on flora Wednesday 14th November – replacement speaker

The Woodland Trust are not able to provide a speaker as planned, unfortunately, and it has not been possible to find a replacement external speaker. However, Helena Crouch, the North Somerset Recorder for Flora, has very kindly agreed to provide us with a talk on Flora of the Cam Valley. Thanks to Helena, for coming to the rescue! 

Coffee & cake from 7.30pm, talk at 8pm. 

Venue: SWALLOW, Old Engine House, Old Pit Road, Midsomer Norton, BA3 4BQ

Reminder about tonight’s talk on the wildlife of the coal canal

CVWG is hosting a talk about the wildlife of the Somerset Coal Canal tonight at Swallow, Missomer Norton. Coffee & cake from 7.30pm, talk at 8pm. Members £2, (non-members £3) For details and directions to Swallow, see https://cvwg.org.uk/cam-valley-wildlife-group-events/events-programme/

November talks in Midsomer Norton and Timsbury

CVWG is hosting a talk, “Standing up for Trees” by Owen Rogers of Woodland Trust, at Swallow on Wednesday 14th November at 7.30 pm (see https://cvwg.org.uk/cam-valley-wildlife-group-events/events-programme/).

Timsbury Natural History Society is hosting a talk at the Conygre Hall Monday 19th November about a birding journey through Spain. See https://cvwg.org.uk/cam-valley-wildlife-group-events/ for details.