Cam Valley Wildlife Group Events to October 2017
Cam Valley Wildlife Group runs a regular programme of events all year round, ranging from walks and conservation activities to talks and social events. Please look at our Events programme page for group events to October 2017. Alternatively, it can be downloaded here. Our May to October Events Programme can be downloaded here. All event reports are posted below.
We also run a programme of botany walks. Our Botany Walks are held weekly on Wednesdays at 7 pm and run from 5th April to 6th September. Lift-sharing is encouraged and everyone is welcome. Please look at our Botany Walks page for the full programme. Alternatively, you can download it here. Contact details for queries about the walks are on the programmes
The Bath Natural History Society runs a good programme of events. To download their June events programme, please click here.
Event report – Langford Lakes Nature Reserve
Members of Cam Valley Wildlife Group had a trip out of the area on Sunday 30 April to visit the beautiful Langford Lakes nature reserve in the Wylye Valley near Warminster. As well as the usual ducks and swans, we saw a Greenshank, a plover, a Red kite and a flock of Lapwings. Highlight of the day was watching a pair of Great crested grebes building their nest on a fallen log in the water, right in front of us. Mike and Carol were lucky enough to spot a kingfisher, but even this did not stop Mike from bemoaning the fact that he hadn’t seen a snipe! Birders and their lists! We were also able to enjoy tasty home made cakes at a pop-up café in the education centre. Photos of the grebes below were taken by Gary and Diana.
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Our venue for indoor meetings: SWALLOW, Old Engine House, Old Pit Road, Midsomer Norton, BA3 4BQ If coming from Midsomer Norton, go up Silver Street, turn left into Charlton Rd, then at the end go left onto A367 towards Radstock. Go past the row of shops on the left: Fosse Way Co-op store & Whitstones fish & chip shop. About 300yards further, just past zebra crossing and past Buildbase on your right, turn left at the sign for ‘Sun Chemical: opposite the childrens playground/bowling club. This is a single track road – go along, road curves to the right, and just past the bend is the entrance to SWALLOW (sign on noticeboard at entrance). Go through the gateway and the meeting room is straight ahead on the far left. Plenty of parking. Please note that SatNav may take you astray!