CVWG Events programme

CVWG Events Summer/Autumn relaunch 2020

We are excited to be starting activities again. As numbers need to be

limited within Government guidelines, we have a wide array of events for you.

IMPORTANT: Please ring event leader to book your place in advance, and please note

that if Government guidelines change then it may be necessary to cancel events.

GOOSARD WORK DAYS – last Saturday of each month

Please phone Peter on 07860 627744 to book as numbers limited

Any member welcome to attend – contact Peter for details

INSECT EVENT – Haydon Batch – Sunday 9 August

Please phone Deborah on 01761 435563 to book as numbers limited (or email djporter.wildlifeandenv@gmail.com)

Meet at 10.30am Haydon Batch near the Batch entrance by the Haydon Que Club, Kilmersdon Road, Haydon, BA3 3QR, where there is parking space.

We expect to see and hear a variety of insects amongst the flowers at this interesting site owned by Radstock Town Council.

BOTANY WALK – Stony Littleton Long Barrow – Wednesday 12 August

Please phone/text Helena on 07773 037001 to book as numbers limited

Meet at 7pm in car park along the track to Greenacres (ST734568) for a walk to the Long Barrow.

BUTTERFLY WALK – North Dorset – Saturday 15 August

Please phone Phil Hall on 07940 843291 to book, as numbers limited.

Leaving at 9am from Mill Road in Radstock

A trip to Alners Gorse in North Dorset which is amazingly colourful in August and a great site for late summer butterflies including the Brown Hairstreak.

BOTANY WALK – Haydon Batch – Wednesday 19 August

Please phone/text Helena on 07773 037001 to book as numbers limited

Meet at 7pm at the entrance to the batch, which is on the west side of Kilmersdon Road (ST683537) by the Haydon Que Club, where there is parking.

OTTERS & GENERAL WILDLIFE WALK – Radstock – Sunday 23 August

Please phone Gary on 07960 269022 to book as numbers limited

Meet at 10am at end of Mill Road in Radstock near the mill.

BATS in Judy’s garden at Welton – Monday 24 August / Tuesday 25 August

Please phone Judy on 07460 278311 to book as numbers limited

Meet at 8.30pm for coffee & cake, then listening to the bats – weather dependent!

BOTANY WALK – River Somer, Midsomer Norton – Wednesday 26 August

Please phone Peter on 07860 627744 to book as numbers limited

Meet at 7pm at the Somer Centre at the end of Gullock Tyning (ST668543) for a walk alongside the River Somer.

MOTH TRAPPING – Haydon Batch – Saturday 29 August

Please contact Neale Mellersh (email sneale48@hotmail.co.uk) to check timing and to book as numbers limited

Meet at Haydon Batch near the Batch entrance by the Haydon Que Club, Kilmersdon Road, Haydon, BA3 3QR, where there is parking space.

Neale Mellersh will be running a moth trap/actinic light from dusk for a number of hours.

Neale has nearly 50 years as a Lepidopterist and is the Micro moth recorder for Somerset. They will be identifying the moths on site and either releasing them at the end of the evening or taking them home and releasing them at dusk the next evening.

BOTANY IN THE GARDEN – Bronwen, Paulton – Wednesday 2 September

Please phone/text Helena on 07773 037001 to book as numbers limited

Meet at 7pm for botany and drinks in the garden, weather permitting

If this proves popular, we can repeat it another evening!

INSECT EVENT – Haydon Batch – Saturday 5 September / Sunday 6 September

Please phone Deborah on 01761 435563 (or email djporter.wildlifeandenv@gmail.com) to book as numbers limited and date is weather dependent

Meet at 11am at Haydon Batch near the Batch entrance by the Haydon Que Club, Kilmersdon Road, Haydon, BA3 3QR, where there is parking space.

A walk looking and listening for late Summer insects on Haydon Batch and surrounds, including the Ivy Bee, the UK’s only true Autumn solitary bee.

GENERAL WILDLIFE WALK – Paulton – Saturday 12 September

Please phone Peter on 07860 627744 to book as numbers limited.

Meet at 10am in Paulton village car park (ST651565).

PHOTOGRAPHING FUNGI – Greyfield Wood – Sunday 18 October

Please phone Diana on 01761 433688 to book as numbers limited

Meet at 2pm by the large tree at the start of the track to Greyfield Wood (ST639585). There is parking by the tree, or in Greyfield Road, or by the main entrance to the wood.

Ad hoc invertebrate surveys at Goosard Reserve and on Colliers Way (NCN 24) will take place during the year. If you are interested in attending any that take place this year, please contact Deborah via  camvalleywildlife@gmail.com or on 01761 435563.

CVWG project activities are not all posted on the website so if you wish to join in please go to the relevant project page for contact details or send us a message via the Contacts page. Please note that insect events are usually weather-dependent and some take place on an ad hoc basis.

If you need any more information about anything please phone or text Judy on 07460 278311