CVWG Events programme

CVWG Events to March 2019

A programme of the CVWG Events to March 2019 (excluding botany walks) is posted below. To download pdf, click here. The 2018 botany walks programme is posted on the botany walks page.

Events Programme for September 2018 – March 2019

Goosard reserve workdays – usually on last Saturday of each month – Please contact Roger on 01761 419778 for info.

Sunday 16 September 2018

Nature walk 11.00am

Cam Valley Wildlife Group volunteers are leading a Nature Walk from Shoscombe Village Hall, Barn Hill, Shoscombe, BA2 8LX through the Wellow Valley to Stoney Littleton Longbarrow (and back) as part of the Somer Valley Walking Festival. Please, no dogs apart from assistance dogs which must be on a short lead. Parking is available in the Shoscombe Village Hall car park.

Saturday 22 September 2018

Bristol Zoo visit

Meet at the bus stop at Farrington Gurney at 9.45am. We will be taking 376 bus to Temple Meads, then 8 bus to the zoo. Bus ticket (Bristol Outer zone) is £6.50 – type of rover ticket. Entry to zoo is £15 (or £10 for those travelling by bus or train – download voucher from zoo website). Reduced entry for over 65s. Please contact Judy if you plan to come along.

Wednesday 10 October 2018

Botany drinks 7-9pm at Palladium Electric in Midsomer Norton

(the new Wetherspoons pub in the High St) A chance for Botany Walkers to socialise over the winter months. All welcome

Wednesday 17 October 2018

7.30pm Talk about wildlife of Somerset Coal Canal

Take a virtual stroll around the Timsbury and Paulton basins of the coal canal, taking in the landscape and inhabitants through the seasons. A photographic journey by Paulton resident Shelagh Hetreed. Also display by Roger Halse – archivist of the Somerset Coal Canal Society.

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

At SWALLOW– see directions below.

Wednesday 7 November 2018

Botany drinks 7-9pm at Palladium Electric in Midsomer Norton

(the new Wetherspoons pub in the High St) A chance for Botany Walkers to socialise over the winter months. All welcome

Wednesday 14 November 2018

7.30pm Talk “Standing up for Trees” by Owen Rogers of Woodland Trust

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

At SWALLOW – see directions below

Wednesday 5 December 2018

7.30pm AGM & Talk by Diana Walker on her wildlife year, & possibly 2nd speaker tbc

Seasonal refreshments (mulled wine/juice & mince pies) from 7.30pm, followed by short AGM, then Diana will be talking about her wildlife encounters during the year.

No charge. Please also bring along your own photos from the past year.

At SWALLOW – see directions below.

Thursday 13 December 2018

12 noon. Christmas lunch at Swallow Community Café in Radstock

Limited places – menu choice & full payment will be needed with booking. Details nearer the time.

Wednesday 9 January 2019

Botany drinks 7-9pm at Palladium Electric in Midsomer Norton

(the new Wetherspoons pub in the High St) A chance for Botany Walkers to socialise over the winter months. All welcome

Wednesday 6 February 2019

Botany drinks 7-9pm at Palladium Electric in Midsomer Norton

(the new Wetherspoons pub in the High St). A chance for Botany Walkers to socialise over the winter months. All welcome

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 below

Wednesday 13 March 2019

Botany drinks 7-9pm at Palladium Electric in Midsomer Norton

(the new Wetherspoons pub in the High St) A chance for Botany Walkers to socialise over the winter months. All welcome

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 – see directions below

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!

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

or email judy@swallowcharity.org.