CVWG Events programme

CVWG Events to September 2020

Due to the coronavirus Covid 19 situation, all trips and talks are cancelled until further notice. It is highly unlikely that any of our events will be taking place until at least July. For insect events from July onward, please check beforehand with the event leader (contact details given in the programme). If you wish to be notified when events resume, please follow our blog.

The botany walks programme for 2020 has been cancelled until further notice due to the Covid 19 coronavirus situation. If the walks resume later in the year, the programme will be posted on the Botany walks page. If you wish to receive notice that a walks programme has been posted, please follow our blog postings (bottom of the page).

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Goosard Reserve workdays are usually held on the last Saturday of each month but are cancelled until further notice due to the coronavirus situation. If the workdays resume, we will post them on this page. The contact for Goosard workdays is  Peter on 07860 627744 or pwatson255@gmail.com for information.

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 and events 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.

Events Programme to end August 2020

Wednesday 18 March 2020 – Talk – POSTPONED

Whales, Dolphins and Seabirds off the South West Coast

Tom Brereton of Marine Life

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

Members £2 (non-members £3)

At SWALLOW – see directions below

 

Saturday 21 MarchMoth trapping on Haydon Batch – CANCELLED

Chris Iles and Neale Mellersh will be running moth traps from dusk for about three hours, hoping to coincide with the opening of the Sallow blossoms.

6.00 pm start time                                                                                                                  

Chris is the County recorder for Macro moths and Neale 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. All are welcome.

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 details: email kifill22@hotmail.com or phone 01761 239092

 

Saturday 28 March 2020 – Goosard reserve activities (workday and insects) – CANCELLED

Work day: please contact Peter on 07860 627744.

Looking for Spring bees, bee-flies and other insects (note: workday activities take priority): please contact Deborah on 01761 435563 or via camvalleywildlife@gmail.com

 

Saturday 18 April – Insects at Mells Yard – CANCELLED

We will be looking for signs of spring insects, in particular Blue Carpenter and Red-tailed Mason bees, as well as making a note of other wildlife such as reptiles, spring flowers and birds. Weather-dependent.

Meet at 10.30 am on the Colliers Way mixed-use route (National Cycle Network route 24) south-east of Kilmersdon cutting, about 2.5 km down the path from the cutting (ST 716 512).

There is limited parking at the start of the access road to the side entrance to Mells Yard (ST 712 514), so we recommend that you either access via National Cycle Route 24 (Radstock – Kilmerson – Great Elm – Frome) or car share.

Contact: Deborah via camvalleywildlife@gmail.com or on 01761 435563 (note: no answerphone)

 

Saturday 25 April 2020 – Goosard Reserve work day – CANCELLED

Please contact Peter on 07860 627744.

 

Sunday 26 April 2020 – Herons and early butterflies at Swell Wood – CANCELLED               

RSPB Swell Wood, A378 near Langport, TA3 6PX. 

Meet at 11am in the RSPB car park. Please bring packed lunch. 

We planned to go last year, but had to cancel due to storms. Let’s hope weather is better this year! Please phone me so I can look out for you on the day: 07460 278311

 

Saturday 02 May – Insects on Haydon Batch – CANCELLED

We will be looking for early butterflies and spring bees, and looking for caterpillars and pupae of burnet moths.

10.30 am start.

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: Deborah via camvalleywildlife@gmail.com or on 01761 435563 (note: no answerphone)

 

Saturday 16 May – Spring insects at Mells Yard – CANCELLED

We will be looking for spring insects and other wildlife in this interesting area and recording what we find. Weather-dependent.

Meet at 10.30 am on the Colliers Way mixed-use route (National Cycle Network route 24) south-east of Kilmersdon cutting, about 2.5 km down the path from the cutting (ST 716 512).

There is limited parking at the start of the access road to the side entrance to Mells Yard (ST 712 514), so it is recommended that you either access via the National Cycle Route (Radstock – Kilmerson – Great Elm – Frome) or car share.

Contact: Deborah via camvalleywildlife@gmail.com or on 01761 435563 (note: no answerphone)

 

Sunday 17 May 2020 – Bluebells & Spring flowering trees at Westonbirt Arboretum – CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE                    

Meet at 11 am at the visitor centre

Entrance costs £10. Please phone me so I can look out for you on the day: 07460 278311

 

Saturday 23rd May – Insects and other wildlife on Haydon Batch – CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Recording the wildlife of Haydon Batch, particularly butterflies, bees and day-flying moths

10.30 am start. Weather-dependent.

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: Deborah via camvalleywildlife@gmail.com or on 01761 435563 (note: no answerphone)

 

Saturday 30 May 2020 – Goosard reserve work day – CANCELLED

Please contact Peter on 07860 627744

 

Sunday 21 June 2020 – Open garden for NGS: Swifts and garden – CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Swift House, 8 Lyndale Avenue, Stoke Bishop, Bristol, BS9 1BS                                      

Meet at 2pm at the garden.

Colourful, scented, wildlife friendly garden, which is also home to largest breeding colony of swifts in Bristol– see inside the nestboxes via a Swift-Cam! More information on their website: www.bristolswifts.co.uk, and on the National Garden Scheme website. Please phone me so I can look out for you on the day: 07460 278311

 

Saturday 27 June 2020 – Goosard reserve work day – CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Please contact Peter on 07860 627744

 

Saturday 04 July – Moth trapping on Haydon Batch

Chris Iles and Neale Mellersh will be running moth traps from dusk for a number of hours.

Chris is the County recorder for Macro moths and Neale 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.

All are welcome.

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 details: email kifill22@hotmail.com or phone 01761 239092

 

Tuesday 7 July 2020 – Exotic butterflies at Berkeley Castle – CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE                                             

Berkeley, Gloucestershire, GL13 9BQ

Meet at 11 am at the Yurt café.

Around 42 different exotic butterflies. Entrance to the Butterfly House (and Café area) is £4.50, or £14 for castle and gardens as well. Please phone me so I can look out for you on the day, or if you need a lift: 07460 278311

 

Saturday 25 July 2020 – Goosard reserve work day – CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Please contact Peter on 07860 627744

 

Saturday in August – date tbc – Bats and summer social                                                         

Bats and summer social at Judy’s in Welton. Further details nearer the time

 

Saturday 29 August 2020 – Goosard reserve work day – CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Please contact Peter on 07860 627744

 

If you need any more information about trips please contact Judy on 07460 278311.  Judy.Hampshire@yahoo.co.uk

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 or text Judy on 07460 278311