The Cam Valley Wildlife Group membership form has been updated. It can be obtained via our website at https://cvwg.org.uk/membership
Cam Valley Wildlife Group Newsletter 91, Summer 2019, is now posted on the CVWG website at https://cvwg.org.uk/cam-valley-wildlife-group-newsletter. Pdf version and back copies are available via page links.
Andy Daw will be talking about Orchid Adventures – searching for all the British Orchid Species. 7.30 pm Monday 21st October, Conygre Hall, North Road, Timsbury BA2 0JQ. Visitors welcome £3.00. Refreshments and raffle
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07501017686
Due to the bad weather forecast for tonight/tomorrow for the Langport area (very strong winds, heavy rain and very cold) the outing to Swell Wood has been cancelled.
The CVWG Winter 2019 Newsletter is now available on the CVWG website (link) and the Spring 2019 newsletter has been sent out to members.
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.
The Cam Valley Wildlife Group Autumn 2018 newsletter is now available via our Newsletter page.
The Cam Valley Wildlife Group Events programme for April to September 2019 is now posted on our website. Click here to view or to download.
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 email@example.com to arrange. Ensure you bring gloves, some eye protection and lunch.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
The 2017 Avon bird report is now out. It is available from Harvey Rose for £11.50 (includes postage) at Arncliffe, Coast Road, Walton Bay, Clevedon, BS21 7FW. Cheques should be made out to ‘AOG’.
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
The Cam Valley Wildlife Group Events Programme for September 2018 to March 2019 is now available on our website.
An updated membership form is available on our website homepage for download
Interested in evening botany walks? We have a varied programme of weekly walks , available on our website to view or download.
The Cam Valley Wildlife Group Winter newsletter 2018 is out and the Autumn 2017 newsletter is now available on our website.
Why not check out the natural history books for sale in our Spring newsletter, just posted? The list includes “collectables”. Proceeds go to the group.
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. For a short report and lovely photos of Great crested grebes, please visit our Events page.
The 2017 CVWG Botany Walks programme is now available via our Events page. The first walk of the season is in Radstock at Waterside. Park in Radstock and meet at St Nicholas Church (ST688546) for a short walk beside the stream. Start time 7 pm. Lift share is encouraged and all are welcome. Contact details are on the programme.
We have added a Q&A category to our message board, so if you want to ask a question there are two options:
Use the contact page to send a question for posting on the message board
Become a Contributor on our website
Contributors can write a message for any of our message board pages. Messages will go through a moderation process before posting. If you want to become a contributor, please ask for an invite through our contact page.
There will be a CVWG stall at the 2017 Seedy Saturday event on 11th March at the Conygre Hall, Timsbury, 10.00 am to 2.00 pm – seed swap, potato day and green fair. For details of the event, go to http://www.seedysaturday.org.uk
The Botany Drinks venue has been moved from the Somerset Wagon to the White Post, near Stratton-on-the-Fosse. The time is the same – 7pm
The first sightings reports have come in! Andre has sent in some interesting ones, which are posted on the Sightings page. This is an interim measure while we look at setting up a system that members can use to post information themselves, by category. If you are interested in posting info and/or have suggestions for categories (e.g. Sightings!), please let us know via the Contact page.
Phil Hall will be giving a talk about his quest to photograph all 58 breeding butterfly species in the UK – see Events page
Andre asks, “Is anyone seeing large numbers of starlings in the area?”
How about checking out the new members’ photos in the CVWG Insects and Birds Galleries?
Thanks go to Telva for setting us up a Facebook page. Just click on the Facebook icon at the top right hand corner (in the indigo-violet bar) and you’ll get there… or use the url below. Has anyone got photos of a recent CVWG event to share?
For anyone who is concerned about the various options on offer when doing a search for our new site, you are looking for the option with our full name, with the address https://cvwg.org.uk/, and the search text under it of “Cam Valley Wildlife Group official website..information about the group..local wildlife conservation projects..recording..conservation work..events to Feb 2017.“
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