November talks in Midsomer Norton and Timsbury

CVWG is hosting a talk, “Standing up for Trees” by Owen Rogers of Woodland Trust, at Swallow on Wednesday 14th November at 7.30 pm (see https://cvwg.org.uk/cam-valley-wildlife-group-events/events-programme/).

Timsbury Natural History Society is hosting a talk at the Conygre Hall Monday 19th November about a birding journey through Spain. See https://cvwg.org.uk/cam-valley-wildlife-group-events/ for details.

Extra event – 2018 New Year’s Day Walk

2018 New Year’s Day Walk

Leader: Diana Walker

Meet: 2 pm at the entrance to Grovewood Road, Haydon, Radstock, BA3 3QZ

A gentle walk from Haydon into Radstock and along the valley to Haydon Batch, then back to Diana’s house for tea and cakes at about 3.30 pm. The route will be a bit muddy so she recommends that you wear boots and have a walking stick might be helpful. The steepest part of the walk will be down hill from Haydon

Contact: Diana Walker on 01761 433688 or dianawalker4@gmail.com

Sightings – skylarks, grey wagtails, dippers and more

Recent sightings by Judy Hampshire:

Sunday 26 March, 5.30pm above White City, Welton: skylarks fluttering and singing.

Monday 27 March: between 8.30 and 9am: Pair of grey wagtails, and dipper on Wellow Brook at Welton. (One morning last week, I saw a pair of dippers there but usually only see one at a time.) A wren accompanied me up the footpath at back of MN leisure centre car park, then on the broadwalk at back of Sun Chemical I saw a female goldcrest. ( A few weeks ago I saw a male goldcrest at the same spot, who actually hopped towards me along the metal fence, until it was level with my head! A magical moment!)

 

CVWG Botany Walks start on 5th April

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.

Do you have a question for us?

We have added a Q&A category to our message board, so if you want to ask a question there are two options:

  1. Use the contact page to send a question for posting on the message board

  2. 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.

Bath NATS recorder facilities demonstration, Monday 6th March

Monday 6th March – Rob Randall – ‘Recording Wildlife in the Bath Nats Area’

Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, 16-18 Queen Square, Bath. BA1 2HN.

Doors open 7.00 pm for 7.30 pm start

Rob will demonstrate the new facilities by which Bath Nats recorders can build up a database of wildlife and plants in the Bath area and how these data will be passed on to the local biological record centres and become an educational resource for the general public. This facility will be hosted by BRLSI on their website and local flora and fauna will be illustrated by photographs taken by Bath Nats members and other local residents.

Sightings reports now on the CVWG website

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.

Any wildlife sightings to report?

If you have seen or heard wildlife that you would like to let people know about, please consider leaving a comment via the link below or sending us a message. You can message via the contacts page, or direct to camvalleywildlifegroup@gmail.com, and we can post it for you!  Alternatively, Continue reading “Any wildlife sightings to report?”