Timsbury Nats change of talk tonight

The scheduled talk at the Conygre Hall has been changed due to unforseen circumstances. Andy Daw is kindly stepping in with “Drawing on Nature – a passion for paper” Conygre Hall, North Rd, Timsbury, BA2 0JQ, 7.30 pm. Visitors Welcome, £3.00. Further info: Mike Bailey, 01761 471000.

CVWG Botany Programme info error – wrong programme details posted!

Apologies from website admin. Unfortunately, an error occurred and the 2021 programme was posted on our web page. Also, the wrong start date and location was sent out. The programme for download was correct, fortunately.

The first walk takes place in the Midsomer Norton Enterprise Park on Wedensday 6th April. See website for details or download the programme here.

CVWG botany walks programme posted

The Cam Valley Wildlife Group weekly botany walks, led by Helena Crouch, North Somerset County Recorder for flora, will start with Silver Street Nature Reserve on 5th May 2022. All walks are on Wednesday evenings, meeting at 7 pm. All are welcome. Information and contact details @ Botany Walks

Talk, 28 April, High Littleton – Beautiful Burial Grounds for Biodiversity

High Littelton and Hallatrow Environmental Group is hosting a talk by local botanist Helena Crouch on the flora of High Littelton churchyard and cemetery and their management for biodiversity. Thursday 28th April, 7.30 – 9pm @ High Litteton Church Hall. Free entry. Refreshments available.

Timsbury Nats talk, 18 April, Mallorca birding journey

“A Birding Journey around Mallorca” – a talk by Len Clark at the Conygre Hall, North Rd, Timsbury, BA2 0JQ, at 7.30 pm, Monday 18th April 2022. Visitors welcome. Refreshments and raffle. For further information, please contact Mike Bailey on 01761 471000

CVWG visit – Herons near Langport, 4 April

Monday 4 April 2022 – Herons at Swell Wood

Our next programmed event is a visit to the RSPB reserve on A378 near Langport, TA3 6PX. Meet in the car park at 11am. Weather dependent so please check with Judy beforehand: 07460 278311.

Reminder – Amphibians and Reptiles talk 2nd March, Radstock

John Dickson of the Reptile and Amphibian Group for Somerset will be talking about the group’s activities. The Reptile and Amphibian Group for Somerset (RAGS) is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to promoting the interests ofwild, native reptiles and amphibians across Somerset and forms part of the national ARG-UK network.

Radstock Working Men’s Club, 7.30pm for 8pm start. Bar with hot/cold drinks. Please park in the town car park next door (behind the library).

Talk on moths, Timsbury 14th March

MOTHS – Small Creatures surviving in a Big World

A talk by Mike Bailey hosted by Timsbury Natural History Group

Monday 14th March 2022, 7.30pm

Conygre Hall, North Road, Timsbury BA2 0JQ

Visitors welcome £3.00. Refreshments and raffle

For further information please ring Rod Bruce [Secretary] on 01761 433013

Amphibian & Reptile Talk, Radstock

Wednesday 2 March – Talk: Amphibians & Reptiles

Cam Valley Wildlife Group Event. John Dickson of the Reptile and Amphibian Group for Somerset will be talking about the group’s activities. The Reptile and Amphibian Group for Somerset (RAGS) is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to promoting the interests ofwild, native reptiles and amphibians across Somerset and forms part of the national ARG-UK network.

Radstock Working Men’s Club, 7.30pm for 8pm start. Bar with hot/cold drinks. Please park in the town car park next door (behind the library).

Talk tonight, 17th, in Timsbury – moths butterflies and more

‘Night and Day in the Spanish Pyrenees’ – a talk by Andy Daw. Hosted by Timsbury Natural History Group. Monday 17th January at 7.30pm. The venue is the Conygre Hall in Timsbury and admittance is £3. 

Ferns of Somerset talk, 15 Nov, Timsbury

Timsbury Natural History Group is hosting a talk, The Ferns of Somerset, by Helena Crouch

7.30pm on Monday 15thNovember2021

Conygre Hall, North Road,Timsbury BA2 0JQ

Visitors welcome £3.00

Refreshments and raffle

For further information please ring

Rod Bruce [Secretary] on 01761 433013

Hedgehog talk, Ston Easton, 17th Nov

The Mendip Gardening Club is hosting a talk by Colin Varndell – The Hedgehog Predicament – at Ston Easton Village Hall on Wednesday 17th November at 7.30 pm. Refreshments are available. Visitors and new members welcome. Contact: Joanne, 01761 453654. For a poster, click here.

Reminder – Canal & River Trust talk tonight, 3 Nov, Radstock

Cam Valley Wildlife Group talk: Laura Mulholland from The Canal and River Trust is giving a talk tonight entitled ‘Wildlife on our Canals and Rivers, 7.30 pm for an 8 pm start at the Working Men’s Club, Radstock. £2 members , £3 non-members. Parking is in the car park behind the library.

Beaver Project Talk 18th October

CVWG is pleased to inform you that Timsbury Natural History Group is hosting a Beaver Project Talk by Joshua Harris

7.30pm, Monday 18th October 2021 at the Conygre Hall, North Road,Timsbury BA2 0JQ. Refreshments and raffle. Visitors welcome. £3.00

Talk to be followed by a brief AGM. For further information please ring Rod Bruce [Secretary] on 01761 433013

Whale and Dolphin talk 6th October

Bernard Purier will be giving a talk, ‘Whales and Dolphins – ‘A look into their World’, on behalf of Whale and Dolphin Conservation. Venue: Radstock Working Men’s Club. Park in the car park behind the library in Radstock. Entrance is £2.00 for CVWG members and £3.00 for non-members. For poster, click here. For the Cam Valley Wildlife Group Events programme, click here.

CVWG Events programme

The Cam Valley Wildlife Group Autumn Events Programme has been posted on our website. The first event is an early autumn butterfly and invertebrate walk on Haydon Batch, Radstock on 19th September – see the programme for details

Timsbury Nats talks Sept – Nov

Timsbury Natural History Group is now holding talks again at the Conygre Hall, Timsbury:

20th September, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Brian Plant

18th October, The Beaver Reintroduction. Joshua Harris

15 November. The Ferns of Somerset. Helena Crouch


The group can be contacted through its Secretary, Rod Bruce, on 01761 433013.

Haydon moth trapping Saturday – postcode correction

31 July Moth trapping on Haydon Batch

We will be running moth traps from dusk for a number of hours at Haydon Batch and will have an expert (or two!) on hand to identify what we see and check the trap contents. The moths will be released either at the time or 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 3QR.

Contact details: camvalleywildlife@gmail.com or phone 01761 435563

Moth survey on Haydon Batch

31 July Moth trapping on Haydon Batch

We will be running moth traps from dusk for a number of hours at Haydon Batch and will have an expert (or two!) on hand to identify what we see and check the trap contents. The moths will be released either at the time or the next evening.

All are welcome. The Event is subject to Government Guidelines on Covid-19.

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: camvalleywildlife@gmail.com or phone 01761 435563

CVWG Events Relaunch 2020 starts tomorrow on Haydon Batch

Summer/Autumn 2020 relaunch!

Cam Valley Wildlife Group  is excited to be starting activities again. As numbers need to be limited within Government guidelines, we have a wide array of events for you and you will need to book – for details, please see our Events Programme page. To download a copy, click Events for 2020 (Summer & Autumn). The first event is an insect event on Haydon Batch starting at 10.30 am

CVWG events under review (Covid 19)

CVWG is currently monitoring the coronavirus Covid 19 situation regarding its programme of events. For trips and talks please check with Judy beforehand, on a case-by-case basis; for insect events and workdays, please check beforehand with the event leader. Contact details are given on the Events programme page. We will post details of the 2020  Botany Walks programme for April to September when they are available.

Moths/camouflage/photography talk

Timsbury Natural History Group Talk

John Bebbington will be talking about Moths / camouflage / photography”

Monday 16th March, 7.30pm

Conygre Hall, North Road, Timsbury BA2 0JQ

Visitors welcome £3.00. Refreshments and raffle.

For further information please ring Rod Bruce [Secretary] on 01761 433013

Timsbury Talk reminder

Timsbury Natural History Group talk

Ed Drewitt will be talking about “Madagascar”

7.30pm  Monday 17th February

Conygre Hall, North Road,Timsbury BA2 0JQ

Visitors welcome £3.00.  Refreshments and raffle

For further information please ring Rod Bruce [Chairman] on 01761 433013

Talk reminder – Rewilding

Wednesday 19th February 7.30pm

Re-wilding, a talk by Stephen Parker of Natural England

A controversial topic, which will be illustrated with examples from both Britain and Europe, such as reintroduction of beavers.

At SWALLOW, Midsomer Norton – for directions see CVWG Events Programme

EGM and talk reminder

Unfortunately, the AGM business could not be completed on 4th December, so the presentation of the proposed Coordinating Team and members’ vote will take place at 7.00 pm at SWALLOW, Old Engine House, Old Pit Road, Midsomer Norton, BA3 4BQ on Wednesday 19th February. The scheduled talk on re-wilding by Stephen Parker of Natural England will take place at the same venue at 7.30 pm. For directions, see CVWG Events programme page.

CVWG March events update – talk details and moth trapping

Talk on Wednesday 18th March

Whales, Dolphins and Seabirds off the South West Coast

by Tom Brereton of Marine Life

Coffee & cake from 7.30 pm, talk 8 pm

Members £2 (non-members £3)

At SWALLOW

Contact details: Judy on 07460 278311 (phone or text)

Moth trapping with Chris Iles on Haydon Batch

Three-hour session starting at 6 .00 pm

Chris hopes that the event will coincide with the opening of the Spring Sallow blossom

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: Chris, kifill22@hotmail.com or 01761 239092

Talk, 18 Nov – Botanical Treasures of the Mendips by Helena Crouch

Timsbury Natural History Group is hosting ‘Botanical Treasures of the Mendips’, a talk by Helena Crouch at 7.30 pm on Monday 18th November at Conygre Hall, North Road, Timsbury BA2 0JQ. Visitors welcome £3.00. Refreshments and raffle. For further information please ring Rod Bruce [Secretary] on 01761 433013.  Helena is a North Somerset County Recorder. For poster, click here.

Bat, moth and mammal evening at Great Elm Friday and Saturday

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 lydia.blake@sustrans.org.uk or phone 07501017686

Event reminder – Herons, early butterflies, Saturday

Saturday 27th April 2019

Herons and early butterflies at RSPB Swell Wood, A378 near Langport, TA3 6PX.

Meet at 11.00 am in the RSPB car park.

We will aim to car share as much as possible as limited parking. Please bring packed lunch.

If you need any more information about this please contact Judy (details at the bottom of our Events programme).

Cam Valley Wildlife Group Botany Walks programme 2019 on website

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.

Swifts talk reminder

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 – for directions, see Events programme