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).

SWT Fundraising evening, late March.

Cuckoos and Corncrakes
Thursday, 28 March @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Cheese and Grain, Market Yd, Justice Ln, Frome BA11 1BE

Open your ears to the fascinating world of birdsong, brought to you by well- known Tweet of the Day authors Brett Westwood and Stephen Moss. Proceeds from ticket sales go directly to the Somerset Wildlife Trust.

Find out more >> http://www.cheeseandgrain.com/event/cuckoos-and-corncrakes-somerset-wildlife-trust/

Upcoming talks in March – 18th and 20th

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. CVWG Members £2, (non-members: £3)

At SWALLOW – see directions on CVWG events programme

Contact: Judy on 07460 278311 or judy@swallowcharity.org.

Monday 18th March

7.30 pm talk about trees, “Shady side of town” by Adrian Lawson

At Conygre Hall, North Road,Timsbury BA2 0JQ

Refreshments and raffle. Visitors welcome £3.00

Contact: Rod Bruce [Secretary, Timsbury Natural History Group] on 01761 433013

Talk reminder – Tree sparrows, Wednesday

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 on CVWG events programme

Colliers Way workday

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 lydia.blake@sustrans.org.uk to arrange. Ensure you bring gloves, some eye protection and lunch.

Talk – Urban gulls, 18 Feb, Timsbury

Coming up – Timsbury Natural History Group talk, “Urban gulls”, by Peter Rock

Sometimes a controversial subject, Peter Rock will explore the reasons behind their liking for city-centre living.

7.30 pm Monday 18th February

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

February talk for your diary

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 on CVWG events programme

AGM update – Joshua Harris – wildlife photography talk at tonight’s AGM

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.

CVWG talk on flora Wednesday 14th November – replacement speaker

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

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

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.

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.