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

Ospreys at Chew Valley

We have been sent a report and photos of three Ospreys around Chew Valley Lake. The lake is just west of the CVWG area. Osprey is a scarce passage migrant that sometimes hangs around at Chew Valley Lake area into Autumn, so it’s one to look out for right now.

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 Newsletter 97 posted

Do river fish, spiders, plants, galls, bees, hedgehogs or members photos interest you? The Winter 2021 Cam Valley Wildlife Group Newsletter has all of these and more in a bumper 12 pages for your delight!

Peregrines, Hobbies and other birds of prey – sightings

We have had a few people mention seeing a Peregrine about the Cam Valley Wildlife Group area as well as other birds of prey – see the Sightings page for latest. Have you seen any birds of prey that look a bit diffrent near you?

Ivy Bees about!

Reports of Ivy Bees, Colletes Hederae, in Paulton and Radstock have come in. Have you seen any in your area? For images of Ivy bees and information about them, see Newsletters 87and 93 in the Back Copies listing at https://cvwg.org.uk/cam-valley-wildlife-group-newsletter/

May to August Sightings in the CVWG area

Sightings reported from May, July and August have been added to our sightings page. It includes birds, mammals, plants, reptiles and insects. We would love to make reporting sightings more of a feature. Do you have any further sightings to add? Do you know someone who has? Perhaps you would like to post your own sightings on the blog!

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

Check out the CVWG Newsletter 93

Why not check out the Cam Valley Wildlife Group Winter 2019 Newsletter on our website? The Spring 2020 Newsletter will replace it before long, so now would be a good time to have a look!

CVWG Newsletter 92 posted

Our Autumn 2019 Newsletter is now posted on the website – pond life, hornets and Cam Valley Wildlife Group members’ sightings, along with a substantial list of interesting books for distribution that is well worth a look.

 

Share a short wildlife recording?

Hello, CVWG blog follower.

With noise greately reduced in many places, perhaps you have heard wildlife sounds that you do not normally hear, or hear so well as right now. We are interested in short nature sound recordings you may have made at home (say up to a minute in length) for posting on the website and sharing.  If you would like to take part, please send us your recording or let us know via camvalleywildlife@gmail.com.

 

Spring wildlife sightings

Spring is hotting up, and with it the birds, reptiles and insects. We have just posted some March sightings from Welton, Carlingcott and Radstock. If you have wildlife sightings to share from your patch (or elsewhere), you might like to send them in to add to those already there!

Spring White (and Yellow) butterflies – how to tell which is which

Have you been seeing white, yellow and green-ish butterflies flittting past and wondered which was which? Well, help may be at hand. Although some of the ‘Whites and Yellows’ are more obvious (such as  Brimstone and Orange-tip males, some of this family, especially the females, can be tricky to tell apart. If you have ever been confused about whether it’s a Large or Small White, or whether its a Small White, Green-veined White or female Orange-tip, we may have what you’re looking for on our new Insect Information page.

 

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