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.

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.

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).

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

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.

CVWG Summer 2020 Newsletter posted

The Summer 2020 Newsletter was a bumper addition, with members’ photos, an article about our Botany Walks (21 years of walks, now!) and a 2020 update on the Barn Owl Project (going over 25 years now!). The Spring 2020 and 2019 newsletters now download direct from our site for your convenience. Older newsletters (back to 2013) still download via a file hosting service.

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