Events

Unless otherwise specified, you do not need to be a member of the RSPB (or the local group) to join us on our events, and birdwatching experience is not necessary. If you have any questions please call the contact number shown with the event details.

May 2019

Wed
29

Evening Walk at Dogmersfield Lake & Tundry Pond

Location: Meet in the car park at the Barley Mow slipway Dogmersfield off The Hurst and Chatter Alley (SU 778 5538 OS Landranger map 186)
Postcode: RG27 8ZY (Google map)

Walk at Dogmersfield Lake and Tundry Pond with leader Doug Kelson.

Time: 6.30pm

Price: Free

Telephone: 07786 647784

E-mail: rspbbasingstoke@gmail.com

June 2019

Wed
5

Evening Walk at The Arlesfords

Location: Meet at the Village Hall (Christy Memorial Hall) Car Park (SU 587342 Landranger 185)
Postcode: SO24 9DJ (Google map)

Evening walk at The Arlesfords with leader Geoff Sharp.

Time: 6.30pm

Price: Free

Telephone: 01256470286

E-mail: rspbbasingstoke@gmail.com

Wed
12

Evening walk at The Vyne watermeadows & Morgaston Wood

Location: Meet at main Morgaston Road Parking areas SU 624 571
Postcode: RG26 5EB (Google map)

Evening walk at The Vyne watermeadows and Morgaston Wood with leader Simon Yates.

Time: 7.30pm

Price: Free

Telephone: 01256 781964

E-mail: rspbbasingstoke@gmail.com

Wed
19

Evening Walk at Court Drove & The Harrow Way

Location: Meet at The car parking area at the northern end of Court Drove, by Overton Primary School SU 510 502
Postcode: RG25 3ES (Google map)

Evening walk at Court Drove & The Harrow Way with leader Peter Hutchins.

Time: 7.00pm

Price: Free

Telephone: 07895 388378

E-mail: rspbbasingstoke@gmail.com

Sun
23

Day trip to Thursley Common National Nature Reserve

Location: Meet in the car park by The Moat for a 10.00am start (SU 899 415 - OS Landranger 186)
Postcode: GU8 6LW (Google map)

A visit to Thursley NNR, one of the largest remaining fragments of Surrey heath, and includes areas of lowland heath, mire and woodland. The site supports a range of typical heathland wildlife including large invertebrate populations. The best time to visit the reserve is between May and September. The reserve's mixture of mire and wet heath is one of the finest examples of its type in southern England. The site contains bog pools, sphagnum lawns and, in drier areas, tracts of cross-leaved heath on the sandy soils.

Time: 10.00am

Price: Free

Telephone: 01256 770831

E-mail: rspbbasingstoke@gmail.com

Tue
25

Evening Walk at Woolhampton Gravel Pits

Location: Meet at the lay-by north of Bottle Cottage, Woolhampton (SU 572 660)
Postcode: RG7 5SF (Google map)

Evening walk at Woolhampton Gravel Pits with leader Peter Hutchins.

Time: 7.00pm

Price: No Charge

Telephone: 07895 388378

E-mail: rspbbasingstoke@gmail.com

July 2019

Sun
21

Day trip to NT Stockbridge Down

Location: Meet in the main reserve car park for a 10.00am start (SU 374 346 - OS Landranger 185)
Postcode: SO20 6HN (Google map)

A visit to Stockbridge Down, a National Trust (NT) chalk grassland oasis in a sea of arable land. Possessing the remains of an Iron Age hill fort, earthworks and around 14 Bronze Age burial mounds this is also a site of importance for archaeology, as well as nature conservation. It is a fantastic place to go for all sorts of wildlife, but is especially wonderful for its butterflies. It has over 30 species of butterfly here and on a warm sunny day in mid-summer you can be surrounded by clouds of them. It is also a very important site for overwintering birds that rely on the scrub habitat for shelter in the midst of the acres of surrounding farmland. Other bird species found here include linnet, bullfinch, long eared owl and skylark.

Time: 10.00am

Price: Free

Telephone: 01256 770831

E-mail: rspbbasingstoke@gmail.com

August 2019

Sun
25

Walk at Thorney Island

Location: Meet on Thoney Road south of the sewage works for a 10.00am start (SU756 049; OS Landranger 197)
Postcode: PO10 8BL (Google map)

A walk at Thorney Island.

Time: 10.00am

Price: Free

Telephone: 01256 770831

E-mail: rspbbasingstoke@gmail.com

September 2019

Sun
22

Day trip to Keyhaven Marshes Nature Reserve

Location: Meet in the car park by the Harbour for a 10.00am start (SZ 308 916 OS Landranger map 196)
Postcode: SO41 0TR (Google map)

A day visit to Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust Keyhaven Marshes.

Time: 10.00am

Price: Free

Telephone: 01256 770831

E-mail: rspbbasingstoke@gmail.com