Events

All our events are open to everyone, of all ages. You do not need to be a member of the RSPB (or the local group) and birdwatching experience is not necessary. If you have any questions about any of the events or if you would like to request a lift to a trip please email bromleyRSPB@gmail.com or call 07392 790719.

Our talks are held on the second Wednesday of the month (September to June). Doors open at 6.45pm for a 7.00pm start. They finish by 9pm. The price is £3.50.

April 2020

Sat
18

Local walk: Ruxley Gravel Pits, Sidcup (Bromley Local Group) CANCELLED

Location: Meet at Edgington Way entrance
Postcode: DA14 5AD (Google map)

A little-known and normally closed wildlife gem that supports wetland and woodland birds, plants and invertebrates. You can read an article about the reserve on the 'Places to see birds' part of our website.

We will open the gates so that people coming by car can drive through to park. Please do not arrive before 9am so that waiting cars do not cause congestion. The gates will be closed at 9.30am.

Organised by the RSPB Bromley Local Group (www.rspb.org.uk/groups/bromley).

Booking Essential - As numbers are restricted, to ensure your place it is imperative to book either by email to bromleyrspb@gmail.com or telephone 07392 790719.

Time: 9.30 am - 12 pm

Price: Free

Booking essential

Telephone: 07392 790 719

E-mail: bromleyrspb@gmail.com

Sun
26

Coach trip: RSPB Titchwell Marsh, Norfolk (Bromley Local Group) CANCELLED

Location: Meet in Hawthorne Road, Bickley (at Bickley train station end)
Postcode: BR1 2HH (Google map)

Booming bitterns, pinging bearded tits and fluffy avocet chicks will be just a few of the highlights of our trip to this special reserve of diverse wetland habitats, including a pristine beach overlooking The Wash.

The reserve is an inspiring nature success story - previously farmland, it is now internationally important for a huge variety of birds, as well as otters and water voles.

The reserve also has excellent facilities including a well stocked visitor centre / shop, café and superb nature trails and hides, including 360 degree views from the award-winning Parrinder Hide.

Organised by the RSPB Bromley Local Group (www.rspb.org.uk/groups/bromley).

Time: The coach leaves promptly at 8.00 am. We expect to be back around 7 - 8 pm

Price: £20 (£10 for 25s & under)

Booking essential

Telephone: 07392 790 719

E-mail: bromleyrspb@gmail.com

Tue
28

Dawn chorus walk: High Elms Country Park, Orpington (Bromley Local Group) CANCELLED

Location: Meet in the main car park off High Elms Road
Postcode: BR6 7JH (Google map)

Experience the joy of the dawn chorus with local naturalist Bob Harrop in a wonderful chalk grassland and mixed woodland setting.

Organised by the RSPB Bromley Local Group (www.rspb.org.uk/groups/bromley).

Time: 6.00 am - 8.00 am

Price: Free

Telephone: 07392 790 719

E-mail: bromleyrspb@gmail.com

May 2020

Fri
8

Local walk: Crofton Woods, Petts Wood (Bromley Local Group) CANCELLED

Location: Meet in Eynsford Close car park
Postcode: BR5 1DP (Google map)

A guided walk exploring the wildlife of this ancient woodland on London Clay, amongst the largest of its kind in Greater London.

The woodland supports a rich variety of ancient woodland trees, shrubs and herbs. Its diversity is increased by woodland glades that benefit invertebrates and feeding birds.

Crofton Woods holds a diverse community of woodland birds, especially species associated with mature tree habitats. These include great spotted and green woodpeckers, nuthatch, treecreeper, chiffchaff and blackcap.

Organised by the RSPB Bromley Local Group (www.rspb.org.uk/groups/bromley).

Time: 9.30 am - 12 pm

Price: Free

Telephone: 07392 790 719

E-mail: bromleyrspb@gmail.com

Wed
13

Talk: The Butterfly Isles, Patrick Barkham (Bromley Local Group) CANCELLED

Location: United Reformed Church, 20 Widmore Road, Bromley
Postcode: BR1 1RY (Google map)

The beguiling story of a quest to find all 59 of Britain's butterfly species in one unforgettable summer.

Patrick's search for our emperors and admirals was the inspiration for his critically acclaimed book The Butterfly Isles. It was selected as a book of the year in The Guardian, Independent, Daily Mail and Sunday Times and has been hailed as a modern classic of nature writing.

This will be a very special evening with one of our country's finest nature writers. Patrick writes for The Guardian on natural history and is also the author of Islander and Badgerlands. He will be bringing some copies of his books to sign.

You can read Patrick's latest writing for The Guardian and follow him on Twitter on the links below:

theguardian.com/profile/patrickbarkham

twitter.com/patrick_barkham

Organised by the RSPB Bromley Local Group (www.rspb.org.uk/groups/bromley).

Time: Doors open at 6.45pm for a 7.00pm start, ending by 9.00pm

Price: £3.50

Telephone: 07392 790 719

E-mail: bromleyrspb@gmail.com