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.

September 2018

Mon
3

Managing RSPB Wetland Reserves

Location: Cavendish School, Warner's End Road, Hemel Hempstead

Postcode: HP1 3DW (Google map)

Graham White will explain how the RSPB manages the reserves for a successful future and tells us what birds and wildlife can be seen

Time: 8.00 pm

Price: £3.50 for RSPB members, £4 for non members

Telephone: 07929 997759

E-mail: ian.aeronautics@gmail.com

Mon
3

"RSPB Wetland Reserves"

Location: Cavendish School, Warner's End Road, Hemel Hempstead

Postcode: HP1 3DW (Google map)

Graham White will explain how the Society manages these reserves for a successful future and tells us what can be seen on them.

Time: 8 pm

Price: £3 for RSPB members (£3.50 for non members)

Telephone: 07929 997759

E-mail: ian.aeronautics@gmail.com

Sat
8

Shared Car Trip to Amwell & Rye Meads

Location: HMWT's Amwell Nature Reserve is situated south of Ware and is managed by Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust. It supports internationally important numbers of wintering wildfowl and is one of four sites in the park that combine to form the Lee Valley Special Protection Area (SPA). There's plenty to see during the summer too, with breeding birds and dragonflies galore. The reserve includes a mosaic of lakes, rivers, grasslands and woodlands.

RSPB Rye Meads is a delightful wetland reserve beside the River Lee and a firm favourite with walkers, birdwatchers and photographers thanks to its many trails and hides. Common terns nest on specially-created rafts during the summer, while snipe, green sandpipers, shovelers, gadwalls and tufted ducks take over during the winter months. Artificial sandbanks are a great place to spot the blue flash of a kingfisher.
Postcode: SG12 9SN (Google map)

This is a shared car trip to our favourite local reserves.

Time: 08:00

Price: tba. Don't forget your membership cards!

Telephone: 07952866591

E-mail: gwenandalan@hotmail.co.uk

October 2018

Mon
1

The Fantastic Falklands

Location: Cavendish School, Warner's End Road, Hemel Hempstead

Postcode: HP1 3DW (Google map)

Richard Revels is passionate about this place, has visited four times & will show us his spectacular bird and mammal photos

Time: 8.00 pm

Price: £3.50 for RSPB members, £4 for non members

Telephone: 07929 997759

E-mail: ian.aeronautics@gmail.com

November 2018

Mon
5

Birds of the Camargue

Location: Cavendish School, Warner's End Road, Hemel Hempstead

Postcode: HP1 3DW (Google map)

Edward Towne takes us on a trip to this beautiful area to hear about the wide variety of indigenous and migrating birds The Grand Draw will take place at this meeting

Time: 8.00 pm

Price: £3.50 for RSPB members, £4 for non members

Telephone: 07929 997759

E-mail: ian.aeronautics@gmail.com

December 2018

Mon
3

Freeing the Eagles - The Hudson Legacy

Location: Cavendish School, Warner's End Road, Hemel Hempstead

Postcode: HP1 3DW (Google map)

Author and conservationist Conor Jameson explains why there is a life-size painting of Henry Hudson at The Lodge, RSPB's HQ

Time: 8.00 pm

Price: £3.50 for RSPB members, £4 for non members

Telephone: 07929 997759

E-mail: ian.aeronautics@gmail.com

January 2019

Mon
7

The Box Moor Trust

Location: Cavendish School, Warner's End Road, Hemel Hempstead

Postcode: HP1 3DW (Google map)

Caroline Evans will talk about the history, diversity of species, activities and the future of the Trust

Time: 8.00 pm

Price: £3.50 for RSPB members, £4 for non members

Telephone: 07929 997759

E-mail: ian.aeronautics@gmail.com

February 2019

Mon
4

Colourful day-flying insects of our local reserves and beyond

Location: Cavendish School, Warner's End Road, Hemel Hempstead

Postcode: HP1 3DW (Google map)

Nick Bowles pays a return visit to tell us about Butterflies and Moths to be seen in our area

Time: 8.00 pm

Price: £3.50 for RSPB members, £4 for non members

Telephone: 07929 997759

E-mail: ian.aeronautics@gmail.com

March 2019

Mon
4

Finland and Arctic Norway

Location: Cavendish School, Warner's End Road, Hemel Hempstead

Postcode: HP1 3DW (Google map)

Our own Ann Farrer relates her travels and the flora and fauna of this part of the world, illustrated with her and Phil's great photographs.

Time: 8.00 pm

Price: £3.50 for RSPB members, £4 for non members

Telephone: 07929 997759

E-mail: ian.aeronautics@gmail.com

April 2019

Mon
1

Hungary - A Jewel of Europe

Location: Cavendish School, Warner's End Road, Hemel Hempstead

Postcode: HP1 3DW (Google map)

Mary Braddock takes a look at the birds & wildlife on floodplains of the River Tisza, and surrounding woodlands in this land-locked country

Time: 8.00 pm

Price: £3.50 for RSPB members, £4 for non members

Telephone: 07929 997759

E-mail: ian.aeronautics@gmail.com

May 2019

Mon
13

Presentations by Group Members

Location: Cavendish School, Warner's End Road, Hemel Hempstead

Postcode: HP1 3DW (Google map)

After a short AGM, members will have an opportunity to show and tell us about their wildlife travels.

Time: 8.00 pm

Price: £3.50 for RSPB members, £4 for non members

Telephone: 07929 997759

E-mail: ian.aeronautics@gmail.com

June 2019

Mon
3

The Spectacular Life of Swifts

Location: Cavendish School, Warner's End Road, Hemel Hempstead

Postcode: HP1 3DW (Google map)

Drew Lyness, our RSPB Regional Local Groups Officer, is passionate about these birds and describes how they have captured our nation's imagination

Time: 8.00 pm

Price: £3.50 for RSPB members, £4 for non members

Telephone: 07929 997759

E-mail: ian.aeronautics@gmail.com