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.

March 2020

Fri
6

"Amphibians and Reptiles" - Helen Muir-Howie

Location: "The Settlement", Nevells Road, Letchworth Garden City.
Postcode: SG6 4UB (Google map)

Helen will help us to identify all the British reptiles and amphibians and will inform us about their biology and habitat requirements.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: Visitors £3.00. Local Group members free.

Telephone: 01763249459

E-mail: martinrjspc@hotmail.com

Sun
15

Coach trip to Attenborough Gravel Pits Notts. Wildlife Trust reserve (Joint trip with RSPB Stevenage Local Group).

Location: Attenborough Gravel Pits, near Nottingham.

We will stroll along the banks of the River Trent and the adjacent gravel pits and woodland looking, amongst many other things, for early summer visitors and late departing winter visitors.

Time: Coach departs from Stevenage at 7.35am, Hitchin at 7.45am and Letchworth at 8.00am.

Price: Coach Fares: £16.00 (adults); £8.00 (juniors under 18)

Booking essential

Telephone: 01462451320

E-mail: martinrjspc@hotmail.com

April 2020

Fri
3

"Owls, a Cultural History" - Mike Toms

Location: "The Settlement", Nevells Road, Letchworth Garden City.
Postcode: SG6 4UB (Google map)

Mike, author of the New Naturalists' tome 'Owls', explores the changing ways we have viewed owls through the centuries and how this has shaped our current conservation interest in them.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: Visitors £3.00. Local Group members free.

Telephone: 01763249459

E-mail: martinrjspc@hotmail.com

Sun
19

Coach trip to Walberswick, in Suffolk.

Location: Walberswick, near Dunwich on the Suffolk coast.

We look forward to a relaxing day out on the Suffolk Coast, exploring the varied habitats between Walberswick and Dunwich and looking and listening for birds such as Dartford and sedge warblers, as well as booming bittern.
Hitchin: 7.15am. Letchworth: 7.30am. Royston: 7.50am.

Time: Coach leaves Hitchin at 7.15am, Letchworth at 7.30am and Royston at 7.50am.

Price: Coach Fares: £16.00 (adults); £8.00 (juniors under 18)

Booking essential

Telephone: 01462451320

E-mail: martinrjspc@hotmail.com

May 2020

Fri
1

"Wildlife Gardening" - Betty Cooke

Location: "The Settlement", Nevells Road, Letchworth Garden City.
Postcode: SG6 4UB (Google map)

Any size of plot can be adapted to attract more wildlife with not too much effort or cost. We hear about the amazing creatures that have visited or stayed to breed in Betty's medium-sized garden. The talk will be preceded by a short AGM.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: Visitors £3.00. Local Group members free.

Telephone: 01763249459

E-mail: martinrjspc@hotmail.com

Sun
17

Coach trip to The Peak District (Tittesworth Reservoir and RSPB Coombes Valley)

Location: In the Staffordshire Peak District (Tittesworth Reservoir and RSPB Coombes Valley reserve, near Leek).

This is our only trip that offers the chance to see upland breeding birds, such as pied flycatcher, goosander, common sandpiper and possibly dipper, in their (beautiful) natural habitats!
Hitchin: 7.00am. Letchworth: 7.15am.

Time: Coach departs Hitchin at 7.00am and Letchworth at 7.15am.

Price: Coach Fares: £16.00 (adults); £8.00 (juniors under 18)

Booking essential

Telephone: 01462451320

E-mail: martinrjspc@hotmail.com

June 2020

Sun
14

Coach trip to RSPB Strumpshaw Fen (Joint trip with RSPB Stevenage Local Group).

Location: RSPB Strumpshaw Fen, between Norwich and Great Yarmouth in the Norfolk Broads.

Swallowtail butterflies and a plethora of dragonflies should be amongst the non-birdwatching highlights of our final coach trip of the season, as we visit the magnificent RSPB Strumpshaw Fen reserve in the Norfolk Broads. Birds to look out for will include bitterns, hobbies, marsh harriers and bearded tits, amongst many other species.

Time: Coach departs from Stevenage at 7.20am, Hitchin at 7.30am, Letchworth at 7.45am and Royston at 8.05am.

Price: Coach Fares: £16.00 (adults); £8.00 (juniors under 18)

Booking essential

Telephone: 01462451320

E-mail: martinrjspc@hotmail.com