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

Wed
26

Annual General Meeting - The Little Tern Recovery Project - Sue Rendell-Read

Location: St Ives Free Church

Little terns nesting on our beaches - a LIFE funded species recovery project. Sue Rendell-Read is a senior project manager for the RSPB working on a national little tern recovery project. Using a budget of £2.5m from the EU and 10 partners they work together to manage 20+ colonies. Her first paid role with the RSPB was in Norfolk at the largest little tern colony spending all summer on the beach. She then worked on the Suffolk coast, at Minsmere, before taking her current role. She loves East Anglia's coast and looks forward to sharing project news from that area.

Time: 7.30pm

Price: Local group members free, others £4.00.

October 2018

Wed
31

Birds in a Cage - Derek Niemann

Location: St Ives Free Church

This is the story of an obsessive quest behind barbed wire. Through their shared love of birds, a group of British POWs overcome hunger, hardship, fear and stultifying boredom. Their experiences leave them scarred, but set them on a path to becoming greats of the conservation movement. This tale is not just about birds or war, but about the human spirit.

Time: 7.30pm

Price: Local group members free, others £4.00.

November 2018

Wed
28

Counting Waders on the Wash - Nicholas Watts

Location: St Ives Free Church

Nicholas Watts farms in the Fens between Spalding and Market Deeping where his farm teems with wildlife, he has won more conservation awards than any other farmer in the UK, including the RSPB Nature of Farming Award in 2013 and was awarded the MBE in 2006. He has also been part of a team counting and recording waders on the Wash for over 40 years.

Time: 7.30pm

Price: Local group members free, others £4.00.