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.

August 2019

Wed
28

Wednesday Wander

Location: Godmanchester Nature Reserve is at the very end of Cow Lane, Godmanchester but unfortunately I have been unable to find a postcode for the site, the best I can come up with is an ordnance survey Ref. TL 2639 7149.

Well the last of this years Wednesday Evening Wanders is almost with us.

For this walk we are going to visit Godmanchester Nature Reserve and it will be of a similar format to last month. The walk will be led by the reserve wardens who will give a history of the site and tell us about the wildlife we may expect to see. The wardens are the same as those who led us around Brampton Wood last month and for those of us who went, it was a very informative evening.
We will be meeting at the entrance to the reserve at 7.00pm and the walk will be concluded by about 9.00pm as the evenings are now beginning to draw in.

The reserve is owned by the Wildlife Trust but does not charge an entry fee however, a donation would be appreciated.

Can you please let me know by e-mail if you will be joining us but otherwise look forward to seeing you on the evening.

Time: 7.00pm

Price: Local group members free, others £4.00. A donation to the Wildlife Trust would be appreciated.

E-mail: johnleach@waitrose.com

September 2019

Sun
15

Love Minmere Festival

Location: RSPB Minsmere Reserve, Suffolk

On Sunday 15th September we'll be hosting the first-ever Love Minsmere Festival, to celebrate the reserve, its rare wildlife and to send a powerful message to EDF that we all Love Minsmere and want to see it protected from the impacts of Sizewell C.

We will be hosting a range of fun family activities, guided walks and will be joined by Bill Turnbull (and maybe other celebrities!). To add a party atmosphere, we will be joined by a variety of local food and drink stalls who are also passionate about protecting Minsmere. The climax of the day will be at 1pm when we will all come together with one act of solidarity, creating the outline of the Love Minsmere love heart on Whin Hill, one of the reserve's most amazing viewpoints with the Sizewell estate in the background. We are aiming for 1000 people to join us to make this performance a successful and powerful visual reminder to EDF that we Love Minsmere.

For more information, see the EventBrite page.

You are very welcome to join us on the day.

Time: 1.00pm

Price: Free to RSPB members. Others pay normal reserve entry fee.

E-mail: emily.kench@rspb.org.uk

Wed
25

Annual General Meeting followed by Birdlife and Management of the Nene Washes - Charlie Kitchin

Location: St Ives Free Church
Postcode: PE27 5AL (Google map)

The talk starts with some history about Fens drainage, archaeology and the creation of the washes before moving on to describe the key wildlife and how the RSPB manages the habitat.
Charlie has worked for the RSPB as a warden since 1985 and been the site manager at the Nene Washes since 1991.

Time: 7.30pm

Price: Local group members free, others £4.00.

October 2019

Wed
30

Wings and Things of Scotland - Richard Pople

Location: St Ives Free Church
Postcode: PE27 5AL (Google map)

This talk was born as a result of many individual trips to Scotland to record and photograph the birds, butterflies, dragonflies, moths and the scenery.
Richard has been a birder for over 60 years and has travelled extensively around the world, watching and photographing both birds and the countries' cultures. His own photographs have been used to prepare his many talks. He has had a lengthy involvement with the RSPB.

Time: 7.30pm

Price: Local group members free, others £4.00.

November 2019

Wed
27

Bulgaria - a Birders and Botanists Dream - Ann Scott

Location: St Ives Free Church
Postcode: PE27 5AL (Google map)

Ann Scott is a retired RSPB Senior Wildlife Adviser who originally visited Bulgaria in the early 1980s with her husband, Bob Scott and then led many tours to that country. She is still a regular visitor to Bulgaria whose wealth of birds, plants and other wildlife make it one of the best places in Europe to enjoy a really good holiday with spectacular scenery, excellent food, wine and happy people.

Time: 7.30pm

Price: Local group members free, others £4.00.

December 2019

Wed
18

Christmas Social

Location: St Ives Free Church
Postcode: PE27 5AL (Google map)

Christmas social. Details to be confirmed nearer the time.

Time: 7.30pm

Price: Local group members free, others £4.00.