Events

Indoor Meetings are held from September to April - on the second Thursday of the month at Rushmere St Andrew Church Hall, The Street, Rushmere, Ipswich IP5 1DH. We have interesting and entertaining speakers giving illustrated talks on birds and wildlife. Refreshments are included and there is a raffle and birdfood stall. We hold Field Meetings throughout the year to various local locations including estuary, coast and lowland heath, also monthly Midweek Walks round local parks on Tuesday mornings. Non-Members are welcome at all events.

June 2019

Wed
12

Field Meeting

Location: Meet at upper car park. Map ref TM355471

This is the provisional date for the Nighjar evening at Upper Hollesley Common. Confirmation of the date and time will be given week commencing 2nd June, as Nightjar sightings are weather dependent. A warm still evening is the most suited. Further details will be advised on the website in early June.

Time: 8.00pm

Price: No charge

Telephone: 01473258791

E-mail: smarginson@btinternet.com

Tue
18

Midweek Walk

Location: Meet at Soane Street entrance. Map ref TM165448

A walk round Christchurch Park Ipswich. Lasts approx 2 hours. All welcome.

Time: 10.00am

Price: No charge

Telephone: 01473714839

E-mail: ipswichrspblocalgroup@yahoo.com

Sat
22

Field Meeting

Location: Meet at Heath Road entrance. Map ref TM197445

A walk round Rushmere Common and Foxhall for summer heath and woodland birds.
We meet at the Heath Road entrance to Rushmere Common and cover the main areas of Rushmere Common, The Common has a diverse range of habitat including heather heathland, gorse scrubland, ancient woodland and golf course. This diversity of habitat leads to a wide range of woodland, heathland and summer birds being present along with butterflies and wild flowers. Depending on birds present we will continue to Foxhall Woods, which are predominately birch woodland and hold a wide range of birdlife, butterflies and wild flowers. Approx. 3 miles, 2-3 hours. Easy walking and dry unless there have been exceptional rain conditions. Please note parking will be on local roads or use Ipswich Buses No 5 bus from Ipswich Town centre to the stop before Ipswich Hospital. Leader Stephen Marginson. All welcome.

Time: 9.00am

Price: No charge

Telephone: 01473258791

E-mail: smarginson@btinternet.com

Wed
26

Field Meeting

Location: Meet at main car park. Map ref TM303356

A walk round The Grove, Felixstowe for woodland and summer birds.
For this evening walk round The Grove and surrounding fields at Felixstowe, we meet at the car park and will have a walk round this ancient wood with its rookery as well as surrounding fields. As well as Rooks a wide range of woodland birds can be found in the area along with farmland birds on the surrounding fields. The patchwork of fields and hedges means this a great area for birdwatching on a summer's evening. 2-3 hours, 2-3 miles. Easy walking but muddy if it has been wet. Leader Stephen Marginson. All welcome.

Time: 6.30pm

Price: No charge

Telephone: 01473258791

E-mail: smarginson@btinternet.com