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October 2010

Friday, 29 October 2010

Curlew standing on weed, County Cork, Ireland

November & December Meetings

At Flookburgh on the 8th November, we meet at 9.30am in the road on the right after crossing the railway bridge in Cark (SD364763) before walking out onto the tidal flats.

On 10th November we have an illustrated talk "About Scout Scar" by Jan Wiltshire in the Caton Village Institute, Caton at 2.30pm. Jan has lived in the Kendal area for 11 years and during that time she has been regularly walking on Scout Scar, a dramatic limestone escarpment west of Kendal, an easy walk with spectacular vistas of the Lake District fells. Scout Scar itself is a rewarding area for birdwatchers and for botanists with Sites of Special Scientific Interest and varied habitat: limestone grassland, parkland habitat at Helsington Barrows, ancient woodland at Brigsteer Park and the mosses of the Lyth Valley. During her walks Jan has taken every opportunity to talk to farmers about how they manage the area and about the wildlife they see about their farmsteads. In addition Jan has taken photographs through the seasons and has recently had a book published which is a closely integrated read of her exploration and images. Her talk is based on this book.

On 6th December we meet at Conder Green picnic site (SD457562) at 9.00am, then walk along the estuary to Glasson Dock.

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Children birding at Titchwell Marsh

2011 Programme of Events Now Available

Existing Lancaster Local Group members should have received their 2011 Programme.
The Lancaster Local Group 2011 Programme includes trips to Martin Mere, Geltsdale, Old Moor and Marshside among other places; with talks including Gordon Yates annual filmshow, which this year is an Arctic & Hebridean Odyssey.
If you are not a member of the Lancaster Local Group, why not join us for only £4 per household?

Monday, 25 October 2010

Long-tailed tit perched on branch

Wildsnaps - Joint meeting with LDBWS

Local photographer Phillip Tomkinson will show us some of his Wildsnaps on Monday 25th October as we have a joint meeting with Lancaster and District Birdwatching Society. The meeting will start at 7.30pm in Bare Methodist Church Hall, Bare, Morecambe. Access into the hall at Bare is from St Margaret's Road. Car-parking is limited to "on-street" parking on Marine Road. The venue has disabled parking, access and lifts. Tea/Coffee and biscuits will be available in the interval.