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.

December 2020

Tue
8

Letting Nature Take Over - Blashford Lakes & Fishlake Meadows

Location: Online via Zoom

The RSPB South Wiltshire local members group have kindly invited our Group to join their first online meeting of December, where their guest speaker, is Bob Chapman, the Senior Reserves Officer for the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust. This is his story of the rewilding of these two local nature reserves. Blashford Lakes is a former gravel pit complex now largely given over to nature and wildlife. Fishlake Meadows was originally arable farmland kept dry by pumping and now that the pumps have been turned off, it has become a fabulous wetland - a mosaic of reedbed, open water and fen.

Again, access to this and our other online events will be organized via a Zoom 'Meeting ID' and a 'Password' and these will be emailed to all current RSPB New Forest Group Members, a day or so beforehand.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: This event is free to our members, but donations are always welcomed!

Booking essential

Telephone: 01425652864

E-mail: newforestgroup@rspb.org.uk

Wed
16

RSPB England and the Way Forward

Location: Online via Zoom

This evening, our Leader will walk us through what RSPB England is doing about the many conservation projects that were established to make a real difference in how the RSPB is being perceived, both internally and externally. This is a not often seen, "behind the scenes" look, at what has been going on and what is being planned for the future. Originally, put together by RSPB's Michael Copleston and edited down a tad by our Leader, this presentation is an accumulation of many years of hard work and effort by the RSPB and it is a real eye-opener!

Again, access to this and our other online events will be organized via a Zoom 'Meeting ID' and a 'Password' and these will be emailed to all current RSPB New Forest Group Members, a day or so beforehand.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: This event is free to our members, but donations are always welcomed!

Booking essential

Telephone: 01425652864

E-mail: newforestgroup@rspb.org.uk

Tue
22

Christmas get-together!

Location: Online via Zoom

Join us for a good old-fashioned Christmas chat, plus a chance to catch up with one another and talk about all things birding and nature. Members will be allowed to show a maximum of six (6) of their own slides and talk everyone through what they all represent. The Group are especially looking for photos taken during both lockdowns and the difficulties, technical or otherwise, faced to capture each shot. Members are kindly asked to submit their photographs at least one week in advance, to our generic email address, at: - newforestgroup@rspb.org.uk

Again, access to this and our other online events will be organized via a Zoom 'Meeting ID' and a 'Password' and these will be emailed to all current RSPB New Forest Group Members, a day or so beforehand.

Time: 3 pm

Price: This event is free to our members, but donations are always welcomed!

Booking essential

Telephone: 01425652864

E-mail: newforestgroup@rspb.org.uk