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 2020

Fri
4

Testwood Lakes - CANCELLED

Location: Park in the reserve's car park (SU 344 155)

Testwood Lakes is a wonderful nature reserve to visit with the family. The great variety of birdlife to which Testwood Lakes plays host to, can be viewed from two strategically placed hides and there's usually something to be seen all year round. Lapwings, oyster catchers and great crested grebes feed and roost on the lakes. There are rolled gravel paths around the reserve and there is also an Education Centre, which is fully equipped with toilets and baby changing facilities. The reserve is owned by Southern Water and is managed by the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust.

Time: 10.00 am to 1.00 pm

Price: Voluntary donations welcomed

Telephone: 01590672057

E-mail: newforestgroup@rspb.org.uk

Wed
9

Is the Globe Still Working? - CANCELLED

Location: Lyndhurst Community Centre, Main car park, off High Street, Lyndhurst
Postcode: SO43 7NY (Google map)

A fascinating talk to be given by Dr Andre Farrer, who leads the RSPB media team and develops the many campaigns that feature throughout the course of the year.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: £5.00 for Non-Members and £3.00 for RSPB Group Members

Telephone: 01590 672057

E-mail: newforestgroup@rspb.org.uk

Sat
26

Keyhaven Marshes - CANCELLED

Location: Meet on the sea wall by Keyhaven Harbour (SZ 306 915)

Another field trip to Keyhaven Marshes, to observe the many different species of waders that frequent this wonderful area, although this time, we plan to visit relatively early in the morning. Keyhaven, along with Lymington Marshes forms a local nature reserve which is an area of coastal grazing marsh. Jointly, they lie between the town of Lymington and the coastal village of Keyhaven. Hampshire County Council began purchasing the area in 1974 when it bought Normandy Farm. Pennington Marshes were bought in 1979 followed in 1984 by Keyhaven Marshes. This far-sighted policy was a response to the rapid rate of development and loss of habitat in previous decades, and the area offers up terrific views of many of our UK waders and water birds.

Time: 10.00 am to 1.00 pm

Price: Voluntary donations welcomed

Telephone: 01590672057

E-mail: newforestgroup@rspb.org.uk