News archive

October 2015

Sunday, 25 October 2015

RSPB Coombes Valley reserve, path through bluebell wood

Outings Leaflet - Sept 2015 to May 2016

Walks are on a Saturday or Sunday and most start at 9.30am with a couple at 8.30am. The principal leader is listed below but usually some other members of the committee will be there too.

17 Oct 2015 ___ Waterworks NR with Mike Condon

14 Nov 2015 ___ Fairlop Waters with Neil Twyford

14 Feb 2016 ___ Valentines Park with Mike Condon

12 Mar 2016 ___ Walthamstow Reservoirs with Debbie Burkett

24 Apr 2016 ___ Wanstead Flats / Park with Tim Harris

14 May 2016 ___ Fairlop Waters with Neil Twyford

There is a summary of the Coach trips listed under the News Item 'Monthly Coach Trips' plus a document giving booking details.

Click on the Download file link to view or print our Outings leaflet which has details of both Walks and Coach trips.

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Sunday, 25 October 2015

Avocet wading in water

Monthly Talks Programme

Our North East London Local RSPB Group usually meet on the second Tuesday of the month - a great way to meet friendly, like-minded people in your area while learning more about birds and wildlife. All are welcome.

Time: 8pm to 10pm

St Mary's Church (Gwinnell Room)
207 High Road
South Woodford
E18 2PA

Cost: £3.00 for RSPB & Wren members, £3.50 for non-members (no charge for schoolchildren)

St Mary's Church is near the junction with Chelmsford Road. Parking is allowed on the single yellow lines outside in the High Road after 6.30 pm. There is also free parking at Derby Road car park.
It is about a 15 minute walk from South Woodford tube station (on Central line). Buses 179 and W13 stop nearby.

The programme for the coming year is:-

13 Oct 2015 ___ Lee Valley Update

10 Nov 2015 ___ Shetland

12 Jan 2016 ___ The History and Wildlife of Grange Farm

09 Feb 2016 ___ The Work of a Wildlife Ranger

08 Mar 2016 ___ Restoring Rivers for Wildlife

12 Apr 2016 ___ A Year on my Local Patch (Mote Park)

10 May 2016 ___ Operation Turtle Dove

14 Jun 2016 ___ Climate Change

13 Sep 2016 ___ What shall we do with that Hole in the Ground?

11 Oct 2016 ___ The Trials of being a Puffin

08 Nov 2016 ___ From the Weird to the Wonderful (wildlife photographer)

Click on the Download File link to view or print our Talks leaflet.

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Sunday, 25 October 2015

Monthly Coach Trips

Monthly Coach Trips

We have again arranged to collaborate with the Havering RSPB Local Group in their birdwatching coach trips.

The essentials are that you need to book ahead, they take place on the last Saturday of the month, they involve an early morning start, they cost £17 per person and they get you to some first-class birding places.

For our area, there is a 7.00am pick-up at Redbridge Tube Station, then 7.05 at Gants Hill, then 7.10 at Newbury Park - the Redbridge and Newbury stops are especially attractive if you come by car, as the station car park provides parking all day for £2.00.

Please read / print the two-page document giving all the details about booking (including booking forms, payment, pick-up points etc) by clicking on the 'Download file' link below.

The programme for the coming year is:-

26 Sep 2015 ___ Pagham Harbour RSPB Reserve, Sussex

31 Oct 2015 ___ Titchwell Marsh RSPB Reserve, North Norfolk

28 Nov 2015 ___ Rutland Water, Egleton, Rutland

30 Jan 2016 ___ Dungeness RSPB Reserve, Kent

27 Feb 2016 ___ Frampton Marsh RSPB Reserve, Lincs

19 Mar 2016 ___ Pulborough Brooks RSPB Reserve, West Sussex

30 Apr 2016 ___ Paxton Pits Nature Reserve, Huntingdon, Cambs

21 May 2016 ___ Minsmere RSPB Reserve, Suffolk

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Lee Valley Update

Lee Valley Update

A ranger for the Lee Valley Regional Park, returned to update us on what is happening fairly near our doorsteps in places such as the Waterworks Nature Reserve. A new face for us - we welcomed Eamonn Lawlor.

If you click on the 'Download file' link, then you will see the striking poster that David (our Publicity officer) produced to advertise this talk.

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