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October 2017

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

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

Place:
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:-

14 Nov 2017 ___ 'Scottish Wildlife' with Speyside's Duncan MacDonald

12 Dec 2017 ___ Talk & Social Evening

09 Jan 2018 ___ 'Wildlife of South Essex' with Neil Phillips

13 Feb 2018 ___ 'Nature Conservation on Thames Estuary' with Rolf Williams

13 Mar 2018 ___ 'Natural History of Lee Valley Park' with Paul Roper

10 Apr 2018 ___ 'Gambia & Namibia' with Bill Coster

08 May 2018 ___ 'Birds of Costa Rica' with Ken Pancher

12 Jun 2018 ___ 'Nature Reserves - home and abroad' with RSPB's Jo Gilbert

11 Sep 2018 ___ 'Birds beyond the Boughs' with Simon Ginnaw

09 Oct 2018 ___ 'Wildlife Crime' with Bob Elliot

13 Nov 2018 ___ 'Hope Farm' with Ian Dillon

11 Dec 2018 ___ Talk & Social evening

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

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Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Out & About Leaflet - Oct 2017 to Jun 2018

Out & About Leaflet - Oct 2017 to Jun 2018

Our Out & About leaflet (of local walks and coach trips) is attached to this News item so you can view or print it from here.

Walks this year are on both Saturdays and Sundays (4 of each) and four start at 9.30am, three at 9am and one at 6pm.





22 Oct 2017 ___ Hainault Forest

18 Nov 2017 ___ Fairlop Waters with Neil Twyford

18 Feb 2018 ___ King George V Reservoir

18 Mar 2018 ___ Roding Valley / Redbridge Lakes

14 Apr 2018 ___ Wanstead Flats / Park with Tim Harris

12 May 2018 ___ Fairlop Waters with Neil Twyford

17 Jun 2018 ___ Connaught Waters / Chingford Plains, evening walk

15 Sep 2018 ___ Green Lanes & Lippetts Hill



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 Out & About leaflet.

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Tuesday, 31 October 2017

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 £18 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 £2.50.

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:-


30 Sep 2017 ___ Rye Harbour, East Sussex

28 Oct 2017 ___ RSPB Titchwell Marsh, North Norfolk

25 Nov 2017 ___ RSPB Pulborough Brooks, West Sussex

27 Jan 2018 ___ RSPB Dungeness, Kent

24 Feb 2018 ___ RSPB Frampton Marsh, Lincs

24 Mar 2018 ___ RSPB Lakenheath Fen, Suffolk

28 Apr 2018 ___ Paxton Pits, Cambridgeshire

02 Jun 2018 ___ RSPB Minsmere, Suffolk


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Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Rainham Marshes Update

Rainham Marshes Update

Jamie Smith, warden at our local reserve, talked about recent observations and future changes in a reserve fast developing from a notable to a significant site.


Please go to the Events page where this item has a Google Map link to our location at

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

We meet on the second Tuesday of most months at 8pm
Our nature talks cost: £3.00 for RSPB & Wren members, £3.50 for non-members, Free to schoolchildren


St Mary's Church is a short distance from 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.



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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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