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November 2020

Saturday, 28 November 2020

Newsletter No.6 - keeping in touch

Newsletter No.6 - keeping in touch

This is our sixth newsletter since the suspension of our regular meetings and walks programme.

If you click on the 'Download file' link (scroll down to the last line of this News item), then you will see our 2-page newsletter.

Here are some of the contents from the first page:

"Dear All,

Hope you are all well. Many thanks to those of you who have donated on line following our zoom meetings or have let us know they will make a contribution in person once we can meet again. The RSPB is grateful for all the funds it can raise at any time and especially in these difficult times.

Our next zoom meeting is our Christmas social on the 8th December. The plan is to have a quiz on the evening. Nothing too difficult I am told, although they are only easy if you know the answer. I'm afraid you will need to bring your own mince pies and mulled wine.

Here are a further three dates for your diary in the New Year

12th January AGM followed by Roy Atkins from Speyside Wildlife
9th February Andre Farrar - My Life with Birds
9th March Simon Ginnaw - Birding in the Heart of Europe (Hungary)

As we become aware of SE Herts Zoom meeting invites, we are sending them on to you. We hope this offers you a wider range of possible meetings.

With the continuing restrictions in place on people meeting, walks are still cancelled, but we have a walks programme ready in the event the rules change significantly.

Warm regards,
Your Friends on the Committee"

The newsletter also contains info about protecting wildlife sites, feeding birds and a quiz.

Please do keep in touch - you can email us at

or follow us on Twitter @RSPBNELondonGrp

or follow us on Facebook ( Click on the link below to go to our FB page - as it is a public page, you should not need a Facebook account to view it.

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Tuesday, 10 November 2020

Zoom meeting: COPPED HALL wildlife and more by Peter Warne

Zoom meeting: COPPED HALL wildlife and more by Peter Warne

Peter Warne is a biologist and photographer who lives close to Epping Forest. His photographic and wildlife-watching skills have won him success in the British Wildlife Photography Awards.

He wrote and published a book called 'Finding Wildlife in Epping Forest' and this prompted the Copped Hall Trust - a restoration project lying just south of Epping - to ask him to study and monitor the wildlife of its gardens (some 25 acres) and the surrounding woods and fields.

Peter returns to our group to describe his discoveries at Copped Hall, then in his own Lockdown garden and when released, back into Copped Hall and surrounding area.
Not only will there be some birds but also mammals, trees, invertebrates and fungi.

The format for the meeting is to open the meeting at 7.30pm allowing time for members to join the meeting and 'chat'.

At 8pm we will formally start the meeting with a quick introduction and then hand over to Peter for his talk.

Part way through we will have a short tea break (you will have to make your own tea...) and there will be an opportunity for questions at the end of the talk.

If you are already on our email list, you will receive an email from us with a Zoom link to our talk and further details.

If we do not have details for you, please email us at

Given Lockdown due to coronavirus, it may be that some of you have now acquired an email address and gone online in order to stay in contact with family and friends?

If you click on the 'Download file' link (scroll to the last line of this News item), then you will see a guide for attending Zoom meetings using a PC or laptop. (We have a guide for phones and tablets too which we will provide if you email us.)

The meeting is limited to 100 people because of Zoom licensing rules.
We look forward to seeing you on the evening.

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