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August 2021

Friday, 20 August 2021

Newsletter No.15 - keeping in touch

Newsletter No.15 - keeping in touch

This is our fifteenth 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 August 2021 newsletter.

Here are some of the contents from the first page:

"Dear All,
We hope you are all well.

Thank you to all of you who replied to our survey in the last issue. This was a major help in us deciding to hold our next meeting in St Mary's Church, rather than the Gwinnell room, on the same site.

We will follow the RSPB Covid guidelines - this will include wearing masks and distanced seating with no refreshments or raffle for this first meeting. The one exception to the guidelines is that there will be no need to pre-book. We will tick your attendance off as in the past.

The talk at 8pm on the 14th September is by David Wilding on Otmoor RSPB Reserve.

The reserve is a haven for wildlife in the heart of Oxfordshire. The visitor trail leads you alongside an expansive floodplain grazing marsh and home to wading birds and wildfowl all year round. Hedgerows are bustling with warblers and songbirds, and the rustling reed bed add to the immersive experience of being on the "moor".

Other planned meetings after this are:

12 October Rolf Williams - Rolf goes Wild
9 November AGM - Dr Nikki Gammans The plight of the Bumblebee, Bumblebee Conservation Trust
14 December Social

The next walk is Saturday 18th September 8.30am on Wanstead Flats/ Park.
To join the walk, please ring Richard on 07582 996315 or leave a message on our email

Further walks are planned for:

Saturday 16th October 9am Cornmill Meadows
Sunday 14th November 9am Sewardstone Marsh
Saturday 11th December 9am Hainault Forest Country Park

Your Friends on the Committee"

The newsletter also contains links to The Great Big Green Week and articles on 'Migratory Birds' and 'Effects of climate change on our birds and wildlife'.

Please do keep in touch - you can email us at

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