Events

Everyone is welcome to join our Zoom events, for more information please use the contact details shown. At the moment our walks have to be for group members only, but why not consider becoming a member? Membership is £20 for the period until 31st August, 2022. See the "Join" section of the website for all the details.

October 2021

Sun
31

Tice's Meadow - morning walk

Location: Details in programme sent to members.

Tice's Meadow is a nature reserve developed by volunteers on the site of the former Farnham Quarry. The habitats on site consist of a mosaic of open water, gravel islands and scrapes, reedbeds, scrub, woodland, ephemeral ponds and wet and dry grassland. Can be wet underfoot.

Time: 10am

Price: Richmond & Twickenham Group members only

November 2021

Wed
3

Ancient Woodland and Tree - What is a Wood? - Andy Sands

Location: On Zoom

Andy will explore the history and importance of ancient trees and woodlands in the British Isles as well as of course the plants and wildlife that they support. There will be flower, bird, mammal and invertebrate photographs so not all just trees! He will also look at some of the fungi and slime moulds that are essential to the ecosystem of a wood.

Andy is an award-winning photographer who specialises in British wildlife, especially macro-photography, so we can expect some stunning images.

Time: 7.30pm

Price: Richmond & Twickenham Local Group members free, non-members suggested donation £5.

E-mail: claremillion@gmail.com

Sat
6

Rainham RSPB - bring lunch!

Location: Details in programme sent to members.

This superb reserve on the banks of the Thames teems with wildlife throughout the year. Returning wildfowl and winter migrants.

Time: 9.30am

Price: Richmond & Twickenham Group members only

Tue
9

Around the World in 80 Minutes - Chris Collins

Location: 2pm Hyde Room at York House.
Numbers are limited due to Covid space restrictions - if you wish to attend you need to email claremillion@gmail.com to reserve a place.

In "Around the World in Eighty Days", Jules Verne's character, Phileas Fogg, took 80 days to circumnavigate the world. In this talk Chris will spend eighty minutes (or there abouts!) on a similar journey travelling around the world visiting some amazing destinations for birds and other wildlife. These include locations as diverse as Antarctica, Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia, Pitcairn Island and Guyana, with some stunning shots of the incredible birdlife which inhabits these remote locations.

Chris is a freelance ornithologist and tour guide and for the last 15 years has been working on a wide range of bird and wildlife related projects around the world, often in the most remote regions.

Time: 2pm

Price: Richmond & Twickenham Local Group members free, non-members suggested donation £5.

Booking essential

E-mail: claremillion@gmail.com

Sat
13

WWT London Wetland Centre - morning walk

Location: Details in programme sent to members.

LWC brings the countryside to London. The lakes, pools and gardens are home to a huge variety of wildlife. 180 bird species recorded each year including bitterns, winter ducks and waders.

Time: 9.30am

Price: Richmond & Twickenham Group members only

Thu
25

Pulborough Brooks RSPB - bring lunch!

Location: Details in programme sent to members.

Located within the Arun Valley with beautiful views across to the South Downs. A great variety of habitats inc. wet grassland, pools and scrapes provide feeding areas for wintering wildfowl. Arable fields are managed for winter finches. Good for raptors. May visit RSPB Rackham Viewpoint over Amberley Brooks afterwards.

Time: 10am

Price: Richmond & Twickenham Group members only

December 2021

Sat
4

Kempton Nature Reserve - morning walk

Location: Details in programme sent to members.

A rare chance to visit this Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Time: 9.45am

Price: Richmond & Twickenham Group members only

Sat
11

Walthamstow Wetlands - bring lunch!

Location: Details in programme sent to members.

A return to this wonderful reserve where a cluster of 10 reservoirs in the Lee Valley have been transformed into Europe's largest urban wetland reserve.

Time: 10.15am

Price: Richmond & Twickenham Group members only

January 2022

Sat
1

Bushy Park - morning walk

Location: Details in programme sent to members,

Start 2022 off with some fresh air, convivial company and feathered friends!

Time: 10am

Price: Richmond & Twickenham Group members only