Events

Everyone is welcome to come to any of our events. For more information please use the contact details shown for each event.

June 2021

Tue
8

Mambas, Shoebills, Elephants & Landmines - Adventures in Africa - Stephen Spawls PLEASE NOTE DATE!

Location: On Zoom

Lecturer and author Stephen Spawls will entertain us with tales of his many wildlife adventures in Africa, drawing on a total of 40 years spent on that continent. He has lived in Kenya (where he went at the age of four), Egypt, Botswana and Ethiopia.

Stephen's major interest is herpetology, although he is also a keen birdwatcher. He caught his first chameleon at the age of six and lost a finger to a puff adder at 17! His publications include 'Kenya, A Natural History', 'A Field Guide to East African reptiles' and he was recently involved in revising a guide to Africa's dangerous snakes.

Time: 7.30pm

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

E-mail: claremillion@gmail.com

July 2021

Wed
7

52 Shades of Green: Britain's best wildlife-watching weekends - James Lowen

Location: On Zoom

Drawing on his best-selling book '52 Wildlife Weekends: a year of Britain's best wildlife-watching breaks', James will escort us the length and breadth of the country to share Britain's very best wildlife watching breaks: from puffins to porpoises, otters to orchids, and frog to fritillaries. This talk is a firm favourite at the British Birdwatching Fair. It's also guaranteed to fill us with ideas as we plan for life after lockdown!

James is a professional photographer and multi-award-winning author of 11 nature and travel books making wildlife accessible to the non-specialist. He is a columnist in Bird Watching and The Countryman magazines and regular feature and travel writer for BBC Wildlife and The Telegraph.

Time: 7.30pm

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

E-mail: claremillion@gmail.com

August 2021

Wed
4

An osprey in a shopping bag - the return of the raptor- Alasdair McKee

Location: On Zoom

Alasdair McKee of the RSPB and Cumbria Wildlife Trust works closely with ospreys in south Cumbria. He will be talking about how this most charismatic bird of prey has returned from extinction in England in the last twenty years and also updating us on how the regular pair at Foulshaw Moss has fared in 2021 (three eggs being incubated as at 28 April!).

This entertaining illustrated talk will introduce you to these remarkable birds and tell the story of a remarkable conservation comeback in Cumbria and beyond. And explain where the shopping bag comes in.

Time: 7.30pm

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

E-mail: claremillion@gmail.com