Events

Unless otherwise specified, you do not need to be a member of the RSPB (or the local group) to join us on our events, and birdwatching experience is not necessary. If you have any questions please
send them to our email address se_herts_rspb@yahoo.co.uk

January 2022

Tue
25

January Zoom Meeting - Conor Jameson presents the W H Hudson story

Location: The talk will be presented via Zoom. To receive an invitation to the presentation please send an email to se_herts_rspb@yahoo.co.uk with 'Conor Jameson 25 January' in the heading. Details of how to make payment will be in the invite.

A life-size oil painting of a grey-whiskered Victorian gentleman clutching field glasses hangs above the fireplace in the main meeting room at RSPB headquarters at Sandy. His name is W H Hudson (1841-1922), a one-time celebrated author and naturalist.

Conor's talk reveals how this unschooled, impoverished, battle-scarred immigrant came to be so influential in the creation of the RSPB by its founding women, and in the rise of the modern-day conservation movement.

He travels to Hudson's homeland and discovers that he is very well remembered and celebrated there, including by the RSPB's partner organisation, Aves Argentina. He links Hudson's life and legacy to today, and compares then and now. It's a costume drama, with plenty of birds.

Time: from 7:30 for 8pm start

Price: £3 for RSPB members, £3.50 for non members

Telephone: 07821 875419

E-mail: se_herts_rspb@yahoo.co.uk

February 2022

Sat
12

Local Walk - Walthamstow Wetlands Reserve

Location: Public transport outing to the Walthamstow Wetlands reserve. Meet at the visitor centre, 2 Forest Road.
Postcode: N17 9NH (Google map)

Public transport outing to the Walthamstow Wetlands reserve.

Time: 9.30am

Price: No charge but donations welcome

Telephone: 07821 875419

E-mail: se_herts_rspb@yahoo.co.uk

Sat
19

Coach Outing to RSPB Titchwell Marsh

Location: RSPB Titchwell Marsh

Hunstanton and RSPB Titchwell Marsh for early arriving Fulmars and wintering birds. Coach departs Broxbourne 7.30, Ware 7.45.

Time: Coach departs Broxbourne Station 7.30, Ware High Street 7.45.

Price: £30

Booking essential

Telephone: 07821 875419

E-mail: se_herts_rspb@yahoo.co.uk

Tue
22

February Zoom Meeting - Sarah Perry presents...'Living Rivers of Hertfordshire'

Location: The talk will be presented via Zoom. To receive an invitation to the presentation please send an email to se_herts_rspb@yahoo.co.uk with 'Sarah Perry 22nd February' in the heading. Details of how to make payment will be in the invite.

Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust's Sarah Perry presents...'Living Rivers of Hertfordshire'.

Time: from 7:45 for 8pm start

Price: £3 bank transfer or cheque. Details of how to pay are in the Zoom invite

Booking essential

Telephone: 07821 875419

E-mail: se_herts_rspb@yahoo.co.uk

March 2022

Tue
8

Local Walk - Tyttenhanger Gravel Pits

Location: Tyttenhanger Gravel Pits. Meet at the top end of Church Lane by the Model Railway enclosure.
Postcode: AL4 0NH (Google map)

For late leaving winter and early arriving migrants.

Time: Meet at 10.00am

Price: No charge but donations welcome

Telephone: 07821 875419

E-mail: se_herts_rspb@yahoo.co.uk

Sat
19

Car Outing - RSPB Rainham Marshes

Location: Meet in the reserve car park.
Postcode: RM19 1SZ (Google map)

A walk around the reserve and along the Thames towpath for late wintering birds and early spring migrants

Time: 9.30 am

Price: No charge for RSPB Members

Telephone: 07821 875419

E-mail: se_herts_rspb@yahoo.co.uk

Tue
29

Indoor Meeting - Cape and Kruger penguins, whales, plants, big game and birds.

Location: The United Reformed Church Hall, Mill Lane, Broxbourne, EN10 7BG on the last Tuesday of the month. (Wheelchair accessible) Doors open 19.30 for 20.00 start.
Parking in the car park at rear of hall and in Mill Lane.

Due to Covid 19 we are not currently providing refreshments but you are welcome to bring your own.
Postcode: EN10 7BG (Google map)

Kew Plant Anatomist Dr Peter Gasson presents... 'Cape and Kruger penguins, whales, plants, big game and birds'

Time: from 7:30 for 8pm start

Price: £3 for RSPB members, £3.50 for non members

Telephone: 07821875419

E-mail: se_herts_rspb@yahoo.co.uk

April 2022

Wed
6

Local Walk - The Lordship, Standon

Location: The Lordship, Standon. A walk around glorious Hertfordshire countryside. Parking by St Mary's Church in Standon High Street..
Postcode: SG11 1LA (Google map)

A walk around glorious Hertfordshire countryside

Time: 9.30 am

Price: No charge but donations welcome

Telephone: 07821 875419

E-mail: se_herts_rspb@yahoo.co.uk

Sat
23

Car Outing - Essex Wildlife Trust's Fingringhoe Reserve.

Location: Essex Wildlife Trust's Fingringhoe Reserve. Meet in the reserve car park.
Postcode: CO5 7DN (Google map)

A walk around this lovely reserve looking for spring migrants, especially Nightingales and waders

Time: 9.30 am

Price: Donation to the Trust on arrival

Telephone: 07821875419

E-mail: se_herts_rspb@yahoo.co.uk

Tue
26

Indoor event - Members presentations and AGM

Location: The United Reformed Church Hall, Mill Lane, Broxbourne, EN10 7BG on the last Tuesday of the month. (Wheelchair accessible) Doors open 19.30 for 20.00 start.
Parking in the car park at rear of hall and in Mill Lane.

Due to Covid 19 we are not currently providing refreshments but you are welcome to bring your own.
Postcode: EN10 7BG (Google map)

Join us for our AGM followed by presentations from our own members.

Time: from 7:30 for 8pm start

Price: £3 for RSPB members, £3.50 for non members

Telephone: 07821 875419

E-mail: se_herts_rspb@yahoo.co.uk

May 2022

Sun
1

Local Walk - : Dawn Chorus at Stanstead Innings.

Location: Meet at 6am in Stanstead Innings car park off Marsh Lane, Stanstead Abbotts.
Postcode: SG12 8HL (Google map)

Listening to the Dawn Chorus

Time: 6.00 am

Price: No charge but donations welcome

Telephone: 07821 875419

E-mail: se_herts_rspb@yahoo.co.uk

Sat
14

Coach Outing - RSPB Dungeness Reserve - May 14th or 15th

Location: Dungeness Bird Observatory and RSPB Dungeness nature reserve

Dungeness Bird Observatory looking for spring migrants and the sea for migrating seabirds. Also RSPB Dungeness nature reserve for more spring migrants

Time: Coach departs Ware High Street at 7.30 and Broxbourne Station at 7.45

Price: Cost to be advised

Booking essential

Telephone: 07821 875419

E-mail: se_herts_rspb@yahoo.co.uk

Tue
24

Indoor Meeting - Richard Bashford presents...'Wildlife and Birds of Poland'

Location: The United Reformed Church Hall, Mill Lane, Broxbourne, EN10 7BG on the last Tuesday of the month. (Wheelchair accessible) Doors open 19.30 for 20.00 start.
Parking in the car park at rear of hall and in Mill Lane.

Due to Covid 19 we are not currently providing refreshments but you are welcome to bring your own.
Postcode: EN10 7BG (Google map)

Richard Bashford presents...'Wildlife and Birds of Poland featuring the world-famous Biebrza National Park Marshes and the primeval forests of Białoweiza.

Time: from 7:30 for 8pm start

Price: £3 for RSPB members, £3.50 for non members

Telephone: 07821875419

E-mail: se_herts_rspb@yahoo.co.uk

June 2022

Tue
7

Local Walk - Discover the delightful countryside around Wheathampstead.

Location: Meet in the East Lane car park at 10.00.
Postcode: AL4 8BS (Google map)

Discover the delightful countryside around Wheathampstead.

Time: 10.00 am

Price: No charge but donations welcome

Telephone: 07821 875419

E-mail: se_herts_rspb@yahoo.co.uk

Sat
11

Our Annual Quiz Night

Location: United Reformed Church Hall, Mill Lane, Broxbourne, Hertfordshire

Parking is at the rear and the side of the hall or in Mill Lane. Please park thoughtfully and share cars where possible. Access and facilities are suitable for wheelchairs.
Postcode: EN10 7BG (Google map)

Our very popular general knowledge quiz. Book early, tables of up to 8 people are £72, including a cold supper BUT bring your own drinks.

Please email the group email address se_herts_rspb@yahoo.co.uk for further information and booking details

Time: 7.00 pm for 7.30 pm start

Price: £72 for a table of up to 8 people

Telephone: 07821 875419

E-mail: se_herts_rspb@yahoo.co.uk

Sat
18

Car Outing - An afternoon and evening in Brecklands

Location: Meeting point to be agreed

A visit to several sites in Breckland with a meal before looking for Nightjars

Time: 12.00 pm

Price: No charge but donations welcome

Booking essential

Telephone: 07821 875419

E-mail: se_herts_rspb@yahoo.co.uk

Tue
28

Indoor Meeting - The RSPB Saving Nature Scheme in Eastern and South West England'

Location: The United Reformed Church Hall, Mill Lane, Broxbourne, EN10 7BG on the last Tuesday of the month. (Wheelchair accessible) Doors open 19.30 for 20.00 start.
Parking in the car park at rear of hall and in Mill Lane.

Due to Covid 19 we are not currently providing refreshments but you are welcome to bring your own.
Postcode: EN10 7BG (Google map)

RSPB's Sarah Gelpke presents... 'The RSPB Saving Nature Scheme in Eastern and South West England'.

Time: from 7:30 for 8pm start

Price: £3 for RSPB members, £3.50 for non members

Telephone: 07821875419

E-mail: se_herts_rspb@yahoo.co.uk

July 2022

Fri
1

Local Walk - Stapleford along the Beane

Location: Meet in Stapleford High Road/Church Lane, Stapleford at 19.00.
Postcode: SG14 3NW (Google map)

A lovely walk through the Woodhall Estate for farmland birds

Time: 19.00

Price: No charge but donations welcome

Telephone: 07821 875419

E-mail: se_herts_rspb@yahoo.co.uk