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 call the contact number shown with the event details.

October 2021

Sun
3

Coach trip to Saltholme RSPB reserve

Location: Coach departs Mercian Way, Edgeley 7.30 a.m., return approx 6.45 p.m.
Postcode: SK3 9DF (Google map)

A coach trip to the RSPB reserve at Saltholme, near Stockton-on-Tees

https://www.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-events/reserves-a-z/saltholme/

A booking form is available on the 'News' page

Time: 7.30 a.m.

Price: £27

Booking essential

Telephone: 0161 285 1231 07785 247361

E-mail: ronniemoore18@virginmedia.com

Mon
11

Mark Sissons - Wild islands, the Nature of the Falklands

Location: Stockport Masonic Guildhall
169 Wellington Road South
Stockport
SK1 3UA
Postcode: SK1 3UA (Google map)

An insight into the wildlife and wild places of the islands through a body of imagery taken over the last ten years and pulled together in collaboration with Falklands Conservation (who have a very close association with the RSPB). Mark Sissons is a freelance wildlife photographer whose work is widely published. He has published 4 books and co-owns and runs a wildlife photography holiday business

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: Local group members £1 Visitors £4

Telephone: 0161 486 9216

E-mail: martin.durrell@gmail.com

Sat
23

Car trip to St Aidans RSPB reserve

Location: Meet at the Visitor Centre next to the car park at 10.00 am off Astley Lane, Swillington, Leeds.

Book in good time with the trip leader, Colin Barnes
Postcode: LS26 8AL (Google map)

Car trip to St Aidans RSPB reserve, Leeds

Information: https://www.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-events/reserves-a-z/st-aidans/

Time: 10 a.m.

Price: no charge

Booking essential

Telephone: 0161 477 5118 07999 317351

E-mail: colinbarnes6fg@hotmail.com

November 2021

Mon
8

Mike Lane - A Midlands Forest

Location: Stockport Masonic Guildhall
169 Wellington Road South
Stockport
SK1 3UA

Postcode: SK1 3UA (Google map)

A talk about the new and little-known Heart of England Forest in Warwickshire where Mike has spent the last few years extensively photographing the wildlife. It is a new forest with many young trees, but also some well-established mature woodland, lakes, rivers and shallow scrapes. An exciting Midlands habitat that has Mike working with his favourite subjects, British wildlife.

Time: 7.30 p.m.

Price: non-members £4 members £!

Telephone: 0161 486 9216

E-mail: martin.durrell@gmail.com

Sun
21

Outdoor meeting

Location: Leighton Moss RSPB reserve. https://www.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-events/reserves-a-z/leighton-moss/
Postcode: LA5 0SW (Google map)

Car trip to Leighton Moss RSPB reserve

Meet in the open area through the Visitor Centre at 10.00 am. Storrs Lane, Silverdale, Carnforth. LA5 0SW

Peter Hugo will be leading this walk. Please book with him prior to the trip

Time: 10 a.m.

Price: no charge

Booking essential

Telephone: 0161 485 4024 07880 701321

E-mail: phugo@sky.com

December 2021

Mon
13

Michael Leach - The Natural History of Christmas

Location: Stockport Masonic Guildhall
169 Wellington Road South
Stockport
SK1 3UA
Postcode: SK1 3UA (Google map)

Each winter we spend weeks  preparing for Christmas but where do these customs originate?  This talk is based on Michael's latest book where he explores the natural history of  the holly and the ivy,  the pre-Christian roots of hanging mistletoe and reveals that turkeys never did come from Turkey! This illustrated talk explains why the robin is our favourite Christmas bird and the origin of the Yule log. But, best of all, it reveals the unlikely story of why we thought that reindeer could fly 

Time: 7.30 p.m.

Price: non-members £4 members £1

Telephone: 0161 486 9216

E-mail: martin.durrell@gmail.com