Events

We're a friendly group who run a programme of evening talks from September to June, with a Quiz Night in October. Talks are at Bishop's Park Community Centre on the second Tuesday in each month.
We also have a walks programme, including local morning walks, day trips a bit further afield, and usually a weekend of birding once a year.
Everyone is welcome; you don't have to be a member of the RSPB (or the local group) to come along, although it is a good idea to confirm outdoor walks prior to the event. See below for more details.

March 2020

Tue
10

Evening Talk - Bill Coster - To be confirmed

Location: Bishop's Park Community Centre, Lancaster Way, Bishop's Park, Bishop's Stortford (next to Tesco)
Postcode: CM23 4DA
Postcode: CM23 4DA (Google map)

Back with us by popular demand, he will present one of his fascinating media shows - to be confirmed.

Author, Tour Leader and Photographer Bill Coster is a UK based wildlife photographer whose photographs appear in publications around the World. His first book 'Creative Bird Photography', published by New Holland received very good reviews from publications as diverse as Amateur Photographer and New Scientist. His second book, 'Creative Nature Photography' was published in April 2011. See the Book section of this website for details.
Bill has travelled to every continent on Earth in search of memorable images and shoots tens of thousands of images each year, so this website shows just a small selection of his extensive portfolio.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: £ 3.00 for Stort Valley Members, £ 5.00 for Visitors

Telephone: 07808684723

E-mail: simon.hurwitz@ntlworld.com

Sun
29

Walk - Kingfisher Bridge Nature Reserve

Location: Meet at Bishop's Stortford Causeway car park at 9.00 am

Near Wicken Fen, since 1995 Kingfisher Bridge Reserve has transformed 250 acres of farmland into a variety of wetland habitats and has become a vital sanctuary for numerous endangered species of the Fens.

Time: 9.00 am

Price: Donations to Local Group welcome

Telephone: 07454 801894

E-mail: l.jaques@yahoo.co.uk

April 2020

Tue
14

Evening Talk - Ann Forbes - The Puffin

Location: Bishop's Park Community Centre, Lancaster Way, Bishop's Park, Bishop's Stortford (next to Tesco)
Postcode: CM23 4DA
Postcode: CM23 4DA (Google map)

There is more to this bird than just the "cute" factor.
Ann will give us a fascinating insight into their world.
Some recent research has just shown that the beak glows in the dark! Useful in a burrow.
We will learn much more.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: £ 3.00 for Stort Valley Members, £ 5.00 for Visitors

Telephone: 07808684723

E-mail: simon.hurwitz@ntlworld.com

Sat
18

Walk - Welney WWT

Location: Meet at Welney WWT car park at 10.00 am

Britain's largest area of seasonally flooded land and the setting of one of the most magical events in the UK's nature calendar - mass winter gatherings of many thousands of wild ducks, geese and swans.

Time: 10.00 am

Price: Donations to Local Group welcome

Telephone: 07454 801894

E-mail: l.jaques@yahoo.co.uk

May 2020

Sat
9

Group Weekend at Rspb Minsmere - 9th and 19th May

Location: Rspb Minsmere, Suffolk

Our Group Weekend is at Minsmere in Suffolk this year. Come along for one day or both days - even extend your weekend either side!
Ask Lee Jaques for further details and if you wish to go. Arrange your own accommodation.

Rspb Minsmere is their flagship reserve. This 1,000 hectare site has been managed by the Rspb since 1947 and covers areas of reedbed, lowland heath, acid grassland, wet grassland, woodland and shingle vegetation.

It is vast and needs a weekend to truly appreciate it.

Time: 10.00 am

Price: Donations to Local Group welcome

Booking essential

Telephone: 07454 801894

E-mail: l.jaques@yahoo.co.uk

June 2020

Sat
20

Evening Walk - Rspb Fowlmere

Location: Meet at Fowlmere car park at 6.00 pm

Summer evening walk.
Lovely place to visit with woodland, reedbeds, ponds and chalk streams.

Time: 6.00 pm

Price: Donations to Local Group welcome

Telephone: 07454 801894

E-mail: l.jaques@yahoo.co.uk