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.

February 2020


Outdoor Meeting- Adel Dam

Location: Adel Dam. Meet at the main car park at Golden Acre Park at 09 30. Golden Acre park is six miles north of Leeds city centre on the A660 Leeds Road between Adel and Bramhope. The postcode is LS16 8BQ.
Postcode: LS16 8BQ (Google map)

This Yorkshire wildlife trust reserve on the outskirts of Leeds is excellent for kingfishers and woodland birds. The hides afford close views of the birds with good photographic opportunities. We can also hope to see red kites overhead as we are not too far from their Harewood stronghold.

Time: 9.30 am

Price: Free

Telephone: 01924 456352

March 2020


Indoor Meeting- Kent-the wildlife garden of England- Andre Farrar

Location: Ossett Community Centre, Prospect Road, Ossett
Postcode: WF5 8AN (Google map)

We welcome Dr Andre Farrar back to the group. Andre worked for the RSPB for 36 years in a variety of roles and is now an active volunteer still working to save birds and wildlife in the countryside. He grew up in the heart of the North Downs and now lives near Canterbury, so he is ideally placed to show us the rich and varied wildlife of Kent, which features two bird observatories and also has three birds named after places in the county! Andre's talk will also address the mix of challenges and opportunities facing this sometimes crowded and pressured corner of the UK and what can be done to ensure that the Garden of England continues to be full of wildlife. This promises to be a fascinating and thought provoking evening
so do come along and join us.

Time: 7.30pm

Price: £2 group members £4 non-members

Telephone: 01924 266821


Outdoor Meeting- Sprotborough Flash

Location: Sprotborough Flash Nature Reserve, Nursery Lane, Sprotborough
Postcode: DN5 7NB (Google map)

This is our first visit to this Yorkshire Wildlife Trust reserve in the Don Valley. Recent winters have seen the reserve play host to bitterns among other wetland species. The first spring migrants should also be arriving in the woodland. This is a car visit and the reserve car park is a short distance from the Boat Inn.

Time: 9.30am

Price: Free

Telephone: 01924 456352