15th January 2018 7.45 - 9.45pm
Rothschilds and the Cradle of Nature Conservation.
An illustrated talk by Mick Jones, the warden of BBOWT’s
Dancersend Nature Reserve on the Tring branch of the Rothschild
Family and their impact on the surrounding countryside, including
the establishment of Dancersend Nature Reserve and the founding
of the Wildlife Trust movement.
Venue: The Sanctuary, Trinity United Reformed Church, London
Road, High Wycombe, HP11 1BJ (opposite Pann Mill). Car park
at rear of building (free after 7pm). Admission £3 (includes
For more information contact Roger on 01494 438374
17th January 2018 10am Start
Bird watching at Spade Oak
Lake Nature Reserve.
Meet in the public car park in Coldmoorholme Lane beyond the Spade
Oak pub (OS map reference SU883875). Contact Paul on 01628
526225 for more information.
9th February 2018 7.45 - 9.45pm
and its Impact on the Chilterns. An
illustrated talk by Keith Hoffmeister from the Chiltern
Society. The talk will incorporate aerial photos of the
route from Euston to Aylesbury, concentrating on the stretch
between Denham and Wendover. The speaker will also cover
the transport route of the construction spoil from Wendover
via High Wycombe.
Venue: St Thomas’ Church Hall, Mayflower
Way, Holtspur, HP9 1UF. Admission £3 (includes refreshments).
For more information contact Inge on 01628 482270.
7th March 2018 9.40am Start
walk West Wycombe to Naphill via Hearnton Wood and Bradenham
Meet at High Wycombe bus station (Gate F)
by 9.40am in order to catch a bus to West Wycombe. We will
walk to the top of West Wycombe Hill and through Hearnton
Wood before descending to Bradenham and walking through woodland
and across Naphill Common before returning by bus to High
Wycombe. The walk will be about 4 miles in length and involve
some uphill walking at West Wycombe and Bradenham, and probably
some wet and muddy ground on Naphill Common.
For more information
contact Roger on 01494 438374.
19th March 2018 7.45 - 9.45pm
of Pollen in Forensic Science. An illustrated
talk by Dr Michael Keith-Lucas on how pollen can be used to
provide evidence relating to the timing of a crime, placing
a suspect at the scene of a crime, honey fraud or even investigating
why a particular batch of honey tastes unpleasant.
Venue:The Sanctuary, Trinity United Reformed Church, London Road,
High Wycombe, HP11 1BJ (opposite Pann Mill). Car park at rear
of building (free after 7pm). Admission £3 (includes
refreshments). For more information contact Inge on 01628
to September 2018
Round Wycombe walks.
There will be opportunities during the
period from mid March to mid September 2018 for members to
walk sections of the 20 mile Round Wycombe Walk which has
been devised by Wycombe Wildlife Group. These walks will incorporate
on-going surveys along the route, and within adjoining areas
of wildlife interest which we propose to mention in the booklet
we plan to produce covering the walk. If you wish to take
part in any of these walks, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
or contact Roger on 01494 438374 to register your interest
and let us know the maximum distance you would wish to walk:
you will then be notified of details of the walks as they
are arranged, including information on bus connections to
the starting points and back from various possible finishing
Walk through Dancersend
Nature Reserve. As a follow-up to Mick
Jones’s talk at our January meeting, Inge Beck will
be leading a 5 mile walk, devised by Mick Jones and Andrew
Clark, which passes through Dancersend Nature Reserve, starting
and finishing at the cafe in Wendover Woods. The walk includes
one steep climb and can be muddy in places, so will not take
place on a wet day. Anyone wanting to join the walk should
contact Inge on 01628 482270 for further information.
13th April 2018 7.45 - 9.45pm
An illustrated talk by Henry Hutchinson.
Venue: St Thomas’ Church Hall, Mayflower Way, Holtspur,
HP9 1UF. Admission £3 (includes refreshments).
more information contact Roger on 01494 438374.
27th April 2018 8pm Start
trapping in the Flackwell Heath garden
of Paul Bowyer and Karen Roberts.
Contact Paul on 01628 526225 for more details.
NOTICE OF 2018 AGM
2018 AGM will take place at 7.45pm on Monday 21 May 2018
in The Sanctuary at Trinity United Reformed Church, London
Road, High Wycombe, HP11 1BJ.