Events 2018

January

Monday 15th January 2018 7.45 - 9.45pm
The 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 refreshments).
For more information contact Roger on 01494 438374

Wednesday 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.



February

Friday 9th February 2018 7.45 - 9.45pm
HS2 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.



March

Wednesday 7th March 2018 9.40am Start
Bus 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.

Monday 19th March 2018 7.45 - 9.45pm
Use 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 482270.

March 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 w.w.group@btopenworld.com 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 points.

April

April 2018
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.


Friday 13th April 2018 7.45 - 9.45pm
Climate Change. An illustrated talk by Henry Hutchinson. Venue: St Thomas’ Church Hall, Mayflower Way, Holtspur, HP9 1UF. Admission £3 (includes refreshments).
For more information contact Roger on 01494 438374.

Friday 27th April 2018 8pm Start
Moth trapping in the Flackwell Heath garden of Paul Bowyer and Karen Roberts.
Contact Paul on 01628 526225 for more details.



ADVANCE NOTICE OF 2018 AGM

The 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.