Events 2019

January

Monday, 21st January 2019 7.45 - 9.45pm
The Wood for the Trees. Richard Fortey, a retired Natural History Museum palaeontologist, well known for his television programmes on BBC Four covering fungi, rock pools, fossils, survivors of mass extinction events and island evolution, will be speaking to us about the Oxfordshire woodland he has purchased, and his book “The wood for the trees”. Copies of the book will be available for sale on the evening.
Venue: Trinity United Reformed Church, London Road, High Wycombe, HP11 1BJ (opposite Pann Mill). Public car park at rear of building (free after 7pm). Admission £3 (including refreshments). Contact Inge on 01628 482270 for more information.


February

Friday, 8th February 2019 7.45 - 9.45
The Work of the Feathers and Fur Falconry Centre.
Sadie Shepherd from the Centre will be giving us a talk and will bring along some live birds of prey, offering opportunities for a close and hands-on experience.
Venue: St Thomas’ Church Hall, Mayflower Way, Holtspur, HP9 1UF. Admission £3 (including refreshments). Contact Inge on 01628 482270 for more information.

Saturday 9th February 2019 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 SU 883875). Leader Paul Bowyer. Contact Paul on 01628 526225 for more information.



Thursday, 28th February 2019 1pm - 4pm
Earth Trust River of Life Walk. This joint event with The Risborough Countryside Group will take the form of a guided walk led by the Earth Trust’s Head of Land Management to see the progress that has been made to re-wild 2.3 km of Thames riverbank SE of Dorchester in Oxfordshire incorporating a wide range of habitats for both wetland and woodland species which will connect with the Little Wittenham Wood SSSI. Event cost £10 per head. Appropriate clothing and footwear needed as some muddy conditions are likely. No dogs allowed.
(Please note that this event is fully booked but anyone interested in attending if a vacancy occurs should contact Inge on 01628 482270.)


March

Wednesday 6th March 2019 10am start
Early Spring walk from West Wycombe. A circular walk of around 3 miles to see the rare Green Hellebore which should be coming into flower around that date. Meet in the village car park on the left side of Chorley Road just after its junction with the A40 (O.S. map ref. SU 826947). Leader Roger Wilding. Contact Roger on 01494 438374 for more information.


Monday 18th March 2019 7.45 - 9.45pm

Ladybirds, Longhorns and other Beetles.
We are pleased to welcome Martin Harvey back to give us another of his always interesting and informative talks. Martin is an entomologist and wildlife recorder who works for the UK Biological Records Centre on projects such as iRecord. He has worked for the Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Environmental Records Centre and on the iSpot project for the Open University. In his spare time, he is the moth recorder for Berkshire.
Venue: Trinity United Reformed Church, London Road, High Wycombe, HP11 1BJ (opposite Pann Mill). Public car park at rear of building (free after 7pm). Admission £3 (including refreshments). Contact Inge on 01628 482270 for more information.


 


April


Saturday 6th April 2019 10am start
Birdwatching round walk from Marlow along Thames to Temple Lock and back via Lower Pound Lane. About 2.5 hours of easy walking. Meet by the Steve Redgrave statue in Higginson Park (OS map ref. SU 848861). Leaders: Paul Bowyer and Frances Wilding. Contact Paul on 01628 526225 for more information.


Friday 12th April 2019 7.45 - 9.45pm

A Wildlife Photographic Tour. Tom Way, a well-known professional fine art wildlife photographer will be giving us an illustrated talk on wildlife photography. Tom has received awards in various international competitions, including European Wildlife Photographer of the Year. He spends much of his time overseas photographing large mammals and leading photographic wildlife safaris, but also runs UK workshops, giving people an opportunity to join him photographing our native wildlife.
Venue: St Thomas’ Church Hall, Mayflower Way, Holtspur, HP9 1UF. Admission £3 (including refreshments). Contact Inge on 01628 482270 for more information.



Friday 26th April 2019 8pm start
Moth trapping in Paul and Karen’s garden in Flackwell Heath. Contact Paul on 01628 526225 for address details.

ADVANCE NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The 30th AGM of Wycombe Wildlife Group will be held on Monday 20th May 2019 starting at 7.45pm. Venue: Trinity United Reformed Church, London Road, High Wycombe, HP11 1BJ (opposite Pann Mill). Public car park at rear of building (free after 7pm). There is no charge for attending this meeting: all welcome.