6th September 2018 11am start
End of Season Butterfly
Walk. Meet in car park at the
top of West Wycombe Hill (OS map ref. SU827950). We will walk
to the Buttler’s Hangings SSSI and back (about 2.5 miles).
Leader and contact Paul Bowyer. Contact Paul on 01628 526225
for more information.
17th September 2018 7.45pm - 9.45pm
- the world beneath your feet.
We are pleased to welcome Martin Woolner back
for another of his fascinating talks illustrated by projecting
live invertebrates seen through his microscope onto a screen.
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.
23rd September 2018 2.30pm - 4.30pm
Autumn walk at Holtspur Bank*.
Join Derek Bourne to see the fruits and autumn vegetation
on the Holtspur Bank Local Nature Reserve. Park and meet by
the scout hut in Cherry Tree Road, off Holtspur Top Lane (OS
map ref. SU 923904). For more information contact Derek on
28th September 2018 7pm start
Moth trapping in Stan Armstrong’s
garden in Loudwater.
Contact Paul on 01628 526225
for address details. If attending, try to avoid parking outside
anybody's house or garden.
7th October 2018 2.30pm - 4.30pm
Fungi at Holtspur Bank*.
A walk, led by Penny Cullington from Bucks Fungus Group, to
look for and identify fungi. Park and meet by the scout hut
in Cherry Tree Road (OS map ref. SU 923904). For more information
contact Derek on 01628 526553.
12th October 2018 7.45pm - 9.45pm
Wetland Wildlife. An
illustrated talk by John Tyler on plants and animals to be
found in ponds, lakes and streams, looking at the ways in
which from marine land-loving ancestors they have become so
beautifully adapted to life on, around and beneath the water.
Venue: St Thomas’ Church Hall, Mayflower Way, Holtspur,
HP9 1UF. Admission £3 (including refreshments). Contact
Inge on 01628 482270 for more information.
19th November 2018 7.30pm for a 7.45pm start
Talk by Ted Green MBE, Founder President
of the Ancient Tree Forum. This will be a joint
event with The High Wycombe Society. Venue: Trinity United
Reformed Church, London Road, High Wycombe HP11 1BJ (opposite
Pann Mill). Admission £2 (including refreshments). Contact
Inge on 01628 482270 for further information.
24th November 2018 10am start
Birdwatching Walk at Dorney Common,
the Roundmoor Ditch and Jubilee River. About 2.5
hours of fairly flat walking. Meet at the Boveney car park
(OS map ref. SU 937776). Contact Paul on 01628 526225 for
14th December 2018 7.45pm - 9.45pm
Pollinators and their value.
Wycombe Wildlife Group member and beekeeper John Catton, will
talk to us on the importance of pollination. Venue: St Thomas’
Church Hall, Mayflower Way, Holtspur, HP9 1UF. Admission £3
Contact: Inge on 01628 482270 for
in this programme marked * have been organised by the Friends
of Holtspur Bank.
arrangements have been finalised for our January to April
2019 indoor meetings, we are circulating the details early
so that you can make a note of the dates of these interesting
21st January 2019 at Trinity United Reformed Church, London
Road, High Wycombe
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.
Friday, 8th February 2019 at St Thomas Church Hall, Mayflower
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.
Monday 18th March 2019 at Trinity United Reformed Church,
London Road, High Wycombe
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.
Friday 12th April 2019 at St Thomas’ Church Hall, Mayflower
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.