Events calendar

All indoor meetings are held at Goytre Village Hall, Newtown Road, Penperlleni, NP4 0AR

Sep
28
Sat
2019
Wildlife in Spitsbergen – Revisited @ Goytre Village Hall
Sep 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Wildlife in Spitsbergen - Revisited @ Goytre Village Hall

This evening’s speaker, Al Venables, will take us to within 700 miles of the North Pole on this his second visit to Spitsbergen undertaken in 2017.

Oct
4
Fri
2019
Portland weekend @ The Observatory
Oct 4 @ 5:00 pm – Oct 6 @ 12:00 pm

Booking for this away weekend will open on 1stJuly 2019.  The cost is £15 per night and you will need to take a sleeping bag and food.

We will meet at the Observatory.  The times given are purely indicative.

Contact Dave Brassey on 07973 734092 for further details.

 

Oct
12
Sat
2019
A year in the life of Goldcliff – a photographic study @ Goytre Village Hall
Oct 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
A year in the life of Goldcliff - a photographic study @ Goytre Village Hall

Tonight’s speaker, Blair Jones, visits Goldcliff Lagoons at all times of the day and night.  His presentation will portray many of the stunning birds which favour this part of the Newport Wetlands Reserve.

Oct
19
Sat
2019
Ynys-y-fro Reservoir @ Fourteen Locks car park
Oct 19 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Meet at Fourteen Locks car park – ST279886.  The nearest post code is  NP10 9GN but this may not take you to the exact parking place.  Use a map and the grid reference to find this.

Wellies are advised for this easy 3-hour walk.

Contact the leader, Ian Walker, on 01633 266382 for further details.

Oct
26
Sat
2019
Urban Peregrines @ Goytre Village Hall
Oct 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Urban Peregrines @ Goytre Village Hall

Tonight’s speaker, Ed Drewitt, has studied the Peregrines of the Bristol area for some years.  Join us to discover how they have adapted their breeding and feeding habits to this urban environment.

Nov
9
Sat
2019
Scotland 2018 @ Goytre Village Hall
Nov 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Scotland 2018 @ Goytre Village Hall

GOS’s Field Secretary, Dave Brassey, will be giving this evening’s talk.  He’ll speak about the four weeks he spent in Scotland during 2018, illustrating his talk with numerous photos of birds and the stunning sites he visited.

Nov
23
Sat
2019
Turkey @ Goytre Village Hall
Nov 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Turkey @ Goytre Village Hall

On a short visit to Turkey in the late spring of 2018 John Coleman targetted the much sought-after Brown Fish Owl and Caucasian Snowcock.  Join us this evening to find out if he was successful.

Nov
30
Sat
2019
Llandegfedd Reservoir @ Llandegfedd Reservoir
Nov 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Llandegfedd Reservoir @ Llandegfedd Reservoir

An easy walk, using the hides, of approximately 3 hours.

Meet at the fishermen’s car park on the north shore – SO332007. The nearest post code is  NP4 0TG but this may not take you to the exact parking place.  Use a map and the grid reference to find this.

Contact the leader, Keith Roylance, on 07718 315910 if you want to find out more.

 

Dec
7
Sat
2019
Valley Parade – Wildlife on the Lower Rio Grande Valley @ Goytre Village Hall
Dec 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Valley Parade - Wildlife on the Lower Rio Grande Valley @ Goytre Village Hall

Texas is well known as the oil state of the USA but what do we know of its wildlife?  Neil Glenn will enlighten us.

Jan
25
Sat
2020
AGM @ Goytre Village Hall
Jan 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
AGM @ Goytre Village Hall

After the business of the meeting and a pause for refreshments there will be four 15-minute photo presentations given by GOS members.

Please remember to bring a plate of finger food – then tuck in to the delicious delicacies brought by others!