Events calendar

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

Jan
22
Wed
2020
Iolo Williams: The Wildlife of Wales @ Lysaght Institute
Jan 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Iolo will present his talk ‘The Wildlife of Wales on Wednesday January 22nd 2020 at the Lysaght Institute, Newport, NP19 0RA at 7:30 pm.

Tickets for GOS members, under 16’s and students in full time education are £2.00. Non-member tickets are £10.00.

Tickets are available at GOS indoor meetings or by post from: Indoor Secretary, 2 Gwern Ddu Farm, Llantrisant, Usk, NP15 1LS

Cheques to be made payable to ‘Gwent Ornithological Society’, please enclose a stamped addressed envelope.

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!

 

Feb
15
Sat
2020
Eagles in Wales: past, present and future? @ Goytre Village Hall
Feb 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Eagles in Wales: past, present and future? @ Goytre Village Hall

Rob Thomas will look at the history of Eagles in Wales, and the current research being carried out at Cardiff University to assess the feasibility of reintroducing Golden and White-tailed Eagles to Wales.

Mar
7
Sat
2020
Urban Gulls! @ Goytre Village Hall
Mar 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Peter Rock will speak about the history of urban breeding and show why these gulls are vilified and what’s been done to rid our towns and cities of this ‘serious menace’. Or to put it another way, what the gulls have done to upset the world and how visibly the world has responded. Yes, he has the pictures! He’ll also speak about what he’s been doing over the years and what he’s found out. No, they’re not thuggish, nor are they vengeful… The truth is quite different from the mis- and disinformation we’ve all heard. Come along and discover who these birds really are!

Mar
21
Sat
2020
There’s a Tapir at the Door! @ Goytre Village Hall
Mar 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
There's a Tapir at the Door! @ Goytre Village Hall

Gary Prescott, ‘the Biking Birder’,  will introduce us to the birds, reserves and people seen and met during the three years spent cycling around the UK and the seven months spent cycling and packrafting in Peru. Come and learn about The Biking Birder years, including becoming the UK, the European and World Green Birding Champion in 2016!

Apr
4
Sat
2020
Following in the Footsteps of Darwin – A Modern Naturalist in Chile @ Goytre Village Hall
Apr 4 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Following in the Footsteps of Darwin – A Modern Naturalist in Chile @ Goytre Village Hall

After a lifetime of being captivated and inspired by Charles Darwin and his voyage on the Beagle, Baz tells the story of his visit to Patagonia and The Andes, including some of its history and wildlife.

Sep
26
Sat
2020
A Peregrine Obsession @ Goytre Village Hall
Sep 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
A Peregrine Obsession @ Goytre Village Hall

Simon Bedford will tell us about his relationship with peregrines, from schoolboy to Schedule 1 license holder, and introduce us to the ecology of this magnificent species.

Oct
10
Sat
2020
Vultures and other Wildlife of Extremadura @ Goytre Village Hall
Oct 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Oct
24
Sat
2020
Breeding Northern Owls – Snowys to Pygmys @ Goytre Village Hall
Oct 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Nov
7
Sat
2020
Uganda – Birds, Primates and other animals @ Goytre Village Hall
Nov 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Uganda - Birds, Primates and other animals @ Goytre Village Hall

Join John Wilson on a tour of the birds and wildlife of Uganda’s Wildlife Reserves

Nov
21
Sat
2020
Cape Wrath – the brink of conservation @ Goytre Village Hall
Nov 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Cape Wrath - the brink of conservation @ Goytre Village Hall

The most northwesterly part of the UK mainland is a wilderness of peat bog, towering sea cliffs and home to huge numbers of seabirds. It is also the largest bombardment range in NW Europe. The talk explores the juxtaposition of wildlife conservation while meeting the demands of Defence.

Dec
5
Sat
2020
Saving Britain’s Curlews @ Goytre Village Hall
Dec 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Saving Britain’s Curlews @ Goytre Village Hall

The Eurasian curlew is an iconic bird of both farmland and moorland. Over the last two decades its numbers have plummeted, so in 2016, Mary Colwell walked 500 miles across Ireland and the UK to find out why. It set in train a nation-wide movement to save this beautiful wader.