Events calendar

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

May
22
Sat
2021
Lower Monnow Valley @ on road by Osbaston School
May 22 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Meet John Coleman at 8:30 am on the road outside Osbaston School (SO507137, NP25 3PU) for an easy walk along farm tracks and road.
Will we see Yellowhammer this year, once common they have been missing for a couple of years?

May
30
Sun
2021
Strawberry Cottage Wood @ Queens Head Pub, Nr Cwmyoy
May 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Meet Andrew Cormack at 9:00 am at the Queens Head car park, nr Cwmyoy. (SO311221). Car parking £2: pay at pub.
This is a woodland walk through GWT Strawberry Cottage Wood Reserve where we would hope to see Redstart and Flycatchers amongst the woodland species. The walk has some steep and potentially wet areas. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear.

Jun
4
Fri
2021
Wentwood Forest for Nightjar @ Meet at Cadira Beeches car park
Jun 4 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

An easy walk through Wentwood Forest to look for Nightjar. Meet Gavin Vella at Cadira Beeches car park (ST422948, nearest post code: NP15 1NA) at 8:00 pm. Return will be during darkness, please bring a torch and wear suitable clothing.

Jun
12
Sat
2021
Broadmeend, Beacon Hill and Cleddon Bog @ Beacon View Car Park. SO515054
Jun 12 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Meet Steph Tyler at 8:30 am at the Beacon View car park for a 3 hour moderate walk to view a variety of species. Certain parts could be wet, please wear appropriate footwear and clothing.

Jul
17
Sat
2021
Ham Wall, RSPB Reserve, Somerset Levels. @ Ham Wall Car Park (Charge for Non-RSPB members
Jul 17 all-day

Meet Dave Brassey at the RSPB Ham Wall car park at 9:00 am for an all day visit. Bring a packed lunch / refreshments. Light refreshments are available at the car park RSPB cabin.
There is no formal procedure for the day, you can stay for as long as you wish.
If there is a need, car sharing may be possible to reduce our carbon footprint.

Aug
1
Sun
2021
Warbler Ringing with Goldcliff Ringing Group – Booking Essential, Weather dependent. @ NWR Uskmouth car park
Aug 1 @ 7:30 am – 11:00 am
Warbler Ringing with Goldcliff Ringing Group - Booking Essential, Weather dependent. @ NWR Uskmouth car park

Booking is essential for this event – book via surveys@gwentbirds.org.uk
The event is also Weather dependent.
See the activities of the Goldcliff Ringing Group as they monitor warblers and other reed dwelling birds at Newport Wetlands Reserve, Uskmouth.

Oct
8
Fri
2021
Portland Bird Observatory @ Portland Bird Observatory
Oct 8 @ 1:00 pm – Oct 10 @ 12:00 pm

A weekend trip to Portland Bird Observatory for autumn migration. We stay at the observatory in multi-occupation rooms. Cost is £17 per person per night payable at the observatory.
Booking essential, bookings taken from 1st July on a first come basis. To book e-mail Dave Brassey: david.brassey@ntlworld.com . If there is a requirement car sharing may be possible.
Meet at the observatory any time after 12:00 mid-day. Bring sleeping bag and food for the week-end. We usually eat out in the evenings at a local pub. (optional)

Oct
17
Sun
2021
Steart Marshes, Somerset @ Car Park at ST25208 44210
Oct 17 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Meet Blair Jones at WWT Steart Marshes car park (ST25208 44210) at 9:00 am for a 3 – 4 hour moderate walk around this relatively new reserve.

Oct
23
Sat
2021
Allt-yr yn Nature Reserve @ Fourteen Locks Car Park (£1 charge)
Oct 23 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Meet Ian Walker at 8:00 am at Fourteen Locks car park (£1.00 charge) for a 2-3 hour walk around this local nature reserve. The walk can be wet in places, wear suitable footwear.

Nov
28
Sun
2021
WWT Slimbridge @ Slimbridge Car Park
Nov 28 @ 9:15 am – 4:00 pm

Meet Dave Brassey at the car park at WWT Slimbridge at 9:15 am for a full day at this exceptional reserve.
An entry fee is payable for Non-WWT members. Winter visitors including Bewick and Whooper Swans. Wear suitable clothing as reserve is very open.
You may wish to bring a packed lunch and refreshments although there are restaurants and refreshment locations around the reserve.
It is hoped that the current booking restrictions will have been lifted by November 2021.