The Birds and Botany Interest Group’s forthcoming walks.
As usual we shall endeavour to meet at 10.00am on the FIRST THURSDAY of each month for a fairly slow amble through part of our local countryside with interesting ornithological or botanical features. We will also aim to finish our walk near either a pub or café where we can mull over all those birds and plants that we have just seen. Binoculars, cameras and hand lenses are always useful on our walks, but not essential, if you don’t mind sharing. We tend to pass around our various wildlife guides as well.
Please see below an outline programme for the next few months. Any members wishing to be regularly emailed more detailed information concerning our activities can expect to receive about an A4 page of facts and figures roughly ten days to a week before each proposed walk.
This group’s numbers will be limited to about fourteen on any one walk.
Our walks are free unless we need to enter either an R.S.P.B. or a National Trust reserve.
As with the other Watching Birds Group, our aims are as follows:-
Ethos: The group's field trips are organised by its members to recognised sites thought to possess good numbers of birds at different times of year, such as during spring and autumn migration periods.
The group is run democratically, all members having a say on our annual programme of meetings.
We like to keep numbers limited to 12 to minimise noise and disturbance and maximise bird sightings.
We are not experts and in true U3A form, like to learn from each other.
We like to share transport to more distant sites to keep costs down and make a minimal carbon footprint.
Please contact Group Leader if you would like to join our "fledgling" new group of birders and botanists.