Events

September

Thursday 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.

Monday 17th September 2018 7.45pm - 9.45pm
Leaf litter - 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.

 

Sunday 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 01628 526553.

Friday 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
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October

 

 


Sunday 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.

 

 

 

Friday 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.

 



November

Monday 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.

Saturday 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 more information.



December

Friday 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 (including refreshments).
Contact: Inge on 01628 482270 for further information.

 

 

 


Events in this programme marked * have been organised by the Friends of Holtspur Bank.

 

As 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 events.

Monday, 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 Way, Holtspur
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 Way, Holtspur
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.