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This page was updated at 10:07 on 24Oct2019

Updates on expected weather etc will be added up to a week ahead of walks in this list and updated as the day approaches.

If you have suggestions for future walks please e mail me

 

Hampshire's Chalk Streams      
Wed 27 Nov

7.30-9.30pm at  Warblington School, Southleigh Road, Havant PO9 2RR An illustrated talk on the ecology and conservation of Hampshire's nationally important chalk streams by Dr Ben Rushbrook, Senior Ecologist for Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust.  Cost: Suggested donation £3  Contact: Andrew Powling 02392 258457 or apowling01@btinternet.com

Saturday 23rd November: Farlington Marshes walk

Park on one of the parks on the access road from the A27/A2030 roundabout and meet at the west entrance gate of the reserve.SU679044 (PO6 1UN) at 09:30 and join as we wander round the shore of Farlington Marshes at a leisurely pace. We should find plenty of the wintering birds that use Langstone Harbour at this time of the year.  Wrap up well to keep the wind out.  Bring binoculars or even better a telescope.  We should finish by about 12:30.  Dogs on short leads welcome.  Suggested donation £2.  Leader: John Goodspeed 078 1143 5252 or john@havantnature.net

A static map of Farlington Marshes bird walk

 

December 11th.  Reptiles and Amphibians

Meet with the Friends of Portsdown for a talk by John Buckley & Nick Smith on our snakes and frogs etc.  7.45 p.m. at The Church of the Resurrection hall in Brecon Avenue Drayton PO6 2AW.  Admission £2.

January 8th. A talk on Trees

Jon Stokes of the Tree Council will be talking to the Friends of Portsdown on a tree related  subject.  (Final title to be confirmed!)  7.45 p.m. at The Church of the Resurrection hall in Brecon Avenue Drayton PO6 2AW.  Admission £2.

January 18th Saturday: Walk from Wicor to Portchester Castle looking for birds

Meet at 2 p.m. in the Wicor sports ground car park at the end of Cranleigh Road Portchester PO16 9DR for a walk along the shore to the Castle and return by the same route of through the alleys.  Bring binoculars or telescope if you have them. Suggested donation £2.  Dogs on leads welcome.  Leader John Goodspeed 023 9222 1361 or john@havantnature.net.

A static map of Walk from Wicor to Portchester Castle

22nd Jan 2020  Seabird conservation in Langstone and Chichester Harbours.

An illustrated talk by Wez Smith on the local work of the RSPB.  7.30 p.m. at Warblington School, Southleigh Rd Havant PO9 2RR.  Suggested donation £3  Contact: Andrew Powling 02392 258457 or apowling01@btinternet.com

 

26th Feb. Island of the Fairy Tern.

An illustrated talk by Andy Lester about St Helena and other UK overseas territories and their wildlife.   7.30 p.m. at Warblington School, Southleigh Rd Havant PO9 2RR Suggested donation £3  Contact: Andrew Powling 02392 258457 or apowling01@btinternet.com

Friday 28th February: Walk round Sandy Point HI to Black Point

Meet in the car-park (pay & display) in Southwood Road Hayling  SZ739981  PO11 9PY at 14:00. For a walk along the shore, some of it on shingle, to Black Point looking for sea birds and waders.  Bring binoculars or telescope if you have them.  In bad weather this walk will be in exposed conditions do dress for wind and maybe rain! Suggested donation £2.  Dogs on leads welcome.  Leader John Goodspeed 023 9222 1361 or john@havantnature.net.  

A static map of Walk round Sandy Point

March 12th.  Flora and Fauna of Farlington Marshes

Chris Lycett, Wildlife Trust warden of the Nature Reserve will be talking to the Friends of Portsdown about the wildlife on the marshes.  7.45 p.m. at The Church of the Resurrection hall in Brecon Avenue Drayton PO6 2AW.  Admission £2.

March 20th:  An early spring walk in the Catherington area.

Come and look for early spring flowers and birds in Catherington Lith and on the Down.  Park carefully and meet at the end of Highcroft Lane Horndean SU702136 PO8 9NX at 2 p.m.  Suggested donation £2.  Dogs on leads welcome.  Leader John Goodspeed 023 9222 1361 or john@havantnature.net.

A static map of Catherington Walk

 

25th Mar. The Havant Thicket reservoir project.

Talk by Trevor Codlin of Portsmouth Water on plans for a new reservoir and the influence it will have on wildlife.   7.30 p.m. at Warblington School, Southleigh Rd Havant PO9 2RR Suggested donation £3  Contact: Andrew Powling 02392 258457 or apowling01@btinternet.com

 

 

 


Work Parties

Portsdown Conservation Volunteers

There are work parties every Wednesday from 10:00 till 15:00 on Portsdown managing the area on the Site of Special Scientific Interest.  Meet at 10:00 at the East entrance of Fort Widley.  Tools, gloves and hot drinks are all provided but you will need to bring your lunch if you are staying to the end.  (You don't have to!)

There are also work parties on the third Sunday of the month.

Friends of Langstone Harbour

This group works roughly monthly usually towards the end of the month at various sites round the harbour.  Jobs include litter picking, scrub control and path clearance.  Details are available from John Goodspeed 7-10 days before the events.  We usually work from 9:00 to lunch time on Saturday mornings.  Gloves and tools are provided but you should bring any refreshments you need.  If you want to be added to the distribution list for information e mail John Goodspeed or write to him at 22 Hilltop Crescent Cosham PO6 1BD.

 

 


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