Green winged orchid drawing

Wildlife Walks and Talks 

 

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This page was updated at 10:41 on 10Jan2022

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

The leader of the walks below, unless otherwise stated, will be John Goodspeed.

Phone : 078 1143 5252  E mail: John@havantnature.net

Dogs on leads will be welcome. 

On all walks wear appropriate clothing for the weather conditions.  Bring with you binoculars (and on coastal walks a telescope) if you have them . 

On longer walks you may also want to bring refreshments and we can take  a short break. 

If you have suggestions for future walks please e mail me

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Saturday 22nd January.  Beach Clean

Join us on our quarterly beach clean at Budds Farm Southmoor Bedhampton.  9:30 for as long as it takes.  If you are not already on our list of workers contact John Goodspeed—details above –and you will be sent detailed joining instructions nearer the date.

 

January 26th 2022, Wednesday 7.30pm.  Rewilding Our Green Spaces”

An illustrated talk by Andy Ames, Wilder Communities Project Officer, HIWWT.about the work of the Trust with communities in Hampshire to re-wild areas, and about the Waste of Space campaign to find small spaces which can be reclaimed for wildlife.

This event will be held via Zoom and access is by donation at the time of booking with all proceeds supporting Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust. Suggested donation is £4. Book your place in Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rewilding-our-green-spaces-tickets-222153937407

Saturday 29th January:  Walk round Farlington Marshes

Meet in the car-park at SU 699405 immediately south of the A3(M)/A27 junction..  It is the left hand car park on the map.  The walk will be about 3½ miles and probably last about 3 hours.

We will look out for the wildfowl and waders that frequent the marshes and hopefully also fins some other interesting birds.

Bring binoculars or telescope if you have them and maybe a hot drink.  Dress for the weather remembering  the the marshes are an exposed habitat.
Map of Broadmarsh

February 23rd, Wednesday 7.30pm. “Above and Below the Water in Chichester Harbour”

An illustrated talk by Peter Hughes, Ecologist, Chichester Harbour Conservancy about the wildlife and ecology of Chichester Harbour and the work of the Chichester Harbour Conservancy.   Chichester Harbour provides many valuable habitats for a large number of species. However, it also serves as an important recreational area for people living nearby. The talk will cover the work of the Chichester Harbour Conservancy in managing these conflicting pressures on the Harbour.

This event will be held via Zoom and access is by donation at the time of booking with all proceeds supporting Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust. Suggested donation is £4. Book your place in Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/above-and-below-the-water-in Chichester Harbour-tickets-222153937407

 

March 23rd, Wednesday 7.30pm.“The Hayling Island Ringed Plover Project”

An illustrated talk about a survey and conservation project of Ringed Plovers on Hayling Island and the eastern Solent by Trevor Codlin, the co-ordinator, who will be seeking volunteers to help with the project. Ringed plovers which breed on the shingle at Gunner Point, Hayling Island, are threatened by the people and dogs that frequent the beach there.  In recent years the birds’ breeding sites have been fenced and Trevor will talk to us about a project to monitor and help the birds to continue to breed successfully.

This event will be held via Zoom and access is by donation at the time of booking with all proceeds supporting Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust. Suggested donation is £4. Book your place in Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-hayling-island-ringed-plover-project-tickets-222153937407 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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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