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This page was updated at 16:45 on 13Nov2018

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

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Saturday 17th November:  East Meon red kite survey

Meet at 15:00 in the village car-park at the west end of Workhouse Lane East Meon (GU32 1PD) for a 3½ mile walk with some steep hills and road walking.  Our aim is to see how many red kites are using the nearby winter roost.  We'll also look out for the brown hares which frequent this area. Some paths may be muddy.  Dogs on leads welcome.  Suggested donation £2.  Leader John Goodspeed 078 1143 5252 or e mail john@ havantnature.net.  Weather:  It's a week aw ay but the forecast is for sunshine and less than 1 in 5 chance of rain.  Temp will feel like 7c.

21st November; The enchanting Nature Reserves at Buriton

Joe Williams, QECP ranger, will give an illustrated talk on the wildlife and management of the nature reserve and Buriton chalk quarries.  Location: St Wilfrid's Church Hall, St Wilfrid's Church, Padnell Road, Cowplain, Waterlooville , PO8 8DZ at 7.30

Wednesday 28 November 2018  Where Ospreys Dare

Hear from local expert Andy Lester about the wildlife and natural places of the Test valley, including the new nature reserve at Fishlake Meadows, Romsey.  Warblington School Havant at 7.30.

16th January: The Fascination of Fungi

An illustrated talk by Rosemary Webb about the fungi we might find in this area at at this and other times of the year.  Location: St Wilfrid's Church Hall, St Wilfrid's Church, Padnell Road, Cowplain, Waterlooville , PO8 8DZ at 7.30

23rd January: Birds around the world

An illustrated talk by Deryn Hawkins and Alan Key, local naturalists and photographers, about birds seen on their travels.  7.30 p.m. at Warblington School Havant.  Suggested donation £3.  Details from Andrew Powling 023 9225 8457 or apowling01@btinternet.com.

Saturday 2nd February:  Emsworth to Bedhampton shoreline walk

Meet at Bidbury Mead car-park, Bedhampton PO9 3JL at 10:15 or Emsworth Station at 10:49

Catch a train (cost around £2.70) to Emsworth and walk back to Bedhampton.  This linear walk will be about 6 miles along the shore looking for birds.  Bring refreshments or buy at one of the Langstone pubs.  Bring binoculars and telescopes if you have them.     If you join at Emsworth busses or trains will get you back.

Please check times with leader nearer the event please as train times may change.  Suggested donation £2.  Well controlled dogs welcome.

Wednesday 20th February:  Milton Locks

Finmd out about an area with an industrial heritage that is now used as a wildlife haven with an abundance of insects etc. Location: St Wilfrid's Church Hall, St Wilfrid's Church, Padnell Road, Cowplain, Waterlooville , PO8 8DZ at 7.30

Wedneday 27th February: Wildlife through the Seasons in the New Forest

An illustrated talk by naturalist and photographer Andrew Watts about the wildlife of the New Forest.  7.30 p.m. at Warblington School Havant.  Suggested donation £3.  Details from Andrew Powling 023 9225 8457 or apowling01@btinternet.com.

Friday 8th March:  Langstone Harbour shoreline walk.

Come for a walk of about 4 miles along the shores and the streams leading into Langstone Harbour looking for birds.  If we are lucky we will spot one or more kingfishers.  There is likely to be some mud.  You may want to bring elevenses.  Meet at the shore end of Southmoor Lane PO9 5JW at 09:30.  Park free at the end of Southmoor Lane or before going under the height barrier.  Leader: John  Goodspeed 078 1143 5252 of john@havantnature.net

Wednesday 20th March:  Help our hedgehogs

A taslk by Chris Matcham on the history of hedgehogs, the reasons for their decline and how we can all play our part in helping increase their numbers.  Location: St Wilfrid's Church Hall, St Wilfrid's Church, Padnell Road, Cowplain, Waterlooville , PO8 8DZ at 7.30

Wednesday 27th March: The state of the nations birds

an illustrated talk from the writer and county bird recorder Keith Betton on the conservation of birds.  7.30 p.m. at Warblington School Havant.  Suggested donation £3.  Details from Andrew Powling 023 9225 8457 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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