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February 2020

Blashford, Bath Nats/RSPB coach trip

February 22 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Riverside, Avon Street, Avon Street
Bath, BA1 1UE United Kingdom
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Leader: Lucy Delve Coach: Leaves Riverside, Avon Street at 08.00, returns about 18.00. Focus: Woodland birds and winter migrants Description: Joint Bath Nats/RSPB meeting. Booking and prepayment essential, see Blashford booking form for pick up times.

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March 2020

The Cultural Ecology of Meadows: George Peterken

March 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
BRLSI – Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, 16-18 Queen Square
Bath, Somerset BA1 2HN
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George Peterken is one of our most respected ecologists in the UK. He was for many years Head of Woodland Ecology with the Nature Conservancy Council, and after retirement turned his attention to Meadows, publishing a book by that name in 2013. He has a wealth of knowledge on the cultural history and ecology of meadows which he will impart through some beautiful images. Doors open at 7 pm

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Vallis Vale, Great Elm, Somerset

March 8 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Vallis Vale, Great Elm Somerset

This event was originally scheduled for Sunday 9 February but was postponed to Sunday 8 March 2020 Leader: Helena Crouch Meet: 13.30 in car park at south end of site, in Elm Lane GR ST 757485 Landranger 172/Explorer 142 Finish: by 16.30 Focus: Geology, plants, birds and other wildlife of a picturesque wooded valley Description: Vallis Vale is a biological and geological SSSI, containing the famous De La Beche Unconformity. It is a typical wooded valley of East Mendip, with…

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Bird Song Identification workshop: Lucy Delve

March 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
United Reformed Church, Bath, 7 Argyle St,
Bath, Somerset BA2 4BA
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Lucy is well known to many of our members for her advanced skill in listening out for and identifying bird calls and songs. In this workshop she will help us to develop this skill for ourselves, which can so much add to our enjoyment of the outdoors and enhance our wildlife recording activities. Please bring notebook and pen along with the field guide (if any) that you use for bird identification.

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Greyfield Wood, High Littleton, Somerset

March 17 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Greyfield Wood, High Littleton, Somerset

Leader: Tom Rogers Meet: 9.30 am at entrance adjacent to Greyfield Wood Farm GR ST 639584 Landranger 172/Explorer 142. Finish: 12.30 Focus: Woodland birds Description: A slow walk, about 2 km, around this diverse woodland habitat. Some slopes. Stout footwear is recommended.

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Sherston, Wilts, along the infant River Avon

March 28 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sherston Post Office SN16 0LH, Sherston Post Office
High Street, Wilts SN16 0LH
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Leaders: Clare Herbert And John Rawles (with assistance from Lucy Delve) Meet: 10.00 am, outside Sherston Post Office SN16 0LH (in High St) GR ST853859 Landranger 173/ Explorer168. Public transport: Train or bus from Bath to Chippenham, Chippenham to Malmesbury Bus no 92, Malmesbury to Sherston Bus no 41 or 36. Finish: 13.00 Focus: Birds, flowers, and other wildlife in early spring Description: A gentle walk of up to 5 km along the infant river Avon. The path can be…

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April 2020

Evolution of Birds and Flight: Dr Dan Field

April 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
BRLSI – Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, 16-18 Queen Square
Bath, Somerset BA1 2HN
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Dr Dan Field is a University Lecturer in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Cambridge. Birds are the most diverse group of terrestrial vertebrate animals, boasting nearly 11,000 living species. But how did this awe inspiring diversity arise? Dan will discuss recent advances in our understanding of how, where, and when birds arose, and will show how high resolution 3D imaging is changing our understanding of when key avian features, like the toothless beak, came to be.…

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Westhay Moor, Somerset

April 16 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Westhay Moor, Somerset BA5 1PT + Google Map

Leader: David Goode Meet: 10.30am Westhay Moor Car Park GR ST 456437 Landranger 182/Explorer 141 Finish: 15.00 approx. Focus: Bog ecology, Sphagnum mosses, wetland birds, early migrants. Description: A walk along paths and boardwalk within the Nature Reserve. Bring sandwiches, wet weather gear and wellingtons.

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Elan Valley, Coach Trip with RSPB

April 25 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Riverside, Avon Street, Avon Street
Bath, BA1 1UE United Kingdom
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Coach: Leaves Riverside, Avon Street at 08.00, returns about 18.00. Focus: Summer migrants, Pied Flycatcher, moorland birds. We will not revisit the Red Kite feeding station at Gigrin Farm Description: Joint Bath Nats/RSPB meeting. Booking and prepayment essential, see booking form for pick up times.

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Abbey Cemetery Early Bird Song Walk

April 29 @ 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Entrance to Bath Abbey Cemetery BA2 5AJ + Google Map

Meet: 6.00 am at entrance to Bath Abbey Cemetery off Ralph Allen Drive, Bath, close to bus stop near Perrymead junction with Ralph Allen Drive. GR ST 758638 Landranger 172/Explorer 155. Focus: Bird Song Description: We will walk around cemetery and listen to bird songs and calls, possibly walking along Church Lane and The Dell up to Prior Park Gardens bottom gate. Wear walking shoes. A follow-up to the bird song identification workshop on 11 March.

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