Lancaster RSPB Group Talks
Lancaster RSPB Group is holding a number of talks in the meeting room near the Coffee Shop. Some meetings are daytime, others will be evenings as shown below. The meetings are open to all whether you are an RSPB member, a group member or not a member at all. Do come along and hear all about these fascinating subjects.
Wednesday 18 April, starting at 7.30pm* – Badgers – Ecology and Current Issues – An illustrated talk by Phil Dykes, a representative of the Lancashire Wildlife Trust, about the lifestyle and also the issues that surround this shy and nocturnal mammal.
Wednesday 16 May, starting at 7.30pm* – Foulshaw Moss Ospreys – An illustrated talk by Paul Waterhouse, a reserves officer for Cumbria Wildlife Trust, about the reserve at Foulshaw Moss and the ospreys who have returned annually to nest there.
Wednesday 15 August starting at 7.15pm – A Bat Evening– We start with an illustrated talk about these interesting mammals by bat expert Gail Armstrong. Followed by (weather permitting) a walk down to the river bank as dusk approaches equipped with bat detectors to experience the thrill of hearing (on the detector) and then seeing the bats fly by. Meet at The Centre @ Halton.
Saturday 8 September starting at 10am – The River at Crook O’ Lune – A walk along the River Lune to see the butterfies and other wildlife of early autumn. Meet at the old railway station Halton (SD542605) (Not at the Centre) Leader – Anne Clark.
Wednesday 17 October starting at 2.30pm – Farming with Nature at RSPB Haweswater* – An illustrated talk by Lee Schofield, the site manager of this reserve that lies within the eastern fells of the Lake District. Here the RSPB is working in co-operation with the local landowner United Utilities, to demonstrate more sustainable methods of hill farming. Meet at The Centre @ Halton.
Wednesday 21 November starting at 2.30pm – Local Group Social Event * – An afternoon of activities including a wildlife film presentation, a quiz and a competition. Refreshments with a Christmas theme. Meet at The Centre @ Halton.
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Stout footwear, warm clothing and packed lunches are recommended for field outings. If weather forecasts are poor, please ring 01524 241606 the previous evening before 9pm. The leader has discretion to cancel an event if the weather conditions are unfavourable.
We hope that members will do their best to reduce car use by car-sharing as much as possible. If help is required to attend a meeting please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to assist.
At indoor meetings marked * the RSPB requests a donation to help cover the cost of the event.
The Centre at Halton is on Low Road, Halton,post code LA2 6NB and grid reference SD 511650
For a map and directions: haltoncentre.org/about/directions/