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Field Meetings

2019

Feb 1510:00 – 14:30West Charleton Marsh. Meet at sewage works Marsh Lane off A379 Kingsbridge to Torcross Road for wildfowl and waders SX752424. Doug Herdson - 01752405155Map
Mar 1409:00 – 14:00Bowling Green Marsh, Topsham. Meet at Holman Way car park SX968881 for spring migrants. John O'Connell-Davidson - 01752668448Map
Apr 2510:00 – 14:00Yarner Wood. Meet at Trendlebere Down 0.5 miles past entrance to Yarner WoodSX782792 for woodland migrants. Phil & Jill Stevens - 01822613545Map
May 404:45 – 08:00Dawn chorus (can be cool!). Meet at car park at Bedford Bridge (Magpie Bridge) A386 Plymouth to Tavistock road SX503703 for woodland species. Then breakfast at Drakes Café, Grenofen. Phil & Jill Stevens - 01822613545Map
May 1509:00 – 14:00Venford Reservoir for woodland migrants SX685712. Car park west of dam. (Please note - very steep walk in and out of valley). Liz Harris - 01752789594Map
May 2409:30 – 15:00Challacombe Farm, Dartmoor. Meet at Bennett's Cross car park SX679815 for cuckoo and moorland species. John O'Connell-Davidson - 01752668448.Map
Jun 209:00 – 16:00Ham Wall Reserve, Somerset. Meet at Ham Wall car park BA6 9SX Ashcott Road. Car share to leave at 7.00am at Ivybridge Station Park and Ride PL210DH. For wetland species. Doug Herdson - 01752405155Map
Jun 1221:00 – 22:30Cann Woods. Meet at car park SX547596 for nightjars. Bring a torch. Chris Marcol - 01752341354Map
Aug 3108:30 – 15:30Boat trip to the Eddystone. Leave from Lockyear Quay, Plymouth at 8.30am. Cost per person £34.00. To book contact Liz Harris - 01752789594Map
Sep 509:30 – 14:30Seaton Wetlands - car parking through Seaton Cemetery SY248914. For wetland species. Car share to leave 7.30am at Ivybridge Park & Ride PL21 0DH. John O'Connell-Davidson - 01752668448Map
Oct 1210:00 – 14:00Soar and Starehole Valley. Meet in NT car park (near airfield)SX713375 for passgae migranys. John Lloyd - 01752338415Map
Nov 2210:30 – 13:30South Efford Marsh (possible muddy footpath to hide). Parking near the hide is very limited, the nearest car park is by the Timbers roundabout Aveton Gifford SX692472. John Lloyd - 01752338415Map
Dec 710:00 – 14:00St John's Lake and River Lynher for waders (possible muddy walk along river). Meet at Wacker Quay SX390550. Doug Herdson - 01752405155Map

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Indoor Meetings

Enquiries: Liz Harris
Phone: 01752 789594

All meetings held at Spurgeon Hall, Mutley Baptist Church, Mutley Plain, Plymouth, PL4 6LB.
Suggested donation: £3.

2019

Jan 2819:30 – 21:45A ten year field study on Dartmoor's ground nesting birds and cuckoo' - Sara Zonneveld, Research Ecologist at Exeter UniversityMap
Apr 119:30 – 21:45Walmsley Sanctuary, the Cornish Reserve on the Camel Estuary' - Adrian Langdon, Warden of Walmsley Sanctuary, Cornwall Map
Sep 1619:30 – 21:45The Colour of Birds' - Roger Avery, Previous Senior Lecturer in Zoology at Bristol UniversityMap
Nov 1119:30 – 21:45AGM followed by 'Conserving Cranes and Curlew on the Somerset Levels' - Richard Archer, Senior Conservation Officer RSPB South West EnglandMap

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