Society News from July 2016

Taw & Torridge Branch Indoor Meetings - updated

Posted September 2nd at 5:16 pm in Events by Mike Daniels

The Taw & Torridge Branch are restarting Indoor Meetings at the Castle Centre, Barnstaple. Start times are :7.30pm. Details for the remainder of 2022 and beginning of 2023 are:

8th November - John Walters, the Secret Life of the Long-tailed Tit

13th December - Philip Marlow, African Game Parks are not just the Big 5

10th January 2023 - Emma Scotney, An Introduction to Bats

14th February - James Fentom, Plovers of St Helena: A study

14th March - Stephen Powels, Tawny Owls

11th April - Ian Gaspar, Bird behaviour: an illustrated talk


Godborough Moth night 2nd August - postponed till September

Posted July 27th, 2016 at 9:48 pm

you are invited to Godborough Reserve at 6.30pm on Tuesday 2 August to see the reserve and moth traps will be opened at 8.30pm  Due to poor weather now postponed until September - wait for further info.

for further details phone Karen Sims on 01598 710273.

Beesands Ley - problems

Posted July 19th, 2016 at 10:06 pm

Just to let everyone know that Beesands Ley is very quiet at the moment but cattle have strayed from the field on to the walkway and the ramp into the hide has been damaged by the cattle and is unsafe.  We are arranging for repairs to be carried out as quickly as possible but it may take several days before we can get a contractor down to the site.

This Sunday 24th visit Fursdon Estate, nr Exeter

Posted July 19th, 2016 at 12:59 pm

Fursdon Estate is holding a Birds Day this Sunday 24th from 2-5pm in conjunction with Devon Birds.

Normal Garden admission applies - £4.50

Children welcome and free

Fursdon, Cadbury, Exeter, EX5 5JS 01392 860860

The Fursdon Estate is one of Devon's hidden treasures. Tucked away in the rolling hills of mid-Devon, halfway between Exeter and Tiverton, it is 700 acres of woodland, meadows, park and farm land, surrounded by ancient hedges and dotted with venerable old oaks. Volunteers from Devon Birds were invited by David and Catriona Fursdon, the owners, to carry out a bird survey on the estate. Four visits took place in the winter, spring and early summer this year and now the results have been collated.

This Sunday afternoon, come along explore the estate on a number of guided walks, visit the house and garden and have a Devon cream tea.  Meet some of the volunteers, find out more about the surveys and the species that were found, see some of the amazing bird photography from the survey days.

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