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Devon Wildlife Trust

Winter Programme September 2008 to April 2009

Everyone welcome No membership required Donation to Devon Wildlife Trust

Meetings held at Castle Centre  Castle Street Barnstaple 

Barnstaple and District Local Group

Programme from September 2008 to April 2009

v      Talks on North Devon's conservation and heritage, and wildlife related subjects further afield.

v      All our indoor meetings are in  the Castle Centre, Castle Street, Barnstaple

v      The meeting room is on the ground floor.   There is wheelchair access and a disabled toilet.   . 

v      Parking available at Cattle Market Carpark,  50 yards down the road.  Park in the opposite corner to the Library,  near the Painted Fan Chinese Restaurant.  At time of preparing this programme parking is free in the evening.

v       The room is open from 7.00 p.m. and we start our meetings at 7.30 p.m. prompt.

v      Donations to Devon Wildlife Trust are requested at £2.50 per adult.   Children are welcome provided they are accompanied by an adult.  Children are admitted free.

2008
Friday  12th  September Talk 7.00 p.m. for 7.30 p.m

"Living Landscapes"    Peter Burgess, a keen photographer, will treat us to a celebration of culm grassland species.    He  will also tell us how our Wildlife Trust is working to deliver landscape scale conservation benefits to North Devon and the Culm.

Wednesday 17th   September Fungus Foray and ID workshop   11.00 a.m.

Jeff Benn will lead and instruct us on fungus identification at Somers,  five miles south of Barnstaple.  

Small charge of £2 per person to cover expenses.  Contact Joyce on 01271   374324 or  joyce@smartemail.co.uk  for further details and to book

Friday  10th  October Film  7.00 p.m. for 7.30 p.m.      

"Wildlife in North Devon" and "Our Wild West"    Local Film-maker John Butter will present two of his wildlife films.

Saturday 11th October Fungus Foray   11.00 a.m.

Ever patient,  Jeff Benn will once again explain to us some of the mysteries of our local fungus.    Location to be arranged.

Start time 11.00 a.m.   Charge £2 per person to cover expenses.    Booking essential.   

Contact Joyce on 01271 374324 or  joyce@smartemail.co.uk  for further details and to book.

Wednesday 29th  October Fungus Foray  and ID workshop   11.00 a.m.

Jeff Benn will lead and instruct us on fungus identification at Somers,  five miles south of Barnstaple.  

Small charge of £2 per person to cover expenses.  Contact Joyce on 01271   374324 or  joyce@smartemail.co.uk  for further details and to book

Wednesday 12th November Fungus Foray  and ID workshop   11.00 a.m.

Jeff Benn will lead and instruct us on fungus identification at Somers,  five miles south of Barnstaple.  

Small charge of £2 per person to cover expenses.  Contact Joyce on 01271   374324 or  joyce@smartemail.co.uk  for further details and to book

Friday  14th  November Talk 7.00 p.m. for 7.30 p.m.       

"The Importance of Honey Bees" .   

Pollination is absulately vital for the health of the planet and all life on it.    Honey bees (and bumblebees) play an important part in this work.     Chris Utting will tell us about this work, the threats bees are facing and how we might be able to help.

Wednesday 26th November Work Party at Swanpool, Braunton.   10.00 a.m.

This is a rare example of fresh-water marsh.  Work will probably entail  cutting back and clearing willow scrub.   Contact Mary Breeds on  01271 817349 or  mary_breeds@hotmail.com  if you would like to join us, or for more information.

2009

Friday   9th   January 2009  Talk  7.00 p.m. for 7.30 p.m.  

Wetlands - liquid assets - from Global to Local.   Illustrated talk by Dr. Mike Moser international wetlands expert and Chair of North Devon's Biosphere Reserve.  He will  highlight the the value of wetlands through the ages and around the world, and how they are crucial to the quality of our world class Biosphere Reserve.  Nowadays, perceptions may have changed but the value of wetlands to modern society and for our wildlife is as important as ever.

 

Saturday  17th January 2009  Work Party at Swanpool, Braunton   10.00 a.m.

This is a rare example of fresh-water marsh.  Work will probably entail  cutting back and clearing willow scrub.   Contact Mary Breeds on  01271 817349 or  mary_breeds@hotmail.com  if you would like to join us, or for more information.

 

Sunday   25th January  2009   Work Party  at Uppacott Wood, Tawstock   9.45 a.m.

Parking is limited at the wood.     Meet at the large layby on the A377 south of Bishops Tawton, for car sharing.  General woodland maintenance work.   Contact Paul on 01271 812617 or madgett@hotmail.com   if you would like to join us, or for more information. 

Friday  13th  February 2009  Talk  7.00 p.m. for 7.30 p.m.     "What's up DOC?   Nature conservation in New Zealand/Aotearoa"    illustrated talk by John Bradbeer.   After a career in  landscape  and rural planning  John has recentlly returned "home" to North Devon.   In this talk he will draw comparisons between conservation issues down under, and  here in the UK.  

 

Sunday 1st March  2009 Lichen Hunt   11.00 a.m.

Led once again by our two lichen experts,  Ann Allen and Barbara Hilton.   Meet at Chittlehampton Church which has some of the best churchyard lichens in the area.    Ann and Barbara  will explain what lichens are here, and why.    Small charge of £2 per person to cover expenses.  Contact Joyce on 01271 374324 or joyce@smartemail.co.uk to book or  for more information.

 

Friday   13th March  2009       Talk       7.00 p.m. for 7.30 p.m.    "Making room for Wildlife".    Bill  Broadbent is DWT's Planning Officer.   His work involves working with the various Local Authorities  in Devon and trying to ensure that wildlife and biodiversity are included in their Local Development Framework plans.      Bill will explain  the National Policy on biodiversity  and the Regional Spacial  Plan for the South West  and how it affects our local area.

 

Friday April 17th  2009        Short  Annual Meeting  followed by 

 Babs2Brisbane.    Three continents,  2 friends, one life changing journey.  Barbara Haddrill will tell of her adventures as she completed a carbon-busting (no flying)   journey from Wales to Brisbane in Australia, to be bridesmaid at her friend's wedding.  

Many of our members will remember Barbara from her time in North Devon as DWT's Marine Awareness Officer. 

Barbara has written a book about her experiences and will have copies at appromimately £8.99,  available at our meeting. 


For further details contact Devon Wildlife Trust
on 01271 812777 or email dwildlifetrust77@clara.co.uk
 

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