Jane Cooper, Executive Trustee of the Countryside Education Trust has extended an invitation to RSPB New Forest Local Group members to attend a very special event in the Treehouse Study Centre, hidden away in private ancient woodland.
The Falconry lecture June 2015 will be really fascinating and it will be an unusual opportunity to be in such a special place.
Jane hopes to meet some of our members there – if they quote their membership of the local group, they will get a discounted entry price of £7.00.
In an article in the Guardian, Brian Briggs of the band Stornaway, makes the case for children being taught birdsong at home and at school, Read the full article here.
Greater Yellowlegs at Titchfield Haven photographed by Gordon Small on 21 May 2015.
The AGM Minutes 2015 are now available to download.
The undoubted highlight of the trip to Arne was a baby Tawny Owl spotted by John at the top of an ash tree, photographed here by Barry. The full trip report has been posted to the RSPB Site and should appear shortly.
See a fascinating animation of Cuckoo movements from 01 May 2014 to 14 May 2015 illustrating their journey from the UK to central Africa and back on the BTO website.
The report of the field trip to Martin Down is now published (click here) and some of Gordon’s images from the trip can be seen in the Martin Down gallery .
The Natural History Museum is holding its “Big Nature Day” annual celebration of the variety of nature on 23 May 2015, in recognition of the UN International Day of Biological Diversity.
Springwatch returns on 25 May 2015!
EU leaders are considering reducing the protection given tot he natural world in the mistaken belief that weaker protection for nature must be good for business. For more information on RSPB’s campaign, click HERE, or go direct to the EC Consultation.