The RSPB New Forest Local Group Summer BBQ will be held at Anderwood BBQ site on Saturday 17 June 2017.The BBQ will be lit and ready to use by 6.30 pm. ;Please bring your own food and drink, disposable plates and cutlery will be available. A donation of about £3 per person would be appreciated to cover costs. If you play a musical instrument, why not bring it along and provide us with some entertainment.
At about 8.45 pm the intention is to head to Goatspen Plain car park to listen for, and hopefully see, some nightjar.
Local wildlife sites manager, Pete Durnell of Hampshire County Council will be speaking to the RSPB New Forest Local Group on the subject of “Wildlife in Common” at Lyndhurst Community Centre on Wednesday 14 June 2017. All are welcome, doors open at 7.00 pm, meeting starts 7.30 pm. Entrance £2 for local group members and their guests, £3.50 for others.
The RSPB New Forest Local Group Programme 2017-2018 is now available to download from the above link. There is additional information on the indoor meetings and field trips through following the Walks and Talks menu tabs above.
Hard copies will also be available at the indoor meetings on 14 June 2017 and 13 September 2017.
Despite the heavy rain over the last 24 hours, the forecast for 7 June is dry for the morning and early afternoon, although very strong winds are forecast. The field trip will go ahead as scheduled, but make sure you wear sound footwear as it is likely to be wet underfoot and slippery in places. Meet at the Sillens Lane car park at 10.00 am (SU 058 192).