RSPB New Forest Local Group meets three times next week. Firstly, there is an all day walk on Martin Down on Tuesday 7 June 2016, meet at the car park at the end of Sillens Lane (SU 058 192) for a 10.00 am start and bring a drink and packed lunch. We will be looking for butterflies and orchids as well as birds. Secondly, our last indoor meeting before the summer recess is on Wednesday 8 June 2016 when Martin de Retuerto, head of conservation with HIWWT, will be taking us on “A meander down a chalk stream”. Usual start time of 7.30 pm at Lyndhurst Community Centre, doors open from 7.00 pm. Finally, our summer BBQ is on Friday 10 June 2016 at Anderwood BBQ site (SU 249 058), come along anytime from 5.00 pm. Bring something to cook and refreshments. There is a griddle as well as a grid on the BBQ so it is possible to fry onions, bacon, eggs etc. Donations of about £2.00 per head please for those attending to cover costs.
Don’t forget that we are planning a butterfly walk that is not in the published programme on 9 July 2016, starting at Moonhills car park (SU 409 025) – usual start time of 10.00 am.