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Forthcoming Wildlife Events for Your Diary:

Autumn & Winter Events 2017

See below for details of our events during Autumn & Winter 2017.

Sunday 10th September 2017 - OUTDOOR MEETING - Wat Tyler Country Park – early migration watch.  

With an RSPB centre on site and their incredible wetland habitats surrounding the park on three sides, it’s no wonder Wat Tyler is now one of the best bird watching sites in the county and probably the best to see Bearded Tit and Cetti's Warbler. The park has three, large two-storey hides, including a brand new one (summer 2016) with views over the fresh water fleet and across the Thames marshes, plus three other screens for viewing the tidal creek. Meet in Wickford at 9.30am or at Wat Tyler Green Centre car park by 10.00am.


Wednesday - 11th October 2017 - INDOOR MEETING - African Penguin Conservation - Jo Loman (EWT)

*NOTE CHANGE OF SPEAKER*

Jo is the EWT Education & Community Officer at Belfairs but she has recently returned from a 3 month sabbatical undertaking a Seabird Rehabilitation and Care internship at SANCCOB in Cape Town. This organisation supports the endangered African Penguin population in the area as well as caring for a range of other seabirds. During chick season they had in excess of 300 birds to be nursed at the Centre and eventually released back to the wild once fit and healthy again. It is a good time to come and talk to us, as African Penguin Awareness Day is 14th October and this endangered bird needs support. Arrive at 7.50pm for an 8.00pm start.


Wednesday 8th November 2017 - INDOOR MEETING - Astronomy Evening – South Essex Astronomy Group (SEAG)

Royston Dean & Emil Bye from the SEAG will talk to us about all things astronomical, including what equipment is needed and what you might see when using it! This is a great opportunity to learn more about the night sky, its planets, stars and constellations. Perhaps we’ll be able to enjoy the heavens at first-hand if the sky is clear? Arrive at 7.50pm for an 8.00pm start.

For all events please see Full Programme 2017 page above.

 
  
           
     
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