Wickford Wildlife Society - News and Events

40th Anniversary 1984 - 2024

Forthcoming Wildlife News and Events for Your Diary:

February Events

We have three events in February and the details are below:

Indoor Meeting - Wednesday 21st February 2024 - Steve Grimwade – The Birds of Goa. 

Steve Grimwade of Swallow Birding Wildlife Tours will present a talk on The Birds of Goa. Steve is also the Vice Chairman of the Essex Birding Society and a well-known local wildlife enthusiast and keen photographer. Goa is very much a bird watchers paradise, being home to more than 450 species of birds, including 13 species endemic to the Western Ghats. 

St Andrews Church Hall - 7.45pm for 8.00pm start.

Winter Bird Watch - Sunday 25th February - EWT Thameside Nature Discovery Park.

Wrap up warm, bring your binoculars and a flask, and join us for a walk around this excellent reserve, looking for winter birds alongside the Thames Estuary. Here there is a stunning and innovative visitor center built on a former landfill site, with superb views over Mucking Flats SSSI and the Thames Estuary (SPA). There are footpaths and cycle ways in 120 acres of nature park, which will eventually expand to 845 acres. Great birdwatching, insect watching and ship watching too!

Meet in Wickford Central Car Park at 9.00am.

Wednesday 28th February 2024 - Winter walk and wildlife count at Beauchamps Meadow. 

A new addition to our events programme this year. We will be leading a series of seasonal wildlife walks around the new nature reserve of Beauchamps Meadow at the Wickford Memorial Park. During these walks we will be recording and counting the wildlife we see/hear, with the aim of building a picture of what wildlife lives and uses this reserve and the park. The walks will take place in winter, spring, summer and autumn starting at 10.30am and are likely to last around 1.5 to 2 hours.

Meet at the Wickford Memorial Park café at 10.30am.

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