Programme




Topsham Birdwatching and Naturalists Society

Talks 2018-19 in Matthews Hall at 7.30pm
and Field Trips as detailed.


Non Members £4 unless stated otherwise



FIELDTRIP Saturday 21 April 2018 at 9.30am: Escorted Field Trip to Aylesbeare Common. Meet at Joney’s Cross Car Park SY057898. Bring lunch.
FIELDTRIP Saturday 2 June 2018 at 10am: Escorted Field Trip to Berry Head, Torbay. Meet at SX940561. Bring lunch. Café available.

FIELDTRIP Friday 29 June 2018 at 9.00pm: Escorted Field Trip – Bats at Bystock. Meet Reserve car park SY032849. Bring a torch & insect repellent!

Friday 14 September 2018 at 7.30pm: “Devon’s Living Seas” with Coral Smith DWT Marine Education Officer.

FIELDTRIP Saturday 22 September 2018 at 8.00am: Bird Ringing Demonstration with the Axe Valley Ringing Group. Meet at Matthews Hall at 7.00am to travel to Seaton Cemetery SY248915. Don't worry if you can't make it that early! Those who arrive at Seaton by 8.30 - 9.00am will still be able to see the ringing.
*** This event was postponed owing to bad weather. It has been re-arranged for 15 June 2019 (see below) ***

Friday 12 October 2018 at 7.30pm: “British Amphibians and Reptiles” with John Breeds, Devon Reptile and Amphibian Group.

FIELDTRIP Saturday 13 October 2018 at 2.00pm: Escorted Field Trip to Wembury Beach, S Devon with Coral Smith DWT Marine Education Officer. Bring wellies or stout boots for exploring rockpools!

*** This event was postponed owing to bad weather. It has been re-arranged for 23 March 2019 (see below) ***

Friday 9 November 2018 at 7.30pm: “Wild and Ancient Orkney” with Peter Exley, Tour Director and Conservationist.

Thursday 13 December 2018 at 7.30pm: “Living with Deer and other Animals since the Ice Age” with David Ireson, Education Office, British Deer Society.

Friday 11 January 2019 at 7.30pm: “Climate Change and the Forecasting of Weather” with Dr Jon Petch, Met Office Head of Science Partnerships.

Friday 8 February 2019 at 7.30pm: Hilda Parish Memorial Lecture “Birds Behaving Badly” with Dominic Couzens, Author and Broadcaster.
Friday 8 March 2019 at 7.30pm: “Wildlife on a Package Holiday to Costa Rica” with Roger Hamling, DWT.

FIELDTRIP Saturday 23 March 2019, 12.30 - 2.00pm: Escorted Field Trip to Wembury Beach, S Devon with Coral Smith DWT Marine Education Officer. Bring wellies or stout boots for exploring rockpools!

Friday 12 April 2019 at 7.30pm: TBNS AGM, followed by  “Creating a Wildlife Garden with a Celebration of Devon Wildlife” with Dr Gavin Haig, Author and Broadcaster.

FIELDTRIP Saturday 27 April 2019 at 10.00am: Escorted Field Trip to Exminster Marshes with Nigel Pinhorn, Devon Nature Walks. Meet at RSPB car park.

FIELDTRIP Saturday 11 May 2019 at 10.00am: Field Trip to Avon Dam, Dartmoor. Meet Shipley Bridge car park SX680629.

FIELDTRIP Saturday 15 June 2019 at 8.00am: Bird Ringing Demonstration with the Axe Valley Ringing Group. Meet at Matthews Hall at 7.00am to travel to Seaton Cemetery SY248915. 

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