What’s On

Click here for info on the 2019 AGM & Members Weekend at Nature in Art



Enjoy sketching or photographing together, watching wildlife both wild and captive. This year the range is wider, and some visits have been arranged by Members – we hope that local members will support them.            

COTSWOLD FALCONRY CENTRE, Batsford, Moreton in Marsh, Glos. GL56 9AD – Sunday 24th March. www.cotswold-falconry.co.uk
Over 60 species, with falcons, eagles, hawks, vultures, owls, kites, etc. Flying displays & aviaries. Adults £10, Seniors £7.50. No Dogs. Café next door with Arboretum.

RYTON POOLS & RYTON WOOD, Ryton Road, Coventry. CV8 3BG – Wednesday 24th April. www.countryparks.warwickshire.gov.uk
100 acres of walks around pools with waterfowl & other birds, & circular walk through ancient & beautiful wood – birds, bluebells, deer. Visitor Centre & Café. Dogs on leads.  Free entry, car parking £3.50 per car.

LONDON WETLAND CENTRE, Queen Elizabeth’s Walk, Barnes, London SW13 9WT – Sunday 12th May.  www.wwt.org.uk
Urban wetland centre with large pools, reedbeds, woodland, variety wild waterfowl & non-native wetland birds & Asian otters. Café, toilets & Visitor Centre. Adults £12.72, 10% discount online. Free to WWT members. Park on site, or Tube to Hammersmith & 10 mins bus. Contact ellesalt@outlook.com

SMALL BREEDS FARM PARK & OWL CENTRE, Kington, Hereford, HR5 3HF – Sunday 19th May. www.owlcentre.com
Friendly & welcoming, with one of the finest collections of owls in Europe, hand reared owlets, waterfowl, farm animals, poultry, pheasants, red squirrels in aviary. Tea room.  Adults £9.00.

STANWICK LAKES SSSI, Stanwick, Northants. NN9 6GY – Wednesday 5th June. www.stanwicklakes.org.uk
750 acres of wetland of international importance. Wildfowl, reed beds, owls, moths, dragonflies, wildflower meadows, raptors, kingfisher, otter. Car Parking £2.60. Café. Dogs on leads.

CHESTER ZOO, Upton-by-Chester. CH2 1LH – Saturday 15th June.                                  www.chesterzoo.org
21,000 animals in 125 acres, including sun bear, red panda, African painted dogs, cheetah, jaguar, elephant, orang-utan, lemurs, etc. Adults £24, online cheaper. Cafes. No Dogs Contact karenmarkham@live.com 

MARWELL ZOO, Thomson’s Lane, Colden Common, Winchester. SO21 1JH – Wednesday 10th July. www.marwell.org.uk
100’s of species in 140 acres, including amur tigers, snow & amur leopards, cheetah, giraffe, lemurs, rhino, penguins, etc. Talks & animal feeds. Cafes. No Dogs. Parking free. Adults £21.00 Giftaid, Seniors £18.50 Giftaid. Free road train.
Contact karent_burke@sky.com

THE LIVING RAINFOREST, Hampstead Norreys, Berks. RG18 0TN – Wednesday 24th July.  www.livingrainforest.org
Unique indoor rainforest, with plants & animals – iguana, sloth, monkey, snakes, armadillo, frogs, toucan, ducks, curassow, orchids, bromeliads. Adults £11.50, Seniors £10.75. Café.

BANHAM ZOO, Kenninghall Road, Banham, Norfolk. NR16 2HE – Saturday 14th September. www.banhamzoo.co.uk
Unrivalled collection of Big Cats, maned wolf, primates, giraffe, zebra, lemur walk-through, birds of prey, flamingo, sealions, etc. Café. No Dogs. Adults £19.95, Seniors £17.95.

CHARLECOTE PARK NATIONAL TRUST, Wellesbourne, Warwick. CV35 9ER – Sunday 13th October. www.nationaltrust.org.uk
Park including Fallow Deer, riverside, birds, hares, ancient trees.  Café, walks, bookshop. Adults £8.40, NT members free. Also entry to House £12.60 inclusive.

MARTIN MERE WILDFOWL & WETLANDS, Fish Lane, Burscough, Lancs. L40 0TA – Saturday 9thNovember  www.wwt.org.uk
Marshland reserve with hundreds of wildfowl, with migratory birds – whooper swans, widgeon, pink-footed geese. No Dogs. Café. Adults £14, Seniors £11, free to WWT members.
Contact karenmarkham@live.com

We shall probably also have our usual Christmas Get-Together at Slimbridge – in December TBA. 

Please let me or the arranging Member know beforehand if you plan to join any of the visits. Your mobile number in case of last-minute cancellations would be appreciated.                                           

Email: saraiscrawshaw@aol.com or  Tel: 01455 553270

Contact emails:
John Horton (general member contact) johnhorton47@hotmail.com
Sarais Crawshaw (visit and events organiser) saraiscrawshaw@aol.com
Valerie Briggs (Membership Secretary) v.briggs746@btinternet.com

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