Diary

Here’s the winter 2019-2020 programme.

Do come to our talk and AGM on Wednesday 6th November.  Graham Roberts will talk on water voles, which ties in well with our recent releases of voles at Seaton marshes and Tring Farm.  Venue and time in diary below.

Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear; bring a picnic to events marked with an asterisk (☼). Car share where possible, contacting leader if need be. Contact numbers: Work Party details: Donald Campbell 01297 552945; for Bird Watch details: Fran Sinclair 07804 835905; walks: Mike Lock 01297 551556; EDDC Countryside Service 01395 517557; other queries, including problems with grid references and meeting points: Doug Rudge 07702 189914.

At the end of a walk or birdwatch the leader will ask for a small contribution towards Society funds (suggested donation £2). 

Undercliffs working parties and walks often involve long walks to a remote location. Walking can be strenuous and the ground uneven so you must wear walking boots and be physically fit. Please declare any medical conditions.

Sorry – no dogs on walks / bird watches.

You can download this programme as a pdf here …… AVDCS winter 2019-2020 programme

Birdwatching Tram Trips As well as our programme of events, there are frequent bird-watching trips from the Seaton Tram.    click here for details

October 2019
Wed 2nd 10.00 – 16.00 Work Party – Pinhay House Grass Glade Cutting and raking of grass plus Buddleia and scrub clearance. Meet at grassy triangle above Pinhay House – SY316913; DT7 3RQ   ☼
Sat 12th 10.00 –16.00 Work Party. Plateau/ash tree ride route to slabs (Undercliffs). Scrub clearance. Meet at Rousdon lay-by on A3052 near the old Rousdon Garage. SY297913, DT7 3RQ. NOTE: Long (20-30 min) walk to work site. ☼
Tue 15th 10.00 – all day Bird Watch – WWT Steart Marshes. With Rob Johnson. Meet in car park (ST252442; TA5 2PU). Contact Fran Sinclair for car share. ☼
Mon 21st 10.00 – 15.00 Bird Watch – RSPB Bowling Green Marsh. With Rob Johnson. Meet at Dart’s Farm, Lower car park. Contact Fran Sinclair for car share. SX977883; EX3 0QH
Thu 24th 09.30 – 15.00 (NOTE START TIME) Joint NT/NE Work Party – Musbury Castle. Scrub clearance.; meet Church Hill car park, Musbury; SY 275946; EX13 8BD. Car parking limited – car share if possible. Stiff walk!
November 2019
Wed 6th 10.00 – 16.00 Work Party – Bindon Meadows. Scrub clearance. Met Stepps Lane. SY266903; EX12 4AS.
Wed 6th 1930 – c.21.30 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Colyford Memorial Hall. Short business meeting followed by talk on Water Voles by Graham Roberts, formerly of Hampshire Wildlife Trust. Refreshments!
Sat 16th 10.00 – 16.00 Work Party – Holyford Woods. Woodland management. Meet at Holyford Farm. SY236923; EX24 6HW ☼
Wed 20th 10.00 – 15.00 Bird Watch. DWT Dawlish Warren. With Rob Johnson. Meet in car park through tunnel. SX981788; EX7 0NF. Contact Fran Sinclair for car share. ☼
Mon 25th 10.00 – 16.00 Work Party. Humble Glades (Undercliffs). Scrub bashing. Meet at Whitlands. SY306911; DT7 3XY. ☼
December 2019
Wed 4th 10.00 – 16.00 Work Party, Ware Pond. Pond and fringing scrub clearance. Meet at Crow’s Nest; park on Ware Lane (limited space). SY330916; DT7 3EJ☼ Be prepared to get wet and dirty!
Sat 14th 10.00 – 16.00 Work Party; Goat Island (Undercliffs) Scrub bashing. Meet at Stepps Lane; SY266903; EX12 4AS. ☼
Mon 16th 10.00 – 15.00 Bird Watch: Portland Harbour and RSPB Radipole.   With Rob Johnson. Meet RSPB Ferrybridge car park. SY668756; DT4 9XE Contact Fran Sinclair for car share. ☼
January 2020
Wed 8th 10.00 – 16.00 Work Party; Trinity Hill LNR. Meet at reserve car park; SY307959; EX13 5SS.  ☼
Wed 15th 10.00 – all day Bird Watch and Starling roost, Somerset Levels.   With Rob Johnson. Meet RSPB Ham Wall car park. ST449396; BA69SX. Contact Fran Sinclair for car share. ☼
Sat 18th 10.00 – 16.00 Work Party; Trinity Hill LNR. Meet at reserve car park; SY307959; EX13 5SS.  ☼
Mon 27th 10.00 – 16.00 Work Party, Pinhay (Undercliffs) Laurel clearance. Meet at grassy triangle above Pinhay House – SY316913; DT7 3RQ   ☼
February 2020
Wed 5th 10.00 – 16.00 Work Party. Goat Island (Undercliffs) Scrub bashing. Meet at Stepps Lane; SY266903; EX12 4AS. ☼
Sat 15th 10.00 – 16.00 Work Party – Colyton Community Woodland. General management. Meet at site car park, Hillhead. SY245934; EX24 6NL. ☼
Mon 17th 10.00 – all day Bird Watch. RSPB Greylake and SWT Catcott Lows. With Rob Johnson. Meet at reserve car park, ST399346; TA7 9BP. Contact Fran Sinclair for car share. ☼
March 2020
Wed 4th 10.00 – 16.00 Work Party; Sheepwash and Norman Barnes Glade (Undercliffs) Bramble and general clearance. Meet at Stepps Lane; SY266903; EX12 4AS. ☼NOTE Long walk (30-40 min) to work site.
Sat  14th 10.00 – 16.00 Work Party with Butterfly Conservation PROVISIONAL – check website or Facebook page for details.
Wed 25th 10.00 – 15.00 Bird Watch. Dunsford and Steps Bridge. With Rob Johnson. For birds and wild daffodils.. Meet at car park up hill past bridge on right. SX803883. EX6 7EQ. Contact Fran Sinclair for car share. ☼
Mon 30th 10.00 – 12.30 Walk – Holyford Woods With Mike Lock. For spring flowers and early migrants. Meet at Seaton Tower lay-by; SY233914.

 


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