Diary

 

EMSWORTHY MIRE TUESDAY 11 JUNE – CANCELLED BECAUSE OF POOR WEATHER – RESCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY 18 JUNE. RING FRAN SINCLAIR IF YOU WANT TO GO.

 

Here’s the summer 2019 programme.

Please note that the days and dates of two events in April are correct here but may be wrong in the Marshwood Vale Magazine (not their fault): Thursday 18th April (not Monday 15th for the Family Explorer Afternnon at Trinity Hill LNR, and Tuesday 30th for the Botanical stroll on Musbury Castle.

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 summer 2019 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

April 2019
Thurs 18th 14.00 –

16.00

Family Explorer Afternoon

Trinity Hill LNR

Join Penny Evans for an afternoon of outdoor fun. Explore the area, find out about the wildlife that lives there and get creative using natural materials. Parents too, please. Meet at Trinity Hill LNR car park (SY307959). Book with EDDC at wildeastdevon.co.uk or 01395 517557.

£5 per family

Tue 23rd 08.00- all day Bird-watch. Portland for migrants. With Doug Rudge. Portland Bill and Observatory visit. Inform Fran Sinclair if attending ☼
Tues 30th 10.00 –

12.30

Botanical Stroll – Musbury Castle. With Mike Lock, for spring flowers. Meet Musbury Village Hall Car Park (SY271945)
May 2019
Mon 6th 11.00 –

16.00

Bluebell Day at Holyford Woods. Bus transport from Colyford Memorial Hall. Full details from EDDC (wildeastdevon.co.uk). Stalls, walks, demonstrations.
Tue 7th 08.00 – all day Bird Watch, Somerset Levels (Bitterns, Hobbies, etc.) With Rob Johnson. Meet Ashcott Corner (ST449396). Inform Fran Sinclair if attending ☼
Wed 15th 10.00 – all day Dartmoor stroll for moorland birds. With Rob Johnson. Meet King’s Oven C.P. (SX676811). Inform Fran Sinclair if attending ☼
Thu 30th 14.00 –

16.00

Family Explorer Afternoon

Colyton Community Woodland

Join Penny Evans for an afternoon of outdoor fun. Explore the area, find out about the wildlife that lives there and get creative using natural materials. Parents too, please. Meet at Colyton Picnic Site (SY245934). Book with EDDC wildeastdevon.co.uk or 01395 517557.

£5 per family

June 2019
Sun 2nd 10.00 – 16.00 Expedition to the Plateau, Sheepwash and Slabs, Undercliffs. With Natural England. Numbers limited. Booking ESSENTIAL with jurassiccoast.org/shop. £7 Charge. Further details given on booking ☼
Sun 9th 10.30 –

16.00

Humble Glades walk for butterflies. With Butterfly Conservation (Paul Butter). Booking ESSENTIAL 01297 442290.

Meet at Whitlands (SY306911). ☼

Tue 11th 10.00 – all day CANCELLED BECAUSE OF POOR WEATHER – RESCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY 18 JUNE. RING FRAN SINCLAIR IF YOU WANT TO GO.

Five mile stroll exploring Emsworthy Mire DWT Reserve, Dartmoor, and surroundings.

For birds, insects and flora. Meet car park just beyond Saddle Tor on B3387 (SX 748762). Inform Fran Sinclair if attending. ☼
Wed 19th 10.00 – 13.00 Expedition to Goat Island (Undercliffs) With Natural England. Numbers limited. Booking ESSENTIAL with jurassiccoast.org/shop. £7 Charge. Further details given on booking ☼
Sat 22nd – Sun 23rd 10.00 –

17.30

AXE VALE FESTIVAL. Come and enjoy the Show and visit our stand for quizzes and hedgehog mapping!
Sun 30th 11.00 –

16.00

Wildlife Day – Seaton Wetlands. Joint AVDCS/EDDC event. Stands, guided walks, bird watching, pond dipping and much more. All welcome.
July 2019
Wed 3rd 10.00 – 12.30 Beer Head Botanical Stroll. With Mike Lock. For plants of the chalk. Meet at cliff-top car park (SY227888) (Charge).
Tue 9th 10.00 – 16.00 Bird Watch. Stroll round Fernworthy Reservoir, Dartmoor. With Rob Johnson. Inform Fran Sinclair if attending, when further details will be given. ☼
Sat 20th 10.00 – 16.00 Natural Seaton Festival. Visit the stands (especially ours, for quizzes and hedgehog mapping).
Sat 27th 10.00 – 15.00 Expedition to the Crimean Seat and Humble Glades (Undercliffs) With Natural England. Numbers limited. Booking ESSENTIAL with jurassiccoast.org/shop. £7 Charge. Further details given on booking ☼
August 2019
Thu 1st 14.00 –

16.00

Family Explorer Afternoon

Borrow Pit, Seaton Marshes LNR

Join Penny Evans for an afternoon of outdoor fun. Explore the area, find out about the wildlife that lives there and get creative using natural materials. Parents too, please. Meet at entrance to reserve by sewage works (SY248908). Book with EDDC at wildeastdevon.co.uk or 01395 517557.

£5 per family

Wed 7th 10.30 – 13.00 Insects Walk, Trinity Hill With Martin Drake.  Meet at Trinity Hill LNR car park (SY307959)
Wed 14th 10.00 –

12.30

Botanical Stroll, Aylesbeare Common For heathland and bog plants. With Mike Lock. Meet Joney’s Cross car park (SY057897)
Tue 20th 10.00 –

12.00

Birdwatch, Lambert’s Castle With Rob Johnson. Short stroll for migrating birds. Meet at Car Park (SY 366988).
Wed 28th 14.00 – 16.00 Family Explorer Afternoon

Holyford Woods LNR.

Join Penny Evans for an afternoon of outdoor fun. Explore the area, find out about the wildlife that lives there and get creative using natural materials. Parents too, please. Meet at Seaton Down Hill lay-by (SY233914). Book with EDDC at wildeastdevon.co.uk or 01395 517557.

£5 per family

September 2019
Sun 1st 10.00 – 17.00 Undercliffs fossils & fungi

Strenuous walk.

Approx. 8 miles. Booking ESSENTIAL on-line with Jurassiccoast.org/shop.

£10 Charge.

Further details given on booking ☼

Tue-Thu 10,11, 12th 10.00 – 16.00 Goat Island Grassland management – cutting and raking Cutting, raking and dumping grass. Come and help with this essential annual task. Wear walking boots; bring drink and lunch. All welcome. Meet Stepps Lane (SY266903). ☼
Wed 18th 10.00 – 16.00 Undercliff work party: the Plateau. Grass cutting and raking. Meet Stepps Lane (SY 266903) at 10.00 for car share to Rousdon.
Sun 22nd 10.00 –

12.00

Big Beach Clean, Seaton Booking ESSENTIAL with Fran Sinclair.  Meet Fisherman’s Gap, Seaton (SY244898). Wear gloves; bring a pencil.
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