Events Programme March 2024 to July 2024

Non-members welcome

TALKS – talks (and the quiz) are held in the Verrall Hall of United Reformed Church, Widmore Rd, Bromley, BR1 1RY OR by Zoom. Hall doors open at 6.45pm for a 7.00pm start, ending by 9.00pm.  Zoom meetings are arranged via Eventbrite – details are sent to members. The price is £4.00.

LOCAL WALKS – 9.30am – 12.30pm.  They are a chance to learn about and enjoy the wealth of wildlife in Bromley. All our local walks are free.

CAR TRIPS – normally all day, so bring a packed lunch. No charge (although some reserves ask for a donation/charge for parking). Lifts usually available.

COACH TRIPS – Pick up at Hawthorne Road, Bickley, BR1 2HH (at Bickley Station end) – cost £25. Booking is essential.  Please bring a packed lunch. There will be a choice of joining an informal guided walk or doing your own thing.

Sun 25 February 2024 CAR TRIP: RSPB Cliffe Pools at 10am 

Wild beautiful remote landscape next to the River Thames. Lots of waterfowl and waders plus chance of wintering raptors. Please note no hides or facilities. Can be muddy underfoot. (ME3 7SX, Map ref TQ722757).

Led by Ian Micklewright.
High Broom Wood, an ancient woodland andnatural corridor for the river Beck with its steep
sided banks. Mostly semi-mature trees with a scrub and bramble understorey. Walk throughBethlem Royal Hospit and and meadows, along wide paths.
Meet & park in Eresby Drive (BR3 3SL) i.e. first right turn in Monks Orchard Road from West Wickham direction. Grid Ref TQ374664.
Booking essential.

Peter was an RSPB staff member for more than 40 years, initially involved with YOC. This talk will look at the behaviour of some of our common (and not so common) wild birds, and some of their secrets.

A chance to see Kingfishers, Grey Wagtails, Warblers along the way. An optional lunch in a cafe before returning home.

Meet: Outside Lower Sydenham Railway Station. SE26 5BN at 10am. Northbound/London bound side. Trains on the Hayes to Charing Cross, Kent line.

Bus 352 from Bromley North/South.

Return: Ladywell station is on the Hayes to Charing Cross, Kent line. Bus 208 from outside Lewisham Hospital to Bromley & Orpington.