Welcome

Welcome to Potters Bar and Barnet RSPB  Local Group.

We have been supporting RSPB since 1977.
We have many valued volunteers in Potters Bar, and the ‘three Barnets’(local neighbourhoods of East, New and High – those mostly in postcodes EN4 and 5); who give their valuable time organising various activities. They operate as our ‘committee’.

We’d love to welcome you to our friendly group of people who enjoy the many aspects of birdwatching, and care about the natural environment and its wildlife.We do not have a local group membership, so anyone with an interest in nature can come along.

You can find out more about Group’s activities in About Us.

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Upcoming events

 

Wed 10th April

Stafford Steed – Britain’s Canals

He Says “I have always had an interest in canals and spent a number of holidays on them.  Over the years I have taken many photographs and the talk includes some basic history, features and the working of the system. I am currently a member of Ware and District Photographic Society”

2 pm St. John’s United Reformed Church, Mowbray Road, New Barnet. EN5 1RH
RSPB Members £4.50, non-members £5.00.

 

Friday 19th April

Godwits, Cranes and Turtle Doves – the RSPB’s work in the Fens Priority Landscape’

Join Daniel Pullan and Bethany Kiamil from our Local Area team in Cambridgeshire as they talk about the work that the RSPB is doing to bring nature back into the Fens.

Daniel is the Senior Conservation Officer for our Local Area team covering Herts, Beds and Cambs, and he manages our conservation work outside of our reserves in the Area. Bethany Kiamil who will be doing the talk with him is our Conservation Officer working with land managers in the Fens promoting nature-friendly farming.

7:30 pm Church hall at Our Lady and St Vincent Church, 243 Mutton Lane, Potters Bar, EN6 2AT RSPB Members £5.00, non-members £5.50.

 

Sunday 21st April Coach outing to RSPB Minsmere

Located in the beautiful landscape of the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; grassland, heath, scrapes, reed bed and woodland. Shingle beach and dunes.

 

 

Wed May 8th

Richard Pople   – A Moroccan Experience

Exciting and rare birds

2 pm St. John’s United Reformed Church, Mowbray Road, New Barnet. EN5 1RH
RSPB Members £4.50, non-members £5.00.

 

Wed May 15th Coach outing to Rye Harbour nature reserve OR  Historic Rye Town

Rye Harbour reserve habitats. Intertidal River Rother, saltmarsh, saline lagoons, shingle ridges, grazing marsh with ditches, ponds, gravel pits and reed bed.
Whole reserve is 465 hectares. Some habitats are designated SSI; and some fenced areas protect the birds from disturbance and ground predators.

Rye town

A medieval citadel huddled against invaders and the sea, Rye reveals its history gently. Today it’s home to a myriad of art, curiosities and cosy pubs, as well as modern boutique hotels and contemporary restaurants serving the best Sussex has to offer, from land and sea. Built on smuggled secrets and timeless tales, Rye has nooks and crannies to explore and distant views across Romney Marsh to ponder.

Coach pickup EC 7:45, HG 7:55 PB 8:05 Cost £49

 

Friday 17th May

Fiona and Graham Adamson ‘Botswana’ A different Approach.

Fiona says “A photographic journey in Botswana on the Chobe Delta, showing our frustrations, successes(and Failures) photographing the amazing wildlife there.”

7:30 pm Church hall at Our Lady and St Vincent Church, 243 Mutton Lane, Potters Bar, EN6 2AT

RSPB Members £5.00, non-members £5.50.

 

Wednesday June 12th

Iain Boulton       The Thin Green Line – The Work of a local Government Ecologist

Iain Boulton has worked in local government, for the London Borough of Lambeth in South London, for 23 years as their borough ecologist. During that time Iain has dealt with a wide range of issues relating to the protection and conservation of both wildlife and public open spaces, including making the borough better for nature, which includes wild birds, invertebrates, mammals and trees. Iain will look at how attitudes towards wildlife have changed in those 23 years, and what are we doing – and not just in Lambeth but across Greater London as a whole – to secure a future for wildlife in the light of major challenges including climate change and an increasing human population.

2 pm St. John’s United Reformed Church, Mowbray Road, New Barnet. EN5 1RH
RSPB Members £4.50, non-members £5.00.

 

Friday 21st June

Ben Andrew – Looking after the RSPB’s Image’

Ben will discuss his work as the RSPB’s Picture Researcher, how he manages RSPB images – the organisation’s photographic library and more detail about photography at the RSPB and Ben will go to talk about his own photographic journey sharing some of his favourite stories and photos from the UK.

7:30 pm Church hall at Our Lady and St Vincent Church, 243 Mutton Lane, Potters Bar, EN6 2AT

RSPB Members £5.00, non-members £5.50.

No coach outing in June.