2023/2024 Programme

Indoor meetings

For details on indoor meetings and talks (timings, location), please see our ‘About Us‘ section.

DATESPEAKERSUBJECT
21st May2024 AGM+ a short talk TBC. Free entry.
Please find ahead of the AGM the following documents:
Draft AGM Mins. from our meeting held on Tuesday 16th May 2023
RSPB Stevenage Local Group – Accounts April 2023 to March 2024
Limited paper copies will be available at the AGM.

Outdoor meetings

All coach trips must be pre-booked and paid for by the end of the previous month. £30.00 per head non-
returnable except in the event of the whole trip being cancelled. For details on the February coach trip and how to pay please contact Carole Sparrow (01438 236310).

May

Thursday 23rd. Waterford Heath. A morning visit to this mixed site in the Beane Valley run by Herts and Middlesex WT where Spring migrants and scarce butterflies may be seen. Meet at 9.30 AM in the car park at the top of Vicarage Lane. Grid Ref 166/TL 318 150. Postcode SG14 3LU.

June
Sunday 9th. Hickling Broad. A coach trip with the Hitchin and Letchworth local group to this Norfolk
Wildlife Trust reserve which supports Cranes, Bitterns, Marsh Harriers. Hobbies and Bearded Tits as well as
Swallowtail butterflies and Norfolk Hawker Dragonflies. Entry £4.50 to non NWT members. Meet at the rear of the former Waitrose in Primett Road at 7.15 AM.

Hitchin And Letchworth are also running coach trips on 17th September 2023 to Cley Marshes, and on 17th March 2024 to Sculthorpe Moor and would welcome any Stevenage members who wish to join them. Please see their website for details and book direct (https://group.rspb.org.uk/hitchinandletchworth/).

Past trips

Tuesday 19th September. Talk. Michael Hooper. Birding around Melbourne, New Zealand and
Tasmania.

Sunday 24th September. Rainham Marshes.

Thursday 28th September. Broom GP.

Tuesday 17th October. Talk. Richard Bashford. Naturetrek Poland.

Sunday 22th October. Dungeness.

Thursday 26th October. Amwell.

Sunday 19th November. Frampton Marsh.

Thursday 23rd November. Fowlmere.

Tuesday 21st November. Talk. Sarah Perry. Chalk Rivers of Hertfordshire.

Sunday 10th December. Stocker’s Lake.

Thursday 14th December. Fairlands Valley Lakes.

Sun 21st January. Grafham Water.

Thursday 25th January. The Lodge Sandy.

Sunday 18th February. Brandon Marsh.

Thursday 22nd February. Oughtonhead Common.

Tuesday 19th March. Talk. Richard Pople. The Endemics of the West Indies and beyond.

March 24th March. Sunday 24th. Fishers Green.

Thursday 28th March. Paxton Pits.

Tuesday 16th April. Talk. Richard Bashford. Antarctica.

Thursday 25th April. Hoddesdon Woods.

Sunday 28th April. Fingringhoe Wick.

Sunday 19th May. Minsmere and Dunwich Heath.