Indoor Meetings

The RSPB North East Hants Local Group warmly welcomes those who are interested in nature, birds, wildlife and the environment. Guest speakers entertain members with talks on wildlife photography, birds, nature and the environment. Meetings are held in Church Crookham and Fleet.

You don't have to be a group member to come to a meeting, but for non local group members there is a £3 charge.

In the event of inclement weather please check with the appropriate organiser/website to see if the meeting is going ahead.

Map showing all indoor venues (250k pdf)


 

Saturday 2 February 2019      CANCELLED DUE TO THE BAD WEATHER

We will welcome back  Andrew Cleave to present another of his excellent talks.

The countryside of north Hampshire contains a surprising variety of rich habitats, including ancient woodlands, chalk downlands, heathlands, wild flower meadows, rivers, streams, and lakes.

Within some of the urban areas are a number of parks and gardens which also have plenty of wildlife interest. We will look at bird life, including specialialities like Dartford warbler and nightjar, mammals, insects, including some rare butterflies and moths, reptiles and amphibians as well as flora and fungi.

With so much there to look forward to please do join us at

St Philip and St James’ Church Hall, Kings Road, Fleet, Hampshire  GU51 3AR                 7.30pm

 

 Saturday 2 March 2019         Jewels of The Gambia

 Ashley Grove visited us for the first time last year and gave us a really a wonderful evening of spectacular photography from Shetland to Scilly.

His talk for us this time is entitled ‘Jewels of The Gambia’. The Gambia which is about the size of Wales is one of the best known and most loved of worldwide birdwatching destinations. With close to 600 species of birds most of which are colourful and approachable. We will start at the coast and Ashley will lead us up the river and back again, discovering the wonders of The Gambia all the way. Come and feast your eyes on kingfishers, bee-eaters and rollers but with a magnificent supporting cast of multi coloured extras including blue-breasted kingfisher, Verreaux’s eagle owl, red-throated bee-eater and stunning red-shouldered cuckoo shrike to name but a few.  Jewels of The Gambia indeed.  Ashley will finish with one of his montages of his photography set to music.

Ashley’s first talk was terrific so make sure  this one is in your diary

St Philip and St James’ Church Hall, Kings Road, Fleet, Hampshire  GU51 3AR                 7.30pm

 

 

Saturday 30 March 2019

The RSPB NE Hants Local Group ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING. This is arguably the most if not nearly the most important meeting of the year and the chance for you to come and listen to your committee present their reports for the past year. The committee spend a huge amount of time for the RSPB and on your behalf looking after the group and helping to raise both profile and funds.

We need your support, help, ideas and constructive criticism.

After the business side and tea and coffee break we will have the usual hour’s presentation – guest speaker to be announced.

 The Memorial Hall, Sandy Lane, Church Crookham, Fleet, Hampshire GU52 8LD         7.30pm




Saturday 13 April 2019         Exciting Wildlife from Around the World

Tom Way is a new speaker for our group. He is a professional award winning fine art wildlife photographer and his lecture for us tonight is entitled 'Exciting Wildlfe from Around the World'

Tom spends the majority of his time overseas focussing on large mammals around the world and the amazing wildlife in their natural environment.

He will describe his adventures photographing penguins in the Falklands, orang-utans in Borneo, blue whales in Sri Lanka and his biggest passion of all, the big five in Africa where his assignments have seen him focus on elephant and lion in Kenya and leopard in Zambia. Laying for ages on cold beaches or only metres away from an elephant to take the perfect shot.

The photography is going to be wonderful and I urge you not to miss this evening.


Do please join us at   


The Memorial Hall, Sandy Lane, Church Crookham, Fleet, Hampshire GU52 8LD         7.30pm




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Saturday 14 September 2019             Inspired by Birds             by Peter Holden MBE


Details to follow



The Memorial Hall, Sandy Lane, Church Crookham, Fleet, Hampshire GU52 8LD         7.30pm