Field meetings are open to members and non-members alike.

Field Meetings 2017-2018

Saturday 16th December 2017, Barnes Wetland Centre
Meet in the visitor centre car park at 9.30am. Morning Only.
Entrance fee payable but concessions available and free for WWT members. Penny Williams has 6 vouchers giving discounted access. Will be issued on a first apply first given basis. Please apply by e-mail to bwc@waxwing.plus.com
Otherwise you can get tickets reduced by 10% by applying in advance at wwt.digitickets.co.uk/category/6905?branches.branchID=332

Leader Penny Williams 01276 857736 evenings 07771 804357 on the morning

Sunday 14th January 2pm-5pm, Papercourt Water Meadows (hoping for owls)
Meet at Tannery Lane car park (TQ030563, GU23 7EF). Could be very muddy, wellingtons recommended. Leader Steve Chastell

Sunday 18th February 2018, Farlington Marshes
Situated East of Portsmouth. Meet at entrance to Nature Reserve (Grid Ref SU680044). For car parking a track leads (sharp left) off the roundabout on the south side between the A27 and the A2030 (Southsea road) exits and runs parallel to the A27 towards Farlington Marshes.
Meet at 9am. All day. May be muddy! Leader Frank Boxell (07933 158135).

Sunday 18th March 2018, Signs of Spring at Thorncombe Street
Search for Woodpeckers, raptors, Ravens and more, culminating in a look at the White Stork reintroduction project.
Free parking at Gatestreet Farm (GU5 0LR). Meet at 07:00am. May be muddy and involves some steep paths.
Leaders Matt Phelps and Ed Stubbs (Morning only).

Chobham Common Saturday 7th April at 9 am
Meet at Roundabout Car Park grid ref SU968650 Looking for spring migrants and heathland species
Leader Penny Williams 01276 857736 evenings 07771 804357 on the morning

Sunday 13th May 2018, Holmethorpe Sandpits
Meet at 9am at the Aqua Sports Centre. (Not in the Mercers Country Park car park). The walk should take between 3-4 hours.
Park in the Mercers Country Park Car Park, off Nutfield Marsh Road, Merstham, RH1 4EU. If the gate to the car park is locked, then park in Holmesdale Avenue, opposite the west end of Mercers Lake, then walk the 10 minutes round the lake to get to the Aqua Sports Centre.
Leaders: Ian Kehl (0759 353 2521) and Gordon Hay

All the walks are FREE (except for travel costs, carpark or entrance fees)
Everybody is welcome, from beginners to experts.