We have received the following invitation from the Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes Environmental Records Centre:
Meet the Reptiles and amphibians events 2016
Reptiles and amphibians seem to be an elusive and little understood part of the Bucks biota, and one which rarely seems to attract any attention. The City Of London (COL) staff at Burnham Beeches and Stoke Common are running two events this year on the theme of “Meet the Reptiles and amphibians”, run by one of their staff who is an expert. In order to raise awareness of these beautiful but we think underappreciated species BMERC has said we are happy to promote these events to all our recorders.
The full details of COL’s event programme is at the bottom of this online events diary at http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/green-spaces/burnham-beeches-and-stoke-common/Documents/burnham-beeches-event-diary-2016.pdf
The two main reptile and amphibian events are
• Saturday 16th April. “The Reptiles and amphibians of Stoke Common. Join us for an exciting 3 hour hunt around Stoke Common to find some of the wonderful species living there”. Booking is required, places are limited. Stoke Common is a large SSSI heathland about 2 miles south of Gerrard’s Cross. There is very limited parking nearby so car sharing is essential.
• Sunday 17th April 11 – 1pm. “Meet the Ranger and his reptiles. Some of the creatures found on the previous days hunt will be on display in the café area of Burnham Beeches with a ranger to hand to chat about them”. Burnham Beeches is a very large and well known nature reserve between Stoke Poges and Slough in the south of the county. The site has various car parks, one adjacent to the café itself. There may be a parking fee. No booking required, just turn up.
Booking for both events is direct with COL only, via firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01753 647358 NB BMERC cannot accept bookings you will need to book direct with the City of London.