Other Events

This page provides details of wildlife events organised by other organisations.

MKNHS is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites. You should check details of any events listed on external sites with the organisers.

  • Sat
    24
    Aug
    2019
    10:00 amFinemere Wood

    Dear member(s),

    We are planning a fungi walk this Saturday, August 24th, as the weather recently has been suitably cool and damp and hopefully there should be fungi of interest about. PLEASE NOTE: Derek and I are more than happy to lead but would prefer not to make the journey to Finemere only to find that there's no-one else attending! So if you'd like to come, please phone or email me in advance. If no-one phones then Derek and I won't be going! So if you turn up but don't contact me in advance you may well find you're on your own!

    Details about the site are given below, and we meet as normal at 10.00

    Look forward to hearing from you.

    Best wishes,

    Penny

    01844-351630 (or on the day if delayed or lost 07970-740435)

    Finemere Wood (SSSI – BBOWT) This reserve is a mixture of broadleaved woodland with patches of coppice and scrub, and paths and wide rides. In the centre of the wood is a historic meadow with a pond, now restored. In recent years much of the pine planted in the 1960s and 70s has been felled. Access is through a gate at SP 721 215, on the unclassified road between Edgcott and Quainton, 100 m east of pylons crossing the road. Either park judiciously on the road, or if the gate is open go down the drive to a large clearing surfaced for vehicles.

  • Thu
    29
    Aug
    2019
    10:30 amLinford Lakes NR

    The Parks Trust is holding open days at Linford Lakes Nature Reserve every Thursday in August (in addition to the usual Open Sunday).

    Come and explore the wildlife of Linford Lakes, the best kept secret in Milton Keynes. Activities will range, but may include: bug hunting, pond dipping, bird watching, and our Wildlife Detective Trail and Challenges. All activities are completely free and suitable for all ages. This event is being run by the Parks Trust and the Friends of Linford Lakes Nature Reserve.

    Open every Thursday during the Summer Holiday between 10.30 and 3.00.

    Please note, as this is a nature reserve, no dogs are allowed. Visiting is usually by permit only, so if you would like to visit the site outside of these days, please sign up for a permit or come to one of the Friends of Linford Lakes open Sundays (see our website for further details).

  • Sat
    07
    Sep
    2019
    10:00 amRutland Water Nature Reserve

    RSPB logoThe RSPB North Bucks Local Group are leading a field trip to:

    We start our 2019/20 season with a visit to England's premier inland water site. Last September we saw 62 species of bird, including Snipe, Ruff, Green Sandpiper, Lesser Scaup, Common Scoter, Garganey and Marsh Harrier. Always a possibility of passage waders and maybe an Osprey or two if they have not yet departed for their winter homes. (Lots of Osprey chicks fledged at Rutland this year so always a chance). Many hides around this large reserve - and a small visitor centre (with shop for books, bins ans scopes - plus a few snacks). We'll aim to return to cars around the middle of the day so you may want to bring a packed lunch.

    Meet in the (free) car park. Nearest postcode LE15 8BT, signposted off the A6003 1 mile south of Oakham.

    Most paths and many hides suitable for wheelchairs & buggies. Mobility scooter available to hire - must be booked in advance - see their web page for more details on this and other access provision.
    https://www.rutlandwater.org.uk/visitor-info/accessibility/

    Entrance fee £6/£5 concessions

    See the RSPB North Bucks Local Group website for more information

    MKNHS is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites. You should check details of any events listed on external sites with the organisers.
  • Sun
    08
    Sep
    2019
    10:00 amLings Nature Reserve Northampton

    A workshop which focuses on plants found in urban environments and what can be seen during September

    Click here for more information.

  • Thu
    12
    Sep
    2019
    7:45 pmThe Cruck Barn, City Discovery Centre

    RSPB logoThe RSPB North Bucks Local Group are hosting a talk:

    Location: The Cruck Barn, City Discovery Centre, Alston Drive, Bradwell Abbey, Milton Keynes
    Postcode: MK13 9AP (Google map)

    Our Group's first illustrated talk of the 2019-20 season. The wildlife of Uganda, from the mountains, through the plains and onto the banks of the mighty River Nile. Gina and Brian's photographs from their recent visit to Uganda will include some of Africa's iconic mammals, a few butterflies and lots of birds - gorgeous bee-eaters, kingfishers, raptors and water birds.
    Why not come and join us for an entertaining and informative evening? - and get our season off to a great start.

    Time: Doors open 7.15pm for a prompt 7.45pm start, ends at 10pm

    Price: Group members £3, Non-group members £4, Children £1

    See the RSPB North Bucks Local Group website for more information

    MKNHS is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites. You should check details of any events listed on external sites with the organisers.
  • Wed
    25
    Sep
    2019
    10:00 amFloodplain Forest Nature Reserve

    RSPB logoThe RSPB North Bucks Local Group are leading a field trip to:

    Location: Floodplain Forest, Old Wolverton
    Meet in Parks Trust Car Park off Haversham Road (near the railway viaduct)

    This top local site usually gives us a good list of birds and at this time of year passage waders are always a possibility.

    An easy circular walk with three hides (but no toilets).

    Meet in the Parks Trust car park (free) off Haversham Road near the railway viaduct. SP 816 421

    Our walk leader, Chris Ward will be sure to find us the best that the reserve has to offer.

    Everyone welcome - no experience required as Chris and other knowledgeable members will be happy to share their sightings with you (& probably let you look through their scopes too for the best views) - why not come along & give it a try - you're sure of a warm welcome.

    Time: 10am to 1pm

    Price: Free event & free parking

    Read more at https://ww2.rspb.org.uk/groups/northbucks/events/#VVLt1Ogvey5GAVv0.99

    See the RSPB North Bucks Local Group website for more information

    MKNHS is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites. You should check details of any events listed on external sites with the organisers.
  • Wed
    25
    Sep
    2019
    10:00 amFloodplain Forest Nature Reserve

    RSPB logoThe RSPB North Bucks Local Group are leading a field trip to:

    Location: Floodplain Forest, Old Wolverton
    Meet in Parks Trust Car Park off Haversham Road (near the railway viaduct)

    This top local site usually gives us a good list of birds and at this time of year passage waders are always a possibility.

    An easy circular walk with three hides (but no toilets).

    Meet in the Parks Trust car park (free) off Haversham Road near the railway viaduct. SP 816 421

    Our walk leader, Chris Ward will be sure to find us the best that the reserve has to offer.

    Everyone welcome - no experience required as Chris and other knowledgeable members will be happy to share their sightings with you (& probably let you look through their scopes too for the best views) - why not come along & give it a try - you're sure of a warm welcome.

    Time: 10am to 1pm

    Price: Free event & free parking

    See the RSPB North Bucks Local Group website for more information

    MKNHS is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites. You should check details of any events listed on external sites with the organisers.
  • Wed
    09
    Oct
    2019
    10:00 amSummer Leys Nature Reserve

    RSPB logoThe RSPB North Bucks Local Group are leading a field trip to:

    Location: Summer Leys Nature Reserve, Northamptonshire
    Postcode: NN29 7PT (Google map)

    An early Autumn visit to one of our favourite sites - always something of interest to be found here. Great white egrets are regularly seen and our visit in Autumn 2018 gave us a list of 43 birds seen including Stock Dove, Raven, Mistle Thrush (sadly only seen on 2 of our 2018 Field Trips), Linnet, Kestrel & Egyptian Goose ... plus lots of water birds.
    Five Hides - paths are level (but rough in places) and a full circuit is around 2 miles. No toilets. Meet in car park signed off Wollaston tp Great Doddington Road - for a 10am start.

    Managed by one of our local Wildlife Trusts - see their website for more information https://www.wildlifebcn.org/summer-leys

    Walk leader, Sue Weatherhead will help to find the best wildlife there is to see on this visit.

    Time: 10am to 1pm

    Price: Free event

    See the RSPB North Bucks Local Group website for more information

    MKNHS is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites. You should check details of any events listed on external sites with the organisers.
  • Thu
    10
    Oct
    2019
    7:45 pmThe Cruck Barn, City Discovery Centre

    RSPB logoThe RSPB North Bucks Local Group are hosting a talk:

    Location: The Cruck Barn, City Discovery Centre, Alston Drive, Bradwell Abbey, Milton Keynes
    Postcode: MK13 9AP (Google map)

    Wildlife author and photographer, Dr Michael Leach, makes a very welcome return visit to our Group - and this time he's turning his lens on "Supernatural History"

    Wild animals are not just part of our natural heritage, they are also part of our cultural history. But although many folklore tales are misleading, they can be illuminating and highly entertaining. Find out why badgers were believed to be indestructible, why pigs were convicted of murder and learn the fate of hedgehogs accused of witchcraft.

    If you've been to one of Mike's previous talks you'll already know we're guaranteed an entertaining evening accompanied by Mike's superb photographs.

    Time: Doors open 7.15pm for a prompt 7.45pm start, ends at 10pm

    Price: Group members £3, Non-group members £4, Children £1

    See the RSPB North Bucks Local Group website for more information

    MKNHS is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites. You should check details of any events listed on external sites with the organisers.
  • Thu
    24
    Oct
    2019
    7:45 pmLeighton Buzzard Cricket, Hockey and Tennis Club

    RSPB logoThe RSPB North Bucks Local Group are hosting a talk:

    Location: Leighton Buzzard Cricket, Hockey and Tennis Club, Bell Close, Lake Street, Leighton Buzzard (Opposite Morrisons' petrol station) Free parking at the Club.
    Postcode: LU7 1RX (Google map)

    From the "World's Greatest Bird Refuge", near Salt Lake City, south to the Grand Canyon and other desert National Parks in Utah and Arizona, this part of the USA has fabulous wildlife in varied dramatic landscapes - including mountains, the Great Salt Lake and spectacular sandstone deserts. You'll be whisked away on a virtual tour - all illustrated by Chris' excellent images.

    For the many members who have attended Chris' talks to our Group over many years you will already know how entertaining and informative they are. If this is going to be your first time at one of Chris' talks - you're in for a treat!

    Time: Doors open at 7.30pm for a prompt 8pm start

    Price: Group members £3, Non-group members £4, Children £1 - includes free tea/coffee at interval

    See the RSPB North Bucks Local Group website for more information

    MKNHS is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites. You should check details of any events listed on external sites with the organisers.
  • Sat
    26
    Oct
    2019
    10:00 amBack Wood, Little Brickhill

    RSPB logoThe RSPB North Bucks Local Group are leading a field trip to:

    Location: Back Wood, Little Brickhill

    These steep woods overlooking south Milton Keynes have held Woodcock, Brambling, Siskin, Crossbill, Raven and Goshawk. A short but sometimes steep and muddy walk. No toilets. Meet at gateway SP 913 325. This is at the east end of bridge taking the Little Brickhill to Woburn road over the A5 at the crest of the Greensand Ridge. Skip toads from both directions on A5. Parking very limited so please car share if possible.

    Walk Leader Chris Coppock or Pete How

    Time: 10am to 1pm

    Price: Free event

    See the RSPB North Bucks Local Group website for more information

    MKNHS is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites. You should check details of any events listed on external sites with the organisers.
  • Fri
    01
    Nov
    2019
    8:00 pmWicken Sports Club, Wicken, Milton Keynes MK19 6BU Read more at https://ww2.rspb.org.uk/groups/northbucks/events/#VVLt1Ogvey5GAVv0.99

    RSPB logoThe RSPB North Bucks Local Group are hosting a talk:

    Our Annual Quiz night
    Teams of up to FIVE people - bring your own team or come along and join up with others when you arrive.
    £4.50 per person- with a prize for each member of the winning team.
    Extra "Spot Round" with an individual prize ... & a raffle too.
    Wicken Sports Club will sell refreshments - tea, coffee and a licensed bar0.
    Please buy your drinks at the bar to help raise funds for this village sports and social club - if you take your own drinks there may be a corkage charge.)

    Please book in advance by Friday 25 October 2019 - e-mail AnnRSPBNBucks@hotmail.co.uk or 'phone 07803905958

    Time: Doors open 7.30pm for a prompt 8pm start

    Price: £4.50 per team member for main quiz, £1 for the extra "Spot Round"

    Booking essential

    See the RSPB North Bucks Local Group website for more information

    MKNHS is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites. You should check details of any events listed on external sites with the organisers.
  • Thu
    14
    Nov
    2019
    7:45 pmThe Cruck Barn, City Discovery Centre

    RSPB logoThe RSPB North Bucks Local Group are hosting a talk:

    Location: The Cruck Barn, City Discovery Centre, Alston Drive, Bradwell Abbey, Milton Keynes Postcode: MK13 9AP (Google map)

    Saving Special Places for nature is at the heart of the RSPB's work. This talk looks at the achievements and challenges that fighting for nature's place brings. Andre will talk about current campaigns and some past successes and look to the future when saving what we have won't be enough and restoring and recreating new Special Places must take centre stage.

    Andre wotked for the RSPB for many years and was involved in some of these important projects. He is now an active volunteer with Operation Turtle Dove near his home in Kent.

    Time: Doors open 7.15pm for a prompt 7.45pm start, ends at 10pm

    Price: Group members £3, Non-group members £4, Children £1 - includes tea/coffee at interval

    See the RSPB North Bucks Local Group website for more information

    MKNHS is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites. You should check details of any events listed on external sites with the organisers.