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.

  • Wed
    01
    Jan
    2020
    10:00 amWillen Lake, Milton Keynes

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    Location: Willen Lake, Milton Keynes

    Our traditional New Year perambulation of this local gem.
    With Chris Ward leading the walk, we're sure to get our 2020 lists off to a good start. Expect a range of water birds (including possible rarities). Last year we saw Goldeneye and Snipe and we have often seen Kingfisher on this walk - always a good start to a year.
    Most paths are accessible - but may be some soft spots depending on weather. Well-behaved dogs (on short leads at all times) accepted on this walk.

    Meet in Parks Trust car park (free) on west side of V11 Tongwell Street, just north of Pineham (V11/H5) roundabout SP 883 404

    Time: 10 am to 12.30pm

    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.
  • Sun
    05
    Jan
    2020
    10:00 - 13:00Linford Lakes NR

    Aerial view of Linford Lakes Study Centre

    Task Sunday at Linford Lakes NR

    10:00- 13:00hrs
    Come and help tidy up the reserve and socialise with our members.
    Jobs for all levels of fitness and all abilities.
    Refreshments available for helpers.

  • Thu
    09
    Jan
    2020
    7:45 pmThe Cruck Barn, City Discovery Centre, Alston Drive, Bradwell Abbey, Milton Keynes Postcode: MK13 9A

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

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

    The stunning scenery of Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks in the Rocky Mountains of Wyoming holds a wealth of exciting mammals and birds. Further south, Colorado has more great mountains, and desert National Parks, rich in natural history - both flora & fauna.
    As usual, Chris will deliver an entertaining and informative evening - with some of his superb photographs.
    Why not come and join us?

    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

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

    The stunning scenery of Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks in the Rocky Mountains of Wyoming holds a wealth of exciting mammals and birds. Further south, Colorado has more great mountains, and desert National Parks, rich in natural history - both flora & fauna.
    As usual, Chris will deliver an entertaining and informative evening - with some of his superb photographs.
    Why not come and join us?

    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

    Read more at https://ww2.rspb.org.uk/groups/northbucks/events/#5FBUeMCfgXV72GdD.99See 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
    19
    Jan
    2020
    10:00 - 16:00Linford Lakes NR

    Linford Lakes Nature Reserve visitors enjoying an Open Sunday

    Linford Lakes Nature Reserve visitors enjoying an Open Sunday

    Tea and coffee, home-made cakes available.

    Second-hand books on sale as well as crafts and many other items.

    Bring friends and family to enjoy this unique reserve.

    Wildfowl walk Sunday 19th January at 10:00 hrs

    For those of you who are interested in wildfowl: Andy Harding, former Bucks County Bird Recorder, will be walking round the reserve lakes doing his regular wildfowl count and people are welcome to join him. Please meet at the Centre at 10.00 a.m.

    There may be an opportunity for a general guided walk around the reserve later at 11 a.m. depending on availability of leaders.

  • Sun
    19
    Jan
    2020
    10:00 amFloodplain Forest NR

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    This walk has been cancelled as the Floodplain is .... Flooded

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

    Good for wildfowl, gulls and other wintering birds. An easy circular walk with three hides but no toilets.

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

    Pete how will be leading this walk for us. He and other experienced birders will help you to see the best that the reserve has to offer on the day - so why not come and join us - no experience required.

    Time: 10 am to 12.30pm

    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.
  • Sat
    25
    Jan
    2020
    Mon
    27
    Jan
    2020
    Preparations are underway for next year’s Big Garden Birdwatch – which will be on 25-27 January 2020.

    Click here for more information.

  • Sun
    26
    Jan
    2020
    10:00 - 12:00Linford Lakes NR

    Kingfisher hide, Linford Lakes Nature Reserve

    Kingfisher hide, Linford Lakes Nature Reserve

    The RSPB’s annual survey to record birds seen in one hour. The Centre will be open for refreshments and help to identify the birds around the Centre.

    LLNR Big Garden Birdwatch 2020

    LLNR Big Garden Birdwatch 2020

  • Sun
    02
    Feb
    2020
    10:00 - 13:00Linford Lakes NR

    Aerial view of Linford Lakes Study Centre

    Task Sunday at Linford Lakes NR

    10:00- 13:00hrs
    Come and help tidy up the reserve and socialise with our members.
    Jobs for all levels of fitness and all abilities.
    Refreshments available for helpers.

  • Wed
    12
    Feb
    2020
    10:00 amWilstone Reservoir

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    Location: Wilstone Reservoir, near Tring
    Off B489 Marsworth to Aston Clinton road.

    The biggest and best of four Tring Canal reservoirs. Good for wildfowl and passage waders - though anything can turn up here. 44 bird species seen on our last visit including Spotted Crake - rare in the UK & a "life tick" for some. Mike Bird led our walk here last year and he'll be doing the honours again this time. Fingers crossed for another "life tick" or two!
    One hide but no toilets on site - Farm shop/cafe and toilets nearby.
    Steep climb up steps to the reservoir from car park - and some rough ground so, sadly, unsuitable for wheelchairs or those with limited mobility. Meet in car park (free) under reservoir dam off B489 Marsworth to Aston Clinton road. SP 904 135. Limited space in car park so please car-share if possible.
    PE Mead & Sons Farm Shop is just a few minutes along the road - postcode HP23 4NT

    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.
  • Thu
    13
    Feb
    2020
    7:45 pmThe Cruck Barn, City Discovery Centre, Alston Drive, Bradwell Abbey, Milton Keynes Postcode: MK13 9A

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    Location: The Cruck Barn, City Discovery Centre, Alston Drive, Bradwell Abbey, Milton Keynes

    Postcode: MK13 9AP (Google map)

    Yardely Chase is the best-recorded wildlife site in Northamptonshire & Jeff's local patch. His talk will look at the history of the site to show why it is a oasis for wildlife. The main order of flora and fauns found at Yardley Chase will be covered followed by a look at the future for this Northamptonshire wildlife gem.

    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.
  • Sun
    16
    Feb
    2020
    10:00 - 16:00Linford Lakes NR

    Linford Lakes Nature Reserve visitors enjoying an Open Sunday

    Linford Lakes Nature Reserve visitors enjoying an Open Sunday

    Tea and coffee, home-made cakes available.

    Second-hand books on sale as well as crafts and many other items.

    Bring friends and family to enjoy this unique reserve.

    We would like to help The Parks Trust increase their collection of feathers for a future bird identification activity. Please look for these and any other interesting items as you walk around the reserve.

    Wildfowl walk Sunday 16th February has been cancelled due to weather conditions)

    Update following reports of Storm Dennis

    We intend at this time to open as usual, but if weather conditions are very bad we may need to restrict access to parts of the site. In particular it may be sensible to avoid areas of trees where sometimes branches fall in high winds. Also the circular boundary walk may be flooded. Andy Harding's guided walk is cancelled.

    If the weather looks to become too risky we may have to cancel or close early.

    However, at the moment the Centre will be open for hot drinks and home-made cakes. We look forward to seeing you.

    There may be an opportunity for a general guided walk around the reserve later at 11 a.m. depending on availability of leaders.

  • Wed
    19
    Feb
    2020
    7:00 pmLinford Lakes NR

    Linford Lakes Nature Reserve showing observation deck by Peter Hassett

    Linford Lakes Nature Reserve showing observation deck by Peter Hassett

    Quiz night with fish and chip supper

    Wednesday 19th February at 7.00 p.m.

    Tickets for this event have now been sold.

    FoLLNR blog https://fohescnews.blogspot.com/

    FoLLNR Flickr photographic website https://www.flickr.com/groups/fohescimages/

  • Sat
    22
    Feb
    2020
    10:00 amFen Drayton Lakes, Cambridgeshire

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    Location: RSPB Fen Drayton car park - 1 mile along track leaving Fen Drayton to Swavesey toad

    The RSPB and gravel companies are working together over 30 years to recreate extensive wetland on the edge of the former Fens. A nearby scheme "RSPB Ouse Fen" will include England's largest reed bed. Come prepared for a longer visit (deoending on weather) No toilets or other facilities on site but a pub in nearby Fen Drayton. Meet in car park (free) one mile along track leaving the Fen Drayton - Swavesey road at TL 352 680 (postcode given as CB24 4RB - but may be only approximate). Expect delays or diversions due to A14 roadworks.

    The RSPB website gives more information on access and how to get there by train, bus, car and bike
    https://www.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-events/reserves-a-z/fen-drayton-lakes/

    Walk leader : Keith Gander who will be leading his first walk for our Group.

    Time: 10am to 3pm

    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.
  • Sun
    01
    Mar
    2020
    10:00 - 13:00Linford Lakes NR

    Aerial view of Linford Lakes Study Centre

    Task Sunday at Linford Lakes NR

    10:00- 13:00hrs
    Come and help tidy up the reserve and socialise with our members.
    Jobs for all levels of fitness and all abilities.
    Refreshments available for helpers.

  • Wed
    11
    Mar
    2020
    10:00 amHarrold Odell Country Park

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    Location: off Carlton Road, Harrold
    Postcode: MK43 7DS (Google map)

    Usually a good range of birds at this popular award-winning country park. Our last Group visit (in March 2019) gave us 43 bird species, plus a muntjac deer and our first Brimstone butterfly of the season.A quieter walk follows a delightful stretch of the River Ouse - this is on grass, though the main circuit has hard level paths.
    Cafe and toilets on site.
    Meet in car park off Carlton Road, Harrold, SP 956 566 They operate a donation system for parking and suggest a minimum donation of £1 per car. The money collected goes towards enhancing the Park for visitors and wildlife.
    Walk Leader : Pete How

    Time: 10 am to 12.30pm

    Price: Free event. Suggested donation for parking £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
    12
    Mar
    2020
    7:45 pmThe Cruck Barn, City Discovery Centre, Alston Drive, Bradwell Abbey, Milton Keynes Postcode: MK13 9A

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

    Two for the price of one at this evening's illustrated talk:

    SWIFTS - Bob Hook is a keen birder and does a lot in both his professional work and his volunteering to conserve habitats and protect wildlife. He'll be talking to us about these fascinating birds, their life cycle and habits - and what is being done to help them to find "homes" when they visit our shores each summer.

    GREENSAND TRUST - As Ecologist for the Greensand Trust, Phil Irving is ideally placed to tell us about the habitats of the Greensand Trust, including woodland, heath, grasslands and wetlands, looking at some of the plant and animal species they support and how they are managed or restored. A great insight into some of the local Trust sites that we visit.

    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 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.
  • Sun
    15
    Mar
    2020
    10:00 - 16:00Linford Lakes NR

    Linford Lakes Nature Reserve visitors enjoying an Open Sunday

    Linford Lakes Nature Reserve visitors enjoying an Open Sunday

    "With regret, we intend to follow safety advice and cancel the Friends' Open Sunday events until further notice."

     

  • Mon
    23
    Mar
    2020
    Tue
    01
    Sep
    2020

    RSPB North Bucks Local Group have announced that they are suspending all of their forthcoming events , following advice from the RSPB Regional Office:
    "Regrettably the time has come for us to decide to advise that as a Local group you suspend all your activities until at least the 1st of September. We have not arrived at this decision lightly but feel in these uncertain times it is the best decision for you and your group members. We will review the situation over time, and it may be necessary for us to extend the advice for you to suspend all your activities beyond that date. "

    For the time being RSPB sites remain open, subject to members observing strict social distancing rules. This may change, of course.

    To keep up to date, check the group's website: http://ww2.rspb.org.uk/groups/northbucks

  • Sun
    19
    Apr
    2020
    10:00 - 13:00Hockeridge Wood

    Hockeridge Wood (Royal Forestry Society). On the Bucks / Herts border, this site has an interesting mix of trees with some unusual species. Meet at SP 974 064 at the gated entrance towards the southern end of the wood in John’s Lane, parking judiciously on the verge if available space is limited. From the Chesham direction turn left off the A416 at Ashley Green into Hog Lane, then first right into John’s Lane. From the Berkhamsted direction turn left off Shootersway into Denny’s Lane, pass under the A41, then fork left into John’s Lane.

    Go to www.bucksfungusgroup.org.uk/events.html for all details.

    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.