Programme of Events 2

Programme of Events 2

 JANUARY to JULY  2018

 

Wednesday January 17th     ACTIVITY DAY

Our monthly activity day helping the Rangers with essential work, for 2-3 hours. This will be a regular monthly feature on the 3rd Wednesday from March throughout the summer.   Meet at the Countryside Centre   10.00am

Sunday January 28th    DUCK WALK

A guide walk around the lake led by our resident expert Pete Smith to observe the waterfowl and other species present at this time of year. In 2017 we saw or heard over 50 different birds in a couple of hours. Beginners welcome.   Meet at the Countryside Centre   10.00am

Tuesday March 6th   BRITISH WOODLAND HISTORY

Talk by Mel Jones. Mel writes regularly in the local monthly magazine, ‘tito’. Make sense of all those humps and bumps in the woods which may be charcoal hearths, sawpits or compartment boundaries. Find out what a black bark and a lording were, and what woodland terms like gapping, raddling and snagging mean.   Meet in the Countryside Centre   7.00pm

Wednesday March 21st  ACTIVITY DAY

Our monthly activity day helping the Rangers with essential work, for 2-3 hours.   Meet at the Countryside Centre   10.00am

Wednesday April 18th     ACTIVITY DAY

Our monthly activity day helping the Rangers with essential work.   Meet at the Countryside Centre   10.00am

Tuesday April 24th    THE DEER OF THE UK 

An illustrated talk by Dr Morris Charlton, chairman of the Yorkshire branch  of the Deer Society on identification, habitat and 21st century issues.   Meet in the Countryside Centre   7.00pm

Sunday May 6th  SPRING CHORUS WALK 

Our ever popular walk to see and hear the  bird life at the most active time of the year, again led by Pete Smith. In 2017 we saw or heard a record 68 different species in a couple of hours. Beginners welcome. Meet at the Countryside Centre   8.00am

Wednesday May 16th    ACTIVITY DAY

Our monthly activity day helping the Rangers with essential work.   Meet at the Countryside Centre   10.00am

Wednesday June 20th   ACTIVITY DAY

Our monthly activity day helping the Rangers with essential work. Meet at the Countryside Centre   10.00am

Tuesday July 3rd  ANNUAL AGM  (Please note new date)

We usually hold a fun quiz with prizes and incorporate a brief AGM. For the past couple of years this has been an enjoyable and well attended event. Meet in the Countryside Centre   7.00pm    NB  NEW DATE

Tuesday July 17th    ‘MERRY CITY’

Kevin Trickett, President of Wakefield Civic Society  looks at the history of Wakefield from an architectural perspective – with lots of illustrations.   Meet in the Countryside Centre   7.00pm

We are very keen to expand our membership, and our meetings are open to all. However there are costs involved in presenting this programme of events, so there is a small attendance charge at each meeting of £2 to non members and a 50p charge to all partaking in light refreshments at indoor meetings.

Children are free but must be accompanied.

There is no charge on Activity Days.

Annual membership is only £7 and application forms are available in the Discovery Centre.