Gardening with Wildlife in Mind – 29th May 2019

Our next wild life talk at St Lawrence Church Annexe will be given by Chris Gibson and is entitled ‘Gardening with wildlife in mind’.
Chris says:
‘Wildlife gardening is now mainstream and it has never been more important given the state of our countryside. But there are many different approaches. ‘Gardening With Wildlife in Mind ‘ is the one I advocate: providing what nature wants without reliance upon native plants, treating the garden as a whole ecosystem and providing pointers for gardening of the future in the face of climate change.’

Doors at 7.15pm talk starts at 7.30pm or when all those who have booked have arrived. £4 with proceeds to charity and refreshments are included as usual.

No talks in June or July – Look out for a special field trip being organised for August.

Book via the link to the booking form below.

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Return of the Osprey – 24th April 2019

We will be pleased to welcome Ralph & Brenda Todd on Wednesday 24th April 7.30 at St Lawrence Church Annexe.

Return of the Osprey

Based on many separate weeks as volunteer wardens at the famous RSPB Scottish reserve at Loch Garten, in the shadow of the Cairngorms this talk tells the history, changes and developing story (including their expansion into England and Wales), through a typical volunteer’s week, of the ospreys returning to Scotland as a breeding bird, the protection they have been afforded, some of the conservation issues surrounding them plus some of the beautiful habitats, scenery and wildlife within striking distance of the reserve.

Please book as usual using the website or the link to the booking form below. In March we sold out so book early to avoid disappointment.

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Finches & Fennel, Larks & Leeks – 27th March 2019 : Fully Booked

This month’s talk is to given by Steven Green and Judy Ross.
Wednesday 27th March 2019 – 7.30 – Wildlife talk – St Lawrence Church Annexe – Finches & Fennel, Larks & Leeks – Steven Green from Sarah Green Organics and Judy Ross will speak about the birds and other wildlife on the family’s farms in Tillingham. £4 inc. refreshments.

Please arrive after 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start to allow for setting everything up.FF

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Reptiles and Amphibians – 27th February 2019 – 7.30


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Thanks for the excellent turn out, despite the cold and the bugs going round, for our last talk in January on the work of the Essex little tern recovery project. It was a successful evening with the nights proceeds going to help produce the next batch of little tern decoys to help attract nesting birds this year.
For our next talk we are pleased to welcome back Jon Greaves who gave his excellent talk on Prehistoric Essex back in October. This time he will speak to us about Reptiles and Amphibians. Please book as usual using this link.

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The Work of the Essex Little Tern Recovery Project – 30th Jan. 2019

Happy New Year!
The next Wildlife Talk at St Lawrence Church will be on Wednesday 30th January 2019. It will be given by Paul Davis who will speak about the work of the Essex little tern recovery project. The little tern is our smallest and rarest breeding sea bird.

DSC_0841We are lucky enough to have a small population of nesting little tern visit our coast each summer to breed. However, due to habitat loss and disturbance breeding numbers remain very low. Paul has been working with the RSPB and other partners to improve breeding conditions for this delightful summer visitor and raise awareness of it’s plight.

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