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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The Adventures of Lady Grace – 28th November 2018

expressionWe had to cancel Stacey Belbin’s talk ‘The Adventures of Lady Grace’ in September at short notice but we are pleased to invite her to give her talk in November. Stacey runs boat trips out of West Mersea. She is a photographer, cookery writer and wildlife enthusiast. She has also produced her own bird recognition APP. She will talk about her adventures on board her boat ‘Lady Grace’. To book your place please use the new booking form. There is a limit of 36 attendees at the Annexe so tickets will be allocated on a first come first served basis. You can also make suggestions on future talk topics or speakers and you do not need to have a Google account to use this booking form. If you would rather not receive emails about future talks there is also an option to opt out.

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