Past Talks

Wednesday 25th April 7.30

New Moon on the Wane – The Curse of the Curlews: 

Rick Simpson – Wader Quest


Curlew species are declining across the world, two are probably already extinct, we look at why this is happening and talk about each of the species in the genus Numenius.

Organised as part of World Curlew Day, a fund raising event to support various work carried out to help conserve this beautiful bird. There will also be a Curlew themed exhibition in the Annexe featuring Curlew inspired art work and information exhibits.

Anyone who wishes to exhibit anything during the event, for sale or just for show, should contact Paul Davis on

£4.00 –  Proceeds to Curlew Initiatives

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Wednesday 30th May 7.30

Bats of Essex

Tim & Sarah Sapsford – Essex Bat Group

Tim and Sarah will talk about the various species and how they interact with their habitats. They will also talk specifically about the Dengie peninsula and what they have discovered. Live bats from their bat care network can be viewed.

£4.00 – Raffle – Quiz – Proceeds to Bats Protection

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