Upper Thames: Work Party

Monday 9th October 2017, 10am-1pm
Deanfield, North-west Of High Wycobe, Bucks

Join the Upper Thames Branch on this work party where we shall be clearing scrub to improve the habitat for butterflies.

  • Please bring stout foorwear, a drink and a snack
  • Tools will be provided

Meet at 10am, parking just off Haw Lane, Saunderton: nearest postcode HP14 4JR, Grid ref: OS ref SU 804982

As winter events may be cancelled at short notice due to weather conditions, please contact Nick Bowles, tel: 01442 382276, to check this work party is still going ahead and that there have been no changes to dates, times or the meeting place.

Upper Thames: Berkshire Moth Group Monthly Meeting

Thursday 12th October 2017: 7.30pm
Maiden Erleigh LNR Interpretation Centre, Instow Road, Earley

The Berkshire Moth Group meets on the second Thursday in the month.

Time: 7.30pm

Venue: Maiden Erleigh Local Nature Reserve Interpretation Centre, Instow Road, Earley, Reading, SU749709.

ontact Grahame Hawker on 01189 700144.

Upper Thames: Work Party

Thursday 2nd November 2017, 10.00am-1.00pm
Deanfield, Bucks

Join the Upper Thames Branch on this work party where we shall be clearing scrub to improve the habitat for butterflies.

  • Please bring stout foorwear, a drink and a snack
  • Tools will be provided

Meet at 10am, parking just off Haw Lane, Saunderton: nearest postcode HP14 4JR, Grid ref: OS ref SU 804982

As winter events may be cancelled at short notice due to weather conditions, please contact Nick Bowles, tel: 01442 382276, to check this work party is still going ahead and that there have been no changes to dates, times or the meeting place.

Upper Thames: Berkshire Moth Group Monthly Meeting

Thursday 9th November 2017: 7.30pm
Maiden Erleigh LNR Interpretation Centre, Instow Road, Earley

The Berkshire Moth Group meets on the second Thursday in the month.

Time: 7.30pm

Venue: Maiden Erleigh Local Nature Reserve Interpretation Centre, Instow Road, Earley, Reading, SU749709.

ontact Grahame Hawker on 01189 700144.

Upper Thames: Work Party

Sunday 12th November 2017, 10.00am-1.00pm
Holtspur Bottom Reserve, near Beaconsfield, Bucks

Join the Upper Thames Branch on this work party at their Holtspur Bottom reserve, near Beaconsfield.

Clearing overgrown scrub and fresh planting helps to keep the reserves in good condition and maintains the habitats for the butterflies and moths found there.

  • Please bring stout foorwear, a drink and a snack
  • All tools will be provided

Holtspur Bottom Reserve is easily accessible from Riding Lane (Holtspur, near Beaconsfield, HP9 1BT, Grid ref: SU917905) The ground is mostly level and largely firm, except along the initial section from the entrance gate, which runs under trees.

Further information about the Reserve and how to access it can be found HERE.

Winter events may be cancelled at short notice due to weather conditions, so please contact Nick Bowles on 01442 382276 if you are intending to come and he can keep you up to date with plans.

Upper Thames: Work Party

Saturday 18th November 2017, 10am-1pm
Aston Upthorpe Downs, South-east Of Didcot, Oxon

Join the Upper Thames Branch for scrub clearance at Aston Upthorpe Downs.

Meet at the grain drier at Grid ref: SU549844, nearest postcode OX11 9DS.

  • Please bring stout foorwear, a drink and a snack
  • Tools will be provided

As winter events may be cancelled at short notice due to weather conditions, please contact Jim Asher on 01865 391727 if you are intending to come.

Upper Thames: Field Meeting

Sunday 19th November 2017, 10.30am-1.30pm
Slade Camp, Shotover, Oxford

Join us on our annual search for Brown Hairstreak eggs at Slade Camp, Shotover.

Please wear warm clothing and suitable footwear. It would be helpful if attendees could bring a small hand lens or magnifying glass.

Meet in the retail car park at Grid ref: SP555050, nearest postcode OX3 7SH, on the west side of the A4142 Oxford eastern by-pass (turn off at the Horspath Driftway lights then take the first left into the retails park).

The area to be searched is immediately opposite on the east side of the bypass.

As winter events may be cancelled at short notice due to weather conditions, it is important to let Dave Wilton know the day before that you are intending to come: please text / call 07751 472004 or email: wilton@burnhamlodge.plus.com.

Upper Thames: Work Party

Thursday 23rd November 2017, 10am-1pm
Winchester Wood, Princes Risboro', Bucks

Join the Upper Thames Branch clearing scrub near Princes Risborough.

Please bring stout foorwear, a drink and a snack

Tools will be provided

Meet at 10am at Thames Water, Brimmers Rd , Princes Risborough, nearest postcode HP27 0RJ, Grid ref: OS ref SP 822019.

As winter events may be cancelled at short notice due to weather conditions, please contact Nick Bowles (01442 382276) if you are intending to come.

Upper Thames: Work Party

Sunday 3rd December 2017, 10am-1pm
Aston Upthorpe Downs, south-east of Didcot, Oxon

Join the Upper Thames Branch clearing scrub at Aston Upthorpe Downs.

  • Please bring stout foorwear, a drink and a snack
  • Tools will be provided

Meet at the grain drier at Grid ref: SU549844, nearest postcode OX11 9DS.

As winter events may be cancelled at short notice due to weather conditions, please contact Jim Asher on 01865 391727 if you are intending to come.

Upper Thames: Work Party

Sunday 10th December 2017, 10.00am-1.00pm
Holtspur Bottom Reserve, near Beaconsfield, Bucks

Join the Upper Thames Branch on this work party at their Holtspur Bottom reserve, near Beaconsfield.

Clearing overgrown scrub and fresh planting helps to keep the reserves in good condition and maintains the habitats for the butterflies and moths found there.

  • Please bring stout foorwear, a drink and a snack
  • All tools will be provided

Holtspur Bottom Reserve is easily accessible from Riding Lane (Holtspur, near Beaconsfield, HP9 1BT, Grid ref: SU917905) The ground is mostly level and largely firm, except along the initial section from the entrance gate, which runs under trees.

Further information about the Reserve and how to access it can be found HERE.

Winter events may be cancelled at short notice due to weather conditions, so please contact Nick Bowles on 01442 382276 if you are intending to come and he can keep you up to date with plans.

Upper Thames: Berkshire Moth Group Monthly Meeting

Thursday 14th December 2017: 7.30pm
Maiden Erleigh LNR Interpretation Centre, Instow Road, Earley

The Berkshire Moth Group meets on the second Thursday in the month.

Time: 7.30pm

Venue: Maiden Erleigh Local Nature Reserve Interpretation Centre, Instow Road, Earley, Reading, SU749709.

ontact Grahame Hawker on 01189 700144.

Upper Thames: Field Meeting

Sunday 17th December 2017, 10.30am-1.30pm
Rushbeds Wood, Near Bicester, Bucks

Join us on our annual search for Brown Hairstreak eggs at Rushbeds Wood BBOWT reserve (south-east of Bicester)...

Meet in the small BBOWT car park at grid ref SP672154, nearest postcode HP18 9UD. This is accessed from Kingswood Road via a track across the railway, the entrance to which is about 100m north of the junction with the Wotton to Brill road. If the car park is full, then further space for parking is available by the road junction.

Please wear warm clothing and suitable footwear. It would be helpful if attendees could bring a small hand lens or magnifying glass.

As winter events may be cancelled at short notice due to weather conditions, it is important to let Dave Wilton know the day before that you are intending to come; please email wilton@burnhamlodge.plus.com, or text / call 07751 472004.

Upper Thames: Field Meeting

Monday 1st January 2018, 10.30am-1.30pm
Otmoor, North Of Headington, Oxon

Join the Upper Thames Branch on a search for the eggs of the Brown Hairstreak butterfly at RSPB Otmoor in Oxfordshire.

Meet at the car park at the bottom of Otmoor Lane for our traditional New Year's Day egg search, Grid ref SP569126, nearest postcode 

  • Please wear warm clothing and suitable footwear
  • It would be helpful if attendees could bring a small hand lens or magnifying glass

As winter events may be cancelled at short notice due to weather conditions, it is important to let Dave Wilton know the day before that you are intending to come; please email wilton@burnhamlodge.plus.com, or text / call 07751 472004.

Upper Thames: Berkshire Moth Group Monthly Meeting

Thursday 11th January 2018: 7.30pm
Maiden Erleigh LNR Interpretation Centre, Instow Road, Earley

The Berkshire Moth Group meets on the second Thursday in the month.

Time: 7.30pm

Venue: Maiden Erleigh Local Nature Reserve Interpretation Centre, Instow Road, Earley, Reading, SU749709.

ontact Grahame Hawker on 01189 700144.

Upper Thames: Work Party

Sunday 14th January 2018, 10.00am-1.00pm
Holtspur Bottom Reserve, near Beaconsfield, Bucks

Join the Upper Thames Branch on this work party at their Holtspur Bottom reserve, near Beaconsfield.

Clearing overgrown scrub and fresh planting helps to keep the reserves in good condition and maintains the habitats for the butterflies and moths found there.

  • Please bring stout foorwear, a drink and a snack
  • All tools will be provided

Holtspur Bottom Reserve is easily accessible from Riding Lane (Holtspur, near Beaconsfield, HP9 1BT, Grid ref: SU917905) The ground is mostly level and largely firm, except along the initial section from the entrance gate, which runs under trees.

Further information about the Reserve and how to access it can be found HERE.

Winter events may be cancelled at short notice due to weather conditions, so please contact Nick Bowles on 01442 382276 if you are intending to come and he can keep you up to date with plans.

Upper Thames: Work Party

Sunday 21st January 2018, 10.00am-1.00pm
Aston Upthorpe Downs, South Of Didcot, Oxon

Join the Upper Thames Branch clearing scrub at Aston Upthorpe Downs.

  • Please bring stout foorwear, a drink and a snack
  • Tools will be provided

Meet at 10am at the grain drier, Grid ref: SU549844, nearest postcode OX11 9DS.

As winter events may be cancelled at short notice due to weather conditions, please contact Jim Asher on 01865 391727 if you are intending to come.

Upper Thames: Work Party

Sunday 21st January 2018, 10.30am-1.00pm
Milestone Wood, east Caversham, Berks

Join the Upper Thames Branch on a work party clearing scrub and planting elms in woods in east Caversham.

Gloves, loppers  and bow saws would be useful if people have them, but I will bring spare tools, so don't worry if you don't have them.

Meet at 10.30am at Bamber Mews, Grid ref: SU733759, nearest postcode RG4 6NN.

Leader and contact: Peter Cuss, email: pj.cuss@gmail.com or mobile 07938 577944.

As winter work parties can be cancelled at short notice owing to weather conditions, please contact Peter if you intend to go.

Upper Thames: Work Party

Sunday 4th February 2018, 10.00am-1.00pm
Holtspur Bottom Reserve, near Beaconsfield, Bucks

Join the Upper Thames Branch on this work party at their Holtspur Bottom reserve, near Beaconsfield.

Clearing overgrown scrub and fresh planting helps to keep the reserves in good condition and maintains the habitats for the butterflies and moths found there.

  • Please bring stout foorwear, a drink and a snack
  • All tools will be provided

Holtspur Bottom Reserve is easily accessible from Riding Lane (Holtspur, near Beaconsfield, HP9 1BT, Grid ref: SU917905) The ground is mostly level and largely firm, except along the initial section from the entrance gate, which runs under trees.

Further information about the Reserve and how to access it can be found HERE.

Winter events may be cancelled at short notice due to weather conditions, so please contact Nick Bowles on 01442 382276 if you are intending to come and he can keep you up to date with plans.

Upper Thames: Berkshire Moth Group Monthly Meeting

Thursday 8th February 2018: 7.30pm
Maiden Erleigh LNR Interpretation Centre, Instow Road, Earley

The Berkshire Moth Group meets on the second Thursday in the month.

Time: 7.30pm

Venue: Maiden Erleigh Local Nature Reserve Interpretation Centre, Instow Road, Earley, Reading, SU749709.

ontact Grahame Hawker on 01189 700144.

Upper Thames: Work Party

Sunday 18th February 2018, 10am-1pm
Aston Upthorpe Downs, south-east Of Didcot, Oxon

Join the Upper Thames Branch clearing scrub at Aston Upthorpe Downs, south-east of Didcot.

Meet at 10am at the grain drier, Grid ref: SU549844, nearest postcode OX11 9DS.

  • Please bring stout foorwear, a drink and a snack
  • Tools will be provided

As winter events may be cancelled at short notice due to weather conditions, please contact Jim Asher on 01865 391727 if you are intending to come.

Upper Thames: Work Party

Sunday 25th February 2018, 10.30am-1.00pm
Milestone Wood, Caversham, Berks

The task will be scrub clearance on the chalk slope and planting Elms in the wood. Gloves, loppers  and bow saws would be useful if people have them but I will bring spare tools so don't worry if you don't have them.

Meet at Bamber Mews (SU733759, nearest postcode RG4 6NN).

Leader and contact: Peter Cuss (pj.cuss@gmail.com or mobile 07938577944)

As winter work parties can be cancelled at short notice owing to weather conditions, please contact Peter if you intend to go.

Upper Thames: Field Meeting

Saturday 3rd March 2018, 10.30am-1.30pm
Bernwood Meadows, north-east of Oxford, Bucks

Help the Upper Thames Branch search for Brown Hairstreak butterfly eggs at BBOWT's Bernwood Meadows reserve.

Meet at 10.30am in the main Oakley Wood car park for Bernwood Forest, off the road from Oakley to Stanton St John at Grid ref: SP 611116, nearest post code: HP18 9UR.

Please wear suitable footwear, because the short walk from the car-park to the meadows can sometimes be quite boggy. 

It would be helpful if attendees could bring a small hand lens or magnifying glass. 

As winter events may be cancelled at short notice due to weather conditions, it is important to let Dave Wilton know the day before that you are intending to come. Please email: wilton@burnhamlodge.plus.com, or text or call 07751 472004.

Upper Thames: Work Party

Sunday 25th March 2018, 10.00am-1.00pm
Holtspur Bottom Reserve, near Beaconsfield, Bucks

Join the Upper Thames Branch on this work party at their Holtspur Bottom reserve, near Beaconsfield.

Clearing overgrown scrub and fresh planting helps to keep the reserves in good condition and maintains the habitats for the butterflies and moths found there.

  • Please bring stout foorwear, a drink and a snack
  • All tools will be provided

Holtspur Bottom Reserve is easily accessible from Riding Lane (Holtspur, near Beaconsfield, HP9 1BT, Grid ref: SU917905) The ground is mostly level and largely firm, except along the initial section from the entrance gate, which runs under trees.

Further information about the Reserve and how to access it can be found HERE.

Winter events may be cancelled at short notice due to weather conditions, so please contact Nick Bowles on 01442 382276 if you are intending to come and he can keep you up to date with plans.