From Severn Trent Water:
1 August Low water gardening day: find out how to get the most of your garden in summer – without constant watering – Call Visitor Centre for timings
25 August Bat Safari: join a ranger for an evening stroll (charges apply) – Call Visitor Centre for timings
8 September Water Cycle tour (see entry above for details)
From Carsington Bird Club:
18th September – ‘Birds of the Canary Islands’ by Peter Gibbon – There is a lot more to do than just sun bathe in the Canaries. Not very species rich but more question of ‘quality’ than ‘quantity’. Anybody who has experience of birding on these islands will be encouraged to join in. The Henmore Room at Carsington Water Visitor Centre – 19.30h.
30th September 2012 * * * * CLUB TRIP – TO FRAMPTON MARSH, LINCOLNSHIRE * * * *
After a lengthy absence from the calendar, CBC is planning to stage its first club trip since 2010. The target location for this trip is the excellent RSPB reserve at Frampton Marsh, Lincolnshire, which offers a diversity of migrating species and wildfowl in the early autumn. The recent survey indicated a continuing desire for trips, from at least a hard core of the membership, so we hope to stage a couple each year. We need to be more flexible about transport – guaranteeing the trip whatever the numbers – so in future we simply want people to initially inform trips organiser Peter Oldfield of their intention to take part, followed by payment in full six weeks before the date of the trip. Cost will depend on the form of transport, but we would generally expect to keep it in the region of £10-15. For Frampton, contact Peter (c/o his e-mail if possible – firstname.lastname@example.org – or by writing to him at Owslow Farm, Carsington, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 4DD) to register your interest.