Cornwall Wildlife Trust Diary of Events



FEBRUARY TO MAY 1997 Five Acres, Allet, Truro, TR49DJ Telephone: (01872)73939
All are welcome to attend. Donations from non-members would be appreciated.
CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY ADULTS.


FEBRUARY
Saturday 1
FOX CLUB AND WATCH/REPTILE AND AMPHIBIAN GROUP FROGWATCH
Truro area 2.00pm to 5.00pm
Meet at Trust HQ, Allet, near Truro. 5W794486
You'll have to wrap up very warmly for this survey of several
ponds
in the Truro area, but it's the only way to get the information
we need
to save our frogs.
Contact: Debbie Schorab (01872)73939

Sunday 2
FOX CLUB AND WATCH REPTILE AND AMPHIBIAN GROUP/KIT HILL
COUNTRYSIDE SERVICE - FROGWATCH
Kit Hill Country Park, near Callington 2.00pm to 4.00pm
On A390 between Callington and Gunnislake.
Meet at Kit Hill summit car park.
Does it ever stop raining at Kit Hill? Wrapup very warmly, make
sure you're waterproof and join us for another pond survey.
Don't
worry about the weather - frogs love rain!
Contact: Debbie Schorah (01872)73939

KERRIER BRANCH
RESERVE WORKING PARTY
Kennall Vale 9.30am to 1.00pm
Meet at reserve entrance or wander into wood and find
us working somewhere. 5W750374. Bring boots and gloves.
Leaders Mark Weake and Stewart Clark
Contact Stewart Clark (01872)865071

Saturday 8
OTTER GROUP FIELD MEETING
Endsleigh/Horsebridge 11.00am to 4.00pm
Meet at Endsleigh, but please make prior contact to "book in",
as numbers limited. 5X391786
A walk through superb otter country from Endsleigh to Horsebridge
alongside the Tamar (about 3 miles there and 3 miles back). Bring sandwiches, or lunch can be had at the pub at Horsebridge.
Leader David Curtis (01579)370427

PENWITH BRANCH ANNUAL PARTY
Rosemorran, Clements Road, Penzance 7.30pm
Bring your friends, and meet your fellow members in hospitable
surroundings, and enjoy food, mulled wine and a fun quiz.
Please bring a plate of "finger food". 2.50 per person
Contact Liz Tregenza (01736(51793

Monday 10
WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY GROUP
MONTHLY MEETING
Trust HQ, Five Acres, Allet 7.30pm
Adrian Langdon will give an illustrated talk on bird photograph
All Trust members welcome, including beginners.
Contact Alan Griffiths (01736) 64839

Tuesday 11
CARADON BRANCH / PROJECT EXPLORE
BRANCH AGM /THE PLACE OF CONIFERS IN WILDLIFE CONSERVATION
Stuart House, Liskeard 7.30pm
Next to the library in the town centre.
An illustrated talk putting the other side of the conifers
argument, by an author on woodland management.
Leader Esmond Harris. Contact Tony Atkinson (01579) 370433

Sunday 16
FOX CLUB AND WATCH / CARADON BRANCH NEST BOX BASH
Wacker Woods 2.00pm to 4.30pm
Park in the lay-by at Wacker Quay. 5X390552
This is National Nest Box Week, so we will put bird, bat and dormouse
boxes up to see what may move in. This wood is owned by the Ministry of Defence and they are anxious to do what they can for conservation.
If you can buy or even make a box, bring it along, and in the autumn we will revisit the boxes to see what has used them.
Leaders Tony Atkinson and others
Contact Tony Atkinson (01579)370433

PARC TASK
BRENEY COMMON PRACTICAL WORK
Breney Common Nature Reserve 10.30am on site.
Meet at Breney Common Nature Reserve entrance at
Lowertown. 5X054610
Gorse clearance and bonfire to enhance the marsh fritillary habitat.
Bring wellies (ideally steel toe-capped), waterproofs, gardening gloves and packed lunch.
Leader Victoria Scott (01872) 73939

Monday 17
EDUCATION SECTION
ART GROUP
Trust HQ, Allet, near Truro 7.00pm to 900pm -
HQ is on 83284,4 miles north of Truro. 5W794486
Another ten weeks for beginners or those with some ability.
Recapping on the previous course and continuing the development of
techniques in various media. New students welcome. Bring HR and 28 pencils plus
drawing pad to the first session. Cost 2.50 per session.
Please call to book. (Latecomers can join the group at any time during the course.)
Leader Terry Geater
Contact Debbie Schorah (01872)73939

TAMAR BRANCH
THE WILDLIFE OF AUSTRALIA
Parkhouse Centre, Bade 7.30pm
Mary and Tony Atkinson continue talking about their "walkabout".

Saturday 22
FOX CLUB AND WATCH I BUG CLUB
BUGS
The Parkhouse Centre, Bude 2.00pm to 4.00pm
Behind Crescent post office, near the castle, opposite
Visitor Centre car park. Car park at rear.
One of the big hits of High and Wild, the Bug Club will be
showing more of its amazing giant insects. Cost 1 per child.
Contact: Debbie Schorah (01872)73939

Sunday 23
PARC TASK
BRENEY COMMON PRACTICAL WORK
Breney Common Nature Reserve 10.30am on site
Meet at Breney Common Nature Reserve entrance
at Lowertown. 5X054610
Gorse clearance and bonfire to enhance the marsh fritillary habitat.
Bring wellies (ideally steel toe-capped), waterproofs, gardening gloves
and packed lunch. Leader Victoria Scott (01872)73939

CARADON PARC TASK
TINCOMBE PRACTICAL WORK
Tincombe Nature Reserve
10.00am to approx. 3.30pm (or until tired)
Meet at Tincombe Nature Reserve entrance in Saltash.
5X415588
Come along and assist us in carrying out a variety of practical
conservation tasks. Bring wellies (ideally steel toe-capped),
waterproofs, gardening gloves and packed lunch.
Leaders David and Gail Cory
Contact David Cory (01579) 347445 or Victoria Scott (01872) 73939

Monday 24
ART GROUP

See 17th February

Wednesday 26
RESTORMEL BRANCH SUNLIGHT AND SHADOW
Cuddra WI Hall, Holmbush, St Austell 7.30pm
The WI Hall car park is just beyond traffic lights to Holmbush Industrial Estate. 5X040525
A photographic journey through the changing seasons in the gardens
and countryside of Cornwall. Invite a friend. Collection will be taken
Leader Kathryn Hill. Contact Denis Ellory (01726) 814233

MARCH
Sunday2
PENWITH BRANCH
ESTUARY BIRDS
Hayle Estuary 11.00am to 3.00pm
Meet incur park by Hayle Library. 5W566379
Walk around Copperhouse and Carnsew pools (and Lelant if time)
to see wildfowl and waders. Bring binoculars/telescope and lunch.
Leader Roy Phillips (01736) 796430 or 51793

KERRIER BRANCH
RESERVE WORKING PARTY
Kennall Vale 9.30am to 1.00pm
Meet at reserve entrance or wander into wood and find
working somewhere. 5W750374. Bring boots and gloves.
Leaders Mark Weake and Stewart Clark
Contact Stewart Clark (01872)865071

Monday 3
ART GROUP
See 17th February

Saturday 8
FOX CLUB AND WATCH/YOUNG ORNITHOLOGISTS' CLUB
ROOK AND ROOKIE
Truro College 2.00pm to 4.00pm
The college is very easy to spot on your left, just before
Threemilestone, as you head out of Truro on the A390 Redruth road.
"Make a splash with the all-new YOC puppet show..... have a great time
and also help me to save our wetlands for wildlife," says Rook.
The show features fascinating tales, as well as games and quizzes.
No need to book - just pay 1.75 per adult or child at the door.
Contact Debbie Schorah (01872(73939

OTTER GROUP
SPRAINT SPOTTING AND ANALYSIS
Trust HQ, Allet 1030am for 11.00am until 4.00pm
Pick the bones out of otter spraint and sort out their origins with Trevor
Renals (Environment Agency), plus forays to local otter sites.
Bring food, drink and wellies.
Leader Trevor Renals. Contact David Curtis (01579)370427

Sunday 9
PARC TASK
VENTONGIMPS MOOR PRACTICAL WORK
Ventongimps Moor Nature Reserve 10.30am on site
Meet at Ventongimps Moor Nature Reserve entrance in
Ventongimps village. 5W781514
We shall be clearing scrub to extend the area of the important
heathland habitat. Bring wellies (ideally steel toe-capped),
waterproofs, gardening gloves and packed lunch.
Leader Victoria Scott (01872)73939


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