2020 AGM

We held our AGM at Churchstoke Community Hall on 12th February.  After the requisite AGM admin covered the Group’s Chair, Mary Napper, we had reports from Leo Smith and Rob Rowe on the respective activities of the Bird and Plant Groups. After a refreshment break, we...

Bird Walk, 26 May 2019

Leaden grey skies and the occasional shower did not deter the twenty people who joined our birdwatching walk around Roundton Nature Reserve.  In fact, the weather had more of an impact on the birds we hoped to see, as they were generally staying sheltered and being...

Bird Group meeting, 18 March 2019

The Bird Group met at the Horse and Jockey in Churchstoke to plan this year’s survey of curlew, lapwing and other bird species. The survey is carried out by volunteers being allocated a tetrad made up of four kilometre squares.  Volunteers for most of the Camlad...

River Health Training, 16 March 2019

Our group combined with the Upper Clun Valley CWG to host a ‘River Health’ training session at Clun Valley Memorial Hall. The training was provided by Jenna Shaw of Shropshire Wildlife Trust, who hopes that as many people as possible will get involved with sampling...

Ben Osborne talk, 13 February 2019

Following the Group’s AGM, we were treated to a superb talk by the acclaimed photographer, Ben Osborne. He shared his experiences of working on South Georgia and in the Antarctic, with wonderful pictures of their wildlife and starkly beautiful landscapes, as well of...

Bird Box Workshop, 12 January, 2019

The usual peace below the Kerry Ridgeway was temporarily shattered by the sound of many hammers hammering as around 20 people spent a couple of hours on a Saturday afternoon constructing enough nestboxes to provide the equivalent of a decent-sized bird housing estate....