The forecast for next Monday is cold but clear and dry so, if you're planning to come, please dress warm. There's more details including a map of the meeting location here. Click 'Show' to show the map and then 'Satellite' to see which of the two car parks we'll be using.
I'll be driving there this time so let me know if you'd like a lift.
As a visits group, the winter period gives the Birds and Wildlife group a couple of challenges:
- Birds and wildlife aren't as visible as in the warmer months
- The weather is less hospitable for humans too
So, I'm looking for ideas of where to go over the next six months, or so. It's an obvious opportunity to see some birds in local waters that we don't see at other times, and I'll be exploring the best times and places. I had also considered the possibility of a fungus walk but that could be a bit hit and miss, and would inevitably involve a visit to wooded areas with accessibility issues.
What do you think? Should we suspend activities besides occasional bird watching? Are there other winter visit possibilities? Please let me know your views.
The weather forecast for tomorrow is not good. Forecasts have been known to be pessimistic, but they are also sometimes spot on!
I've had a chat with Shaun McCullagh and we've agreed to turn up at 2pm to see if it's worth running the session. Even if it is pouring, I'll be there to let people know what's happening.
If the event is a non-starter, we'll consider setting up a new date and time.
It looks like the weather will be OK for the Birds and Wildlife group on Monday. Please check your email and the web site before joining us, though, in case we have to cancel or postpone at the last minute.
We'll meet at the car park shown on the map here at 2pm. From there, there is a good quality path leading through the reserve. If you're a bit late, don't worry; I'm sure you'll be able to find us.
Click here for some suggestions for what to bring with you.
I will be cycling from West Town to the car park. Let me know if you'd like to ride with me.
We have one lady member who would like a lift from Ward Court on the Sea Front (near the Royal Shades). If you can help, please let me know.
In this update:
- A new way to get the newsletter
- The Birds and Wildlife group is launched
- Can you help with some new groups?
- Bell Canto in concert
- Sing out!
Continue reading Hayling Island - February Update 2
This is the text of an email sent to everyone who expressed an interest in a new Birds and wildlife group. If you're interested in the group, please click here and let us know.
Continue reading Thoughts about a new Birds and wildlife group for Hayling U3A