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Events Programme 2014

Events taking place over the coming months‚ including volunteer workdays after the events listing.

At the end of each event is a venue and contact code for further information. Please scroll to the bottom of the page to match up the codes with the approriate venue and telephone number to call for further information.

If there is no telephone number or code please phone 0117 917 7270 for more information.

Concessions include over 60s and anyone in receipt of benefits.

April

Saturday 5 April

WORK DAY at Feed Bristol, 11am to 4pm. Get stuck in and learn about wildlife-friendly vegetable growing! FREE.

Sunday 6 April

EASTER TREATS with Poco Drom. Join wildlife musicians extraordinaire Poco Drom, from 2.30pm to 4pm. Big hits with the under-eights, Poco Paul and Poco Ann take you on a magical musical adventure at Folly Farm. Adults £5, adult and child £7; and family £10. Booking essential at events or call 0117 917 7270.

Friday 11 April

GARDENING FOR WILDLIFE, illustrated talk by George Alway about changing a bare plot into a garden of many species, 7.30pm. Adults: £250, Child £1. Venue: (BCH) Contact: (K)

Saturday 12 April

GOLDEN VALLEY RESERVE, WICK, bird watching walk. Meet at 10am at Wick Village Hall car park for car sharing, followed by lunch in local cafe. Ffi Cynthia Wilson: 01225 874259.

Sunday 13 April

DAWN CHORUS at Prior's Wood, 5.30am to 7am, with expert Ed Drewitt. Experience the glorious sounds of the dawn chorus from its peak with star turns from song thrushes, blackbirds and robins. Adult: £10. Booking essential at events or call 0117 917 7270

Sunday 13 April

FAMILY EARLY BIRD WALK at Prior's Wood, 9am to 10.30am with nature detective Ed Drewitt. Discover more about our feathered friends. Enjoy the cacophony of a spring morning in this stunning bluebell wood (flowering times subject to Mother Nature!). Adults £5, adult and child £7; and family £10. Booking essential at events or call 0117 917 7270.

Sunday 13 April SOLD OUT

FAMILY BADGER WATCH at Folly Farm, 7pm to 9pm, with nature expert and wildlife broadcaster Chris Sperring. Discover this stunning reserve after sun down. Adult: £10. Booking essential at events or call 0117 917 7270

Wednesday 16 April

MIDWAY AND HAWAII, a presentation of wildlife photographer Helen Mugridge, 7.30pm. Adults: £2 inc refreshments. Venue: (URCH) Contact: (N).

More communityApril events coming soon...

 

Volunteer Workdays

This programme details workdays organised locally by volunteer reserve wardens. The Trust also organises the Wildlife Action Group (WAG) which meets in courtyard beside the Trust's Office at 32 Jacobs Wells Road on Wednesdays and Sundays at 9.50am. Contact our Reserves Officer for more information on 0117 917 7277

Click here for the latest work programme.

 

WESTON GROUP helping to manage and survey Hellenge Hill and Purn Hill nature reserves.

Work parties and/or wildlife surveying/monitoring. Ring warden Cynthia Sparks 01934 204028 for times and meeting point. (WsM)

Venues and Local Group contacts

   
 

 

 

 

 

 

Cabot    
FMH = Friends Meeting House, 126 Hampton Road, Redland
Contact: (C) = Jill Kempshall 0117 940 0706
 
Chew Valley
MH = Millennium Hall, Old School Room, Chew Magna
Contact: (CV) = Anne-Marie Morris 01275 332534
 
Keynsham
BCH: = Baptist Church Hall, High Street, Keynsham
Contact: (K) = Cynthia Wilson 01225 874259
 
Long Ashton
RBL = Royal British Legion, Long Ashton
JP = Jubilee Pavilion, Keedwell Hill, Long Ashton
Contact: (LA) = Harry Williams 01275 392690
 
Nailsea
URCH = United Reformed Church Hall, Stockway North, Nailsea
Contact: (N) = Hilary West 01275 853079
 
Portishead
FH = Folk Hall, High Street, Portishead
Contact: (P) = Cynthia Dorn 01275 843160
 
Chipping Sodbury and Southwold

GS = The Old Grammar School, High Street, Chipping Sodbury, 7.30p

Contact: (S) =Gloria Stephen 01454 310328
 
         
  Other groups
 

Avon Badger Group - 0777 6090816
Avon Bat Group - http://www.avonbatgroup.org.uk/
Cam Valley Wildlife Group - Helena Crouch 01761 410731
Eastville Park Action Group - Irene Blessitt 0117 965 8429
(GCG) - Gordano Conservation Group - Keith Giles 01275 852627
(PCG) - Patchway Conservation Group 0117 940 0020 / 01454 898369 / 868530

www.patchway-town.co.uk
Wapley Bushes Conservation Group - Isabel Ryan 01454 313055
WsM Civic Society Volunteers - Liz Green 01934 627330

For further information contact:

Avon Wildlife Trust. 0117 917 7270 mail@avonwildlifetrust.org.uk

Avon Gorge & Downs Project - Contact Mandy Leivers mleivers@bristolzoo.org.uk

Willsbridge Mill: Willsbridge Hill, South Gloucs BS30 6EX
Directions:
Take A 431 Bristol/Bath road to Willsbridge and turn into Long Beach Road. Car park is on the left. Take the footpath opposite down to Mill.
Buses – hourly 332 Bristol/Bath, or quarter-hourly Bristol City Line 45.
Easy access from Bristol-Bath Cycle Path.

Folly Farm Centre:Stowey, Pensford, Bristol BS39 4DW.
01275 331590 www.follyfarm.org
Directions:
Take A 368 Weston-super-Mare/Bath road. Travelling from Weston, turn right after Bishop Sutton at sign just beyond the turning to Stowey.
Buses - 376 Bristol/Clutton or Swiftlink 673 Bedminster/Sutton Farm.

Avon Wildlife Trust HQ: The Old Police Station, 32 Jacobs Wells Road, Bristol BS8 1DR
0117 917 7270

Portbury Wharf (Office only): A&W Building, The Docks, Newfoundland Way, Portishead BS20 7DF 01275 817710 Portbury Wharf

Feed Bristol: 181 Frenchay Park Road, Bristol BS16 1EL feedbristol (corner of Frenchay Park Road and Stoke Lane)

 


 


 
Event highlights

Sunday 16 March

DRUM IN WILLSBRIDGE with wildlife musicians Poco Drom 2.30-4pm. Family fun from magical trails, animal stories to a drumming workshop. Willsbridge Valley. Adults £5; adult with child £7; family £10. Booking essential at events or call 0117 917 7270.

Sunday 13 April

FAMILY BADGER WATCH at Folly Farm, 7pm to 9pm, with nature expert and wildlife broadcaster Chris Sperring. Adult £5; Adult with child £7; Family £10. Booking essential at events or call 0117 917 7270.

teal - Amy Lewis

Feed Bristol: 181 Frenchay Park Road, Bristol BS16 1EL (corner of Stoke Lane and Frenchay Park Road) feedbristol

To book any of the above call 0117 917 7270 or email events