We meet at 7.30 pm, on the third Tuesday of each month (except August) in the hall of St Matthews C of E Primary School, Langley Road, Surbiton, KT6 6LW. We welcome non-members to our meetings.
18 July – Andy Tucker: The Birds of Ecuador & Columbia
Andy is the Managing Director of Naturetrek and, in particular, oversees operations across much of the Iberian Peninsula, Mediterranean and Latin America. His interest in birds and wildlife started in his youth and at University, he studied Aquatic Biology at Aberystwyth. This led to work in fisheries consultancy for a year, after which he travelled to south-east Peru in 1996 and spent a year working as a resident guide. He then returned to South America for a further year to work at the Sacha Lodge in the Ecuadorian Amazon, studying birds, wildlife, culture and the Spanish language. This evening he shares experiences of visits to Ecuador and Columbia and shows the birds and wildlife of both countries.
August – No Meeting
19 September – Journeys into wild Wales
Nick has a background in conservation and nature reserve management having worked for the RSPB and various Wildlife Trusts. He is also an accomplished wildlife photographer. Some years ago, Nick invested in a camper van, using this for both travels and his office. Among his journeys, Nick ventured into Wales and in tonight’s talk he shares his experiences of the Welsh countryside, coast and its wildlife.
17 October – AGM: followed by Guest Speaker, Elliot Newton
21 November – Sara Frost: From Bali to Komodo – Whales, Birds and much more
12 December – Members’ Slides
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