Indoor Meetings Programme


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.


20 February Sara Frost: Everest

Please note, this meeting will be held by Zoom, starting at 7.30pm. A link will be sent beforehand to those on email. Sara is the website and marketing manager and also a tour leader for Naturetrek. A zoologist by training, she graduated from Newcastle University where she was also the president of the University’s Zoological Society. Prior to joining Naturetrek, she worked in British Columbia rehabilitating animals including Black Bears, Coyotes, River Otters and Raccoons, then spent 3 years as a wildlife guide in the Hebrides. She presents on TV and radio and has been involved in a number of natural history documentaries. Sara gave us a memorable talk in November on the amazing wildlife seen on a cruise from Bali to Komodo. This evening she will be sharing her experiences of trekking on Everest.


19 March Keith Betton: Bird Song and Calls

Keith has been interested in birds since his youth. He was once a member of this club and remembers our founder, Hockley Clarke. He became an expert on birds and has travelled widely, seeing more than 8,000 species in over 100 countries. In a varied professional career he was a travel expert and at one time was a spokesman on radio and TV for ABTA. He has also been a media trainer, PR consultant and an author of wildlife books, including revising the popular guidebook ‘Where to Watch Birds in Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight’. He has been a Council Member of both the RSPB and the BTO. He is also an advisor to BirdLife International and a tour leader for Naturetrek. He lives in Hampshire and is Chairman of the Hampshire Ornithological Society. He is an expert on Peregrines which he has studied for many years and he is also monitoring Stone Curlews on the Hampshire Downs. He lectures widely to natural history groups. Amongst his talents, he is an expert on bird song and calls, which is the subject of his talk this evening.


16 Apr Pat Morris: Eggs & Hedgehogs-Conservation
21 May Social Evening
18 Jun Matt Eade: Western Sahara
16 Jul Nick Martin: Scotland’s Western & Northern Isles
Aug No Meeting
17 Sep  Chris Collins: Arctic Russia
15 Oct AGM: followed by Guest Speaker
19 Nov Andrew Cleave: Birds of the South Coast
10 Dec Members’ Slides


Please make an effort to join our meetings. They are the best way of keeping in touch.