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.


17 January – Paul Stanbury: Vancouver Island and the Great Bear Rain Forest

Please note, this meeting will be held by Zoom, starting at 7.30pm. A link will be sent beforehand to those on email.
Paul lives in Hampshire and from a very young age developed a life-long interest in birds and the natural world. He joined Naturetrek in January 1996 after graduating in Environmental Science and since then has travelled to all seven continents. He is currently an Operations Manager for Naturetrek, arranging a portfolio of tours that includes trips to Southern Africa, South America and Canada. The Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia protects one of the largest remaining tracts of temperate rainforest left in the world and in tonight’s talk, Paul will be showing us some of the birds and amazing wildlife, including Bald Eagles, Whales, Grizzly and Black Bears and spectacular scenery of this area.


21 February – Andrew Cleave: Ancient Woodlands – Birds and Wildlife

Please note, this meeting will be held by Zoom, starting at 7.30pm. A link will be sent beforehand to those on email.
Having previously run an Environmental Studies Centre, Andrew was awarded an MBE in 1995 for services to Environmental Education. He has published over 30 books on natural history and the environment, as well as writing numerous articles for natural history magazines. He is a prize- winning wildlife photographer and is a frequent lecturer to wildlife groups. He is also a committee member of the Lundy Field Society. He has travelled extensively and is a tour leader for Naturetrek. Andrew has been a regular speaker to the club for a number of years.


21 March – Oliver Smart: 60 Degrees North

Oliver Smart is a wildlife photographer and ornithologist. His images have been published in the national press, nature magazines, books and wildlife guides and his interest in wildlife photography has taken him all over the world, including Alaska, Antarctica, Cuba, Ethiopia and New Zealand. This talk covers Northern latitudes where Oliver will take us on a journey to the Alaskan Arctic, home of Polar Bears, the Shetland Isles for thousands of seabirds, Finland for Golden Eagles and Black Grouse and Svalbard for Walrus and Arctic Fox amongst others!


18 April – Jeff Blincow: Yunnan – Wintering Ground for Migrants


16 May – Social Evening


20 June – Simon Ginnaw: British Coastal Birds & their Secret Life


18 July – Andy Tucker: The Birds of Ecuador & Columbia


August – No Meeting


19 September – Chris Collins: Around the World in 80 Minutes


17 October – AGM: followed by Guest Speaker


21 November –  Sara Frost: From Bali to Komodo – Whales, Birds and much more


12 December – Members’ Slides


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