Crowborough Festival - Wildlife walks and talks

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Crowborough Festival - Wildlife walks and talks

Barry Kemp
Hello all,
Take a look at these events as part of the Crowborough Lost World Festival which is happening throughout May.
Events are free but you need to book a space online at : http://crowboroughcommunityfestival.org

Thursday 4th May

Exploring Eridge Rocks

With Michael Blencowe

Time: 2.30 -5pm

This ancient woodland with towering sandstone rocks looks like a scene from the Lost World. Join Michael Blencowe from the Sussex Wildlife Trust on a wildlife walk around Eridge Rocks; a nature reserve rich in wildlife and atmosphere.

 

Lost Birds & Lost Worlds

Venue: Millbrook Garden Centre Loft Room

Time: 7.30 – 9pm

An illustrated talk by Michael Blencowe telling the story of extinct birds, heroic naturalists, whistling Maoris, Hawaiian Kings and feather thieves. Join Michael on his search for the beautiful Huia, the clumsy Spectacled Cormorant and other lost birds we’ll never see again.

 

Wednesday 10th May

Guided walk through Crowborough Country Park with Martin Alison

Listen to bird song and identify birds as you stroll through the park guided by Martin Allison a local naturalist, who for many years worked for the RSPB and was instrumental in the purchase and restoration of the RSPB’s Broadwater Warren .

Start at 7:30 AM (approx. 2hrs)

 

Wildlife Walk at Old Lodge Ashdown Forest 

Time: 10.30-12.30

Join Michael Blencowe of Sussex Wildlife Trust on a circular walk as we search for butterflies, birds and other wildlife at the Trust’s heathland reserve on Ashdown Forest.

Meet in the Old Lodge car park off the B2026 north of Duddleswell (nearest postcode TN22 3JD)

 

Thursday 11th May

Richard Jefferies: Man of nature

Richard Jefferies (1848 – 1887) is best known for his writings about nature and the countryside. In 1885, he moved to Crowborough because of its reputation as a health resort. In failing health at this time, he stayed first at Jarvis Brook and later at The Downs, London Road. Some of his most beautiful essays were written during his stay.

Speaker: John Price, Chairman of the Richard Jefferies Society

Time: 2.30

Venue: Millbrook Garden Centre Loft Room

 

Saturday 13th May

Guided walk through Crowborough Country Park with Martin Alison

Listen to bird song and identify birds as you stroll through the park guided by Martin Allison a local naturalist, who for many years worked for the RSPB and was instrumental in the purchase and restoration of the RSPB’s Broadwater Warren.

Start at 7:00AM  (approx. 2hrs)

Tuesday 16th May

Guided walk through Crowborough Country Park with Martin Alison

Listen to bird song and identify birds as you stroll through the park guided by Martin Allison a local naturalist, who for many years worked for the RSPB and was instrumental in the purchase and restoration of the RSPB’s Broadwater Warren.

Start at 7:00AM (approx. 2hrs)

 

 

Thursday 25th May

"Broadwater Warren - How To Make A nature Reserve"

Join Alan Loweth, of the RSPB in a  talk on  the RSPB’s Broadwater Warren nature reserve which is 10 years old this year.

Venue: Millbrook Garden Centre Loft Room

 

I hope to see you there!

Barry Kemp