This Sunday (23 November) we'll be playing host to local artists Kerry Vaughan and Paul Wharmby.
Between 9.30 and 5 pm you can meet the artists and view their work in the visitor centre. Entry to the visitor centre and exhibition is free.
Wildlife and Aviation Art Exhibition and Sale at RSPB Pulborough Brooks
On show will be a selection of original artwork, prints, cards, jewellery and gift packs for pet portrait commissions – an ideal present at Christmas!
Kerry Vaughan is a professional artist specializing in wildlife and pet portraits. Working mostly in pastels now, she produces wildlife paintings for sale at exhibitions throughout the summer and also teaches drypoint printmaking classes locally. There will also be a selection of fine silver jewellery based on themes found in the natural world. Her love of nature and wildlife is reflected in her work. Please contact her for details on pet portrait commissions or upcoming printmaking workshops.
facebook: Kerry Vaughan Art
tel: 01798 873792
Paul Wharmby is a serving RAF pilot whose enthusiasm for flying is often reflected within his oil painting commissions and other original pieces of work. With an equally keen interest in wildlife, animals also feature strongly in his work either depicting them within their natural habitat or by taking a more light-hearted approach to more comical caricatures. Please contact him for information about commissions.
Paul Spiers and I have just been checking the state of the Nature Trail in a couple of places where heavy machinery has crossed the trail. A combination of both the machinery and the foul weather we've experienced recently has meant there are a couple of spots on the trail that are quite muddy. This includes the section of public footpath down onto the Brooks towards Pulborough and the crossing point at the top of Green Lane. Please be careful when walking on these bits, as it is slippery and I would suggest wellies as appropriate footwear!
As an idea of just how wet it is at Pulborough, we have just totaled the rainfall data since Saturday and we've had 60.2mm.
Our winter visitors are certainly enjoying the water though! While we were out this morning, we noticed a large number of Black-Tailed Godwits on the only island still above water in front of Nettley's Hide. Clive, one of our hides and trails volunteers, counted then for us through his 'scope and came up with a figure of 225 birds! Truly a Pantheon of Godwits. (Other collective nouns include an omniscience or a prayer of godwits!)
A little message from Trevor and his team in the shop
"Our full range of binoculars and telescopes are being demonstrated this weekend and now, with Christmas looming, is a great time to treat someone or yourself with new or improved “optics”. Free expert help will be available between 10.00am and 4.00pm to answer any questions. Come along and get real, no obligation, hands on experience and advice."