Tuesday, 1 April 2014
Bird Artists of the Modern Era by David Cromack
David's talk turned out to be a delightful overview of some of our very talented modern bird artists. He set the scene by introducing four "founding fathers" operating in the last century: Archibald Thorburn who, we were told, was unusual at the time in working from live birds rather than from stuffed specimens and skins, More...
Saturday, 29 March 2014
Street Collection at Long Acres (LA)
What a difference a year makes! This time last year the street collectors who went out to LA were standing in snow and freezing cold. This year the temperatures rose to a heady 22 degrees! Some of the shoppers were in tee shirts and shorts and the general feeling was one of relief that the wet winter was behind us. More...
Friday, 7 March 2014
The Trials and Tribulations of a Natural History Presenter
As the waters finally began to recede and Staines once more became "Upon" rather than "Under" Thames, nearly 150 of us gathered in The Hythe Centre to listen to Mike Dilger relating fascinating insights into how he became interested in wildlife, became a TV presenter and a selection of readings from his new book. More...
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Wednesday, 19 March 2014
Mid-week Walk at Wey Manor
Weather: Overcast but dry and mild with an increasing breeze16C - This was a well-supported walk with thirteen of us altogether, including two visitors and one member new to our walks. More...
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