April 2017 – David Tideswell

Tim Ellis Blue Tit

April saw the return of David Tideswell, with more tales and beautiful photos of garden birds found in the UK. Complemented with bird call imitations the talk was well received by all, including a visiting Russell Terrier. David also gave Continue reading

March 2017 – Bridgenway Mews Falconry

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Due to unforeseen problems the March meeting was held a week later than usual, but the extra wait was forgiven when our Chair, Belle Bird, began her talk. Belle gave a brief but interesting and amusing life story before showing Continue reading

September 2016 – National Memorial Arboretum

Photo by Mark Ellis

A slightly delayed report – but back in September we visited the National Memorial Arboretum We had arranged to meet there in time to visit the Memorial Chapel for the 11:00 am Remembrance Service and to hear a brief introduction Continue reading

February 2017 – Dave Hollis

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Our February meeting was ‘A Tale of Dragons & Damsels’ with Dave Hollis.  Dave treated us to some lovely pictures of dragonflies and damselflies taken from around the UK – and all accompanied with stories that utilised Dave’s wicked sense of humour. Continue reading

June 2016 – Monkey Forest

Barbary Macaque at Monkey Forest, Trentham. Photo by Tim Ellis

Some of our more adventurous members made their way to the ‘Monkey Forest’ at Trentham. Here there are about 140 Barbary Macaques roaming freely among trees and open spaces. Along the visitor pathways there are many information boards with snippets Continue reading

April 2016 – Limericks

You may already have seen some of the great Cartoons from our April Meeting (click here) – but this was not the only competition on the day.  We also had a god at writing some Limericks with the theme of Continue reading

February 2015 – World Owl Trust

Barn Owl by Mark Ellis

Alan Peace of the World Owl Trust visited us and he brought with him two friends, Indie and Barney.  The friends were owls; Indie a Long Eared Owl and Barney a Barn Owl. Alan told us of his life with owls, Continue reading

November 2015 – Bee Keeping

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November saw a visit from local Bee Keepers Lesh and Lesley Wojnarowicz, who gave us a surprise treat with a number of different honeys to taste (everyone agreed that theirs was the best). Continue reading