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Looking at the Countryside – Niton walk, Fri 1 December

The Looking at the Countryside walk on Friday 1 December has been shortened, to the Undercliff via the Cripple Path, rather than St Rhadagund’s Path. Details on the Forthcoming Meetings page.

Bird Meeting at St Helen’s Sunday 26th November 2017

St Helen’s. Nine members met in Latimer Road for a walk in the vicinity of Bembridge Harbour including a walk along the old railway track to Harbour Farm. It was a lovely, crisp calm morning and our first port of call was near the old Mill and then Old Mill Ponds. The tide was out which enabled us to see some waders; Redshank, Blacktailed Godwit, Lapwing, Oystercatcher, Greenshank, (more…)

Water Blitz comes to the Isle of Wight…

Become a Citizen Scientist and help your local environment by taking part in the Isle of Wight Water Blitz and help to build up a map of water quality across the island! The Water Blitz will run between the 25th November and the 20th December.

You can be part of current scientific research by using quick and simple test kits to measure the levels of two widespread pollutants, nitrate and phosphate, in the Isle of Wight’s many ponds, ditches and streams.

Opening Event – 25th Nov (10am-12pm) @ Riverside Centre, Newport.

Join us for an introductory talk to the Water Blitz. Find out everything you need to know before collecting your kits and heading out to test your local freshwater habitats.

Find out more here: https://freshwaterhabitats.org.uk/projects/isle-of-wight-waterblitz/

 

Bird meeting at Culver on 15th October 2017

The weather was very mild for this time of year, 17C, but overcast and a bit breezy. 12 of us met at the far car park on Culver Down. We skirted the cliffs from the far end, past the footpath that leads down to Yaverland, making our way back around the fort and up past the monument. (more…)

‘Under the Pier’ final species tally…

It didn’t matter that it rained (again!) for the annual and hugely popular ‘Under the Pier’ event in Ryde led by the team at  Arc and Artecology. A steady stream of folks armed with nets and buckets set off (more…)

Bronze Age Weekend

7 and 8 October at Bamfurlong, Chine Lane, Yafford, PO30 3 IX.

The workshops are fully booked but there will be hands-on activities and things to see during both days.

Please drop in between 10am and 4pm.

Saturday will be particularly good for families but Sunday will also be suitable for all.

Bird walk from Blackgang Viewpoint car park

Nine members met on a beautiful, sunny morning for a walk along the top of the cliff to Niton and then walk back inland. The whole morning we were accompanied by Swallows and some House Martins who were flying and hawking for food before making the long journey to Africa. (more…)

Events at Arreton Shipwreck Centre

The Maritime Archaeology Trust is offering interesting activities with opportunities to learn new skills during the week Sept. 25 – 29.

If interested contact

jacqueline.arnold@maritimearchaeologytrust.org

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Come and support one of new young botanists

Archaeology Saturday Sept 16th

Please note that the meeting advertised at Shalfleet church will not take place.