The Thames Chase Wildlife Group is an informal group that meets every first Wednesday of each month at 8pm in the Ford Education Room within the Thames Chase Broadfields site (Parking £1). The meeting is open to all.
Next meeting is on Wednesday 1st May - Talk by Tony Gunton on Countryside Stewardship (farmland management).
Children's Wildlife Group meet every first Saturday each month at 10.30am - 12.30pm. A year of wildlife observations at Broadfields has been completed.
A leaflet listing the wide variety of observations is now available from the visitor centre. ********************************
Wildlife meeting 9 January 2013
This month's meeting was well attended and our guest was Annie Felus, who gave us a very informative and interesting talk on river pollution on local rivers. It would appear that we are a long way from solving all our pollution problems!
We have now got an owl nesting box and a kestrel nesting box installed on site. Thanks to the volunteer groups.
Of the five small nest boxes put up last year, four were used by blue tits to raise young. It is hoped to have another nest box construction day soon and assist more pairs this year.
Finally our camera bird box has been installed in the barn and it is hoped that this year we will be able to watch all the action from a monitor in the centre.
Wildlife meeting 3 October 2012
The Thames Chase Wildlife group enjoyed an informative talk by Barry Jackson at their monthly meeting on 3rd October. Barry is an experienced wildlife photographer who is based at Stow Maries Aerodrome in Essex. The appreciative audience enjoyed many digital images of wildlife taken at home and abroad. Barry is currently leading a series of guided photographic walks around Stow Maries Aerodrome showing the wildlife and how best to photograph it. His website is www.wildlifeimages-bjackson.com