During the dark winter months we have worked hard to plan a range of events for members to enjoy during 2017, in line with our fifth aim.
We spent a lot of time liasing with two charities we hoped to co-ordinate a charity fund raiser for 2017. Our idea was to host a charity Dog Walk across the fields and nature reserve which would bring together our local community, promote sensible dog walking, raise money for a worthy cause , promote our group and be FUN.
A little disappointingly after several meetings, conversations, site meetings and securing the approval of both Stratford Town Trust and Stratford District Council (who own the hills) neither charity was able to proceed in 2017. However, we remain hopeful that this event may take place in the future.
In the mean time Mike Anderson has kindly agreed to host a number of nature walks through out the year starting with his first in May (possibly Saturday 13th—tbc). We will keep you posted.
In August on Saturday 12th we will be hosting the first ever ‘Moth Evening & Survey’ . The event is being hosted by a highly renowned expert and will start once dark and run into the early hours of the following morning. It will be a great opportunity to see the large variety of moths in our area and learn more about them. More information to follow.
In September, we plan to host our third Bat Walk building on the success of previous years. Again we will be in touch nearer the time but if you haven’t taken part in the past it’s a interesting and informative 90 minutes.