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    Hi, This e-mail is sent out automatically every month to remind members of the different commands used to manage the Cornish Wildlife Egroup. Hopefully it will
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      Hi,

      This e-mail is sent out automatically every month to remind members of the different commands used to manage the Cornish Wildlife Egroup. Hopefully it will also encourage members to contribute to the discussions and also use the other facilities open to them.

      Please feel free to contribute to this list all your views and ideas
      about wildlife conservation in Cornwall.

      Please note that the sending of attachments is not permitted due to the threat of the transmission of viruses. Attachments are automatically removed by egroups that host this list.

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      It would be a good idea, but not compulsory, if new members introduced
      themselves to the other list members after they join. It is always
      interesting to find out if your particular interests are shared by
      other members.It is also nice to know roughly where people live.

      You can submit your URL's for everyone to share by going to our homepage at:
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      Sincerely,

      Vincent Smith.

      Cornish Wildlife.


      Useful websites:

      Birds of the River Camel: http://www.btinternet.com/~lawson/camelbirds/camelbirdlife.html

      Birdwatching in West Cornwall: http://www.sennen-cove.com/birds.htm

      Botanical Group Cornwall: http://floracam.co.uk/bcg

      Cornish Biological Records Unit: http://www.ex.ac.uk/~cnfrench/ics/cbru/cbruhome.htm

      Cornwall Birdwatching and Preservation Society.
      http://www.cbwps.org.uk

      Cornwall Council: http://www.cornwall.gov.uk

      Cornwall Moth Group: http://members.aol.com/Cornwallmoths

      Cornwall Wildlife Trust: http://www.wildlifetrust.org.uk/cornwall

      Cornwall Dolphin Group: http://www.chelonia.demon.co.uk

      Eden Project: http://www.edenproject.com

      National Seal Sanctuary at Gweek: http://www.sealsanctuary.co.uk

      This is Cornwall: http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk

      West Cornwall Badger Group:
      http://www.cornwallbadgergroup.org.uk

      West Penwith Environmentally Sensitive Area (MAFF site):
      http://www.maff.gov.uk/erdp/docs/national/annexes/annexx/wprex2.htm

      Other Useful Websites at : http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CornishWildlife/links


      Cornwall Wildlife Trust
      Diary of Events
      End of November 2009 to April 2010


      Five Acres, Allet, Truro, TR4 9DJ Tel. (01872) 273939

      Details of events and other Trust activities are also available on our website: www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk/whatson

      EVERYONE is welcome to attend ALL events. Donations from non-members would be appreciated. Please bring waterproof clothing and footwear to all outdoor events.

      CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY ADULTS


      NOVEMBER

      Saturday 21
      PLANNING MEETING FOR PENWITH GROUP
      Booking essential
      Ludgvan
      7.00pm
      Phone for directions: (SW504331)
      Discuss this years� events � plan for 2010. Seasonal refreshments. Bring contribution to funds/food welcome. Leaders/contact: Jane and Nigel Haward (01736) 740991. Organised by Penwith Group.

      Sunday 22
      LAND AND SEASCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY
      Porthcurno
      12.00 noon start
      Meet at main car park in Porthcurno (SW384226)
      Photographing one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in Cornwall between here and Logan Rock. Please note later than usual start to allow us to stay until dusk if weather appropriate. Bring camera, tripod, lunch, suitable footwear/clothing. Leader/contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287; please make contact the day before to make sure trip still going ahead. Organised by Photographic Group.

      Sunday 22 to end of January
      INSPIRED AND WILD � ART EXHIBITION FUNDRAISER
      Geevor Tin Mine, Pendeen TR19 7EW
      Start 10.00am Sunday 22 Nov � finish end of Jan 2010. Geevor Tin Mine is open 10.00am till 4.00pm Sunday to Friday. Free entry to gallery once you have paid entrance fee for Geevor Tin Mine (�8.50 adults, �4.50 children).
      Experience wonderful artwork showing the wealth of Cornwall�s artistic talent featured in the Trust�s art exhibition at this exciting location. On display are interpretations of Cornish wildlife and scenery, all available for purchase to help raise money for the Trust. Disabled access lift available to gallery from museum. Contact: Serena Pettigrew-Jolly (01872) 273939 ext 205 or Jasmin Appleby (01872) 273939 ext 251. Organised by Cornwall Wildlife Trust.

      Sunday 29
      TREE HUNT IN KILMINORTH WOODS
      Booking essential, numbers limited to 20
      Near Looe
      10.30am to 12.30pm
      Record trees for the Ancient Trees Project and hunt for signs of the wildlife that lives amongst them. We will walk off track and some distance into the woods, so sensible footwear and clothing essential. Could be very muddy in places. Suitable for children aged 6 yrs and above. Bring donation to Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Leader: Christine Spooner (Friends of Kilminorth Woods). Contact/booking: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club.


      DECEMBER


      Saturday 5
      WRECK AND TORPEDOES TO COASTWATCH � THE EXTRAORDINARY HISTORY OF NARE POINT
      Gweek Village Hall
      7.30pm
      Meet at Gweek Village Hall, beside the National Seal Sanctuary, TR12 6UG
      (SW709266)
      Paul Phillips and Jack Sechler recount the fascinating story of Nare Point, from the wreck of the Bay of Panama in the Great Storm of 1891 through its vital role during WWII to its current important activities as a Coastwatch station. A slightly extended meeting. Cost �2. Group members and children free. Leader: Paul Phillips. Contact: Paul (01326) 341030 or David (01326) 341181. Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

      Saturday 5
      EXPLORING KENNACK SANDS CLIFFS, BEACH AND DUNES
      Kennack Sands
      10.30am to 1.30pm
      Meet at Kennack Sands car park (SW734165). Take A3083 from Helston, then B3293 for St Keverne and after Earth Satellite station, take turning for Kuggar at crossroads
      Looking at famous Kennack Gneiss and other rocks, searching for amethyst, and discovering how the dunes/valleys with their flora developed after the last Ice Age. Bring outdoor gear and waterproof shoes or boots. Disabled access restricted to 1st beach. Walk will finish at high tide, so time to explore area on your own. Leader: Peter Ealey. Contact: (01326) 231553. Organised by Cornwall RIGS Group.

      Sunday 6
      GREEN CHRISTMAS
      Booking essential to be given your time slot
      Allet, near Truro
      10.00am to 12.00 noon and 1.00 to 3.00pm
      Make Christmas decorations from natural and recycled materials and help dress the Cornwall Wildlife Trust office tree. For all ages. �1 per child donation to cover cost of materials. Leaders: Sarah McCartney and Kirstie Francis. Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203.
      Organised for Fox Club to celebrate Tree Dressing Day.

      Tuesday 8
      PRESENTATION BY NICK DIXON ON PEREGRINE FALCONS
      Altarnun
      7.00pm
      Meet at Altarnun Village Hall. Take Altarnun/Five Lanes exit from A30 5 miles west of Launceston, turn right at bottom of hill before butchers (SX331847)
      Local raptor expert Nick Dixon will give an illustrated talk on his work with peregrine conservation. Small charge to cover costs. Tea, coffee (and hopefully cakes) available. Leader/contact: Dave Groves (01566) 86416. Organised by Launceston Group, Altarnun Parish.

      Wednesday 9
      MEETING AND SOCIAL EVENT
      Allet
      6.30pm
      Cheryl Marriott will talk about Cornwall Wildlife Trust�s future development plan and gather ideas for our way forward. Seasonal (locally sourced) refreshments, Christmas cards and calendars. Suggested donation �2. Contact: Joanna Wallis (joannawallis@...) or Ba Whitehead (ba@...) (01872) 273939 ext 278. Organised by Carrick Group.

      Saturday 12
      WINTER WADERS AND FINCHES
      Booking essential for lunch only
      Saltash
      11.00am, approx. 2 hrs
      Meet at Wearde Road entrance to Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve (SX421582)
      Looking at winter waders and finches on the reserve. Please wear appropriate outdoor clothing and stout footwear and bring binoculars, camera and scope if you have them. Leader: RSPB Guide. Booking is only essential if booking lunch at the Cecil Arms. Please book early, only limited places available (meal cost applies). Contact/booking: Hazel Rawlings (01752) 846407. Sorry no dogs. Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve Saltash.

      Monday 14
      MEMBERS EVENING
      Allet
      7.30 pm
      Please contact David Chapman on (01736) 850287 or Adrian Langdon on (01208) 813440.
      Organised by Photographic Group.

      JANUARY

      Saturday 2
      NEW YEAR WALK
      Sennen Beach
      2.00pm
      Meet at car park at bottom of Hill, Sennen Cove (SW355264)
      Meet friends and get some welcome exercise after holiday season. Bring waterproofs and suitable shoes for cliff path and beach. Donations from non-members welcome. Leaders: Jane and Nigel Haward. Contact: (01736) 740991. Organised by Penwith Group.

      Saturday 9
      HUNT THE HUT CIRCLE
      Helman Tor, Lanlivery
      10.30am
      Meet on Helman Tor (SX063615)
      Buried beneath the ever growing gorse of Helman Tor are many important archaeological remains, in fact the whole site is a Scheduled Ancient Monument. Among them is a Bronze Age hut circle, clear evidence of past habitation on this beautiful landmark. Help cut back gorse to reveal some of the intrigue of our ancestors� lives. Tools provided, bring work clothes, lunch and waterproofs. Leader/contact: Se�n O�Hea (0797 154 2185). Organised by Restormel Group.

      Saturday 9
      WINTER BIRDS: FINCHES AND
      WADERS
      Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve, Saltash
      10.30am, approx. 2 hrs
      Meet at Cecil Arms Public House by St Stephens Church, Saltash (SX417583)
      Please wear outdoor clothing and stout footwear. Bring binoculars and camera. Leader: RSPB Guide. Sorry, no dogs. Contact Hazel Rawlings (01752) 846407.
      Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve.

      Sunday 10
      MINES AND MOORS IN WINTER
      Minions
      10.30am
      Meet at Minions, car park east of the village centre
      A wintry walk through Gonamena to South Caradon Mine and back over west Caradon Hill. Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.

      Monday 11
      MEMBERS� EVENING
      Allet
      7.30pm
      Contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287 or Adrian Langdon (01208) 813440.
      Organised by Photographic Group.

      Tuesday 12
      MEMBERS� EVENING
      Newquay
      7.30pm
      Meet downstairs at Griffin Hotel, Cliff Rd, Newquay, opposite railway station. (SW815618)
      An informal evening for all our members and friends to show photographs and slides of wildlife at home and abroad. We have a digital projector so bring photos on a memory stick or CD. Collection taken. Full bar and parking facilities available. All welcome. Leader/contact: Dave Thomas (01726) 861093 after 6pm. Organised by Restormel Group.

      Sunday 17
      HIDDEN TREASURES � AN INTRODUCTION TO MINERALOGY
      Near Camborne
      10.15am to 12.15pm
      Meet at King Edward Mine Museum. The mine can best be found off the Camborne to Troon road. Follow brown signs from Camborne, just before Troon (approx. 2 miles) turn left, the mine is � mile down road on the left. (SW664389)
      A short talk and opportunity to look at examples of common minerals, with particular reference to Cornish minerals. You are welcome to bring along any minerals you would like to have identified. Leaders: Ruth Osborn, Owen Baker and others. Contact: Sue Hocking (01872) 240777 ext 246. Organised by Cornwall RIGS Group.

      Sunday 17
      UGLY BUG HOTEL
      Booking essential as places limited
      Allet, near Truro
      10.00am to 12.00 noon
      Collect items lying around our nature reserve and help to build a giant bug hotel. Afterwards, a competition for you to draw your idea of a great bug hotel. Wear outdoor clothing and footwear. Bring donation to Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Leader/contact: Kirstie Francis on (01872) 273939 ext 203. Only suitable for children aged 6 yrs and above. Organised for Fox Club.

      Monday 18
      HONEY BEES
      Bude
      7.30pm
      Meet at the Parkhouse Centre
      A talk by Graham Jones. Cost �1.50. Contact Tim Dingle (01288) 361356. Organised by Tamar Group.

      Saturday 23
      CORNISH DOLPHINS � AN UPDATE
      Gweek Village Hall
      7.30pm
      Gweek Village Hall, beside the National Seal Sanctuary, TR12 6UG (SW709266)
      Dr Nick Tregenza will tell us about the current state of research and issues involving dolphins, porpoises and whales in Cornish waters. Cost �2. HMC Group members and children free. Contact: Margaret (01326) 221632 or Paul (01326) 341030. Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

      Sunday 24
      WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY IN ST IVES
      St Ives
      10.00am to 3.00pm
      Meet outside the lifeboat house in St Ives (SW519406)
      Photographing a variety of birds in the harbour area. Bring camera, tripod, suitable footwear and clothing. Leader/contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287. Please make contact the day before to make sure the trip is still going ahead. Organised by Photographic Group.

      Monday 25
      LOCAL WILDLIFE WALK
      East Cornwall
      10.00am
      Meet at The Old School, Stoke Climsland (SX360744)
      Share cars and continue to an interesting local habitat for a short walk.
      Contact: Caroline Vulliamy(01579) 370411.
      Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.

      Friday 29
      DORMICE � THE GREAT NUT HUNT
      Booking essential
      Stoke Climsland
      7.30pm
      Meet at The Old School, village centre (SX360744)
      An illustrated talk on these fascinating creatures and what we can do to help them locally.
      Children welcome. Contact Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411.
      Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.`


      FEBRUARY

      Thursday 4
      BEES
      Booking essential
      Allet
      6.30pm
      Talk by Colin Reith, local beekeeper who has 20 hives and runs courses for potential beekeepers. Suggested donation �2. Please phone to book. Contact: Joanna Wallis (joannawallis@...) or Ba Whitehead (ba@...) (01872) 273939 ext 278. Organised by Carrick Group.

      Friday 5
      WILDLIFE IN FORESTRY COMMISION LAND IN AND AROUND THE CAMEL VALLEY
      Wadebridge
      7.30 to 9.30pm
      Meet at �The Goods Shed�, Southern Way, Wadebridge
      Talk preceded by a short AGM. Leader: Andrew Ball � Ranger with the Forestry Commission.
      Contact: Brian Wright (01208) 814138. Organised by Camel Branch.

      Saturday 6
      BAT BOX WORKSHOP
      Booking essential
      Stoke Climsland area
      12.30pm
      Meet at The Old School, village centre (SX360744)
      Making dormouse, bat, bird and barn-owl boxes for erecting at local sites. Meet at the Old School to follow on to local workshop (or phone for details). Children very welcome. Contact Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.

      Saturday 6
      ANNUAL BRANCH PARTY
      Check to confirm before date
      Penzance
      7.30pm
      Meet at Rosemorran, Clements Road, Penzance
      Friendly get together for Penwith members, families and friends. Bring a plate of food for the buffet and �2.50 towards costs and for funds. Leaders: Liz Tregenza; Jane Haward. Contact: (01736) 351793; 740991. Organised by Penwith Group.

      Saturday 6
      ROSENANNON BOG RESERVE WORK PARTY
      Rosenannon, St Wenn
      10.30am to 3.30pm
      Meet outside the Sunday School, Rosenannon (SW955661)
      Join a good old fashioned scrub clearance task. We�ll have a nice bonfire, great for cooking spuds on, and clear invasive willow and birch threatening valuable wet grassland. Many hands make light work and the results are plain to see! Tools provided, bring work clothes, lunch and waterproofs. Leader/contact: Se�n O�Hea (0797 1542 185). Organised by Restormel and Camel Groups.

      Sunday 7
      WINTER WILDLIFE WALK
      Booking preferred
      Marazion
      2.00pm start
      Meet in the beach car park on the west side of Marazion as you enter the village.
      (SW515308)
      We will walk and look for some overwintering birds, a few crabs if the tide is low and discover what lives on the tide-line at this time of the year. Wear suitable clothing and footwear for outdoors. Only suitable for children aged 7 years and above. Bring donation to Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Leader: Paul Semmens. Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club.

      Monday 8
      MEMBERS� EVENING
      Allet
      7.30pm
      Contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287 or Adrian Langdon (01208) 813440.
      Organised by Photographic Group.

      Saturday 13
      HISTORY AND THINGS
      Saltash
      10.30am, approx. 2 hrs
      Meet at Cecil Arms Public House by St. Stephens Church, Saltash (SX417583)
      Looking at the history on and around Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve, Saltash. Please wear appropriate outdoor clothing and stout footwear and bring binoculars and camera. Leader: Keith Rawlings. Contact: Hazel Rawlings (01752) 846407. Dogs on leads only. Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve.

      Saturday 13
      GEOLOGY AND MINES IN THE BOTALLACK AREA, PENWITH
      Booking essential
      Botallack
      10.00am start
      Meet at the Botallack Count House (SW365333)
      A conducted tour exploring the geology and the different types of mineralisation (tin, copper and uranium) in the area, which has several County Geology Sites. We will find uranium minerals using a Geiger counter, although collecting is not allowed. Bring packed lunch, waterproofs and wear strong shoes/boots. Leader/contact: Peter Scott, Camborne School of Mines (01326)340214. Organised by Cornwall RIGS Group.

      Saturday 13
      BIRDBOX MAKING
      Booking essential
      Allet
      11.00am start
      Join us in making a nest box for your garden birds: either open-fronted for robins or small-holed for blue tits. We provide you tools, instructions, raw materials & expert help. Bring an adult to help with sawing & hammering. �4 per nest box � payable on booking. Suitable for children aged 7 yrs and above. Leaders: Jasmin & Jason Appleby. Places limited to 12, so phone Kirstie on (01872) 273939 ext 203 by Friday 5th to book a place and order your materials. Organised for Fox Club in celebration of Nest Box Weekend.

      Monday 15
      VISIT TO MADAGASCAR
      Bude
      7.30pm
      Meet at the Parkhouse Centre
      Talk by J and C Hicks. �1.50. Contact Tim Dingle (01288) 361356. Organised by Tamar Group.

      Saturday 20
      FISHERIES CONSERVATION WITH THE NATIONAL LOBSTER HATCHERY
      Gweek
      7.30pm
      Meet at Gweek Village Hall, beside the National Seal Sanctuary, TR12 6UG
      (SW709266)
      Exciting insights into the work of the National Lobster Hatchery and fisheries conservation through local young lobster releases. Please visit www.helfordmarineconservation.co.uk for further details. Cost �2. HMCG members and children free. Leader: Dominic Boothroyd. Contact: Rhiannon (0771 095 6734) or David Thomson (01326) 340686. Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

      Monday 22
      LOCAL WILDLIFE WALK
      East Cornwall
      10.00am
      Meet at The Old School, village centre (SX360744)
      Share cars and continue to an interesting local habitat for a short walk. Contact Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.


      Sunday 28
      SURVIVAL AND SHELTER BUILDING
      Booking essential: limit of 20 places
      Near Camborne
      10.00am to 12.00pm
      Could you find your way out of wood on your own? If not, could you survive overnight? Learn how to make a shelter, find food and water and work out directions home from the wood around you. Wear outdoor clothing and footwear. Bring donation to Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Only suitable for children aged 6 yrs and above. Leader: Cheryl Marriott. Contact: Kirstie Francis on (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club.

      Sunday 28
      BIRDS OF PREY PHOTOGRAPHY
      Booking essential
      Near Indian Queens
      10.00am to 12 noon or 1.00 to 3.00pm
      Meet at Screech Owl Sanctuary near Indian Queens (SW937603)
      We will photograph owls and other birds of prey in captive but natural(ish!) surroundings. Bring camera, tripod, suitable footwear and clothing. There will be a charge, which will depend on number attending; please phone for details. Leader/contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287. Please make contact the day before to make sure the trip is still going ahead.
      Organised by Photographic Group


      MARCH

      Sunday 7
      BAT BOX WORKSHOP � PUTTING THEM UP
      Booking essential
      12.30pm
      Meet at The Old School, village centre (SX360744)
      We will split up and go to local sites to erect dormouse, bat, bird and barn owl boxes. Lots of people are wanted for this, please. Children very welcome. Booking essential to give us an idea of numbers. Contact Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.

      Monday 8
      MEMBERS� EVENING
      Allet.
      7.30pm
      Contact: David Chapman on (01736) 850287 or Adrian Langdon on (01208) 813440.
      Organised by Photographic Group.

      Saturday 13
      BEACH CLEAN
      Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve, Saltash
      2.00pm for approx. 2 hrs
      Meet at railway bridge by the allotments, Wearde Road (SX418577)
      Cleaning flotsam and jetsam from beach area. Bring rubber gloves; please wear appropriate outdoor clothing and stout footwear and bring camera. Dogs on leads only. Leader: Jackie Austin. Contact Hazel Rawlings (01752) 846407. Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve.

      Sunday 14
      RESERVE WORK PARTY
      Breney Common Reserve near Helman Tor
      10.00am to 2.00pm
      Meet at Gunwen Chapel car park near Helman Tor (SX053613)
      We need your help to keep back the overgrowth of vegetation, so please come along and bring your friends to help out at our reserve to cut back bushes and clear pathways. Bring protective gloves, boots, cutting tools and warm drink. Meet at Gunwen Chapel car park look for Lowertown on map. Leader/contact: Dave Thomas (01726) 861093 after 6.00pm. Organised by Restormel Group.

      Monday 15
      LOCAL WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY
      Parkhouse Centre, Bude
      7.30pm
      Talk by G. Sutton. �1.50. Contact Tim Dingle (01288) 361356. Organised by Tamar Group

      Saturday 20
      FILM: MESSAGE IN THE WAVES
      Gweek Village Hall
      7.30pm
      Meet at Gweek Village Hall, beside the National Seal Sanctuary, TR12 6UG (SW709266)
      Intensely moving documentary �Message in the Waves�, made by Rebecca Hoskins and the BBC Natural History Unit that kick-started the plastic bag free movement in the UK. It is a global film, and Jolyon Sharpe, Senior Beach Ranger for Cornwall Council, will give the local perspective on Cornwall�s marine litter and how we can all help. Cost �2. HMCG members and children free. Contact: Rhiannon (0771 095 6734) or Paul (01326) 341030. Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

      Sunday 21
      THE JOYS OF SPRING!
      Raginnis to Lamorna via Kemyel Crease
      Meet at Raginnis Hill, start of Coast Path
      10.30am start (SW465268)
      Coastal path walk through Kemyel Crease (Cornwall Wildlife Trust Reserve) to Lamorna and back. Bring lunch and suitable footwear and clothing. Donations from non-members welcome. Leader/contact: Jane Haward (01736) 740991. Organised by Penwith Group.

      Monday 22
      LOCAL WILDLIFE WALK
      East Cornwall
      10.00am
      Meet at The Old School, Stoke Climsland village centre (SX360744)
      Share cars and continue to an interesting local habitat for a short walk.
      Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.

      Saturday 27
      SPRING AMPHIBIAN HUNT
      Booking essential
      Breney Common, near Bodmin
      2.00 to 4.00pm
      What creatures lurk in the depths of Breney�s ponds? Only suitable for children aged 11 yrs and above. Wear waterproof outdoor clothing and footwear and bring pond-dipping nets if you have them. Bring donation to Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Leader: Mark Nicholson (Cornwall Reptile & Amphibian Group). Contact: Kirstie Francis on (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club.

      Sunday 28
      BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY
      AT PENZANCE AND NEWLYN
      Penzance
      10.00am to 3.00pm
      Meet at Jubilee Pool, Penzance (SW478299)
      We will be photographing waders and gulls around the harbour and coast. Bring camera, tripod, lunch, suitable footwear and clothing. Leader/contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287. Please make contact the day before to make sure the trip is still going ahead. Organised by Photographic Group.


      APRIL


      Thursday 1
      SEASHORE SAFARI
      Helford Passage
      1.00 to 3.00pm
      Meet in front of the Ferryboat Inn, Helford Passage on the north shore, TR11 5LB. (SW764269)
      Sea search at edge of the Helford river as the tide falls to find crabs, sea-anemones, seaquirts and other mysterious creatures. Wear non-slip rock-scrambling shoes that can get wet! Bring small nets and plastic buckets if you wish. Leader: Ruth Williams. Contact: Rhiannon (0771 095 6734) or Ruth (0796 725 1278). Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

      Saturday 10
      SPRING BIRDS
      Saltash
      10.30am for approx. 2 hrs
      Meet at Cecil Arms Public House by St. Stephens Church, Saltash (SX 417 583)
      Looking at spring birds on Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve, Saltash. Please wear appropriate outdoor clothing and stout footwear and bring binoculars, camera and scope if you have them. Sorry no dogs. Leader: RSPB Guide. Contact: Hazel Rawlings (01752) 846407.
      Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve.

      Monday 12
      MEMBERS� EVENING
      Allet
      7.30pm
      Contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287 or Adrian Langdon (01208) 813440.
      Organised by Photographic Group.

      Saturday 17
      SEASHORE SAFARI
      Booking preferred
      Helford Passage
      12.30 to 2.15pm (low water at 2.13pm)
      Meet on north side of river in front of Ferryboat Inn at Helford Passage (SW764269)
      Explore the magical world at the edge of the Helford River as the tide falls. We will find crabs, sea-anemones, sea squirts and other mysterious creatures. Suitable for families with children of all ages. Wear wellies or non-slip rock-scrambling shoes that can get wet. Bring donation to Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Leader: Abby Crosby (Marine Conservation Officer). Contact: Kirstie Francis on (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club.

      Sunday 18
      HERON AND EGRET SURVEY OF THE HELFORD
      Booking essential
      Calamansack
      10.00am to 12.00 noon
      Meet at entrance to Calamansack road, between Port Navas and Constantine (SW746281)
      Join us for a morning survey of the wonderful heron and egret populations of the Helford River. Bring binoculars, weatherproof clothing, and robust footwear advised. Leader/contact: bird watching expert Martin Rule (01326) 561952 or 0785 412 3877. Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

      Sunday 18
      EARLY DUNE FLOWERS
      Gwithian Towans near Hayle
      10.30am to 12.30pm
      Meet at car park at Gwithian Towans (may be a car park charge) (SW578414)
      Walk to look at early flowers on sand dunes. Flower guide useful but not essential. Donations from non-members welcome. Leaders/contacts: Jane and Nigel Haward (01736) 740991. Organised by Penwith Group

      Sunday 18
      SPRING BIRDWATCH
      Luxulyan
      9.30am to 1.00pm
      Meet at Black Hill car pack next to Treffry Viaduct near Luxulyan village (SX059573)
      A morning birding in the beautiful wooded Luxulyan Valley with local bird expert Sid Cole to look for arriving and locally breeding birds. Bring warm clothing, binoculars and stout walking boots. Leader: Sid Cole. Contact: Dave Thomas (01726) 861093 after 6pm. Organised by Restormel Group.

      Wednesday 21
      THE NATURAL HISTORY OF WEST PENTIRE AND HOLYWELL
      Booking essential
      Allet
      7.00pm
      Illustrated talk by David Chapman. Suggested donation �2. Please phone to book. Contact: Joanna Wallis (joannawallis@...) or Ba Whitehead (ba@...) (01872) 273939 ext 278. Organised by Carrick Group.

      Monday 26
      LOCAL WILDLIFE WALK
      East Cornwall
      10.00am
      Meet at The Old School, Stoke Climsland village centre (SX360744)
      Share cars and continue to an interesting local habitat for a short walk.
      Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.
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        Useful websites:

        Birds of the River Camel: http://www.btinternet.com/~lawson/camelbirds/camelbirdlife.html

        Birdwatching in West Cornwall: http://www.sennen-cove.com/birds.htm

        Botanical Group Cornwall: http://floracam.co.uk/bcg

        Cornish Biological Records Unit: http://www.ex.ac.uk/~cnfrench/ics/cbru/cbruhome.htm

        Cornwall Birdwatching and Preservation Society.
        http://www.cbwps.org.uk

        Cornwall Council: http://www.cornwall.gov.uk

        Cornwall Moth Group: http://members.aol.com/Cornwallmoths

        Cornwall Wildlife Trust: http://www.wildlifetrust.org.uk/cornwall

        Cornwall Dolphin Group: http://www.chelonia.demon.co.uk

        Eden Project: http://www.edenproject.com

        National Seal Sanctuary at Gweek: http://www.sealsanctuary.co.uk

        This is Cornwall: http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk

        West Cornwall Badger Group:
        http://www.cornwallbadgergroup.org.uk

        West Penwith Environmentally Sensitive Area (MAFF site):
        http://www.maff.gov.uk/erdp/docs/national/annexes/annexx/wprex2.htm

        Other Useful Websites at : http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CornishWildlife/links


        Cornwall Wildlife Trust
        Diary of Events
        End of November 2009 to April 2010


        Five Acres, Allet, Truro, TR4 9DJ Tel. (01872) 273939

        Details of events and other Trust activities are also available on our website: www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk/whatson

        EVERYONE is welcome to attend ALL events. Donations from non-members would be appreciated. Please bring waterproof clothing and footwear to all outdoor events.

        CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY ADULTS


        NOVEMBER

        Saturday 21
        PLANNING MEETING FOR PENWITH GROUP
        Booking essential
        Ludgvan
        7.00pm
        Phone for directions: (SW504331)
        Discuss this years� events � plan for 2010. Seasonal refreshments. Bring contribution to funds/food welcome. Leaders/contact: Jane and Nigel Haward (01736) 740991. Organised by Penwith Group.

        Sunday 22
        LAND AND SEASCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY
        Porthcurno
        12.00 noon start
        Meet at main car park in Porthcurno (SW384226)
        Photographing one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in Cornwall between here and Logan Rock. Please note later than usual start to allow us to stay until dusk if weather appropriate. Bring camera, tripod, lunch, suitable footwear/clothing. Leader/contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287; please make contact the day before to make sure trip still going ahead. Organised by Photographic Group.

        Sunday 22 to end of January
        INSPIRED AND WILD � ART EXHIBITION FUNDRAISER
        Geevor Tin Mine, Pendeen TR19 7EW
        Start 10.00am Sunday 22 Nov � finish end of Jan 2010. Geevor Tin Mine is open 10.00am till 4.00pm Sunday to Friday. Free entry to gallery once you have paid entrance fee for Geevor Tin Mine (�8.50 adults, �4.50 children).
        Experience wonderful artwork showing the wealth of Cornwall�s artistic talent featured in the Trust�s art exhibition at this exciting location. On display are interpretations of Cornish wildlife and scenery, all available for purchase to help raise money for the Trust. Disabled access lift available to gallery from museum. Contact: Serena Pettigrew-Jolly (01872) 273939 ext 205 or Jasmin Appleby (01872) 273939 ext 251. Organised by Cornwall Wildlife Trust.

        Sunday 29
        TREE HUNT IN KILMINORTH WOODS
        Booking essential, numbers limited to 20
        Near Looe
        10.30am to 12.30pm
        Record trees for the Ancient Trees Project and hunt for signs of the wildlife that lives amongst them. We will walk off track and some distance into the woods, so sensible footwear and clothing essential. Could be very muddy in places. Suitable for children aged 6 yrs and above. Bring donation to Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Leader: Christine Spooner (Friends of Kilminorth Woods). Contact/booking: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club.


        DECEMBER


        Saturday 5
        WRECK AND TORPEDOES TO COASTWATCH � THE EXTRAORDINARY HISTORY OF NARE POINT
        Gweek Village Hall
        7.30pm
        Meet at Gweek Village Hall, beside the National Seal Sanctuary, TR12 6UG
        (SW709266)
        Paul Phillips and Jack Sechler recount the fascinating story of Nare Point, from the wreck of the Bay of Panama in the Great Storm of 1891 through its vital role during WWII to its current important activities as a Coastwatch station. A slightly extended meeting. Cost �2. Group members and children free. Leader: Paul Phillips. Contact: Paul (01326) 341030 or David (01326) 341181. Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

        Saturday 5
        EXPLORING KENNACK SANDS CLIFFS, BEACH AND DUNES
        Kennack Sands
        10.30am to 1.30pm
        Meet at Kennack Sands car park (SW734165). Take A3083 from Helston, then B3293 for St Keverne and after Earth Satellite station, take turning for Kuggar at crossroads
        Looking at famous Kennack Gneiss and other rocks, searching for amethyst, and discovering how the dunes/valleys with their flora developed after the last Ice Age. Bring outdoor gear and waterproof shoes or boots. Disabled access restricted to 1st beach. Walk will finish at high tide, so time to explore area on your own. Leader: Peter Ealey. Contact: (01326) 231553. Organised by Cornwall RIGS Group.

        Sunday 6
        GREEN CHRISTMAS
        Booking essential to be given your time slot
        Allet, near Truro
        10.00am to 12.00 noon and 1.00 to 3.00pm
        Make Christmas decorations from natural and recycled materials and help dress the Cornwall Wildlife Trust office tree. For all ages. �1 per child donation to cover cost of materials. Leaders: Sarah McCartney and Kirstie Francis. Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203.
        Organised for Fox Club to celebrate Tree Dressing Day.

        Tuesday 8
        PRESENTATION BY NICK DIXON ON PEREGRINE FALCONS
        Altarnun
        7.00pm
        Meet at Altarnun Village Hall. Take Altarnun/Five Lanes exit from A30 5 miles west of Launceston, turn right at bottom of hill before butchers (SX331847)
        Local raptor expert Nick Dixon will give an illustrated talk on his work with peregrine conservation. Small charge to cover costs. Tea, coffee (and hopefully cakes) available. Leader/contact: Dave Groves (01566) 86416. Organised by Launceston Group, Altarnun Parish.

        Wednesday 9
        MEETING AND SOCIAL EVENT
        Allet
        6.30pm
        Cheryl Marriott will talk about Cornwall Wildlife Trust�s future development plan and gather ideas for our way forward. Seasonal (locally sourced) refreshments, Christmas cards and calendars. Suggested donation �2. Contact: Joanna Wallis (joannawallis@...) or Ba Whitehead (ba@...) (01872) 273939 ext 278. Organised by Carrick Group.

        Saturday 12
        WINTER WADERS AND FINCHES
        Booking essential for lunch only
        Saltash
        11.00am, approx. 2 hrs
        Meet at Wearde Road entrance to Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve (SX421582)
        Looking at winter waders and finches on the reserve. Please wear appropriate outdoor clothing and stout footwear and bring binoculars, camera and scope if you have them. Leader: RSPB Guide. Booking is only essential if booking lunch at the Cecil Arms. Please book early, only limited places available (meal cost applies). Contact/booking: Hazel Rawlings (01752) 846407. Sorry no dogs. Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve Saltash.

        Monday 14
        MEMBERS EVENING
        Allet
        7.30 pm
        Please contact David Chapman on (01736) 850287 or Adrian Langdon on (01208) 813440.
        Organised by Photographic Group.

        JANUARY

        Saturday 2
        NEW YEAR WALK
        Sennen Beach
        2.00pm
        Meet at car park at bottom of Hill, Sennen Cove (SW355264)
        Meet friends and get some welcome exercise after holiday season. Bring waterproofs and suitable shoes for cliff path and beach. Donations from non-members welcome. Leaders: Jane and Nigel Haward. Contact: (01736) 740991. Organised by Penwith Group.

        Saturday 9
        HUNT THE HUT CIRCLE
        Helman Tor, Lanlivery
        10.30am
        Meet on Helman Tor (SX063615)
        Buried beneath the ever growing gorse of Helman Tor are many important archaeological remains, in fact the whole site is a Scheduled Ancient Monument. Among them is a Bronze Age hut circle, clear evidence of past habitation on this beautiful landmark. Help cut back gorse to reveal some of the intrigue of our ancestors� lives. Tools provided, bring work clothes, lunch and waterproofs. Leader/contact: Se�n O�Hea (0797 154 2185). Organised by Restormel Group.

        Saturday 9
        WINTER BIRDS: FINCHES AND
        WADERS
        Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve, Saltash
        10.30am, approx. 2 hrs
        Meet at Cecil Arms Public House by St Stephens Church, Saltash (SX417583)
        Please wear outdoor clothing and stout footwear. Bring binoculars and camera. Leader: RSPB Guide. Sorry, no dogs. Contact Hazel Rawlings (01752) 846407.
        Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve.

        Sunday 10
        MINES AND MOORS IN WINTER
        Minions
        10.30am
        Meet at Minions, car park east of the village centre
        A wintry walk through Gonamena to South Caradon Mine and back over west Caradon Hill. Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.

        Monday 11
        MEMBERS� EVENING
        Allet
        7.30pm
        Contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287 or Adrian Langdon (01208) 813440.
        Organised by Photographic Group.

        Tuesday 12
        MEMBERS� EVENING
        Newquay
        7.30pm
        Meet downstairs at Griffin Hotel, Cliff Rd, Newquay, opposite railway station. (SW815618)
        An informal evening for all our members and friends to show photographs and slides of wildlife at home and abroad. We have a digital projector so bring photos on a memory stick or CD. Collection taken. Full bar and parking facilities available. All welcome. Leader/contact: Dave Thomas (01726) 861093 after 6pm. Organised by Restormel Group.

        Sunday 17
        HIDDEN TREASURES � AN INTRODUCTION TO MINERALOGY
        Near Camborne
        10.15am to 12.15pm
        Meet at King Edward Mine Museum. The mine can best be found off the Camborne to Troon road. Follow brown signs from Camborne, just before Troon (approx. 2 miles) turn left, the mine is � mile down road on the left. (SW664389)
        A short talk and opportunity to look at examples of common minerals, with particular reference to Cornish minerals. You are welcome to bring along any minerals you would like to have identified. Leaders: Ruth Osborn, Owen Baker and others. Contact: Sue Hocking (01872) 240777 ext 246. Organised by Cornwall RIGS Group.

        Sunday 17
        UGLY BUG HOTEL
        Booking essential as places limited
        Allet, near Truro
        10.00am to 12.00 noon
        Collect items lying around our nature reserve and help to build a giant bug hotel. Afterwards, a competition for you to draw your idea of a great bug hotel. Wear outdoor clothing and footwear. Bring donation to Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Leader/contact: Kirstie Francis on (01872) 273939 ext 203. Only suitable for children aged 6 yrs and above. Organised for Fox Club.

        Monday 18
        HONEY BEES
        Bude
        7.30pm
        Meet at the Parkhouse Centre
        A talk by Graham Jones. Cost �1.50. Contact Tim Dingle (01288) 361356. Organised by Tamar Group.

        Saturday 23
        CORNISH DOLPHINS � AN UPDATE
        Gweek Village Hall
        7.30pm
        Gweek Village Hall, beside the National Seal Sanctuary, TR12 6UG (SW709266)
        Dr Nick Tregenza will tell us about the current state of research and issues involving dolphins, porpoises and whales in Cornish waters. Cost �2. HMC Group members and children free. Contact: Margaret (01326) 221632 or Paul (01326) 341030. Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

        Sunday 24
        WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY IN ST IVES
        St Ives
        10.00am to 3.00pm
        Meet outside the lifeboat house in St Ives (SW519406)
        Photographing a variety of birds in the harbour area. Bring camera, tripod, suitable footwear and clothing. Leader/contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287. Please make contact the day before to make sure the trip is still going ahead. Organised by Photographic Group.

        Monday 25
        LOCAL WILDLIFE WALK
        East Cornwall
        10.00am
        Meet at The Old School, Stoke Climsland (SX360744)
        Share cars and continue to an interesting local habitat for a short walk.
        Contact: Caroline Vulliamy(01579) 370411.
        Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.

        Friday 29
        DORMICE � THE GREAT NUT HUNT
        Booking essential
        Stoke Climsland
        7.30pm
        Meet at The Old School, village centre (SX360744)
        An illustrated talk on these fascinating creatures and what we can do to help them locally.
        Children welcome. Contact Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411.
        Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.`


        FEBRUARY

        Thursday 4
        BEES
        Booking essential
        Allet
        6.30pm
        Talk by Colin Reith, local beekeeper who has 20 hives and runs courses for potential beekeepers. Suggested donation �2. Please phone to book. Contact: Joanna Wallis (joannawallis@...) or Ba Whitehead (ba@...) (01872) 273939 ext 278. Organised by Carrick Group.

        Friday 5
        WILDLIFE IN FORESTRY COMMISION LAND IN AND AROUND THE CAMEL VALLEY
        Wadebridge
        7.30 to 9.30pm
        Meet at �The Goods Shed�, Southern Way, Wadebridge
        Talk preceded by a short AGM. Leader: Andrew Ball � Ranger with the Forestry Commission.
        Contact: Brian Wright (01208) 814138. Organised by Camel Branch.

        Saturday 6
        BAT BOX WORKSHOP
        Booking essential
        Stoke Climsland area
        12.30pm
        Meet at The Old School, village centre (SX360744)
        Making dormouse, bat, bird and barn-owl boxes for erecting at local sites. Meet at the Old School to follow on to local workshop (or phone for details). Children very welcome. Contact Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.

        Saturday 6
        ANNUAL BRANCH PARTY
        Check to confirm before date
        Penzance
        7.30pm
        Meet at Rosemorran, Clements Road, Penzance
        Friendly get together for Penwith members, families and friends. Bring a plate of food for the buffet and �2.50 towards costs and for funds. Leaders: Liz Tregenza; Jane Haward. Contact: (01736) 351793; 740991. Organised by Penwith Group.

        Saturday 6
        ROSENANNON BOG RESERVE WORK PARTY
        Rosenannon, St Wenn
        10.30am to 3.30pm
        Meet outside the Sunday School, Rosenannon (SW955661)
        Join a good old fashioned scrub clearance task. We�ll have a nice bonfire, great for cooking spuds on, and clear invasive willow and birch threatening valuable wet grassland. Many hands make light work and the results are plain to see! Tools provided, bring work clothes, lunch and waterproofs. Leader/contact: Se�n O�Hea (0797 1542 185). Organised by Restormel and Camel Groups.

        Sunday 7
        WINTER WILDLIFE WALK
        Booking preferred
        Marazion
        2.00pm start
        Meet in the beach car park on the west side of Marazion as you enter the village.
        (SW515308)
        We will walk and look for some overwintering birds, a few crabs if the tide is low and discover what lives on the tide-line at this time of the year. Wear suitable clothing and footwear for outdoors. Only suitable for children aged 7 years and above. Bring donation to Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Leader: Paul Semmens. Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club.

        Monday 8
        MEMBERS� EVENING
        Allet
        7.30pm
        Contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287 or Adrian Langdon (01208) 813440.
        Organised by Photographic Group.

        Saturday 13
        HISTORY AND THINGS
        Saltash
        10.30am, approx. 2 hrs
        Meet at Cecil Arms Public House by St. Stephens Church, Saltash (SX417583)
        Looking at the history on and around Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve, Saltash. Please wear appropriate outdoor clothing and stout footwear and bring binoculars and camera. Leader: Keith Rawlings. Contact: Hazel Rawlings (01752) 846407. Dogs on leads only. Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve.

        Saturday 13
        GEOLOGY AND MINES IN THE BOTALLACK AREA, PENWITH
        Booking essential
        Botallack
        10.00am start
        Meet at the Botallack Count House (SW365333)
        A conducted tour exploring the geology and the different types of mineralisation (tin, copper and uranium) in the area, which has several County Geology Sites. We will find uranium minerals using a Geiger counter, although collecting is not allowed. Bring packed lunch, waterproofs and wear strong shoes/boots. Leader/contact: Peter Scott, Camborne School of Mines (01326)340214. Organised by Cornwall RIGS Group.

        Saturday 13
        BIRDBOX MAKING
        Booking essential
        Allet
        11.00am start
        Join us in making a nest box for your garden birds: either open-fronted for robins or small-holed for blue tits. We provide you tools, instructions, raw materials & expert help. Bring an adult to help with sawing & hammering. �4 per nest box � payable on booking. Suitable for children aged 7 yrs and above. Leaders: Jasmin & Jason Appleby. Places limited to 12, so phone Kirstie on (01872) 273939 ext 203 by Friday 5th to book a place and order your materials. Organised for Fox Club in celebration of Nest Box Weekend.

        Monday 15
        VISIT TO MADAGASCAR
        Bude
        7.30pm
        Meet at the Parkhouse Centre
        Talk by J and C Hicks. �1.50. Contact Tim Dingle (01288) 361356. Organised by Tamar Group.

        Saturday 20
        FISHERIES CONSERVATION WITH THE NATIONAL LOBSTER HATCHERY
        Gweek
        7.30pm
        Meet at Gweek Village Hall, beside the National Seal Sanctuary, TR12 6UG
        (SW709266)
        Exciting insights into the work of the National Lobster Hatchery and fisheries conservation through local young lobster releases. Please visit www.helfordmarineconservation.co.uk for further details. Cost �2. HMCG members and children free. Leader: Dominic Boothroyd. Contact: Rhiannon (0771 095 6734) or David Thomson (01326) 340686. Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

        Monday 22
        LOCAL WILDLIFE WALK
        East Cornwall
        10.00am
        Meet at The Old School, village centre (SX360744)
        Share cars and continue to an interesting local habitat for a short walk. Contact Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.


        Sunday 28
        SURVIVAL AND SHELTER BUILDING
        Booking essential: limit of 20 places
        Near Camborne
        10.00am to 12.00pm
        Could you find your way out of wood on your own? If not, could you survive overnight? Learn how to make a shelter, find food and water and work out directions home from the wood around you. Wear outdoor clothing and footwear. Bring donation to Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Only suitable for children aged 6 yrs and above. Leader: Cheryl Marriott. Contact: Kirstie Francis on (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club.

        Sunday 28
        BIRDS OF PREY PHOTOGRAPHY
        Booking essential
        Near Indian Queens
        10.00am to 12 noon or 1.00 to 3.00pm
        Meet at Screech Owl Sanctuary near Indian Queens (SW937603)
        We will photograph owls and other birds of prey in captive but natural(ish!) surroundings. Bring camera, tripod, suitable footwear and clothing. There will be a charge, which will depend on number attending; please phone for details. Leader/contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287. Please make contact the day before to make sure the trip is still going ahead.
        Organised by Photographic Group


        MARCH

        Sunday 7
        BAT BOX WORKSHOP � PUTTING THEM UP
        Booking essential
        12.30pm
        Meet at The Old School, village centre (SX360744)
        We will split up and go to local sites to erect dormouse, bat, bird and barn owl boxes. Lots of people are wanted for this, please. Children very welcome. Booking essential to give us an idea of numbers. Contact Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.

        Monday 8
        MEMBERS� EVENING
        Allet.
        7.30pm
        Contact: David Chapman on (01736) 850287 or Adrian Langdon on (01208) 813440.
        Organised by Photographic Group.

        Saturday 13
        BEACH CLEAN
        Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve, Saltash
        2.00pm for approx. 2 hrs
        Meet at railway bridge by the allotments, Wearde Road (SX418577)
        Cleaning flotsam and jetsam from beach area. Bring rubber gloves; please wear appropriate outdoor clothing and stout footwear and bring camera. Dogs on leads only. Leader: Jackie Austin. Contact Hazel Rawlings (01752) 846407. Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve.

        Sunday 14
        RESERVE WORK PARTY
        Breney Common Reserve near Helman Tor
        10.00am to 2.00pm
        Meet at Gunwen Chapel car park near Helman Tor (SX053613)
        We need your help to keep back the overgrowth of vegetation, so please come along and bring your friends to help out at our reserve to cut back bushes and clear pathways. Bring protective gloves, boots, cutting tools and warm drink. Meet at Gunwen Chapel car park look for Lowertown on map. Leader/contact: Dave Thomas (01726) 861093 after 6.00pm. Organised by Restormel Group.

        Monday 15
        LOCAL WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY
        Parkhouse Centre, Bude
        7.30pm
        Talk by G. Sutton. �1.50. Contact Tim Dingle (01288) 361356. Organised by Tamar Group

        Saturday 20
        FILM: MESSAGE IN THE WAVES
        Gweek Village Hall
        7.30pm
        Meet at Gweek Village Hall, beside the National Seal Sanctuary, TR12 6UG (SW709266)
        Intensely moving documentary �Message in the Waves�, made by Rebecca Hoskins and the BBC Natural History Unit that kick-started the plastic bag free movement in the UK. It is a global film, and Jolyon Sharpe, Senior Beach Ranger for Cornwall Council, will give the local perspective on Cornwall�s marine litter and how we can all help. Cost �2. HMCG members and children free. Contact: Rhiannon (0771 095 6734) or Paul (01326) 341030. Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

        Sunday 21
        THE JOYS OF SPRING!
        Raginnis to Lamorna via Kemyel Crease
        Meet at Raginnis Hill, start of Coast Path
        10.30am start (SW465268)
        Coastal path walk through Kemyel Crease (Cornwall Wildlife Trust Reserve) to Lamorna and back. Bring lunch and suitable footwear and clothing. Donations from non-members welcome. Leader/contact: Jane Haward (01736) 740991. Organised by Penwith Group.

        Monday 22
        LOCAL WILDLIFE WALK
        East Cornwall
        10.00am
        Meet at The Old School, Stoke Climsland village centre (SX360744)
        Share cars and continue to an interesting local habitat for a short walk.
        Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.

        Saturday 27
        SPRING AMPHIBIAN HUNT
        Booking essential
        Breney Common, near Bodmin
        2.00 to 4.00pm
        What creatures lurk in the depths of Breney�s ponds? Only suitable for children aged 11 yrs and above. Wear waterproof outdoor clothing and footwear and bring pond-dipping nets if you have them. Bring donation to Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Leader: Mark Nicholson (Cornwall Reptile & Amphibian Group). Contact: Kirstie Francis on (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club.

        Sunday 28
        BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY
        AT PENZANCE AND NEWLYN
        Penzance
        10.00am to 3.00pm
        Meet at Jubilee Pool, Penzance (SW478299)
        We will be photographing waders and gulls around the harbour and coast. Bring camera, tripod, lunch, suitable footwear and clothing. Leader/contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287. Please make contact the day before to make sure the trip is still going ahead. Organised by Photographic Group.


        APRIL


        Thursday 1
        SEASHORE SAFARI
        Helford Passage
        1.00 to 3.00pm
        Meet in front of the Ferryboat Inn, Helford Passage on the north shore, TR11 5LB. (SW764269)
        Sea search at edge of the Helford river as the tide falls to find crabs, sea-anemones, seaquirts and other mysterious creatures. Wear non-slip rock-scrambling shoes that can get wet! Bring small nets and plastic buckets if you wish. Leader: Ruth Williams. Contact: Rhiannon (0771 095 6734) or Ruth (0796 725 1278). Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

        Saturday 10
        SPRING BIRDS
        Saltash
        10.30am for approx. 2 hrs
        Meet at Cecil Arms Public House by St. Stephens Church, Saltash (SX 417 583)
        Looking at spring birds on Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve, Saltash. Please wear appropriate outdoor clothing and stout footwear and bring binoculars, camera and scope if you have them. Sorry no dogs. Leader: RSPB Guide. Contact: Hazel Rawlings (01752) 846407.
        Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve.

        Monday 12
        MEMBERS� EVENING
        Allet
        7.30pm
        Contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287 or Adrian Langdon (01208) 813440.
        Organised by Photographic Group.

        Saturday 17
        SEASHORE SAFARI
        Booking preferred
        Helford Passage
        12.30 to 2.15pm (low water at 2.13pm)
        Meet on north side of river in front of Ferryboat Inn at Helford Passage (SW764269)
        Explore the magical world at the edge of the Helford River as the tide falls. We will find crabs, sea-anemones, sea squirts and other mysterious creatures. Suitable for families with children of all ages. Wear wellies or non-slip rock-scrambling shoes that can get wet. Bring donation to Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Leader: Abby Crosby (Marine Conservation Officer). Contact: Kirstie Francis on (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club.

        Sunday 18
        HERON AND EGRET SURVEY OF THE HELFORD
        Booking essential
        Calamansack
        10.00am to 12.00 noon
        Meet at entrance to Calamansack road, between Port Navas and Constantine (SW746281)
        Join us for a morning survey of the wonderful heron and egret populations of the Helford River. Bring binoculars, weatherproof clothing, and robust footwear advised. Leader/contact: bird watching expert Martin Rule (01326) 561952 or 0785 412 3877. Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

        Sunday 18
        EARLY DUNE FLOWERS
        Gwithian Towans near Hayle
        10.30am to 12.30pm
        Meet at car park at Gwithian Towans (may be a car park charge) (SW578414)
        Walk to look at early flowers on sand dunes. Flower guide useful but not essential. Donations from non-members welcome. Leaders/contacts: Jane and Nigel Haward (01736) 740991. Organised by Penwith Group

        Sunday 18
        SPRING BIRDWATCH
        Luxulyan
        9.30am to 1.00pm
        Meet at Black Hill car pack next to Treffry Viaduct near Luxulyan village (SX059573)
        A morning birding in the beautiful wooded Luxulyan Valley with local bird expert Sid Cole to look for arriving and locally breeding birds. Bring warm clothing, binoculars and stout walking boots. Leader: Sid Cole. Contact: Dave Thomas (01726) 861093 after 6pm. Organised by Restormel Group.

        Wednesday 21
        THE NATURAL HISTORY OF WEST PENTIRE AND HOLYWELL
        Booking essential
        Allet
        7.00pm
        Illustrated talk by David Chapman. Suggested donation �2. Please phone to book. Contact: Joanna Wallis (joannawallis@...) or Ba Whitehead (ba@...) (01872) 273939 ext 278. Organised by Carrick Group.

        Monday 26
        LOCAL WILDLIFE WALK
        East Cornwall
        10.00am
        Meet at The Old School, Stoke Climsland village centre (SX360744)
        Share cars and continue to an interesting local habitat for a short walk.
        Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.
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          Useful websites:

          Birds of the River Camel: http://www.btinternet.com/~lawson/camelbirds/camelbirdlife.html

          Birdwatching in West Cornwall: http://www.sennen-cove.com/birds.htm

          Botanical Group Cornwall: http://floracam.co.uk/bcg

          Cornish Biological Records Unit: http://www.ex.ac.uk/~cnfrench/ics/cbru/cbruhome.htm

          Cornwall Birdwatching and Preservation Society.
          http://www.cbwps.org.uk

          Cornwall Council: http://www.cornwall.gov.uk

          Cornwall Moth Group: http://members.aol.com/Cornwallmoths

          Cornwall Wildlife Trust: http://www.wildlifetrust.org.uk/cornwall

          Cornwall Dolphin Group: http://www.chelonia.demon.co.uk

          Eden Project: http://www.edenproject.com

          National Seal Sanctuary at Gweek: http://www.sealsanctuary.co.uk

          This is Cornwall: http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk

          West Cornwall Badger Group:
          http://www.cornwallbadgergroup.org.uk

          West Penwith Environmentally Sensitive Area (MAFF site):
          http://www.maff.gov.uk/erdp/docs/national/annexes/annexx/wprex2.htm

          Other Useful Websites at : http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CornishWildlife/links


          Cornwall Wildlife Trust
          Diary of Events
          End of November 2009 to April 2010


          Five Acres, Allet, Truro, TR4 9DJ Tel. (01872) 273939

          Details of events and other Trust activities are also available on our website: www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk/whatson

          EVERYONE is welcome to attend ALL events. Donations from non-members would be appreciated. Please bring waterproof clothing and footwear to all outdoor events.

          CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY ADULTS


          NOVEMBER

          Saturday 21
          PLANNING MEETING FOR PENWITH GROUP
          Booking essential
          Ludgvan
          7.00pm
          Phone for directions: (SW504331)
          Discuss this years� events � plan for 2010. Seasonal refreshments. Bring contribution to funds/food welcome. Leaders/contact: Jane and Nigel Haward (01736) 740991. Organised by Penwith Group.

          Sunday 22
          LAND AND SEASCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY
          Porthcurno
          12.00 noon start
          Meet at main car park in Porthcurno (SW384226)
          Photographing one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in Cornwall between here and Logan Rock. Please note later than usual start to allow us to stay until dusk if weather appropriate. Bring camera, tripod, lunch, suitable footwear/clothing. Leader/contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287; please make contact the day before to make sure trip still going ahead. Organised by Photographic Group.

          Sunday 22 to end of January
          INSPIRED AND WILD � ART EXHIBITION FUNDRAISER
          Geevor Tin Mine, Pendeen TR19 7EW
          Start 10.00am Sunday 22 Nov � finish end of Jan 2010. Geevor Tin Mine is open 10.00am till 4.00pm Sunday to Friday. Free entry to gallery once you have paid entrance fee for Geevor Tin Mine (�8.50 adults, �4.50 children).
          Experience wonderful artwork showing the wealth of Cornwall�s artistic talent featured in the Trust�s art exhibition at this exciting location. On display are interpretations of Cornish wildlife and scenery, all available for purchase to help raise money for the Trust. Disabled access lift available to gallery from museum. Contact: Serena Pettigrew-Jolly (01872) 273939 ext 205 or Jasmin Appleby (01872) 273939 ext 251. Organised by Cornwall Wildlife Trust.

          Sunday 29
          TREE HUNT IN KILMINORTH WOODS
          Booking essential, numbers limited to 20
          Near Looe
          10.30am to 12.30pm
          Record trees for the Ancient Trees Project and hunt for signs of the wildlife that lives amongst them. We will walk off track and some distance into the woods, so sensible footwear and clothing essential. Could be very muddy in places. Suitable for children aged 6 yrs and above. Bring donation to Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Leader: Christine Spooner (Friends of Kilminorth Woods). Contact/booking: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club.


          DECEMBER


          Saturday 5
          WRECK AND TORPEDOES TO COASTWATCH � THE EXTRAORDINARY HISTORY OF NARE POINT
          Gweek Village Hall
          7.30pm
          Meet at Gweek Village Hall, beside the National Seal Sanctuary, TR12 6UG
          (SW709266)
          Paul Phillips and Jack Sechler recount the fascinating story of Nare Point, from the wreck of the Bay of Panama in the Great Storm of 1891 through its vital role during WWII to its current important activities as a Coastwatch station. A slightly extended meeting. Cost �2. Group members and children free. Leader: Paul Phillips. Contact: Paul (01326) 341030 or David (01326) 341181. Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

          Saturday 5
          EXPLORING KENNACK SANDS CLIFFS, BEACH AND DUNES
          Kennack Sands
          10.30am to 1.30pm
          Meet at Kennack Sands car park (SW734165). Take A3083 from Helston, then B3293 for St Keverne and after Earth Satellite station, take turning for Kuggar at crossroads
          Looking at famous Kennack Gneiss and other rocks, searching for amethyst, and discovering how the dunes/valleys with their flora developed after the last Ice Age. Bring outdoor gear and waterproof shoes or boots. Disabled access restricted to 1st beach. Walk will finish at high tide, so time to explore area on your own. Leader: Peter Ealey. Contact: (01326) 231553. Organised by Cornwall RIGS Group.

          Sunday 6
          GREEN CHRISTMAS
          Booking essential to be given your time slot
          Allet, near Truro
          10.00am to 12.00 noon and 1.00 to 3.00pm
          Make Christmas decorations from natural and recycled materials and help dress the Cornwall Wildlife Trust office tree. For all ages. �1 per child donation to cover cost of materials. Leaders: Sarah McCartney and Kirstie Francis. Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203.
          Organised for Fox Club to celebrate Tree Dressing Day.

          Tuesday 8
          PRESENTATION BY NICK DIXON ON PEREGRINE FALCONS
          Altarnun
          7.00pm
          Meet at Altarnun Village Hall. Take Altarnun/Five Lanes exit from A30 5 miles west of Launceston, turn right at bottom of hill before butchers (SX331847)
          Local raptor expert Nick Dixon will give an illustrated talk on his work with peregrine conservation. Small charge to cover costs. Tea, coffee (and hopefully cakes) available. Leader/contact: Dave Groves (01566) 86416. Organised by Launceston Group, Altarnun Parish.

          Wednesday 9
          MEETING AND SOCIAL EVENT
          Allet
          6.30pm
          Cheryl Marriott will talk about Cornwall Wildlife Trust�s future development plan and gather ideas for our way forward. Seasonal (locally sourced) refreshments, Christmas cards and calendars. Suggested donation �2. Contact: Joanna Wallis (joannawallis@...) or Ba Whitehead (ba@...) (01872) 273939 ext 278. Organised by Carrick Group.

          Saturday 12
          WINTER WADERS AND FINCHES
          Booking essential for lunch only
          Saltash
          11.00am, approx. 2 hrs
          Meet at Wearde Road entrance to Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve (SX421582)
          Looking at winter waders and finches on the reserve. Please wear appropriate outdoor clothing and stout footwear and bring binoculars, camera and scope if you have them. Leader: RSPB Guide. Booking is only essential if booking lunch at the Cecil Arms. Please book early, only limited places available (meal cost applies). Contact/booking: Hazel Rawlings (01752) 846407. Sorry no dogs. Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve Saltash.

          Monday 14
          MEMBERS EVENING
          Allet
          7.30 pm
          Please contact David Chapman on (01736) 850287 or Adrian Langdon on (01208) 813440.
          Organised by Photographic Group.

          JANUARY

          Saturday 2
          NEW YEAR WALK
          Sennen Beach
          2.00pm
          Meet at car park at bottom of Hill, Sennen Cove (SW355264)
          Meet friends and get some welcome exercise after holiday season. Bring waterproofs and suitable shoes for cliff path and beach. Donations from non-members welcome. Leaders: Jane and Nigel Haward. Contact: (01736) 740991. Organised by Penwith Group.

          Saturday 9
          HUNT THE HUT CIRCLE
          Helman Tor, Lanlivery
          10.30am
          Meet on Helman Tor (SX063615)
          Buried beneath the ever growing gorse of Helman Tor are many important archaeological remains, in fact the whole site is a Scheduled Ancient Monument. Among them is a Bronze Age hut circle, clear evidence of past habitation on this beautiful landmark. Help cut back gorse to reveal some of the intrigue of our ancestors� lives. Tools provided, bring work clothes, lunch and waterproofs. Leader/contact: Se�n O�Hea (0797 154 2185). Organised by Restormel Group.

          Saturday 9
          WINTER BIRDS: FINCHES AND
          WADERS
          Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve, Saltash
          10.30am, approx. 2 hrs
          Meet at Cecil Arms Public House by St Stephens Church, Saltash (SX417583)
          Please wear outdoor clothing and stout footwear. Bring binoculars and camera. Leader: RSPB Guide. Sorry, no dogs. Contact Hazel Rawlings (01752) 846407.
          Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve.

          Sunday 10
          MINES AND MOORS IN WINTER
          Minions
          10.30am
          Meet at Minions, car park east of the village centre
          A wintry walk through Gonamena to South Caradon Mine and back over west Caradon Hill. Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.

          Monday 11
          MEMBERS� EVENING
          Allet
          7.30pm
          Contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287 or Adrian Langdon (01208) 813440.
          Organised by Photographic Group.

          Tuesday 12
          MEMBERS� EVENING
          Newquay
          7.30pm
          Meet downstairs at Griffin Hotel, Cliff Rd, Newquay, opposite railway station. (SW815618)
          An informal evening for all our members and friends to show photographs and slides of wildlife at home and abroad. We have a digital projector so bring photos on a memory stick or CD. Collection taken. Full bar and parking facilities available. All welcome. Leader/contact: Dave Thomas (01726) 861093 after 6pm. Organised by Restormel Group.

          Sunday 17
          HIDDEN TREASURES � AN INTRODUCTION TO MINERALOGY
          Near Camborne
          10.15am to 12.15pm
          Meet at King Edward Mine Museum. The mine can best be found off the Camborne to Troon road. Follow brown signs from Camborne, just before Troon (approx. 2 miles) turn left, the mine is � mile down road on the left. (SW664389)
          A short talk and opportunity to look at examples of common minerals, with particular reference to Cornish minerals. You are welcome to bring along any minerals you would like to have identified. Leaders: Ruth Osborn, Owen Baker and others. Contact: Sue Hocking (01872) 240777 ext 246. Organised by Cornwall RIGS Group.

          Sunday 17
          UGLY BUG HOTEL
          Booking essential as places limited
          Allet, near Truro
          10.00am to 12.00 noon
          Collect items lying around our nature reserve and help to build a giant bug hotel. Afterwards, a competition for you to draw your idea of a great bug hotel. Wear outdoor clothing and footwear. Bring donation to Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Leader/contact: Kirstie Francis on (01872) 273939 ext 203. Only suitable for children aged 6 yrs and above. Organised for Fox Club.

          Monday 18
          HONEY BEES
          Bude
          7.30pm
          Meet at the Parkhouse Centre
          A talk by Graham Jones. Cost �1.50. Contact Tim Dingle (01288) 361356. Organised by Tamar Group.

          Saturday 23
          CORNISH DOLPHINS � AN UPDATE
          Gweek Village Hall
          7.30pm
          Gweek Village Hall, beside the National Seal Sanctuary, TR12 6UG (SW709266)
          Dr Nick Tregenza will tell us about the current state of research and issues involving dolphins, porpoises and whales in Cornish waters. Cost �2. HMC Group members and children free. Contact: Margaret (01326) 221632 or Paul (01326) 341030. Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

          Sunday 24
          WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY IN ST IVES
          St Ives
          10.00am to 3.00pm
          Meet outside the lifeboat house in St Ives (SW519406)
          Photographing a variety of birds in the harbour area. Bring camera, tripod, suitable footwear and clothing. Leader/contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287. Please make contact the day before to make sure the trip is still going ahead. Organised by Photographic Group.

          Monday 25
          LOCAL WILDLIFE WALK
          East Cornwall
          10.00am
          Meet at The Old School, Stoke Climsland (SX360744)
          Share cars and continue to an interesting local habitat for a short walk.
          Contact: Caroline Vulliamy(01579) 370411.
          Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.

          Friday 29
          DORMICE � THE GREAT NUT HUNT
          Booking essential
          Stoke Climsland
          7.30pm
          Meet at The Old School, village centre (SX360744)
          An illustrated talk on these fascinating creatures and what we can do to help them locally.
          Children welcome. Contact Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411.
          Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.`


          FEBRUARY

          Thursday 4
          BEES
          Booking essential
          Allet
          6.30pm
          Talk by Colin Reith, local beekeeper who has 20 hives and runs courses for potential beekeepers. Suggested donation �2. Please phone to book. Contact: Joanna Wallis (joannawallis@...) or Ba Whitehead (ba@...) (01872) 273939 ext 278. Organised by Carrick Group.

          Friday 5
          WILDLIFE IN FORESTRY COMMISION LAND IN AND AROUND THE CAMEL VALLEY
          Wadebridge
          7.30 to 9.30pm
          Meet at �The Goods Shed�, Southern Way, Wadebridge
          Talk preceded by a short AGM. Leader: Andrew Ball � Ranger with the Forestry Commission.
          Contact: Brian Wright (01208) 814138. Organised by Camel Branch.

          Saturday 6
          BAT BOX WORKSHOP
          Booking essential
          Stoke Climsland area
          12.30pm
          Meet at The Old School, village centre (SX360744)
          Making dormouse, bat, bird and barn-owl boxes for erecting at local sites. Meet at the Old School to follow on to local workshop (or phone for details). Children very welcome. Contact Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.

          Saturday 6
          ANNUAL BRANCH PARTY
          Check to confirm before date
          Penzance
          7.30pm
          Meet at Rosemorran, Clements Road, Penzance
          Friendly get together for Penwith members, families and friends. Bring a plate of food for the buffet and �2.50 towards costs and for funds. Leaders: Liz Tregenza; Jane Haward. Contact: (01736) 351793; 740991. Organised by Penwith Group.

          Saturday 6
          ROSENANNON BOG RESERVE WORK PARTY
          Rosenannon, St Wenn
          10.30am to 3.30pm
          Meet outside the Sunday School, Rosenannon (SW955661)
          Join a good old fashioned scrub clearance task. We�ll have a nice bonfire, great for cooking spuds on, and clear invasive willow and birch threatening valuable wet grassland. Many hands make light work and the results are plain to see! Tools provided, bring work clothes, lunch and waterproofs. Leader/contact: Se�n O�Hea (0797 1542 185). Organised by Restormel and Camel Groups.

          Sunday 7
          WINTER WILDLIFE WALK
          Booking preferred
          Marazion
          2.00pm start
          Meet in the beach car park on the west side of Marazion as you enter the village.
          (SW515308)
          We will walk and look for some overwintering birds, a few crabs if the tide is low and discover what lives on the tide-line at this time of the year. Wear suitable clothing and footwear for outdoors. Only suitable for children aged 7 years and above. Bring donation to Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Leader: Paul Semmens. Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club.

          Monday 8
          MEMBERS� EVENING
          Allet
          7.30pm
          Contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287 or Adrian Langdon (01208) 813440.
          Organised by Photographic Group.

          Saturday 13
          HISTORY AND THINGS
          Saltash
          10.30am, approx. 2 hrs
          Meet at Cecil Arms Public House by St. Stephens Church, Saltash (SX417583)
          Looking at the history on and around Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve, Saltash. Please wear appropriate outdoor clothing and stout footwear and bring binoculars and camera. Leader: Keith Rawlings. Contact: Hazel Rawlings (01752) 846407. Dogs on leads only. Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve.

          Saturday 13
          GEOLOGY AND MINES IN THE BOTALLACK AREA, PENWITH
          Booking essential
          Botallack
          10.00am start
          Meet at the Botallack Count House (SW365333)
          A conducted tour exploring the geology and the different types of mineralisation (tin, copper and uranium) in the area, which has several County Geology Sites. We will find uranium minerals using a Geiger counter, although collecting is not allowed. Bring packed lunch, waterproofs and wear strong shoes/boots. Leader/contact: Peter Scott, Camborne School of Mines (01326)340214. Organised by Cornwall RIGS Group.

          Saturday 13
          BIRDBOX MAKING
          Booking essential
          Allet
          11.00am start
          Join us in making a nest box for your garden birds: either open-fronted for robins or small-holed for blue tits. We provide you tools, instructions, raw materials & expert help. Bring an adult to help with sawing & hammering. �4 per nest box � payable on booking. Suitable for children aged 7 yrs and above. Leaders: Jasmin & Jason Appleby. Places limited to 12, so phone Kirstie on (01872) 273939 ext 203 by Friday 5th to book a place and order your materials. Organised for Fox Club in celebration of Nest Box Weekend.

          Monday 15
          VISIT TO MADAGASCAR
          Bude
          7.30pm
          Meet at the Parkhouse Centre
          Talk by J and C Hicks. �1.50. Contact Tim Dingle (01288) 361356. Organised by Tamar Group.

          Saturday 20
          FISHERIES CONSERVATION WITH THE NATIONAL LOBSTER HATCHERY
          Gweek
          7.30pm
          Meet at Gweek Village Hall, beside the National Seal Sanctuary, TR12 6UG
          (SW709266)
          Exciting insights into the work of the National Lobster Hatchery and fisheries conservation through local young lobster releases. Please visit www.helfordmarineconservation.co.uk for further details. Cost �2. HMCG members and children free. Leader: Dominic Boothroyd. Contact: Rhiannon (0771 095 6734) or David Thomson (01326) 340686. Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

          Monday 22
          LOCAL WILDLIFE WALK
          East Cornwall
          10.00am
          Meet at The Old School, village centre (SX360744)
          Share cars and continue to an interesting local habitat for a short walk. Contact Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.


          Sunday 28
          SURVIVAL AND SHELTER BUILDING
          Booking essential: limit of 20 places
          Near Camborne
          10.00am to 12.00pm
          Could you find your way out of wood on your own? If not, could you survive overnight? Learn how to make a shelter, find food and water and work out directions home from the wood around you. Wear outdoor clothing and footwear. Bring donation to Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Only suitable for children aged 6 yrs and above. Leader: Cheryl Marriott. Contact: Kirstie Francis on (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club.

          Sunday 28
          BIRDS OF PREY PHOTOGRAPHY
          Booking essential
          Near Indian Queens
          10.00am to 12 noon or 1.00 to 3.00pm
          Meet at Screech Owl Sanctuary near Indian Queens (SW937603)
          We will photograph owls and other birds of prey in captive but natural(ish!) surroundings. Bring camera, tripod, suitable footwear and clothing. There will be a charge, which will depend on number attending; please phone for details. Leader/contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287. Please make contact the day before to make sure the trip is still going ahead.
          Organised by Photographic Group


          MARCH

          Sunday 7
          BAT BOX WORKSHOP � PUTTING THEM UP
          Booking essential
          12.30pm
          Meet at The Old School, village centre (SX360744)
          We will split up and go to local sites to erect dormouse, bat, bird and barn owl boxes. Lots of people are wanted for this, please. Children very welcome. Booking essential to give us an idea of numbers. Contact Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.

          Monday 8
          MEMBERS� EVENING
          Allet.
          7.30pm
          Contact: David Chapman on (01736) 850287 or Adrian Langdon on (01208) 813440.
          Organised by Photographic Group.

          Saturday 13
          BEACH CLEAN
          Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve, Saltash
          2.00pm for approx. 2 hrs
          Meet at railway bridge by the allotments, Wearde Road (SX418577)
          Cleaning flotsam and jetsam from beach area. Bring rubber gloves; please wear appropriate outdoor clothing and stout footwear and bring camera. Dogs on leads only. Leader: Jackie Austin. Contact Hazel Rawlings (01752) 846407. Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve.

          Sunday 14
          RESERVE WORK PARTY
          Breney Common Reserve near Helman Tor
          10.00am to 2.00pm
          Meet at Gunwen Chapel car park near Helman Tor (SX053613)
          We need your help to keep back the overgrowth of vegetation, so please come along and bring your friends to help out at our reserve to cut back bushes and clear pathways. Bring protective gloves, boots, cutting tools and warm drink. Meet at Gunwen Chapel car park look for Lowertown on map. Leader/contact: Dave Thomas (01726) 861093 after 6.00pm. Organised by Restormel Group.

          Monday 15
          LOCAL WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY
          Parkhouse Centre, Bude
          7.30pm
          Talk by G. Sutton. �1.50. Contact Tim Dingle (01288) 361356. Organised by Tamar Group

          Saturday 20
          FILM: MESSAGE IN THE WAVES
          Gweek Village Hall
          7.30pm
          Meet at Gweek Village Hall, beside the National Seal Sanctuary, TR12 6UG (SW709266)
          Intensely moving documentary �Message in the Waves�, made by Rebecca Hoskins and the BBC Natural History Unit that kick-started the plastic bag free movement in the UK. It is a global film, and Jolyon Sharpe, Senior Beach Ranger for Cornwall Council, will give the local perspective on Cornwall�s marine litter and how we can all help. Cost �2. HMCG members and children free. Contact: Rhiannon (0771 095 6734) or Paul (01326) 341030. Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

          Sunday 21
          THE JOYS OF SPRING!
          Raginnis to Lamorna via Kemyel Crease
          Meet at Raginnis Hill, start of Coast Path
          10.30am start (SW465268)
          Coastal path walk through Kemyel Crease (Cornwall Wildlife Trust Reserve) to Lamorna and back. Bring lunch and suitable footwear and clothing. Donations from non-members welcome. Leader/contact: Jane Haward (01736) 740991. Organised by Penwith Group.

          Monday 22
          LOCAL WILDLIFE WALK
          East Cornwall
          10.00am
          Meet at The Old School, Stoke Climsland village centre (SX360744)
          Share cars and continue to an interesting local habitat for a short walk.
          Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.

          Saturday 27
          SPRING AMPHIBIAN HUNT
          Booking essential
          Breney Common, near Bodmin
          2.00 to 4.00pm
          What creatures lurk in the depths of Breney�s ponds? Only suitable for children aged 11 yrs and above. Wear waterproof outdoor clothing and footwear and bring pond-dipping nets if you have them. Bring donation to Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Leader: Mark Nicholson (Cornwall Reptile & Amphibian Group). Contact: Kirstie Francis on (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club.

          Sunday 28
          BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY
          AT PENZANCE AND NEWLYN
          Penzance
          10.00am to 3.00pm
          Meet at Jubilee Pool, Penzance (SW478299)
          We will be photographing waders and gulls around the harbour and coast. Bring camera, tripod, lunch, suitable footwear and clothing. Leader/contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287. Please make contact the day before to make sure the trip is still going ahead. Organised by Photographic Group.


          APRIL


          Thursday 1
          SEASHORE SAFARI
          Helford Passage
          1.00 to 3.00pm
          Meet in front of the Ferryboat Inn, Helford Passage on the north shore, TR11 5LB. (SW764269)
          Sea search at edge of the Helford river as the tide falls to find crabs, sea-anemones, seaquirts and other mysterious creatures. Wear non-slip rock-scrambling shoes that can get wet! Bring small nets and plastic buckets if you wish. Leader: Ruth Williams. Contact: Rhiannon (0771 095 6734) or Ruth (0796 725 1278). Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

          Saturday 10
          SPRING BIRDS
          Saltash
          10.30am for approx. 2 hrs
          Meet at Cecil Arms Public House by St. Stephens Church, Saltash (SX 417 583)
          Looking at spring birds on Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve, Saltash. Please wear appropriate outdoor clothing and stout footwear and bring binoculars, camera and scope if you have them. Sorry no dogs. Leader: RSPB Guide. Contact: Hazel Rawlings (01752) 846407.
          Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve.

          Monday 12
          MEMBERS� EVENING
          Allet
          7.30pm
          Contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287 or Adrian Langdon (01208) 813440.
          Organised by Photographic Group.

          Saturday 17
          SEASHORE SAFARI
          Booking preferred
          Helford Passage
          12.30 to 2.15pm (low water at 2.13pm)
          Meet on north side of river in front of Ferryboat Inn at Helford Passage (SW764269)
          Explore the magical world at the edge of the Helford River as the tide falls. We will find crabs, sea-anemones, sea squirts and other mysterious creatures. Suitable for families with children of all ages. Wear wellies or non-slip rock-scrambling shoes that can get wet. Bring donation to Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Leader: Abby Crosby (Marine Conservation Officer). Contact: Kirstie Francis on (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club.

          Sunday 18
          HERON AND EGRET SURVEY OF THE HELFORD
          Booking essential
          Calamansack
          10.00am to 12.00 noon
          Meet at entrance to Calamansack road, between Port Navas and Constantine (SW746281)
          Join us for a morning survey of the wonderful heron and egret populations of the Helford River. Bring binoculars, weatherproof clothing, and robust footwear advised. Leader/contact: bird watching expert Martin Rule (01326) 561952 or 0785 412 3877. Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

          Sunday 18
          EARLY DUNE FLOWERS
          Gwithian Towans near Hayle
          10.30am to 12.30pm
          Meet at car park at Gwithian Towans (may be a car park charge) (SW578414)
          Walk to look at early flowers on sand dunes. Flower guide useful but not essential. Donations from non-members welcome. Leaders/contacts: Jane and Nigel Haward (01736) 740991. Organised by Penwith Group

          Sunday 18
          SPRING BIRDWATCH
          Luxulyan
          9.30am to 1.00pm
          Meet at Black Hill car pack next to Treffry Viaduct near Luxulyan village (SX059573)
          A morning birding in the beautiful wooded Luxulyan Valley with local bird expert Sid Cole to look for arriving and locally breeding birds. Bring warm clothing, binoculars and stout walking boots. Leader: Sid Cole. Contact: Dave Thomas (01726) 861093 after 6pm. Organised by Restormel Group.

          Wednesday 21
          THE NATURAL HISTORY OF WEST PENTIRE AND HOLYWELL
          Booking essential
          Allet
          7.00pm
          Illustrated talk by David Chapman. Suggested donation �2. Please phone to book. Contact: Joanna Wallis (joannawallis@...) or Ba Whitehead (ba@...) (01872) 273939 ext 278. Organised by Carrick Group.

          Monday 26
          LOCAL WILDLIFE WALK
          East Cornwall
          10.00am
          Meet at The Old School, Stoke Climsland village centre (SX360744)
          Share cars and continue to an interesting local habitat for a short walk.
          Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.
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            Useful websites:

            Birds of the River Camel: http://www.btinternet.com/~lawson/camelbirds/camelbirdlife.html

            Birdwatching in West Cornwall: http://www.sennen-cove.com/birds.htm

            Botanical Group Cornwall: http://floracam.co.uk/bcg

            Cornish Biological Records Unit: http://www.ex.ac.uk/~cnfrench/ics/cbru/cbruhome.htm

            Cornwall Birdwatching and Preservation Society.
            http://www.cbwps.org.uk

            Cornwall Council: http://www.cornwall.gov.uk

            Cornwall Moth Group: http://members.aol.com/Cornwallmoths

            Cornwall Wildlife Trust: http://www.wildlifetrust.org.uk/cornwall

            Cornwall Dolphin Group: http://www.chelonia.demon.co.uk

            Eden Project: http://www.edenproject.com

            National Seal Sanctuary at Gweek: http://www.sealsanctuary.co.uk

            This is Cornwall: http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk

            West Cornwall Badger Group:
            http://www.cornwallbadgergroup.org.uk

            West Penwith Environmentally Sensitive Area (MAFF site):
            http://www.maff.gov.uk/erdp/docs/national/annexes/annexx/wprex2.htm

            Other Useful Websites at : http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CornishWildlife/links


            Cornwall Wildlife Trust
            Diary of Events
            End of November 2009 to April 2010


            Five Acres, Allet, Truro, TR4 9DJ Tel. (01872) 273939

            Details of events and other Trust activities are also available on our website: www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk/whatson

            EVERYONE is welcome to attend ALL events. Donations from non-members would be appreciated. Please bring waterproof clothing and footwear to all outdoor events.

            CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY ADULTS


            NOVEMBER

            Saturday 21
            PLANNING MEETING FOR PENWITH GROUP
            Booking essential
            Ludgvan
            7.00pm
            Phone for directions: (SW504331)
            Discuss this years� events � plan for 2010. Seasonal refreshments. Bring contribution to funds/food welcome. Leaders/contact: Jane and Nigel Haward (01736) 740991. Organised by Penwith Group.

            Sunday 22
            LAND AND SEASCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY
            Porthcurno
            12.00 noon start
            Meet at main car park in Porthcurno (SW384226)
            Photographing one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in Cornwall between here and Logan Rock. Please note later than usual start to allow us to stay until dusk if weather appropriate. Bring camera, tripod, lunch, suitable footwear/clothing. Leader/contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287; please make contact the day before to make sure trip still going ahead. Organised by Photographic Group.

            Sunday 22 to end of January
            INSPIRED AND WILD � ART EXHIBITION FUNDRAISER
            Geevor Tin Mine, Pendeen TR19 7EW
            Start 10.00am Sunday 22 Nov � finish end of Jan 2010. Geevor Tin Mine is open 10.00am till 4.00pm Sunday to Friday. Free entry to gallery once you have paid entrance fee for Geevor Tin Mine (�8.50 adults, �4.50 children).
            Experience wonderful artwork showing the wealth of Cornwall�s artistic talent featured in the Trust�s art exhibition at this exciting location. On display are interpretations of Cornish wildlife and scenery, all available for purchase to help raise money for the Trust. Disabled access lift available to gallery from museum. Contact: Serena Pettigrew-Jolly (01872) 273939 ext 205 or Jasmin Appleby (01872) 273939 ext 251. Organised by Cornwall Wildlife Trust.

            Sunday 29
            TREE HUNT IN KILMINORTH WOODS
            Booking essential, numbers limited to 20
            Near Looe
            10.30am to 12.30pm
            Record trees for the Ancient Trees Project and hunt for signs of the wildlife that lives amongst them. We will walk off track and some distance into the woods, so sensible footwear and clothing essential. Could be very muddy in places. Suitable for children aged 6 yrs and above. Bring donation to Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Leader: Christine Spooner (Friends of Kilminorth Woods). Contact/booking: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club.


            DECEMBER


            Saturday 5
            WRECK AND TORPEDOES TO COASTWATCH � THE EXTRAORDINARY HISTORY OF NARE POINT
            Gweek Village Hall
            7.30pm
            Meet at Gweek Village Hall, beside the National Seal Sanctuary, TR12 6UG
            (SW709266)
            Paul Phillips and Jack Sechler recount the fascinating story of Nare Point, from the wreck of the Bay of Panama in the Great Storm of 1891 through its vital role during WWII to its current important activities as a Coastwatch station. A slightly extended meeting. Cost �2. Group members and children free. Leader: Paul Phillips. Contact: Paul (01326) 341030 or David (01326) 341181. Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

            Saturday 5
            EXPLORING KENNACK SANDS CLIFFS, BEACH AND DUNES
            Kennack Sands
            10.30am to 1.30pm
            Meet at Kennack Sands car park (SW734165). Take A3083 from Helston, then B3293 for St Keverne and after Earth Satellite station, take turning for Kuggar at crossroads
            Looking at famous Kennack Gneiss and other rocks, searching for amethyst, and discovering how the dunes/valleys with their flora developed after the last Ice Age. Bring outdoor gear and waterproof shoes or boots. Disabled access restricted to 1st beach. Walk will finish at high tide, so time to explore area on your own. Leader: Peter Ealey. Contact: (01326) 231553. Organised by Cornwall RIGS Group.

            Sunday 6
            GREEN CHRISTMAS
            Booking essential to be given your time slot
            Allet, near Truro
            10.00am to 12.00 noon and 1.00 to 3.00pm
            Make Christmas decorations from natural and recycled materials and help dress the Cornwall Wildlife Trust office tree. For all ages. �1 per child donation to cover cost of materials. Leaders: Sarah McCartney and Kirstie Francis. Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203.
            Organised for Fox Club to celebrate Tree Dressing Day.

            Tuesday 8
            PRESENTATION BY NICK DIXON ON PEREGRINE FALCONS
            Altarnun
            7.00pm
            Meet at Altarnun Village Hall. Take Altarnun/Five Lanes exit from A30 5 miles west of Launceston, turn right at bottom of hill before butchers (SX331847)
            Local raptor expert Nick Dixon will give an illustrated talk on his work with peregrine conservation. Small charge to cover costs. Tea, coffee (and hopefully cakes) available. Leader/contact: Dave Groves (01566) 86416. Organised by Launceston Group, Altarnun Parish.

            Wednesday 9
            MEETING AND SOCIAL EVENT
            Allet
            6.30pm
            Cheryl Marriott will talk about Cornwall Wildlife Trust�s future development plan and gather ideas for our way forward. Seasonal (locally sourced) refreshments, Christmas cards and calendars. Suggested donation �2. Contact: Joanna Wallis (joannawallis@...) or Ba Whitehead (ba@...) (01872) 273939 ext 278. Organised by Carrick Group.

            Saturday 12
            WINTER WADERS AND FINCHES
            Booking essential for lunch only
            Saltash
            11.00am, approx. 2 hrs
            Meet at Wearde Road entrance to Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve (SX421582)
            Looking at winter waders and finches on the reserve. Please wear appropriate outdoor clothing and stout footwear and bring binoculars, camera and scope if you have them. Leader: RSPB Guide. Booking is only essential if booking lunch at the Cecil Arms. Please book early, only limited places available (meal cost applies). Contact/booking: Hazel Rawlings (01752) 846407. Sorry no dogs. Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve Saltash.

            Monday 14
            MEMBERS EVENING
            Allet
            7.30 pm
            Please contact David Chapman on (01736) 850287 or Adrian Langdon on (01208) 813440.
            Organised by Photographic Group.

            JANUARY

            Saturday 2
            NEW YEAR WALK
            Sennen Beach
            2.00pm
            Meet at car park at bottom of Hill, Sennen Cove (SW355264)
            Meet friends and get some welcome exercise after holiday season. Bring waterproofs and suitable shoes for cliff path and beach. Donations from non-members welcome. Leaders: Jane and Nigel Haward. Contact: (01736) 740991. Organised by Penwith Group.

            Saturday 9
            HUNT THE HUT CIRCLE
            Helman Tor, Lanlivery
            10.30am
            Meet on Helman Tor (SX063615)
            Buried beneath the ever growing gorse of Helman Tor are many important archaeological remains, in fact the whole site is a Scheduled Ancient Monument. Among them is a Bronze Age hut circle, clear evidence of past habitation on this beautiful landmark. Help cut back gorse to reveal some of the intrigue of our ancestors� lives. Tools provided, bring work clothes, lunch and waterproofs. Leader/contact: Se�n O�Hea (0797 154 2185). Organised by Restormel Group.

            Saturday 9
            WINTER BIRDS: FINCHES AND
            WADERS
            Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve, Saltash
            10.30am, approx. 2 hrs
            Meet at Cecil Arms Public House by St Stephens Church, Saltash (SX417583)
            Please wear outdoor clothing and stout footwear. Bring binoculars and camera. Leader: RSPB Guide. Sorry, no dogs. Contact Hazel Rawlings (01752) 846407.
            Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve.

            Sunday 10
            MINES AND MOORS IN WINTER
            Minions
            10.30am
            Meet at Minions, car park east of the village centre
            A wintry walk through Gonamena to South Caradon Mine and back over west Caradon Hill. Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.

            Monday 11
            MEMBERS� EVENING
            Allet
            7.30pm
            Contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287 or Adrian Langdon (01208) 813440.
            Organised by Photographic Group.

            Tuesday 12
            MEMBERS� EVENING
            Newquay
            7.30pm
            Meet downstairs at Griffin Hotel, Cliff Rd, Newquay, opposite railway station. (SW815618)
            An informal evening for all our members and friends to show photographs and slides of wildlife at home and abroad. We have a digital projector so bring photos on a memory stick or CD. Collection taken. Full bar and parking facilities available. All welcome. Leader/contact: Dave Thomas (01726) 861093 after 6pm. Organised by Restormel Group.

            Sunday 17
            HIDDEN TREASURES � AN INTRODUCTION TO MINERALOGY
            Near Camborne
            10.15am to 12.15pm
            Meet at King Edward Mine Museum. The mine can best be found off the Camborne to Troon road. Follow brown signs from Camborne, just before Troon (approx. 2 miles) turn left, the mine is � mile down road on the left. (SW664389)
            A short talk and opportunity to look at examples of common minerals, with particular reference to Cornish minerals. You are welcome to bring along any minerals you would like to have identified. Leaders: Ruth Osborn, Owen Baker and others. Contact: Sue Hocking (01872) 240777 ext 246. Organised by Cornwall RIGS Group.

            Sunday 17
            UGLY BUG HOTEL
            Booking essential as places limited
            Allet, near Truro
            10.00am to 12.00 noon
            Collect items lying around our nature reserve and help to build a giant bug hotel. Afterwards, a competition for you to draw your idea of a great bug hotel. Wear outdoor clothing and footwear. Bring donation to Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Leader/contact: Kirstie Francis on (01872) 273939 ext 203. Only suitable for children aged 6 yrs and above. Organised for Fox Club.

            Monday 18
            HONEY BEES
            Bude
            7.30pm
            Meet at the Parkhouse Centre
            A talk by Graham Jones. Cost �1.50. Contact Tim Dingle (01288) 361356. Organised by Tamar Group.

            Saturday 23
            CORNISH DOLPHINS � AN UPDATE
            Gweek Village Hall
            7.30pm
            Gweek Village Hall, beside the National Seal Sanctuary, TR12 6UG (SW709266)
            Dr Nick Tregenza will tell us about the current state of research and issues involving dolphins, porpoises and whales in Cornish waters. Cost �2. HMC Group members and children free. Contact: Margaret (01326) 221632 or Paul (01326) 341030. Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

            Sunday 24
            WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY IN ST IVES
            St Ives
            10.00am to 3.00pm
            Meet outside the lifeboat house in St Ives (SW519406)
            Photographing a variety of birds in the harbour area. Bring camera, tripod, suitable footwear and clothing. Leader/contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287. Please make contact the day before to make sure the trip is still going ahead. Organised by Photographic Group.

            Monday 25
            LOCAL WILDLIFE WALK
            East Cornwall
            10.00am
            Meet at The Old School, Stoke Climsland (SX360744)
            Share cars and continue to an interesting local habitat for a short walk.
            Contact: Caroline Vulliamy(01579) 370411.
            Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.

            Friday 29
            DORMICE � THE GREAT NUT HUNT
            Booking essential
            Stoke Climsland
            7.30pm
            Meet at The Old School, village centre (SX360744)
            An illustrated talk on these fascinating creatures and what we can do to help them locally.
            Children welcome. Contact Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411.
            Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.`


            FEBRUARY

            Thursday 4
            BEES
            Booking essential
            Allet
            6.30pm
            Talk by Colin Reith, local beekeeper who has 20 hives and runs courses for potential beekeepers. Suggested donation �2. Please phone to book. Contact: Joanna Wallis (joannawallis@...) or Ba Whitehead (ba@...) (01872) 273939 ext 278. Organised by Carrick Group.

            Friday 5
            WILDLIFE IN FORESTRY COMMISION LAND IN AND AROUND THE CAMEL VALLEY
            Wadebridge
            7.30 to 9.30pm
            Meet at �The Goods Shed�, Southern Way, Wadebridge
            Talk preceded by a short AGM. Leader: Andrew Ball � Ranger with the Forestry Commission.
            Contact: Brian Wright (01208) 814138. Organised by Camel Branch.

            Saturday 6
            BAT BOX WORKSHOP
            Booking essential
            Stoke Climsland area
            12.30pm
            Meet at The Old School, village centre (SX360744)
            Making dormouse, bat, bird and barn-owl boxes for erecting at local sites. Meet at the Old School to follow on to local workshop (or phone for details). Children very welcome. Contact Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.

            Saturday 6
            ANNUAL BRANCH PARTY
            Check to confirm before date
            Penzance
            7.30pm
            Meet at Rosemorran, Clements Road, Penzance
            Friendly get together for Penwith members, families and friends. Bring a plate of food for the buffet and �2.50 towards costs and for funds. Leaders: Liz Tregenza; Jane Haward. Contact: (01736) 351793; 740991. Organised by Penwith Group.

            Saturday 6
            ROSENANNON BOG RESERVE WORK PARTY
            Rosenannon, St Wenn
            10.30am to 3.30pm
            Meet outside the Sunday School, Rosenannon (SW955661)
            Join a good old fashioned scrub clearance task. We�ll have a nice bonfire, great for cooking spuds on, and clear invasive willow and birch threatening valuable wet grassland. Many hands make light work and the results are plain to see! Tools provided, bring work clothes, lunch and waterproofs. Leader/contact: Se�n O�Hea (0797 1542 185). Organised by Restormel and Camel Groups.

            Sunday 7
            WINTER WILDLIFE WALK
            Booking preferred
            Marazion
            2.00pm start
            Meet in the beach car park on the west side of Marazion as you enter the village.
            (SW515308)
            We will walk and look for some overwintering birds, a few crabs if the tide is low and discover what lives on the tide-line at this time of the year. Wear suitable clothing and footwear for outdoors. Only suitable for children aged 7 years and above. Bring donation to Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Leader: Paul Semmens. Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club.

            Monday 8
            MEMBERS� EVENING
            Allet
            7.30pm
            Contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287 or Adrian Langdon (01208) 813440.
            Organised by Photographic Group.

            Saturday 13
            HISTORY AND THINGS
            Saltash
            10.30am, approx. 2 hrs
            Meet at Cecil Arms Public House by St. Stephens Church, Saltash (SX417583)
            Looking at the history on and around Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve, Saltash. Please wear appropriate outdoor clothing and stout footwear and bring binoculars and camera. Leader: Keith Rawlings. Contact: Hazel Rawlings (01752) 846407. Dogs on leads only. Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve.

            Saturday 13
            GEOLOGY AND MINES IN THE BOTALLACK AREA, PENWITH
            Booking essential
            Botallack
            10.00am start
            Meet at the Botallack Count House (SW365333)
            A conducted tour exploring the geology and the different types of mineralisation (tin, copper and uranium) in the area, which has several County Geology Sites. We will find uranium minerals using a Geiger counter, although collecting is not allowed. Bring packed lunch, waterproofs and wear strong shoes/boots. Leader/contact: Peter Scott, Camborne School of Mines (01326)340214. Organised by Cornwall RIGS Group.

            Saturday 13
            BIRDBOX MAKING
            Booking essential
            Allet
            11.00am start
            Join us in making a nest box for your garden birds: either open-fronted for robins or small-holed for blue tits. We provide you tools, instructions, raw materials & expert help. Bring an adult to help with sawing & hammering. �4 per nest box � payable on booking. Suitable for children aged 7 yrs and above. Leaders: Jasmin & Jason Appleby. Places limited to 12, so phone Kirstie on (01872) 273939 ext 203 by Friday 5th to book a place and order your materials. Organised for Fox Club in celebration of Nest Box Weekend.

            Monday 15
            VISIT TO MADAGASCAR
            Bude
            7.30pm
            Meet at the Parkhouse Centre
            Talk by J and C Hicks. �1.50. Contact Tim Dingle (01288) 361356. Organised by Tamar Group.

            Saturday 20
            FISHERIES CONSERVATION WITH THE NATIONAL LOBSTER HATCHERY
            Gweek
            7.30pm
            Meet at Gweek Village Hall, beside the National Seal Sanctuary, TR12 6UG
            (SW709266)
            Exciting insights into the work of the National Lobster Hatchery and fisheries conservation through local young lobster releases. Please visit www.helfordmarineconservation.co.uk for further details. Cost �2. HMCG members and children free. Leader: Dominic Boothroyd. Contact: Rhiannon (0771 095 6734) or David Thomson (01326) 340686. Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

            Monday 22
            LOCAL WILDLIFE WALK
            East Cornwall
            10.00am
            Meet at The Old School, village centre (SX360744)
            Share cars and continue to an interesting local habitat for a short walk. Contact Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.


            Sunday 28
            SURVIVAL AND SHELTER BUILDING
            Booking essential: limit of 20 places
            Near Camborne
            10.00am to 12.00pm
            Could you find your way out of wood on your own? If not, could you survive overnight? Learn how to make a shelter, find food and water and work out directions home from the wood around you. Wear outdoor clothing and footwear. Bring donation to Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Only suitable for children aged 6 yrs and above. Leader: Cheryl Marriott. Contact: Kirstie Francis on (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club.

            Sunday 28
            BIRDS OF PREY PHOTOGRAPHY
            Booking essential
            Near Indian Queens
            10.00am to 12 noon or 1.00 to 3.00pm
            Meet at Screech Owl Sanctuary near Indian Queens (SW937603)
            We will photograph owls and other birds of prey in captive but natural(ish!) surroundings. Bring camera, tripod, suitable footwear and clothing. There will be a charge, which will depend on number attending; please phone for details. Leader/contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287. Please make contact the day before to make sure the trip is still going ahead.
            Organised by Photographic Group


            MARCH

            Sunday 7
            BAT BOX WORKSHOP � PUTTING THEM UP
            Booking essential
            12.30pm
            Meet at The Old School, village centre (SX360744)
            We will split up and go to local sites to erect dormouse, bat, bird and barn owl boxes. Lots of people are wanted for this, please. Children very welcome. Booking essential to give us an idea of numbers. Contact Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.

            Monday 8
            MEMBERS� EVENING
            Allet.
            7.30pm
            Contact: David Chapman on (01736) 850287 or Adrian Langdon on (01208) 813440.
            Organised by Photographic Group.

            Saturday 13
            BEACH CLEAN
            Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve, Saltash
            2.00pm for approx. 2 hrs
            Meet at railway bridge by the allotments, Wearde Road (SX418577)
            Cleaning flotsam and jetsam from beach area. Bring rubber gloves; please wear appropriate outdoor clothing and stout footwear and bring camera. Dogs on leads only. Leader: Jackie Austin. Contact Hazel Rawlings (01752) 846407. Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve.

            Sunday 14
            RESERVE WORK PARTY
            Breney Common Reserve near Helman Tor
            10.00am to 2.00pm
            Meet at Gunwen Chapel car park near Helman Tor (SX053613)
            We need your help to keep back the overgrowth of vegetation, so please come along and bring your friends to help out at our reserve to cut back bushes and clear pathways. Bring protective gloves, boots, cutting tools and warm drink. Meet at Gunwen Chapel car park look for Lowertown on map. Leader/contact: Dave Thomas (01726) 861093 after 6.00pm. Organised by Restormel Group.

            Monday 15
            LOCAL WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY
            Parkhouse Centre, Bude
            7.30pm
            Talk by G. Sutton. �1.50. Contact Tim Dingle (01288) 361356. Organised by Tamar Group

            Saturday 20
            FILM: MESSAGE IN THE WAVES
            Gweek Village Hall
            7.30pm
            Meet at Gweek Village Hall, beside the National Seal Sanctuary, TR12 6UG (SW709266)
            Intensely moving documentary �Message in the Waves�, made by Rebecca Hoskins and the BBC Natural History Unit that kick-started the plastic bag free movement in the UK. It is a global film, and Jolyon Sharpe, Senior Beach Ranger for Cornwall Council, will give the local perspective on Cornwall�s marine litter and how we can all help. Cost �2. HMCG members and children free. Contact: Rhiannon (0771 095 6734) or Paul (01326) 341030. Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

            Sunday 21
            THE JOYS OF SPRING!
            Raginnis to Lamorna via Kemyel Crease
            Meet at Raginnis Hill, start of Coast Path
            10.30am start (SW465268)
            Coastal path walk through Kemyel Crease (Cornwall Wildlife Trust Reserve) to Lamorna and back. Bring lunch and suitable footwear and clothing. Donations from non-members welcome. Leader/contact: Jane Haward (01736) 740991. Organised by Penwith Group.

            Monday 22
            LOCAL WILDLIFE WALK
            East Cornwall
            10.00am
            Meet at The Old School, Stoke Climsland village centre (SX360744)
            Share cars and continue to an interesting local habitat for a short walk.
            Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.

            Saturday 27
            SPRING AMPHIBIAN HUNT
            Booking essential
            Breney Common, near Bodmin
            2.00 to 4.00pm
            What creatures lurk in the depths of Breney�s ponds? Only suitable for children aged 11 yrs and above. Wear waterproof outdoor clothing and footwear and bring pond-dipping nets if you have them. Bring donation to Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Leader: Mark Nicholson (Cornwall Reptile & Amphibian Group). Contact: Kirstie Francis on (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club.

            Sunday 28
            BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY
            AT PENZANCE AND NEWLYN
            Penzance
            10.00am to 3.00pm
            Meet at Jubilee Pool, Penzance (SW478299)
            We will be photographing waders and gulls around the harbour and coast. Bring camera, tripod, lunch, suitable footwear and clothing. Leader/contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287. Please make contact the day before to make sure the trip is still going ahead. Organised by Photographic Group.


            APRIL


            Thursday 1
            SEASHORE SAFARI
            Helford Passage
            1.00 to 3.00pm
            Meet in front of the Ferryboat Inn, Helford Passage on the north shore, TR11 5LB. (SW764269)
            Sea search at edge of the Helford river as the tide falls to find crabs, sea-anemones, seaquirts and other mysterious creatures. Wear non-slip rock-scrambling shoes that can get wet! Bring small nets and plastic buckets if you wish. Leader: Ruth Williams. Contact: Rhiannon (0771 095 6734) or Ruth (0796 725 1278). Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

            Saturday 10
            SPRING BIRDS
            Saltash
            10.30am for approx. 2 hrs
            Meet at Cecil Arms Public House by St. Stephens Church, Saltash (SX 417 583)
            Looking at spring birds on Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve, Saltash. Please wear appropriate outdoor clothing and stout footwear and bring binoculars, camera and scope if you have them. Sorry no dogs. Leader: RSPB Guide. Contact: Hazel Rawlings (01752) 846407.
            Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve.

            Monday 12
            MEMBERS� EVENING
            Allet
            7.30pm
            Contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287 or Adrian Langdon (01208) 813440.
            Organised by Photographic Group.

            Saturday 17
            SEASHORE SAFARI
            Booking preferred
            Helford Passage
            12.30 to 2.15pm (low water at 2.13pm)
            Meet on north side of river in front of Ferryboat Inn at Helford Passage (SW764269)
            Explore the magical world at the edge of the Helford River as the tide falls. We will find crabs, sea-anemones, sea squirts and other mysterious creatures. Suitable for families with children of all ages. Wear wellies or non-slip rock-scrambling shoes that can get wet. Bring donation to Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Leader: Abby Crosby (Marine Conservation Officer). Contact: Kirstie Francis on (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club.

            Sunday 18
            HERON AND EGRET SURVEY OF THE HELFORD
            Booking essential
            Calamansack
            10.00am to 12.00 noon
            Meet at entrance to Calamansack road, between Port Navas and Constantine (SW746281)
            Join us for a morning survey of the wonderful heron and egret populations of the Helford River. Bring binoculars, weatherproof clothing, and robust footwear advised. Leader/contact: bird watching expert Martin Rule (01326) 561952 or 0785 412 3877. Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

            Sunday 18
            EARLY DUNE FLOWERS
            Gwithian Towans near Hayle
            10.30am to 12.30pm
            Meet at car park at Gwithian Towans (may be a car park charge) (SW578414)
            Walk to look at early flowers on sand dunes. Flower guide useful but not essential. Donations from non-members welcome. Leaders/contacts: Jane and Nigel Haward (01736) 740991. Organised by Penwith Group

            Sunday 18
            SPRING BIRDWATCH
            Luxulyan
            9.30am to 1.00pm
            Meet at Black Hill car pack next to Treffry Viaduct near Luxulyan village (SX059573)
            A morning birding in the beautiful wooded Luxulyan Valley with local bird expert Sid Cole to look for arriving and locally breeding birds. Bring warm clothing, binoculars and stout walking boots. Leader: Sid Cole. Contact: Dave Thomas (01726) 861093 after 6pm. Organised by Restormel Group.

            Wednesday 21
            THE NATURAL HISTORY OF WEST PENTIRE AND HOLYWELL
            Booking essential
            Allet
            7.00pm
            Illustrated talk by David Chapman. Suggested donation �2. Please phone to book. Contact: Joanna Wallis (joannawallis@...) or Ba Whitehead (ba@...) (01872) 273939 ext 278. Organised by Carrick Group.

            Monday 26
            LOCAL WILDLIFE WALK
            East Cornwall
            10.00am
            Meet at The Old School, Stoke Climsland village centre (SX360744)
            Share cars and continue to an interesting local habitat for a short walk.
            Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.
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              Useful websites:

              Birds of the River Camel: http://www.btinternet.com/~lawson/camelbirds/camelbirdlife.html

              Birdwatching in West Cornwall: http://www.sennen-cove.com/birds.htm

              Botanical Group Cornwall: http://floracam.co.uk/bcg

              Cornish Biological Records Unit: http://www.ex.ac.uk/~cnfrench/ics/cbru/cbruhome.htm

              Cornwall Birdwatching and Preservation Society.
              http://www.cbwps.org.uk

              Cornwall Council: http://www.cornwall.gov.uk

              Cornwall Moth Group: http://members.aol.com/Cornwallmoths

              Cornwall Wildlife Trust: http://www.wildlifetrust.org.uk/cornwall

              Cornwall Dolphin Group: http://www.chelonia.demon.co.uk

              Eden Project: http://www.edenproject.com

              National Seal Sanctuary at Gweek: http://www.sealsanctuary.co.uk

              This is Cornwall: http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk

              West Cornwall Badger Group:
              http://www.cornwallbadgergroup.org.uk

              West Penwith Environmentally Sensitive Area (MAFF site):
              http://www.maff.gov.uk/erdp/docs/national/annexes/annexx/wprex2.htm

              Other Useful Websites at : http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CornishWildlife/links


              Cornwall Wildlife Trust
              Diary of Events
              End of November 2009 to April 2010


              Five Acres, Allet, Truro, TR4 9DJ Tel. (01872) 273939

              Details of events and other Trust activities are also available on our website: www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk/whatson

              EVERYONE is welcome to attend ALL events. Donations from non-members would be appreciated. Please bring waterproof clothing and footwear to all outdoor events.

              CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY ADULTS


              NOVEMBER

              Saturday 21
              PLANNING MEETING FOR PENWITH GROUP
              Booking essential
              Ludgvan
              7.00pm
              Phone for directions: (SW504331)
              Discuss this years� events � plan for 2010. Seasonal refreshments. Bring contribution to funds/food welcome. Leaders/contact: Jane and Nigel Haward (01736) 740991. Organised by Penwith Group.

              Sunday 22
              LAND AND SEASCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY
              Porthcurno
              12.00 noon start
              Meet at main car park in Porthcurno (SW384226)
              Photographing one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in Cornwall between here and Logan Rock. Please note later than usual start to allow us to stay until dusk if weather appropriate. Bring camera, tripod, lunch, suitable footwear/clothing. Leader/contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287; please make contact the day before to make sure trip still going ahead. Organised by Photographic Group.

              Sunday 22 to end of January
              INSPIRED AND WILD � ART EXHIBITION FUNDRAISER
              Geevor Tin Mine, Pendeen TR19 7EW
              Start 10.00am Sunday 22 Nov � finish end of Jan 2010. Geevor Tin Mine is open 10.00am till 4.00pm Sunday to Friday. Free entry to gallery once you have paid entrance fee for Geevor Tin Mine (�8.50 adults, �4.50 children).
              Experience wonderful artwork showing the wealth of Cornwall�s artistic talent featured in the Trust�s art exhibition at this exciting location. On display are interpretations of Cornish wildlife and scenery, all available for purchase to help raise money for the Trust. Disabled access lift available to gallery from museum. Contact: Serena Pettigrew-Jolly (01872) 273939 ext 205 or Jasmin Appleby (01872) 273939 ext 251. Organised by Cornwall Wildlife Trust.

              Sunday 29
              TREE HUNT IN KILMINORTH WOODS
              Booking essential, numbers limited to 20
              Near Looe
              10.30am to 12.30pm
              Record trees for the Ancient Trees Project and hunt for signs of the wildlife that lives amongst them. We will walk off track and some distance into the woods, so sensible footwear and clothing essential. Could be very muddy in places. Suitable for children aged 6 yrs and above. Bring donation to Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Leader: Christine Spooner (Friends of Kilminorth Woods). Contact/booking: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club.


              DECEMBER


              Saturday 5
              WRECK AND TORPEDOES TO COASTWATCH � THE EXTRAORDINARY HISTORY OF NARE POINT
              Gweek Village Hall
              7.30pm
              Meet at Gweek Village Hall, beside the National Seal Sanctuary, TR12 6UG
              (SW709266)
              Paul Phillips and Jack Sechler recount the fascinating story of Nare Point, from the wreck of the Bay of Panama in the Great Storm of 1891 through its vital role during WWII to its current important activities as a Coastwatch station. A slightly extended meeting. Cost �2. Group members and children free. Leader: Paul Phillips. Contact: Paul (01326) 341030 or David (01326) 341181. Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

              Saturday 5
              EXPLORING KENNACK SANDS CLIFFS, BEACH AND DUNES
              Kennack Sands
              10.30am to 1.30pm
              Meet at Kennack Sands car park (SW734165). Take A3083 from Helston, then B3293 for St Keverne and after Earth Satellite station, take turning for Kuggar at crossroads
              Looking at famous Kennack Gneiss and other rocks, searching for amethyst, and discovering how the dunes/valleys with their flora developed after the last Ice Age. Bring outdoor gear and waterproof shoes or boots. Disabled access restricted to 1st beach. Walk will finish at high tide, so time to explore area on your own. Leader: Peter Ealey. Contact: (01326) 231553. Organised by Cornwall RIGS Group.

              Sunday 6
              GREEN CHRISTMAS
              Booking essential to be given your time slot
              Allet, near Truro
              10.00am to 12.00 noon and 1.00 to 3.00pm
              Make Christmas decorations from natural and recycled materials and help dress the Cornwall Wildlife Trust office tree. For all ages. �1 per child donation to cover cost of materials. Leaders: Sarah McCartney and Kirstie Francis. Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203.
              Organised for Fox Club to celebrate Tree Dressing Day.

              Tuesday 8
              PRESENTATION BY NICK DIXON ON PEREGRINE FALCONS
              Altarnun
              7.00pm
              Meet at Altarnun Village Hall. Take Altarnun/Five Lanes exit from A30 5 miles west of Launceston, turn right at bottom of hill before butchers (SX331847)
              Local raptor expert Nick Dixon will give an illustrated talk on his work with peregrine conservation. Small charge to cover costs. Tea, coffee (and hopefully cakes) available. Leader/contact: Dave Groves (01566) 86416. Organised by Launceston Group, Altarnun Parish.

              Wednesday 9
              MEETING AND SOCIAL EVENT
              Allet
              6.30pm
              Cheryl Marriott will talk about Cornwall Wildlife Trust�s future development plan and gather ideas for our way forward. Seasonal (locally sourced) refreshments, Christmas cards and calendars. Suggested donation �2. Contact: Joanna Wallis (joannawallis@...) or Ba Whitehead (ba@...) (01872) 273939 ext 278. Organised by Carrick Group.

              Saturday 12
              WINTER WADERS AND FINCHES
              Booking essential for lunch only
              Saltash
              11.00am, approx. 2 hrs
              Meet at Wearde Road entrance to Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve (SX421582)
              Looking at winter waders and finches on the reserve. Please wear appropriate outdoor clothing and stout footwear and bring binoculars, camera and scope if you have them. Leader: RSPB Guide. Booking is only essential if booking lunch at the Cecil Arms. Please book early, only limited places available (meal cost applies). Contact/booking: Hazel Rawlings (01752) 846407. Sorry no dogs. Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve Saltash.

              Monday 14
              MEMBERS EVENING
              Allet
              7.30 pm
              Please contact David Chapman on (01736) 850287 or Adrian Langdon on (01208) 813440.
              Organised by Photographic Group.

              JANUARY

              Saturday 2
              NEW YEAR WALK
              Sennen Beach
              2.00pm
              Meet at car park at bottom of Hill, Sennen Cove (SW355264)
              Meet friends and get some welcome exercise after holiday season. Bring waterproofs and suitable shoes for cliff path and beach. Donations from non-members welcome. Leaders: Jane and Nigel Haward. Contact: (01736) 740991. Organised by Penwith Group.

              Saturday 9
              HUNT THE HUT CIRCLE
              Helman Tor, Lanlivery
              10.30am
              Meet on Helman Tor (SX063615)
              Buried beneath the ever growing gorse of Helman Tor are many important archaeological remains, in fact the whole site is a Scheduled Ancient Monument. Among them is a Bronze Age hut circle, clear evidence of past habitation on this beautiful landmark. Help cut back gorse to reveal some of the intrigue of our ancestors� lives. Tools provided, bring work clothes, lunch and waterproofs. Leader/contact: Se�n O�Hea (0797 154 2185). Organised by Restormel Group.

              Saturday 9
              WINTER BIRDS: FINCHES AND
              WADERS
              Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve, Saltash
              10.30am, approx. 2 hrs
              Meet at Cecil Arms Public House by St Stephens Church, Saltash (SX417583)
              Please wear outdoor clothing and stout footwear. Bring binoculars and camera. Leader: RSPB Guide. Sorry, no dogs. Contact Hazel Rawlings (01752) 846407.
              Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve.

              Sunday 10
              MINES AND MOORS IN WINTER
              Minions
              10.30am
              Meet at Minions, car park east of the village centre
              A wintry walk through Gonamena to South Caradon Mine and back over west Caradon Hill. Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.

              Monday 11
              MEMBERS� EVENING
              Allet
              7.30pm
              Contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287 or Adrian Langdon (01208) 813440.
              Organised by Photographic Group.

              Tuesday 12
              MEMBERS� EVENING
              Newquay
              7.30pm
              Meet downstairs at Griffin Hotel, Cliff Rd, Newquay, opposite railway station. (SW815618)
              An informal evening for all our members and friends to show photographs and slides of wildlife at home and abroad. We have a digital projector so bring photos on a memory stick or CD. Collection taken. Full bar and parking facilities available. All welcome. Leader/contact: Dave Thomas (01726) 861093 after 6pm. Organised by Restormel Group.

              Sunday 17
              HIDDEN TREASURES � AN INTRODUCTION TO MINERALOGY
              Near Camborne
              10.15am to 12.15pm
              Meet at King Edward Mine Museum. The mine can best be found off the Camborne to Troon road. Follow brown signs from Camborne, just before Troon (approx. 2 miles) turn left, the mine is � mile down road on the left. (SW664389)
              A short talk and opportunity to look at examples of common minerals, with particular reference to Cornish minerals. You are welcome to bring along any minerals you would like to have identified. Leaders: Ruth Osborn, Owen Baker and others. Contact: Sue Hocking (01872) 240777 ext 246. Organised by Cornwall RIGS Group.

              Sunday 17
              UGLY BUG HOTEL
              Booking essential as places limited
              Allet, near Truro
              10.00am to 12.00 noon
              Collect items lying around our nature reserve and help to build a giant bug hotel. Afterwards, a competition for you to draw your idea of a great bug hotel. Wear outdoor clothing and footwear. Bring donation to Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Leader/contact: Kirstie Francis on (01872) 273939 ext 203. Only suitable for children aged 6 yrs and above. Organised for Fox Club.

              Monday 18
              HONEY BEES
              Bude
              7.30pm
              Meet at the Parkhouse Centre
              A talk by Graham Jones. Cost �1.50. Contact Tim Dingle (01288) 361356. Organised by Tamar Group.

              Saturday 23
              CORNISH DOLPHINS � AN UPDATE
              Gweek Village Hall
              7.30pm
              Gweek Village Hall, beside the National Seal Sanctuary, TR12 6UG (SW709266)
              Dr Nick Tregenza will tell us about the current state of research and issues involving dolphins, porpoises and whales in Cornish waters. Cost �2. HMC Group members and children free. Contact: Margaret (01326) 221632 or Paul (01326) 341030. Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

              Sunday 24
              WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY IN ST IVES
              St Ives
              10.00am to 3.00pm
              Meet outside the lifeboat house in St Ives (SW519406)
              Photographing a variety of birds in the harbour area. Bring camera, tripod, suitable footwear and clothing. Leader/contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287. Please make contact the day before to make sure the trip is still going ahead. Organised by Photographic Group.

              Monday 25
              LOCAL WILDLIFE WALK
              East Cornwall
              10.00am
              Meet at The Old School, Stoke Climsland (SX360744)
              Share cars and continue to an interesting local habitat for a short walk.
              Contact: Caroline Vulliamy(01579) 370411.
              Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.

              Friday 29
              DORMICE � THE GREAT NUT HUNT
              Booking essential
              Stoke Climsland
              7.30pm
              Meet at The Old School, village centre (SX360744)
              An illustrated talk on these fascinating creatures and what we can do to help them locally.
              Children welcome. Contact Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411.
              Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.`


              FEBRUARY

              Thursday 4
              BEES
              Booking essential
              Allet
              6.30pm
              Talk by Colin Reith, local beekeeper who has 20 hives and runs courses for potential beekeepers. Suggested donation �2. Please phone to book. Contact: Joanna Wallis (joannawallis@...) or Ba Whitehead (ba@...) (01872) 273939 ext 278. Organised by Carrick Group.

              Friday 5
              WILDLIFE IN FORESTRY COMMISION LAND IN AND AROUND THE CAMEL VALLEY
              Wadebridge
              7.30 to 9.30pm
              Meet at �The Goods Shed�, Southern Way, Wadebridge
              Talk preceded by a short AGM. Leader: Andrew Ball � Ranger with the Forestry Commission.
              Contact: Brian Wright (01208) 814138. Organised by Camel Branch.

              Saturday 6
              BAT BOX WORKSHOP
              Booking essential
              Stoke Climsland area
              12.30pm
              Meet at The Old School, village centre (SX360744)
              Making dormouse, bat, bird and barn-owl boxes for erecting at local sites. Meet at the Old School to follow on to local workshop (or phone for details). Children very welcome. Contact Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.

              Saturday 6
              ANNUAL BRANCH PARTY
              Check to confirm before date
              Penzance
              7.30pm
              Meet at Rosemorran, Clements Road, Penzance
              Friendly get together for Penwith members, families and friends. Bring a plate of food for the buffet and �2.50 towards costs and for funds. Leaders: Liz Tregenza; Jane Haward. Contact: (01736) 351793; 740991. Organised by Penwith Group.

              Saturday 6
              ROSENANNON BOG RESERVE WORK PARTY
              Rosenannon, St Wenn
              10.30am to 3.30pm
              Meet outside the Sunday School, Rosenannon (SW955661)
              Join a good old fashioned scrub clearance task. We�ll have a nice bonfire, great for cooking spuds on, and clear invasive willow and birch threatening valuable wet grassland. Many hands make light work and the results are plain to see! Tools provided, bring work clothes, lunch and waterproofs. Leader/contact: Se�n O�Hea (0797 1542 185). Organised by Restormel and Camel Groups.

              Sunday 7
              WINTER WILDLIFE WALK
              Booking preferred
              Marazion
              2.00pm start
              Meet in the beach car park on the west side of Marazion as you enter the village.
              (SW515308)
              We will walk and look for some overwintering birds, a few crabs if the tide is low and discover what lives on the tide-line at this time of the year. Wear suitable clothing and footwear for outdoors. Only suitable for children aged 7 years and above. Bring donation to Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Leader: Paul Semmens. Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club.

              Monday 8
              MEMBERS� EVENING
              Allet
              7.30pm
              Contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287 or Adrian Langdon (01208) 813440.
              Organised by Photographic Group.

              Saturday 13
              HISTORY AND THINGS
              Saltash
              10.30am, approx. 2 hrs
              Meet at Cecil Arms Public House by St. Stephens Church, Saltash (SX417583)
              Looking at the history on and around Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve, Saltash. Please wear appropriate outdoor clothing and stout footwear and bring binoculars and camera. Leader: Keith Rawlings. Contact: Hazel Rawlings (01752) 846407. Dogs on leads only. Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve.

              Saturday 13
              GEOLOGY AND MINES IN THE BOTALLACK AREA, PENWITH
              Booking essential
              Botallack
              10.00am start
              Meet at the Botallack Count House (SW365333)
              A conducted tour exploring the geology and the different types of mineralisation (tin, copper and uranium) in the area, which has several County Geology Sites. We will find uranium minerals using a Geiger counter, although collecting is not allowed. Bring packed lunch, waterproofs and wear strong shoes/boots. Leader/contact: Peter Scott, Camborne School of Mines (01326)340214. Organised by Cornwall RIGS Group.

              Saturday 13
              BIRDBOX MAKING
              Booking essential
              Allet
              11.00am start
              Join us in making a nest box for your garden birds: either open-fronted for robins or small-holed for blue tits. We provide you tools, instructions, raw materials & expert help. Bring an adult to help with sawing & hammering. �4 per nest box � payable on booking. Suitable for children aged 7 yrs and above. Leaders: Jasmin & Jason Appleby. Places limited to 12, so phone Kirstie on (01872) 273939 ext 203 by Friday 5th to book a place and order your materials. Organised for Fox Club in celebration of Nest Box Weekend.

              Monday 15
              VISIT TO MADAGASCAR
              Bude
              7.30pm
              Meet at the Parkhouse Centre
              Talk by J and C Hicks. �1.50. Contact Tim Dingle (01288) 361356. Organised by Tamar Group.

              Saturday 20
              FISHERIES CONSERVATION WITH THE NATIONAL LOBSTER HATCHERY
              Gweek
              7.30pm
              Meet at Gweek Village Hall, beside the National Seal Sanctuary, TR12 6UG
              (SW709266)
              Exciting insights into the work of the National Lobster Hatchery and fisheries conservation through local young lobster releases. Please visit www.helfordmarineconservation.co.uk for further details. Cost �2. HMCG members and children free. Leader: Dominic Boothroyd. Contact: Rhiannon (0771 095 6734) or David Thomson (01326) 340686. Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

              Monday 22
              LOCAL WILDLIFE WALK
              East Cornwall
              10.00am
              Meet at The Old School, village centre (SX360744)
              Share cars and continue to an interesting local habitat for a short walk. Contact Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.


              Sunday 28
              SURVIVAL AND SHELTER BUILDING
              Booking essential: limit of 20 places
              Near Camborne
              10.00am to 12.00pm
              Could you find your way out of wood on your own? If not, could you survive overnight? Learn how to make a shelter, find food and water and work out directions home from the wood around you. Wear outdoor clothing and footwear. Bring donation to Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Only suitable for children aged 6 yrs and above. Leader: Cheryl Marriott. Contact: Kirstie Francis on (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club.

              Sunday 28
              BIRDS OF PREY PHOTOGRAPHY
              Booking essential
              Near Indian Queens
              10.00am to 12 noon or 1.00 to 3.00pm
              Meet at Screech Owl Sanctuary near Indian Queens (SW937603)
              We will photograph owls and other birds of prey in captive but natural(ish!) surroundings. Bring camera, tripod, suitable footwear and clothing. There will be a charge, which will depend on number attending; please phone for details. Leader/contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287. Please make contact the day before to make sure the trip is still going ahead.
              Organised by Photographic Group


              MARCH

              Sunday 7
              BAT BOX WORKSHOP � PUTTING THEM UP
              Booking essential
              12.30pm
              Meet at The Old School, village centre (SX360744)
              We will split up and go to local sites to erect dormouse, bat, bird and barn owl boxes. Lots of people are wanted for this, please. Children very welcome. Booking essential to give us an idea of numbers. Contact Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.

              Monday 8
              MEMBERS� EVENING
              Allet.
              7.30pm
              Contact: David Chapman on (01736) 850287 or Adrian Langdon on (01208) 813440.
              Organised by Photographic Group.

              Saturday 13
              BEACH CLEAN
              Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve, Saltash
              2.00pm for approx. 2 hrs
              Meet at railway bridge by the allotments, Wearde Road (SX418577)
              Cleaning flotsam and jetsam from beach area. Bring rubber gloves; please wear appropriate outdoor clothing and stout footwear and bring camera. Dogs on leads only. Leader: Jackie Austin. Contact Hazel Rawlings (01752) 846407. Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve.

              Sunday 14
              RESERVE WORK PARTY
              Breney Common Reserve near Helman Tor
              10.00am to 2.00pm
              Meet at Gunwen Chapel car park near Helman Tor (SX053613)
              We need your help to keep back the overgrowth of vegetation, so please come along and bring your friends to help out at our reserve to cut back bushes and clear pathways. Bring protective gloves, boots, cutting tools and warm drink. Meet at Gunwen Chapel car park look for Lowertown on map. Leader/contact: Dave Thomas (01726) 861093 after 6.00pm. Organised by Restormel Group.

              Monday 15
              LOCAL WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY
              Parkhouse Centre, Bude
              7.30pm
              Talk by G. Sutton. �1.50. Contact Tim Dingle (01288) 361356. Organised by Tamar Group

              Saturday 20
              FILM: MESSAGE IN THE WAVES
              Gweek Village Hall
              7.30pm
              Meet at Gweek Village Hall, beside the National Seal Sanctuary, TR12 6UG (SW709266)
              Intensely moving documentary �Message in the Waves�, made by Rebecca Hoskins and the BBC Natural History Unit that kick-started the plastic bag free movement in the UK. It is a global film, and Jolyon Sharpe, Senior Beach Ranger for Cornwall Council, will give the local perspective on Cornwall�s marine litter and how we can all help. Cost �2. HMCG members and children free. Contact: Rhiannon (0771 095 6734) or Paul (01326) 341030. Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

              Sunday 21
              THE JOYS OF SPRING!
              Raginnis to Lamorna via Kemyel Crease
              Meet at Raginnis Hill, start of Coast Path
              10.30am start (SW465268)
              Coastal path walk through Kemyel Crease (Cornwall Wildlife Trust Reserve) to Lamorna and back. Bring lunch and suitable footwear and clothing. Donations from non-members welcome. Leader/contact: Jane Haward (01736) 740991. Organised by Penwith Group.

              Monday 22
              LOCAL WILDLIFE WALK
              East Cornwall
              10.00am
              Meet at The Old School, Stoke Climsland village centre (SX360744)
              Share cars and continue to an interesting local habitat for a short walk.
              Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.

              Saturday 27
              SPRING AMPHIBIAN HUNT
              Booking essential
              Breney Common, near Bodmin
              2.00 to 4.00pm
              What creatures lurk in the depths of Breney�s ponds? Only suitable for children aged 11 yrs and above. Wear waterproof outdoor clothing and footwear and bring pond-dipping nets if you have them. Bring donation to Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Leader: Mark Nicholson (Cornwall Reptile & Amphibian Group). Contact: Kirstie Francis on (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club.

              Sunday 28
              BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY
              AT PENZANCE AND NEWLYN
              Penzance
              10.00am to 3.00pm
              Meet at Jubilee Pool, Penzance (SW478299)
              We will be photographing waders and gulls around the harbour and coast. Bring camera, tripod, lunch, suitable footwear and clothing. Leader/contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287. Please make contact the day before to make sure the trip is still going ahead. Organised by Photographic Group.


              APRIL


              Thursday 1
              SEASHORE SAFARI
              Helford Passage
              1.00 to 3.00pm
              Meet in front of the Ferryboat Inn, Helford Passage on the north shore, TR11 5LB. (SW764269)
              Sea search at edge of the Helford river as the tide falls to find crabs, sea-anemones, seaquirts and other mysterious creatures. Wear non-slip rock-scrambling shoes that can get wet! Bring small nets and plastic buckets if you wish. Leader: Ruth Williams. Contact: Rhiannon (0771 095 6734) or Ruth (0796 725 1278). Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

              Saturday 10
              SPRING BIRDS
              Saltash
              10.30am for approx. 2 hrs
              Meet at Cecil Arms Public House by St. Stephens Church, Saltash (SX 417 583)
              Looking at spring birds on Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve, Saltash. Please wear appropriate outdoor clothing and stout footwear and bring binoculars, camera and scope if you have them. Sorry no dogs. Leader: RSPB Guide. Contact: Hazel Rawlings (01752) 846407.
              Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve.

              Monday 12
              MEMBERS� EVENING
              Allet
              7.30pm
              Contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287 or Adrian Langdon (01208) 813440.
              Organised by Photographic Group.

              Saturday 17
              SEASHORE SAFARI
              Booking preferred
              Helford Passage
              12.30 to 2.15pm (low water at 2.13pm)
              Meet on north side of river in front of Ferryboat Inn at Helford Passage (SW764269)
              Explore the magical world at the edge of the Helford River as the tide falls. We will find crabs, sea-anemones, sea squirts and other mysterious creatures. Suitable for families with children of all ages. Wear wellies or non-slip rock-scrambling shoes that can get wet. Bring donation to Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Leader: Abby Crosby (Marine Conservation Officer). Contact: Kirstie Francis on (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club.

              Sunday 18
              HERON AND EGRET SURVEY OF THE HELFORD
              Booking essential
              Calamansack
              10.00am to 12.00 noon
              Meet at entrance to Calamansack road, between Port Navas and Constantine (SW746281)
              Join us for a morning survey of the wonderful heron and egret populations of the Helford River. Bring binoculars, weatherproof clothing, and robust footwear advised. Leader/contact: bird watching expert Martin Rule (01326) 561952 or 0785 412 3877. Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

              Sunday 18
              EARLY DUNE FLOWERS
              Gwithian Towans near Hayle
              10.30am to 12.30pm
              Meet at car park at Gwithian Towans (may be a car park charge) (SW578414)
              Walk to look at early flowers on sand dunes. Flower guide useful but not essential. Donations from non-members welcome. Leaders/contacts: Jane and Nigel Haward (01736) 740991. Organised by Penwith Group

              Sunday 18
              SPRING BIRDWATCH
              Luxulyan
              9.30am to 1.00pm
              Meet at Black Hill car pack next to Treffry Viaduct near Luxulyan village (SX059573)
              A morning birding in the beautiful wooded Luxulyan Valley with local bird expert Sid Cole to look for arriving and locally breeding birds. Bring warm clothing, binoculars and stout walking boots. Leader: Sid Cole. Contact: Dave Thomas (01726) 861093 after 6pm. Organised by Restormel Group.

              Wednesday 21
              THE NATURAL HISTORY OF WEST PENTIRE AND HOLYWELL
              Booking essential
              Allet
              7.00pm
              Illustrated talk by David Chapman. Suggested donation �2. Please phone to book. Contact: Joanna Wallis (joannawallis@...) or Ba Whitehead (ba@...) (01872) 273939 ext 278. Organised by Carrick Group.

              Monday 26
              LOCAL WILDLIFE WALK
              East Cornwall
              10.00am
              Meet at The Old School, Stoke Climsland village centre (SX360744)
              Share cars and continue to an interesting local habitat for a short walk.
              Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.
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                Useful websites:

                Birds of the River Camel: http://www.btinternet.com/~lawson/camelbirds/camelbirdlife.html

                Birdwatching in West Cornwall: http://www.sennen-cove.com/birds.htm

                Botanical Group Cornwall: http://floracam.co.uk/bcg

                Cornish Biological Records Unit: http://www.ex.ac.uk/~cnfrench/ics/cbru/cbruhome.htm

                Cornwall Birdwatching and Preservation Society.
                http://www.cbwps.org.uk

                Cornwall Council: http://www.cornwall.gov.uk

                Cornwall Moth Group: http://members.aol.com/Cornwallmoths

                Cornwall Wildlife Trust: http://www.wildlifetrust.org.uk/cornwall

                Cornwall Dolphin Group: http://www.chelonia.demon.co.uk

                Eden Project: http://www.edenproject.com

                National Seal Sanctuary at Gweek: http://www.sealsanctuary.co.uk

                This is Cornwall: http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk

                West Cornwall Badger Group:
                http://www.cornwallbadgergroup.org.uk

                West Penwith Environmentally Sensitive Area (MAFF site):
                http://www.maff.gov.uk/erdp/docs/national/annexes/annexx/wprex2.htm

                Other Useful Websites at : http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CornishWildlife/links


                Cornwall Wildlife Trust
                Diary of Events
                End of November 2009 to April 2010


                Five Acres, Allet, Truro, TR4 9DJ Tel. (01872) 273939

                Details of events and other Trust activities are also available on our website: www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk/whatson

                EVERYONE is welcome to attend ALL events. Donations from non-members would be appreciated. Please bring waterproof clothing and footwear to all outdoor events.

                CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY ADULTS


                NOVEMBER

                Saturday 21
                PLANNING MEETING FOR PENWITH GROUP
                Booking essential
                Ludgvan
                7.00pm
                Phone for directions: (SW504331)
                Discuss this years� events � plan for 2010. Seasonal refreshments. Bring contribution to funds/food welcome. Leaders/contact: Jane and Nigel Haward (01736) 740991. Organised by Penwith Group.

                Sunday 22
                LAND AND SEASCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY
                Porthcurno
                12.00 noon start
                Meet at main car park in Porthcurno (SW384226)
                Photographing one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in Cornwall between here and Logan Rock. Please note later than usual start to allow us to stay until dusk if weather appropriate. Bring camera, tripod, lunch, suitable footwear/clothing. Leader/contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287; please make contact the day before to make sure trip still going ahead. Organised by Photographic Group.

                Sunday 22 to end of January
                INSPIRED AND WILD � ART EXHIBITION FUNDRAISER
                Geevor Tin Mine, Pendeen TR19 7EW
                Start 10.00am Sunday 22 Nov � finish end of Jan 2010. Geevor Tin Mine is open 10.00am till 4.00pm Sunday to Friday. Free entry to gallery once you have paid entrance fee for Geevor Tin Mine (�8.50 adults, �4.50 children).
                Experience wonderful artwork showing the wealth of Cornwall�s artistic talent featured in the Trust�s art exhibition at this exciting location. On display are interpretations of Cornish wildlife and scenery, all available for purchase to help raise money for the Trust. Disabled access lift available to gallery from museum. Contact: Serena Pettigrew-Jolly (01872) 273939 ext 205 or Jasmin Appleby (01872) 273939 ext 251. Organised by Cornwall Wildlife Trust.

                Sunday 29
                TREE HUNT IN KILMINORTH WOODS
                Booking essential, numbers limited to 20
                Near Looe
                10.30am to 12.30pm
                Record trees for the Ancient Trees Project and hunt for signs of the wildlife that lives amongst them. We will walk off track and some distance into the woods, so sensible footwear and clothing essential. Could be very muddy in places. Suitable for children aged 6 yrs and above. Bring donation to Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Leader: Christine Spooner (Friends of Kilminorth Woods). Contact/booking: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club.


                DECEMBER


                Saturday 5
                WRECK AND TORPEDOES TO COASTWATCH � THE EXTRAORDINARY HISTORY OF NARE POINT
                Gweek Village Hall
                7.30pm
                Meet at Gweek Village Hall, beside the National Seal Sanctuary, TR12 6UG
                (SW709266)
                Paul Phillips and Jack Sechler recount the fascinating story of Nare Point, from the wreck of the Bay of Panama in the Great Storm of 1891 through its vital role during WWII to its current important activities as a Coastwatch station. A slightly extended meeting. Cost �2. Group members and children free. Leader: Paul Phillips. Contact: Paul (01326) 341030 or David (01326) 341181. Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

                Saturday 5
                EXPLORING KENNACK SANDS CLIFFS, BEACH AND DUNES
                Kennack Sands
                10.30am to 1.30pm
                Meet at Kennack Sands car park (SW734165). Take A3083 from Helston, then B3293 for St Keverne and after Earth Satellite station, take turning for Kuggar at crossroads
                Looking at famous Kennack Gneiss and other rocks, searching for amethyst, and discovering how the dunes/valleys with their flora developed after the last Ice Age. Bring outdoor gear and waterproof shoes or boots. Disabled access restricted to 1st beach. Walk will finish at high tide, so time to explore area on your own. Leader: Peter Ealey. Contact: (01326) 231553. Organised by Cornwall RIGS Group.

                Sunday 6
                GREEN CHRISTMAS
                Booking essential to be given your time slot
                Allet, near Truro
                10.00am to 12.00 noon and 1.00 to 3.00pm
                Make Christmas decorations from natural and recycled materials and help dress the Cornwall Wildlife Trust office tree. For all ages. �1 per child donation to cover cost of materials. Leaders: Sarah McCartney and Kirstie Francis. Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203.
                Organised for Fox Club to celebrate Tree Dressing Day.

                Tuesday 8
                PRESENTATION BY NICK DIXON ON PEREGRINE FALCONS
                Altarnun
                7.00pm
                Meet at Altarnun Village Hall. Take Altarnun/Five Lanes exit from A30 5 miles west of Launceston, turn right at bottom of hill before butchers (SX331847)
                Local raptor expert Nick Dixon will give an illustrated talk on his work with peregrine conservation. Small charge to cover costs. Tea, coffee (and hopefully cakes) available. Leader/contact: Dave Groves (01566) 86416. Organised by Launceston Group, Altarnun Parish.

                Wednesday 9
                MEETING AND SOCIAL EVENT
                Allet
                6.30pm
                Cheryl Marriott will talk about Cornwall Wildlife Trust�s future development plan and gather ideas for our way forward. Seasonal (locally sourced) refreshments, Christmas cards and calendars. Suggested donation �2. Contact: Joanna Wallis (joannawallis@...) or Ba Whitehead (ba@...) (01872) 273939 ext 278. Organised by Carrick Group.

                Saturday 12
                WINTER WADERS AND FINCHES
                Booking essential for lunch only
                Saltash
                11.00am, approx. 2 hrs
                Meet at Wearde Road entrance to Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve (SX421582)
                Looking at winter waders and finches on the reserve. Please wear appropriate outdoor clothing and stout footwear and bring binoculars, camera and scope if you have them. Leader: RSPB Guide. Booking is only essential if booking lunch at the Cecil Arms. Please book early, only limited places available (meal cost applies). Contact/booking: Hazel Rawlings (01752) 846407. Sorry no dogs. Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve Saltash.

                Monday 14
                MEMBERS EVENING
                Allet
                7.30 pm
                Please contact David Chapman on (01736) 850287 or Adrian Langdon on (01208) 813440.
                Organised by Photographic Group.

                JANUARY

                Saturday 2
                NEW YEAR WALK
                Sennen Beach
                2.00pm
                Meet at car park at bottom of Hill, Sennen Cove (SW355264)
                Meet friends and get some welcome exercise after holiday season. Bring waterproofs and suitable shoes for cliff path and beach. Donations from non-members welcome. Leaders: Jane and Nigel Haward. Contact: (01736) 740991. Organised by Penwith Group.

                Saturday 9
                HUNT THE HUT CIRCLE
                Helman Tor, Lanlivery
                10.30am
                Meet on Helman Tor (SX063615)
                Buried beneath the ever growing gorse of Helman Tor are many important archaeological remains, in fact the whole site is a Scheduled Ancient Monument. Among them is a Bronze Age hut circle, clear evidence of past habitation on this beautiful landmark. Help cut back gorse to reveal some of the intrigue of our ancestors� lives. Tools provided, bring work clothes, lunch and waterproofs. Leader/contact: Se�n O�Hea (0797 154 2185). Organised by Restormel Group.

                Saturday 9
                WINTER BIRDS: FINCHES AND
                WADERS
                Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve, Saltash
                10.30am, approx. 2 hrs
                Meet at Cecil Arms Public House by St Stephens Church, Saltash (SX417583)
                Please wear outdoor clothing and stout footwear. Bring binoculars and camera. Leader: RSPB Guide. Sorry, no dogs. Contact Hazel Rawlings (01752) 846407.
                Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve.

                Sunday 10
                MINES AND MOORS IN WINTER
                Minions
                10.30am
                Meet at Minions, car park east of the village centre
                A wintry walk through Gonamena to South Caradon Mine and back over west Caradon Hill. Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.

                Monday 11
                MEMBERS� EVENING
                Allet
                7.30pm
                Contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287 or Adrian Langdon (01208) 813440.
                Organised by Photographic Group.

                Tuesday 12
                MEMBERS� EVENING
                Newquay
                7.30pm
                Meet downstairs at Griffin Hotel, Cliff Rd, Newquay, opposite railway station. (SW815618)
                An informal evening for all our members and friends to show photographs and slides of wildlife at home and abroad. We have a digital projector so bring photos on a memory stick or CD. Collection taken. Full bar and parking facilities available. All welcome. Leader/contact: Dave Thomas (01726) 861093 after 6pm. Organised by Restormel Group.

                Sunday 17
                HIDDEN TREASURES � AN INTRODUCTION TO MINERALOGY
                Near Camborne
                10.15am to 12.15pm
                Meet at King Edward Mine Museum. The mine can best be found off the Camborne to Troon road. Follow brown signs from Camborne, just before Troon (approx. 2 miles) turn left, the mine is � mile down road on the left. (SW664389)
                A short talk and opportunity to look at examples of common minerals, with particular reference to Cornish minerals. You are welcome to bring along any minerals you would like to have identified. Leaders: Ruth Osborn, Owen Baker and others. Contact: Sue Hocking (01872) 240777 ext 246. Organised by Cornwall RIGS Group.

                Sunday 17
                UGLY BUG HOTEL
                Booking essential as places limited
                Allet, near Truro
                10.00am to 12.00 noon
                Collect items lying around our nature reserve and help to build a giant bug hotel. Afterwards, a competition for you to draw your idea of a great bug hotel. Wear outdoor clothing and footwear. Bring donation to Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Leader/contact: Kirstie Francis on (01872) 273939 ext 203. Only suitable for children aged 6 yrs and above. Organised for Fox Club.

                Monday 18
                HONEY BEES
                Bude
                7.30pm
                Meet at the Parkhouse Centre
                A talk by Graham Jones. Cost �1.50. Contact Tim Dingle (01288) 361356. Organised by Tamar Group.

                Saturday 23
                CORNISH DOLPHINS � AN UPDATE
                Gweek Village Hall
                7.30pm
                Gweek Village Hall, beside the National Seal Sanctuary, TR12 6UG (SW709266)
                Dr Nick Tregenza will tell us about the current state of research and issues involving dolphins, porpoises and whales in Cornish waters. Cost �2. HMC Group members and children free. Contact: Margaret (01326) 221632 or Paul (01326) 341030. Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

                Sunday 24
                WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY IN ST IVES
                St Ives
                10.00am to 3.00pm
                Meet outside the lifeboat house in St Ives (SW519406)
                Photographing a variety of birds in the harbour area. Bring camera, tripod, suitable footwear and clothing. Leader/contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287. Please make contact the day before to make sure the trip is still going ahead. Organised by Photographic Group.

                Monday 25
                LOCAL WILDLIFE WALK
                East Cornwall
                10.00am
                Meet at The Old School, Stoke Climsland (SX360744)
                Share cars and continue to an interesting local habitat for a short walk.
                Contact: Caroline Vulliamy(01579) 370411.
                Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.

                Friday 29
                DORMICE � THE GREAT NUT HUNT
                Booking essential
                Stoke Climsland
                7.30pm
                Meet at The Old School, village centre (SX360744)
                An illustrated talk on these fascinating creatures and what we can do to help them locally.
                Children welcome. Contact Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411.
                Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.`


                FEBRUARY

                Thursday 4
                BEES
                Booking essential
                Allet
                6.30pm
                Talk by Colin Reith, local beekeeper who has 20 hives and runs courses for potential beekeepers. Suggested donation �2. Please phone to book. Contact: Joanna Wallis (joannawallis@...) or Ba Whitehead (ba@...) (01872) 273939 ext 278. Organised by Carrick Group.

                Friday 5
                WILDLIFE IN FORESTRY COMMISION LAND IN AND AROUND THE CAMEL VALLEY
                Wadebridge
                7.30 to 9.30pm
                Meet at �The Goods Shed�, Southern Way, Wadebridge
                Talk preceded by a short AGM. Leader: Andrew Ball � Ranger with the Forestry Commission.
                Contact: Brian Wright (01208) 814138. Organised by Camel Branch.

                Saturday 6
                BAT BOX WORKSHOP
                Booking essential
                Stoke Climsland area
                12.30pm
                Meet at The Old School, village centre (SX360744)
                Making dormouse, bat, bird and barn-owl boxes for erecting at local sites. Meet at the Old School to follow on to local workshop (or phone for details). Children very welcome. Contact Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.

                Saturday 6
                ANNUAL BRANCH PARTY
                Check to confirm before date
                Penzance
                7.30pm
                Meet at Rosemorran, Clements Road, Penzance
                Friendly get together for Penwith members, families and friends. Bring a plate of food for the buffet and �2.50 towards costs and for funds. Leaders: Liz Tregenza; Jane Haward. Contact: (01736) 351793; 740991. Organised by Penwith Group.

                Saturday 6
                ROSENANNON BOG RESERVE WORK PARTY
                Rosenannon, St Wenn
                10.30am to 3.30pm
                Meet outside the Sunday School, Rosenannon (SW955661)
                Join a good old fashioned scrub clearance task. We�ll have a nice bonfire, great for cooking spuds on, and clear invasive willow and birch threatening valuable wet grassland. Many hands make light work and the results are plain to see! Tools provided, bring work clothes, lunch and waterproofs. Leader/contact: Se�n O�Hea (0797 1542 185). Organised by Restormel and Camel Groups.

                Sunday 7
                WINTER WILDLIFE WALK
                Booking preferred
                Marazion
                2.00pm start
                Meet in the beach car park on the west side of Marazion as you enter the village.
                (SW515308)
                We will walk and look for some overwintering birds, a few crabs if the tide is low and discover what lives on the tide-line at this time of the year. Wear suitable clothing and footwear for outdoors. Only suitable for children aged 7 years and above. Bring donation to Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Leader: Paul Semmens. Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club.

                Monday 8
                MEMBERS� EVENING
                Allet
                7.30pm
                Contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287 or Adrian Langdon (01208) 813440.
                Organised by Photographic Group.

                Saturday 13
                HISTORY AND THINGS
                Saltash
                10.30am, approx. 2 hrs
                Meet at Cecil Arms Public House by St. Stephens Church, Saltash (SX417583)
                Looking at the history on and around Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve, Saltash. Please wear appropriate outdoor clothing and stout footwear and bring binoculars and camera. Leader: Keith Rawlings. Contact: Hazel Rawlings (01752) 846407. Dogs on leads only. Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve.

                Saturday 13
                GEOLOGY AND MINES IN THE BOTALLACK AREA, PENWITH
                Booking essential
                Botallack
                10.00am start
                Meet at the Botallack Count House (SW365333)
                A conducted tour exploring the geology and the different types of mineralisation (tin, copper and uranium) in the area, which has several County Geology Sites. We will find uranium minerals using a Geiger counter, although collecting is not allowed. Bring packed lunch, waterproofs and wear strong shoes/boots. Leader/contact: Peter Scott, Camborne School of Mines (01326)340214. Organised by Cornwall RIGS Group.

                Saturday 13
                BIRDBOX MAKING
                Booking essential
                Allet
                11.00am start
                Join us in making a nest box for your garden birds: either open-fronted for robins or small-holed for blue tits. We provide you tools, instructions, raw materials & expert help. Bring an adult to help with sawing & hammering. �4 per nest box � payable on booking. Suitable for children aged 7 yrs and above. Leaders: Jasmin & Jason Appleby. Places limited to 12, so phone Kirstie on (01872) 273939 ext 203 by Friday 5th to book a place and order your materials. Organised for Fox Club in celebration of Nest Box Weekend.

                Monday 15
                VISIT TO MADAGASCAR
                Bude
                7.30pm
                Meet at the Parkhouse Centre
                Talk by J and C Hicks. �1.50. Contact Tim Dingle (01288) 361356. Organised by Tamar Group.

                Saturday 20
                FISHERIES CONSERVATION WITH THE NATIONAL LOBSTER HATCHERY
                Gweek
                7.30pm
                Meet at Gweek Village Hall, beside the National Seal Sanctuary, TR12 6UG
                (SW709266)
                Exciting insights into the work of the National Lobster Hatchery and fisheries conservation through local young lobster releases. Please visit www.helfordmarineconservation.co.uk for further details. Cost �2. HMCG members and children free. Leader: Dominic Boothroyd. Contact: Rhiannon (0771 095 6734) or David Thomson (01326) 340686. Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

                Monday 22
                LOCAL WILDLIFE WALK
                East Cornwall
                10.00am
                Meet at The Old School, village centre (SX360744)
                Share cars and continue to an interesting local habitat for a short walk. Contact Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.


                Sunday 28
                SURVIVAL AND SHELTER BUILDING
                Booking essential: limit of 20 places
                Near Camborne
                10.00am to 12.00pm
                Could you find your way out of wood on your own? If not, could you survive overnight? Learn how to make a shelter, find food and water and work out directions home from the wood around you. Wear outdoor clothing and footwear. Bring donation to Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Only suitable for children aged 6 yrs and above. Leader: Cheryl Marriott. Contact: Kirstie Francis on (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club.

                Sunday 28
                BIRDS OF PREY PHOTOGRAPHY
                Booking essential
                Near Indian Queens
                10.00am to 12 noon or 1.00 to 3.00pm
                Meet at Screech Owl Sanctuary near Indian Queens (SW937603)
                We will photograph owls and other birds of prey in captive but natural(ish!) surroundings. Bring camera, tripod, suitable footwear and clothing. There will be a charge, which will depend on number attending; please phone for details. Leader/contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287. Please make contact the day before to make sure the trip is still going ahead.
                Organised by Photographic Group


                MARCH

                Sunday 7
                BAT BOX WORKSHOP � PUTTING THEM UP
                Booking essential
                12.30pm
                Meet at The Old School, village centre (SX360744)
                We will split up and go to local sites to erect dormouse, bat, bird and barn owl boxes. Lots of people are wanted for this, please. Children very welcome. Booking essential to give us an idea of numbers. Contact Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.

                Monday 8
                MEMBERS� EVENING
                Allet.
                7.30pm
                Contact: David Chapman on (01736) 850287 or Adrian Langdon on (01208) 813440.
                Organised by Photographic Group.

                Saturday 13
                BEACH CLEAN
                Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve, Saltash
                2.00pm for approx. 2 hrs
                Meet at railway bridge by the allotments, Wearde Road (SX418577)
                Cleaning flotsam and jetsam from beach area. Bring rubber gloves; please wear appropriate outdoor clothing and stout footwear and bring camera. Dogs on leads only. Leader: Jackie Austin. Contact Hazel Rawlings (01752) 846407. Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve.

                Sunday 14
                RESERVE WORK PARTY
                Breney Common Reserve near Helman Tor
                10.00am to 2.00pm
                Meet at Gunwen Chapel car park near Helman Tor (SX053613)
                We need your help to keep back the overgrowth of vegetation, so please come along and bring your friends to help out at our reserve to cut back bushes and clear pathways. Bring protective gloves, boots, cutting tools and warm drink. Meet at Gunwen Chapel car park look for Lowertown on map. Leader/contact: Dave Thomas (01726) 861093 after 6.00pm. Organised by Restormel Group.

                Monday 15
                LOCAL WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY
                Parkhouse Centre, Bude
                7.30pm
                Talk by G. Sutton. �1.50. Contact Tim Dingle (01288) 361356. Organised by Tamar Group

                Saturday 20
                FILM: MESSAGE IN THE WAVES
                Gweek Village Hall
                7.30pm
                Meet at Gweek Village Hall, beside the National Seal Sanctuary, TR12 6UG (SW709266)
                Intensely moving documentary �Message in the Waves�, made by Rebecca Hoskins and the BBC Natural History Unit that kick-started the plastic bag free movement in the UK. It is a global film, and Jolyon Sharpe, Senior Beach Ranger for Cornwall Council, will give the local perspective on Cornwall�s marine litter and how we can all help. Cost �2. HMCG members and children free. Contact: Rhiannon (0771 095 6734) or Paul (01326) 341030. Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

                Sunday 21
                THE JOYS OF SPRING!
                Raginnis to Lamorna via Kemyel Crease
                Meet at Raginnis Hill, start of Coast Path
                10.30am start (SW465268)
                Coastal path walk through Kemyel Crease (Cornwall Wildlife Trust Reserve) to Lamorna and back. Bring lunch and suitable footwear and clothing. Donations from non-members welcome. Leader/contact: Jane Haward (01736) 740991. Organised by Penwith Group.

                Monday 22
                LOCAL WILDLIFE WALK
                East Cornwall
                10.00am
                Meet at The Old School, Stoke Climsland village centre (SX360744)
                Share cars and continue to an interesting local habitat for a short walk.
                Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.

                Saturday 27
                SPRING AMPHIBIAN HUNT
                Booking essential
                Breney Common, near Bodmin
                2.00 to 4.00pm
                What creatures lurk in the depths of Breney�s ponds? Only suitable for children aged 11 yrs and above. Wear waterproof outdoor clothing and footwear and bring pond-dipping nets if you have them. Bring donation to Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Leader: Mark Nicholson (Cornwall Reptile & Amphibian Group). Contact: Kirstie Francis on (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club.

                Sunday 28
                BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY
                AT PENZANCE AND NEWLYN
                Penzance
                10.00am to 3.00pm
                Meet at Jubilee Pool, Penzance (SW478299)
                We will be photographing waders and gulls around the harbour and coast. Bring camera, tripod, lunch, suitable footwear and clothing. Leader/contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287. Please make contact the day before to make sure the trip is still going ahead. Organised by Photographic Group.


                APRIL


                Thursday 1
                SEASHORE SAFARI
                Helford Passage
                1.00 to 3.00pm
                Meet in front of the Ferryboat Inn, Helford Passage on the north shore, TR11 5LB. (SW764269)
                Sea search at edge of the Helford river as the tide falls to find crabs, sea-anemones, seaquirts and other mysterious creatures. Wear non-slip rock-scrambling shoes that can get wet! Bring small nets and plastic buckets if you wish. Leader: Ruth Williams. Contact: Rhiannon (0771 095 6734) or Ruth (0796 725 1278). Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

                Saturday 10
                SPRING BIRDS
                Saltash
                10.30am for approx. 2 hrs
                Meet at Cecil Arms Public House by St. Stephens Church, Saltash (SX 417 583)
                Looking at spring birds on Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve, Saltash. Please wear appropriate outdoor clothing and stout footwear and bring binoculars, camera and scope if you have them. Sorry no dogs. Leader: RSPB Guide. Contact: Hazel Rawlings (01752) 846407.
                Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve.

                Monday 12
                MEMBERS� EVENING
                Allet
                7.30pm
                Contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287 or Adrian Langdon (01208) 813440.
                Organised by Photographic Group.

                Saturday 17
                SEASHORE SAFARI
                Booking preferred
                Helford Passage
                12.30 to 2.15pm (low water at 2.13pm)
                Meet on north side of river in front of Ferryboat Inn at Helford Passage (SW764269)
                Explore the magical world at the edge of the Helford River as the tide falls. We will find crabs, sea-anemones, sea squirts and other mysterious creatures. Suitable for families with children of all ages. Wear wellies or non-slip rock-scrambling shoes that can get wet. Bring donation to Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Leader: Abby Crosby (Marine Conservation Officer). Contact: Kirstie Francis on (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club.

                Sunday 18
                HERON AND EGRET SURVEY OF THE HELFORD
                Booking essential
                Calamansack
                10.00am to 12.00 noon
                Meet at entrance to Calamansack road, between Port Navas and Constantine (SW746281)
                Join us for a morning survey of the wonderful heron and egret populations of the Helford River. Bring binoculars, weatherproof clothing, and robust footwear advised. Leader/contact: bird watching expert Martin Rule (01326) 561952 or 0785 412 3877. Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

                Sunday 18
                EARLY DUNE FLOWERS
                Gwithian Towans near Hayle
                10.30am to 12.30pm
                Meet at car park at Gwithian Towans (may be a car park charge) (SW578414)
                Walk to look at early flowers on sand dunes. Flower guide useful but not essential. Donations from non-members welcome. Leaders/contacts: Jane and Nigel Haward (01736) 740991. Organised by Penwith Group

                Sunday 18
                SPRING BIRDWATCH
                Luxulyan
                9.30am to 1.00pm
                Meet at Black Hill car pack next to Treffry Viaduct near Luxulyan village (SX059573)
                A morning birding in the beautiful wooded Luxulyan Valley with local bird expert Sid Cole to look for arriving and locally breeding birds. Bring warm clothing, binoculars and stout walking boots. Leader: Sid Cole. Contact: Dave Thomas (01726) 861093 after 6pm. Organised by Restormel Group.

                Wednesday 21
                THE NATURAL HISTORY OF WEST PENTIRE AND HOLYWELL
                Booking essential
                Allet
                7.00pm
                Illustrated talk by David Chapman. Suggested donation �2. Please phone to book. Contact: Joanna Wallis (joannawallis@...) or Ba Whitehead (ba@...) (01872) 273939 ext 278. Organised by Carrick Group.

                Monday 26
                LOCAL WILDLIFE WALK
                East Cornwall
                10.00am
                Meet at The Old School, Stoke Climsland village centre (SX360744)
                Share cars and continue to an interesting local habitat for a short walk.
                Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.
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                  Useful websites:

                  Birds of the River Camel: http://www.btinternet.com/~lawson/camelbirds/camelbirdlife.html

                  Birdwatching in West Cornwall: http://www.sennen-cove.com/birds.htm

                  Botanical Group Cornwall: http://floracam.co.uk/bcg

                  Cornish Biological Records Unit: http://www.ex.ac.uk/~cnfrench/ics/cbru/cbruhome.htm

                  Cornwall Birdwatching and Preservation Society.
                  http://www.cbwps.org.uk

                  Cornwall Council: http://www.cornwall.gov.uk

                  Cornwall Moth Group: http://members.aol.com/Cornwallmoths

                  Cornwall Wildlife Trust: http://www.wildlifetrust.org.uk/cornwall

                  Cornwall Dolphin Group: http://www.chelonia.demon.co.uk

                  Eden Project: http://www.edenproject.com

                  National Seal Sanctuary at Gweek: http://www.sealsanctuary.co.uk

                  This is Cornwall: http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk

                  West Cornwall Badger Group:
                  http://www.cornwallbadgergroup.org.uk

                  West Penwith Environmentally Sensitive Area (MAFF site):
                  http://www.maff.gov.uk/erdp/docs/national/annexes/annexx/wprex2.htm

                  Other Useful Websites at : http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CornishWildlife/links


                  Cornwall Wildlife Trust
                  Diary of Events
                  End of November 2009 to April 2010


                  Five Acres, Allet, Truro, TR4 9DJ Tel. (01872) 273939

                  Details of events and other Trust activities are also available on our website: www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk/whatson

                  EVERYONE is welcome to attend ALL events. Donations from non-members would be appreciated. Please bring waterproof clothing and footwear to all outdoor events.

                  CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY ADULTS


                  NOVEMBER

                  Saturday 21
                  PLANNING MEETING FOR PENWITH GROUP
                  Booking essential
                  Ludgvan
                  7.00pm
                  Phone for directions: (SW504331)
                  Discuss this years� events � plan for 2010. Seasonal refreshments. Bring contribution to funds/food welcome. Leaders/contact: Jane and Nigel Haward (01736) 740991. Organised by Penwith Group.

                  Sunday 22
                  LAND AND SEASCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY
                  Porthcurno
                  12.00 noon start
                  Meet at main car park in Porthcurno (SW384226)
                  Photographing one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in Cornwall between here and Logan Rock. Please note later than usual start to allow us to stay until dusk if weather appropriate. Bring camera, tripod, lunch, suitable footwear/clothing. Leader/contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287; please make contact the day before to make sure trip still going ahead. Organised by Photographic Group.

                  Sunday 22 to end of January
                  INSPIRED AND WILD � ART EXHIBITION FUNDRAISER
                  Geevor Tin Mine, Pendeen TR19 7EW
                  Start 10.00am Sunday 22 Nov � finish end of Jan 2010. Geevor Tin Mine is open 10.00am till 4.00pm Sunday to Friday. Free entry to gallery once you have paid entrance fee for Geevor Tin Mine (�8.50 adults, �4.50 children).
                  Experience wonderful artwork showing the wealth of Cornwall�s artistic talent featured in the Trust�s art exhibition at this exciting location. On display are interpretations of Cornish wildlife and scenery, all available for purchase to help raise money for the Trust. Disabled access lift available to gallery from museum. Contact: Serena Pettigrew-Jolly (01872) 273939 ext 205 or Jasmin Appleby (01872) 273939 ext 251. Organised by Cornwall Wildlife Trust.

                  Sunday 29
                  TREE HUNT IN KILMINORTH WOODS
                  Booking essential, numbers limited to 20
                  Near Looe
                  10.30am to 12.30pm
                  Record trees for the Ancient Trees Project and hunt for signs of the wildlife that lives amongst them. We will walk off track and some distance into the woods, so sensible footwear and clothing essential. Could be very muddy in places. Suitable for children aged 6 yrs and above. Bring donation to Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Leader: Christine Spooner (Friends of Kilminorth Woods). Contact/booking: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club.


                  DECEMBER


                  Saturday 5
                  WRECK AND TORPEDOES TO COASTWATCH � THE EXTRAORDINARY HISTORY OF NARE POINT
                  Gweek Village Hall
                  7.30pm
                  Meet at Gweek Village Hall, beside the National Seal Sanctuary, TR12 6UG
                  (SW709266)
                  Paul Phillips and Jack Sechler recount the fascinating story of Nare Point, from the wreck of the Bay of Panama in the Great Storm of 1891 through its vital role during WWII to its current important activities as a Coastwatch station. A slightly extended meeting. Cost �2. Group members and children free. Leader: Paul Phillips. Contact: Paul (01326) 341030 or David (01326) 341181. Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

                  Saturday 5
                  EXPLORING KENNACK SANDS CLIFFS, BEACH AND DUNES
                  Kennack Sands
                  10.30am to 1.30pm
                  Meet at Kennack Sands car park (SW734165). Take A3083 from Helston, then B3293 for St Keverne and after Earth Satellite station, take turning for Kuggar at crossroads
                  Looking at famous Kennack Gneiss and other rocks, searching for amethyst, and discovering how the dunes/valleys with their flora developed after the last Ice Age. Bring outdoor gear and waterproof shoes or boots. Disabled access restricted to 1st beach. Walk will finish at high tide, so time to explore area on your own. Leader: Peter Ealey. Contact: (01326) 231553. Organised by Cornwall RIGS Group.

                  Sunday 6
                  GREEN CHRISTMAS
                  Booking essential to be given your time slot
                  Allet, near Truro
                  10.00am to 12.00 noon and 1.00 to 3.00pm
                  Make Christmas decorations from natural and recycled materials and help dress the Cornwall Wildlife Trust office tree. For all ages. �1 per child donation to cover cost of materials. Leaders: Sarah McCartney and Kirstie Francis. Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203.
                  Organised for Fox Club to celebrate Tree Dressing Day.

                  Tuesday 8
                  PRESENTATION BY NICK DIXON ON PEREGRINE FALCONS
                  Altarnun
                  7.00pm
                  Meet at Altarnun Village Hall. Take Altarnun/Five Lanes exit from A30 5 miles west of Launceston, turn right at bottom of hill before butchers (SX331847)
                  Local raptor expert Nick Dixon will give an illustrated talk on his work with peregrine conservation. Small charge to cover costs. Tea, coffee (and hopefully cakes) available. Leader/contact: Dave Groves (01566) 86416. Organised by Launceston Group, Altarnun Parish.

                  Wednesday 9
                  MEETING AND SOCIAL EVENT
                  Allet
                  6.30pm
                  Cheryl Marriott will talk about Cornwall Wildlife Trust�s future development plan and gather ideas for our way forward. Seasonal (locally sourced) refreshments, Christmas cards and calendars. Suggested donation �2. Contact: Joanna Wallis (joannawallis@...) or Ba Whitehead (ba@...) (01872) 273939 ext 278. Organised by Carrick Group.

                  Saturday 12
                  WINTER WADERS AND FINCHES
                  Booking essential for lunch only
                  Saltash
                  11.00am, approx. 2 hrs
                  Meet at Wearde Road entrance to Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve (SX421582)
                  Looking at winter waders and finches on the reserve. Please wear appropriate outdoor clothing and stout footwear and bring binoculars, camera and scope if you have them. Leader: RSPB Guide. Booking is only essential if booking lunch at the Cecil Arms. Please book early, only limited places available (meal cost applies). Contact/booking: Hazel Rawlings (01752) 846407. Sorry no dogs. Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve Saltash.

                  Monday 14
                  MEMBERS EVENING
                  Allet
                  7.30 pm
                  Please contact David Chapman on (01736) 850287 or Adrian Langdon on (01208) 813440.
                  Organised by Photographic Group.

                  JANUARY

                  Saturday 2
                  NEW YEAR WALK
                  Sennen Beach
                  2.00pm
                  Meet at car park at bottom of Hill, Sennen Cove (SW355264)
                  Meet friends and get some welcome exercise after holiday season. Bring waterproofs and suitable shoes for cliff path and beach. Donations from non-members welcome. Leaders: Jane and Nigel Haward. Contact: (01736) 740991. Organised by Penwith Group.

                  Saturday 9
                  HUNT THE HUT CIRCLE
                  Helman Tor, Lanlivery
                  10.30am
                  Meet on Helman Tor (SX063615)
                  Buried beneath the ever growing gorse of Helman Tor are many important archaeological remains, in fact the whole site is a Scheduled Ancient Monument. Among them is a Bronze Age hut circle, clear evidence of past habitation on this beautiful landmark. Help cut back gorse to reveal some of the intrigue of our ancestors� lives. Tools provided, bring work clothes, lunch and waterproofs. Leader/contact: Se�n O�Hea (0797 154 2185). Organised by Restormel Group.

                  Saturday 9
                  WINTER BIRDS: FINCHES AND
                  WADERS
                  Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve, Saltash
                  10.30am, approx. 2 hrs
                  Meet at Cecil Arms Public House by St Stephens Church, Saltash (SX417583)
                  Please wear outdoor clothing and stout footwear. Bring binoculars and camera. Leader: RSPB Guide. Sorry, no dogs. Contact Hazel Rawlings (01752) 846407.
                  Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve.

                  Sunday 10
                  MINES AND MOORS IN WINTER
                  Minions
                  10.30am
                  Meet at Minions, car park east of the village centre
                  A wintry walk through Gonamena to South Caradon Mine and back over west Caradon Hill. Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.

                  Monday 11
                  MEMBERS� EVENING
                  Allet
                  7.30pm
                  Contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287 or Adrian Langdon (01208) 813440.
                  Organised by Photographic Group.

                  Tuesday 12
                  MEMBERS� EVENING
                  Newquay
                  7.30pm
                  Meet downstairs at Griffin Hotel, Cliff Rd, Newquay, opposite railway station. (SW815618)
                  An informal evening for all our members and friends to show photographs and slides of wildlife at home and abroad. We have a digital projector so bring photos on a memory stick or CD. Collection taken. Full bar and parking facilities available. All welcome. Leader/contact: Dave Thomas (01726) 861093 after 6pm. Organised by Restormel Group.

                  Sunday 17
                  HIDDEN TREASURES � AN INTRODUCTION TO MINERALOGY
                  Near Camborne
                  10.15am to 12.15pm
                  Meet at King Edward Mine Museum. The mine can best be found off the Camborne to Troon road. Follow brown signs from Camborne, just before Troon (approx. 2 miles) turn left, the mine is � mile down road on the left. (SW664389)
                  A short talk and opportunity to look at examples of common minerals, with particular reference to Cornish minerals. You are welcome to bring along any minerals you would like to have identified. Leaders: Ruth Osborn, Owen Baker and others. Contact: Sue Hocking (01872) 240777 ext 246. Organised by Cornwall RIGS Group.

                  Sunday 17
                  UGLY BUG HOTEL
                  Booking essential as places limited
                  Allet, near Truro
                  10.00am to 12.00 noon
                  Collect items lying around our nature reserve and help to build a giant bug hotel. Afterwards, a competition for you to draw your idea of a great bug hotel. Wear outdoor clothing and footwear. Bring donation to Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Leader/contact: Kirstie Francis on (01872) 273939 ext 203. Only suitable for children aged 6 yrs and above. Organised for Fox Club.

                  Monday 18
                  HONEY BEES
                  Bude
                  7.30pm
                  Meet at the Parkhouse Centre
                  A talk by Graham Jones. Cost �1.50. Contact Tim Dingle (01288) 361356. Organised by Tamar Group.

                  Saturday 23
                  CORNISH DOLPHINS � AN UPDATE
                  Gweek Village Hall
                  7.30pm
                  Gweek Village Hall, beside the National Seal Sanctuary, TR12 6UG (SW709266)
                  Dr Nick Tregenza will tell us about the current state of research and issues involving dolphins, porpoises and whales in Cornish waters. Cost �2. HMC Group members and children free. Contact: Margaret (01326) 221632 or Paul (01326) 341030. Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

                  Sunday 24
                  WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY IN ST IVES
                  St Ives
                  10.00am to 3.00pm
                  Meet outside the lifeboat house in St Ives (SW519406)
                  Photographing a variety of birds in the harbour area. Bring camera, tripod, suitable footwear and clothing. Leader/contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287. Please make contact the day before to make sure the trip is still going ahead. Organised by Photographic Group.

                  Monday 25
                  LOCAL WILDLIFE WALK
                  East Cornwall
                  10.00am
                  Meet at The Old School, Stoke Climsland (SX360744)
                  Share cars and continue to an interesting local habitat for a short walk.
                  Contact: Caroline Vulliamy(01579) 370411.
                  Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.

                  Friday 29
                  DORMICE � THE GREAT NUT HUNT
                  Booking essential
                  Stoke Climsland
                  7.30pm
                  Meet at The Old School, village centre (SX360744)
                  An illustrated talk on these fascinating creatures and what we can do to help them locally.
                  Children welcome. Contact Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411.
                  Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.`


                  FEBRUARY

                  Thursday 4
                  BEES
                  Booking essential
                  Allet
                  6.30pm
                  Talk by Colin Reith, local beekeeper who has 20 hives and runs courses for potential beekeepers. Suggested donation �2. Please phone to book. Contact: Joanna Wallis (joannawallis@...) or Ba Whitehead (ba@...) (01872) 273939 ext 278. Organised by Carrick Group.

                  Friday 5
                  WILDLIFE IN FORESTRY COMMISION LAND IN AND AROUND THE CAMEL VALLEY
                  Wadebridge
                  7.30 to 9.30pm
                  Meet at �The Goods Shed�, Southern Way, Wadebridge
                  Talk preceded by a short AGM. Leader: Andrew Ball � Ranger with the Forestry Commission.
                  Contact: Brian Wright (01208) 814138. Organised by Camel Branch.

                  Saturday 6
                  BAT BOX WORKSHOP
                  Booking essential
                  Stoke Climsland area
                  12.30pm
                  Meet at The Old School, village centre (SX360744)
                  Making dormouse, bat, bird and barn-owl boxes for erecting at local sites. Meet at the Old School to follow on to local workshop (or phone for details). Children very welcome. Contact Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.

                  Saturday 6
                  ANNUAL BRANCH PARTY
                  Check to confirm before date
                  Penzance
                  7.30pm
                  Meet at Rosemorran, Clements Road, Penzance
                  Friendly get together for Penwith members, families and friends. Bring a plate of food for the buffet and �2.50 towards costs and for funds. Leaders: Liz Tregenza; Jane Haward. Contact: (01736) 351793; 740991. Organised by Penwith Group.

                  Saturday 6
                  ROSENANNON BOG RESERVE WORK PARTY
                  Rosenannon, St Wenn
                  10.30am to 3.30pm
                  Meet outside the Sunday School, Rosenannon (SW955661)
                  Join a good old fashioned scrub clearance task. We�ll have a nice bonfire, great for cooking spuds on, and clear invasive willow and birch threatening valuable wet grassland. Many hands make light work and the results are plain to see! Tools provided, bring work clothes, lunch and waterproofs. Leader/contact: Se�n O�Hea (0797 1542 185). Organised by Restormel and Camel Groups.

                  Sunday 7
                  WINTER WILDLIFE WALK
                  Booking preferred
                  Marazion
                  2.00pm start
                  Meet in the beach car park on the west side of Marazion as you enter the village.
                  (SW515308)
                  We will walk and look for some overwintering birds, a few crabs if the tide is low and discover what lives on the tide-line at this time of the year. Wear suitable clothing and footwear for outdoors. Only suitable for children aged 7 years and above. Bring donation to Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Leader: Paul Semmens. Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club.

                  Monday 8
                  MEMBERS� EVENING
                  Allet
                  7.30pm
                  Contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287 or Adrian Langdon (01208) 813440.
                  Organised by Photographic Group.

                  Saturday 13
                  HISTORY AND THINGS
                  Saltash
                  10.30am, approx. 2 hrs
                  Meet at Cecil Arms Public House by St. Stephens Church, Saltash (SX417583)
                  Looking at the history on and around Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve, Saltash. Please wear appropriate outdoor clothing and stout footwear and bring binoculars and camera. Leader: Keith Rawlings. Contact: Hazel Rawlings (01752) 846407. Dogs on leads only. Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve.

                  Saturday 13
                  GEOLOGY AND MINES IN THE BOTALLACK AREA, PENWITH
                  Booking essential
                  Botallack
                  10.00am start
                  Meet at the Botallack Count House (SW365333)
                  A conducted tour exploring the geology and the different types of mineralisation (tin, copper and uranium) in the area, which has several County Geology Sites. We will find uranium minerals using a Geiger counter, although collecting is not allowed. Bring packed lunch, waterproofs and wear strong shoes/boots. Leader/contact: Peter Scott, Camborne School of Mines (01326)340214. Organised by Cornwall RIGS Group.

                  Saturday 13
                  BIRDBOX MAKING
                  Booking essential
                  Allet
                  11.00am start
                  Join us in making a nest box for your garden birds: either open-fronted for robins or small-holed for blue tits. We provide you tools, instructions, raw materials & expert help. Bring an adult to help with sawing & hammering. �4 per nest box � payable on booking. Suitable for children aged 7 yrs and above. Leaders: Jasmin & Jason Appleby. Places limited to 12, so phone Kirstie on (01872) 273939 ext 203 by Friday 5th to book a place and order your materials. Organised for Fox Club in celebration of Nest Box Weekend.

                  Monday 15
                  VISIT TO MADAGASCAR
                  Bude
                  7.30pm
                  Meet at the Parkhouse Centre
                  Talk by J and C Hicks. �1.50. Contact Tim Dingle (01288) 361356. Organised by Tamar Group.

                  Saturday 20
                  FISHERIES CONSERVATION WITH THE NATIONAL LOBSTER HATCHERY
                  Gweek
                  7.30pm
                  Meet at Gweek Village Hall, beside the National Seal Sanctuary, TR12 6UG
                  (SW709266)
                  Exciting insights into the work of the National Lobster Hatchery and fisheries conservation through local young lobster releases. Please visit www.helfordmarineconservation.co.uk for further details. Cost �2. HMCG members and children free. Leader: Dominic Boothroyd. Contact: Rhiannon (0771 095 6734) or David Thomson (01326) 340686. Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

                  Monday 22
                  LOCAL WILDLIFE WALK
                  East Cornwall
                  10.00am
                  Meet at The Old School, village centre (SX360744)
                  Share cars and continue to an interesting local habitat for a short walk. Contact Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.


                  Sunday 28
                  SURVIVAL AND SHELTER BUILDING
                  Booking essential: limit of 20 places
                  Near Camborne
                  10.00am to 12.00pm
                  Could you find your way out of wood on your own? If not, could you survive overnight? Learn how to make a shelter, find food and water and work out directions home from the wood around you. Wear outdoor clothing and footwear. Bring donation to Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Only suitable for children aged 6 yrs and above. Leader: Cheryl Marriott. Contact: Kirstie Francis on (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club.

                  Sunday 28
                  BIRDS OF PREY PHOTOGRAPHY
                  Booking essential
                  Near Indian Queens
                  10.00am to 12 noon or 1.00 to 3.00pm
                  Meet at Screech Owl Sanctuary near Indian Queens (SW937603)
                  We will photograph owls and other birds of prey in captive but natural(ish!) surroundings. Bring camera, tripod, suitable footwear and clothing. There will be a charge, which will depend on number attending; please phone for details. Leader/contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287. Please make contact the day before to make sure the trip is still going ahead.
                  Organised by Photographic Group


                  MARCH

                  Sunday 7
                  BAT BOX WORKSHOP � PUTTING THEM UP
                  Booking essential
                  12.30pm
                  Meet at The Old School, village centre (SX360744)
                  We will split up and go to local sites to erect dormouse, bat, bird and barn owl boxes. Lots of people are wanted for this, please. Children very welcome. Booking essential to give us an idea of numbers. Contact Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.

                  Monday 8
                  MEMBERS� EVENING
                  Allet.
                  7.30pm
                  Contact: David Chapman on (01736) 850287 or Adrian Langdon on (01208) 813440.
                  Organised by Photographic Group.

                  Saturday 13
                  BEACH CLEAN
                  Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve, Saltash
                  2.00pm for approx. 2 hrs
                  Meet at railway bridge by the allotments, Wearde Road (SX418577)
                  Cleaning flotsam and jetsam from beach area. Bring rubber gloves; please wear appropriate outdoor clothing and stout footwear and bring camera. Dogs on leads only. Leader: Jackie Austin. Contact Hazel Rawlings (01752) 846407. Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve.

                  Sunday 14
                  RESERVE WORK PARTY
                  Breney Common Reserve near Helman Tor
                  10.00am to 2.00pm
                  Meet at Gunwen Chapel car park near Helman Tor (SX053613)
                  We need your help to keep back the overgrowth of vegetation, so please come along and bring your friends to help out at our reserve to cut back bushes and clear pathways. Bring protective gloves, boots, cutting tools and warm drink. Meet at Gunwen Chapel car park look for Lowertown on map. Leader/contact: Dave Thomas (01726) 861093 after 6.00pm. Organised by Restormel Group.

                  Monday 15
                  LOCAL WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY
                  Parkhouse Centre, Bude
                  7.30pm
                  Talk by G. Sutton. �1.50. Contact Tim Dingle (01288) 361356. Organised by Tamar Group

                  Saturday 20
                  FILM: MESSAGE IN THE WAVES
                  Gweek Village Hall
                  7.30pm
                  Meet at Gweek Village Hall, beside the National Seal Sanctuary, TR12 6UG (SW709266)
                  Intensely moving documentary �Message in the Waves�, made by Rebecca Hoskins and the BBC Natural History Unit that kick-started the plastic bag free movement in the UK. It is a global film, and Jolyon Sharpe, Senior Beach Ranger for Cornwall Council, will give the local perspective on Cornwall�s marine litter and how we can all help. Cost �2. HMCG members and children free. Contact: Rhiannon (0771 095 6734) or Paul (01326) 341030. Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

                  Sunday 21
                  THE JOYS OF SPRING!
                  Raginnis to Lamorna via Kemyel Crease
                  Meet at Raginnis Hill, start of Coast Path
                  10.30am start (SW465268)
                  Coastal path walk through Kemyel Crease (Cornwall Wildlife Trust Reserve) to Lamorna and back. Bring lunch and suitable footwear and clothing. Donations from non-members welcome. Leader/contact: Jane Haward (01736) 740991. Organised by Penwith Group.

                  Monday 22
                  LOCAL WILDLIFE WALK
                  East Cornwall
                  10.00am
                  Meet at The Old School, Stoke Climsland village centre (SX360744)
                  Share cars and continue to an interesting local habitat for a short walk.
                  Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.

                  Saturday 27
                  SPRING AMPHIBIAN HUNT
                  Booking essential
                  Breney Common, near Bodmin
                  2.00 to 4.00pm
                  What creatures lurk in the depths of Breney�s ponds? Only suitable for children aged 11 yrs and above. Wear waterproof outdoor clothing and footwear and bring pond-dipping nets if you have them. Bring donation to Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Leader: Mark Nicholson (Cornwall Reptile & Amphibian Group). Contact: Kirstie Francis on (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club.

                  Sunday 28
                  BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY
                  AT PENZANCE AND NEWLYN
                  Penzance
                  10.00am to 3.00pm
                  Meet at Jubilee Pool, Penzance (SW478299)
                  We will be photographing waders and gulls around the harbour and coast. Bring camera, tripod, lunch, suitable footwear and clothing. Leader/contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287. Please make contact the day before to make sure the trip is still going ahead. Organised by Photographic Group.


                  APRIL


                  Thursday 1
                  SEASHORE SAFARI
                  Helford Passage
                  1.00 to 3.00pm
                  Meet in front of the Ferryboat Inn, Helford Passage on the north shore, TR11 5LB. (SW764269)
                  Sea search at edge of the Helford river as the tide falls to find crabs, sea-anemones, seaquirts and other mysterious creatures. Wear non-slip rock-scrambling shoes that can get wet! Bring small nets and plastic buckets if you wish. Leader: Ruth Williams. Contact: Rhiannon (0771 095 6734) or Ruth (0796 725 1278). Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

                  Saturday 10
                  SPRING BIRDS
                  Saltash
                  10.30am for approx. 2 hrs
                  Meet at Cecil Arms Public House by St. Stephens Church, Saltash (SX 417 583)
                  Looking at spring birds on Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve, Saltash. Please wear appropriate outdoor clothing and stout footwear and bring binoculars, camera and scope if you have them. Sorry no dogs. Leader: RSPB Guide. Contact: Hazel Rawlings (01752) 846407.
                  Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve.

                  Monday 12
                  MEMBERS� EVENING
                  Allet
                  7.30pm
                  Contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287 or Adrian Langdon (01208) 813440.
                  Organised by Photographic Group.

                  Saturday 17
                  SEASHORE SAFARI
                  Booking preferred
                  Helford Passage
                  12.30 to 2.15pm (low water at 2.13pm)
                  Meet on north side of river in front of Ferryboat Inn at Helford Passage (SW764269)
                  Explore the magical world at the edge of the Helford River as the tide falls. We will find crabs, sea-anemones, sea squirts and other mysterious creatures. Suitable for families with children of all ages. Wear wellies or non-slip rock-scrambling shoes that can get wet. Bring donation to Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Leader: Abby Crosby (Marine Conservation Officer). Contact: Kirstie Francis on (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club.

                  Sunday 18
                  HERON AND EGRET SURVEY OF THE HELFORD
                  Booking essential
                  Calamansack
                  10.00am to 12.00 noon
                  Meet at entrance to Calamansack road, between Port Navas and Constantine (SW746281)
                  Join us for a morning survey of the wonderful heron and egret populations of the Helford River. Bring binoculars, weatherproof clothing, and robust footwear advised. Leader/contact: bird watching expert Martin Rule (01326) 561952 or 0785 412 3877. Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

                  Sunday 18
                  EARLY DUNE FLOWERS
                  Gwithian Towans near Hayle
                  10.30am to 12.30pm
                  Meet at car park at Gwithian Towans (may be a car park charge) (SW578414)
                  Walk to look at early flowers on sand dunes. Flower guide useful but not essential. Donations from non-members welcome. Leaders/contacts: Jane and Nigel Haward (01736) 740991. Organised by Penwith Group

                  Sunday 18
                  SPRING BIRDWATCH
                  Luxulyan
                  9.30am to 1.00pm
                  Meet at Black Hill car pack next to Treffry Viaduct near Luxulyan village (SX059573)
                  A morning birding in the beautiful wooded Luxulyan Valley with local bird expert Sid Cole to look for arriving and locally breeding birds. Bring warm clothing, binoculars and stout walking boots. Leader: Sid Cole. Contact: Dave Thomas (01726) 861093 after 6pm. Organised by Restormel Group.

                  Wednesday 21
                  THE NATURAL HISTORY OF WEST PENTIRE AND HOLYWELL
                  Booking essential
                  Allet
                  7.00pm
                  Illustrated talk by David Chapman. Suggested donation �2. Please phone to book. Contact: Joanna Wallis (joannawallis@...) or Ba Whitehead (ba@...) (01872) 273939 ext 278. Organised by Carrick Group.

                  Monday 26
                  LOCAL WILDLIFE WALK
                  East Cornwall
                  10.00am
                  Meet at The Old School, Stoke Climsland village centre (SX360744)
                  Share cars and continue to an interesting local habitat for a short walk.
                  Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.
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                    Useful websites:

                    Birds of the River Camel: http://www.btinternet.com/~lawson/camelbirds/camelbirdlife.html

                    Birdwatching in West Cornwall: http://www.sennen-cove.com/birds.htm

                    Botanical Group Cornwall: http://floracam.co.uk/bcg

                    Cornish Biological Records Unit: http://www.ex.ac.uk/~cnfrench/ics/cbru/cbruhome.htm

                    Cornwall Birdwatching and Preservation Society.
                    http://www.cbwps.org.uk

                    Cornwall Council: http://www.cornwall.gov.uk

                    Cornwall Moth Group: http://members.aol.com/Cornwallmoths

                    Cornwall Wildlife Trust: http://www.wildlifetrust.org.uk/cornwall

                    Cornwall Dolphin Group: http://www.chelonia.demon.co.uk

                    Eden Project: http://www.edenproject.com

                    National Seal Sanctuary at Gweek: http://www.sealsanctuary.co.uk

                    This is Cornwall: http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk

                    West Cornwall Badger Group:
                    http://www.cornwallbadgergroup.org.uk

                    West Penwith Environmentally Sensitive Area (MAFF site):
                    http://www.maff.gov.uk/erdp/docs/national/annexes/annexx/wprex2.htm

                    Other Useful Websites at : http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CornishWildlife/links


                    Cornwall Wildlife Trust
                    Diary of Events
                    End of November 2009 to April 2010


                    Five Acres, Allet, Truro, TR4 9DJ Tel. (01872) 273939

                    Details of events and other Trust activities are also available on our website: www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk/whatson

                    EVERYONE is welcome to attend ALL events. Donations from non-members would be appreciated. Please bring waterproof clothing and footwear to all outdoor events.

                    CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY ADULTS


                    NOVEMBER

                    Saturday 21
                    PLANNING MEETING FOR PENWITH GROUP
                    Booking essential
                    Ludgvan
                    7.00pm
                    Phone for directions: (SW504331)
                    Discuss this years� events � plan for 2010. Seasonal refreshments. Bring contribution to funds/food welcome. Leaders/contact: Jane and Nigel Haward (01736) 740991. Organised by Penwith Group.

                    Sunday 22
                    LAND AND SEASCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY
                    Porthcurno
                    12.00 noon start
                    Meet at main car park in Porthcurno (SW384226)
                    Photographing one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in Cornwall between here and Logan Rock. Please note later than usual start to allow us to stay until dusk if weather appropriate. Bring camera, tripod, lunch, suitable footwear/clothing. Leader/contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287; please make contact the day before to make sure trip still going ahead. Organised by Photographic Group.

                    Sunday 22 to end of January
                    INSPIRED AND WILD � ART EXHIBITION FUNDRAISER
                    Geevor Tin Mine, Pendeen TR19 7EW
                    Start 10.00am Sunday 22 Nov � finish end of Jan 2010. Geevor Tin Mine is open 10.00am till 4.00pm Sunday to Friday. Free entry to gallery once you have paid entrance fee for Geevor Tin Mine (�8.50 adults, �4.50 children).
                    Experience wonderful artwork showing the wealth of Cornwall�s artistic talent featured in the Trust�s art exhibition at this exciting location. On display are interpretations of Cornish wildlife and scenery, all available for purchase to help raise money for the Trust. Disabled access lift available to gallery from museum. Contact: Serena Pettigrew-Jolly (01872) 273939 ext 205 or Jasmin Appleby (01872) 273939 ext 251. Organised by Cornwall Wildlife Trust.

                    Sunday 29
                    TREE HUNT IN KILMINORTH WOODS
                    Booking essential, numbers limited to 20
                    Near Looe
                    10.30am to 12.30pm
                    Record trees for the Ancient Trees Project and hunt for signs of the wildlife that lives amongst them. We will walk off track and some distance into the woods, so sensible footwear and clothing essential. Could be very muddy in places. Suitable for children aged 6 yrs and above. Bring donation to Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Leader: Christine Spooner (Friends of Kilminorth Woods). Contact/booking: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club.


                    DECEMBER


                    Saturday 5
                    WRECK AND TORPEDOES TO COASTWATCH � THE EXTRAORDINARY HISTORY OF NARE POINT
                    Gweek Village Hall
                    7.30pm
                    Meet at Gweek Village Hall, beside the National Seal Sanctuary, TR12 6UG
                    (SW709266)
                    Paul Phillips and Jack Sechler recount the fascinating story of Nare Point, from the wreck of the Bay of Panama in the Great Storm of 1891 through its vital role during WWII to its current important activities as a Coastwatch station. A slightly extended meeting. Cost �2. Group members and children free. Leader: Paul Phillips. Contact: Paul (01326) 341030 or David (01326) 341181. Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

                    Saturday 5
                    EXPLORING KENNACK SANDS CLIFFS, BEACH AND DUNES
                    Kennack Sands
                    10.30am to 1.30pm
                    Meet at Kennack Sands car park (SW734165). Take A3083 from Helston, then B3293 for St Keverne and after Earth Satellite station, take turning for Kuggar at crossroads
                    Looking at famous Kennack Gneiss and other rocks, searching for amethyst, and discovering how the dunes/valleys with their flora developed after the last Ice Age. Bring outdoor gear and waterproof shoes or boots. Disabled access restricted to 1st beach. Walk will finish at high tide, so time to explore area on your own. Leader: Peter Ealey. Contact: (01326) 231553. Organised by Cornwall RIGS Group.

                    Sunday 6
                    GREEN CHRISTMAS
                    Booking essential to be given your time slot
                    Allet, near Truro
                    10.00am to 12.00 noon and 1.00 to 3.00pm
                    Make Christmas decorations from natural and recycled materials and help dress the Cornwall Wildlife Trust office tree. For all ages. �1 per child donation to cover cost of materials. Leaders: Sarah McCartney and Kirstie Francis. Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203.
                    Organised for Fox Club to celebrate Tree Dressing Day.

                    Tuesday 8
                    PRESENTATION BY NICK DIXON ON PEREGRINE FALCONS
                    Altarnun
                    7.00pm
                    Meet at Altarnun Village Hall. Take Altarnun/Five Lanes exit from A30 5 miles west of Launceston, turn right at bottom of hill before butchers (SX331847)
                    Local raptor expert Nick Dixon will give an illustrated talk on his work with peregrine conservation. Small charge to cover costs. Tea, coffee (and hopefully cakes) available. Leader/contact: Dave Groves (01566) 86416. Organised by Launceston Group, Altarnun Parish.

                    Wednesday 9
                    MEETING AND SOCIAL EVENT
                    Allet
                    6.30pm
                    Cheryl Marriott will talk about Cornwall Wildlife Trust�s future development plan and gather ideas for our way forward. Seasonal (locally sourced) refreshments, Christmas cards and calendars. Suggested donation �2. Contact: Joanna Wallis (joannawallis@...) or Ba Whitehead (ba@...) (01872) 273939 ext 278. Organised by Carrick Group.

                    Saturday 12
                    WINTER WADERS AND FINCHES
                    Booking essential for lunch only
                    Saltash
                    11.00am, approx. 2 hrs
                    Meet at Wearde Road entrance to Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve (SX421582)
                    Looking at winter waders and finches on the reserve. Please wear appropriate outdoor clothing and stout footwear and bring binoculars, camera and scope if you have them. Leader: RSPB Guide. Booking is only essential if booking lunch at the Cecil Arms. Please book early, only limited places available (meal cost applies). Contact/booking: Hazel Rawlings (01752) 846407. Sorry no dogs. Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve Saltash.

                    Monday 14
                    MEMBERS EVENING
                    Allet
                    7.30 pm
                    Please contact David Chapman on (01736) 850287 or Adrian Langdon on (01208) 813440.
                    Organised by Photographic Group.

                    JANUARY

                    Saturday 2
                    NEW YEAR WALK
                    Sennen Beach
                    2.00pm
                    Meet at car park at bottom of Hill, Sennen Cove (SW355264)
                    Meet friends and get some welcome exercise after holiday season. Bring waterproofs and suitable shoes for cliff path and beach. Donations from non-members welcome. Leaders: Jane and Nigel Haward. Contact: (01736) 740991. Organised by Penwith Group.

                    Saturday 9
                    HUNT THE HUT CIRCLE
                    Helman Tor, Lanlivery
                    10.30am
                    Meet on Helman Tor (SX063615)
                    Buried beneath the ever growing gorse of Helman Tor are many important archaeological remains, in fact the whole site is a Scheduled Ancient Monument. Among them is a Bronze Age hut circle, clear evidence of past habitation on this beautiful landmark. Help cut back gorse to reveal some of the intrigue of our ancestors� lives. Tools provided, bring work clothes, lunch and waterproofs. Leader/contact: Se�n O�Hea (0797 154 2185). Organised by Restormel Group.

                    Saturday 9
                    WINTER BIRDS: FINCHES AND
                    WADERS
                    Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve, Saltash
                    10.30am, approx. 2 hrs
                    Meet at Cecil Arms Public House by St Stephens Church, Saltash (SX417583)
                    Please wear outdoor clothing and stout footwear. Bring binoculars and camera. Leader: RSPB Guide. Sorry, no dogs. Contact Hazel Rawlings (01752) 846407.
                    Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve.

                    Sunday 10
                    MINES AND MOORS IN WINTER
                    Minions
                    10.30am
                    Meet at Minions, car park east of the village centre
                    A wintry walk through Gonamena to South Caradon Mine and back over west Caradon Hill. Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.

                    Monday 11
                    MEMBERS� EVENING
                    Allet
                    7.30pm
                    Contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287 or Adrian Langdon (01208) 813440.
                    Organised by Photographic Group.

                    Tuesday 12
                    MEMBERS� EVENING
                    Newquay
                    7.30pm
                    Meet downstairs at Griffin Hotel, Cliff Rd, Newquay, opposite railway station. (SW815618)
                    An informal evening for all our members and friends to show photographs and slides of wildlife at home and abroad. We have a digital projector so bring photos on a memory stick or CD. Collection taken. Full bar and parking facilities available. All welcome. Leader/contact: Dave Thomas (01726) 861093 after 6pm. Organised by Restormel Group.

                    Sunday 17
                    HIDDEN TREASURES � AN INTRODUCTION TO MINERALOGY
                    Near Camborne
                    10.15am to 12.15pm
                    Meet at King Edward Mine Museum. The mine can best be found off the Camborne to Troon road. Follow brown signs from Camborne, just before Troon (approx. 2 miles) turn left, the mine is � mile down road on the left. (SW664389)
                    A short talk and opportunity to look at examples of common minerals, with particular reference to Cornish minerals. You are welcome to bring along any minerals you would like to have identified. Leaders: Ruth Osborn, Owen Baker and others. Contact: Sue Hocking (01872) 240777 ext 246. Organised by Cornwall RIGS Group.

                    Sunday 17
                    UGLY BUG HOTEL
                    Booking essential as places limited
                    Allet, near Truro
                    10.00am to 12.00 noon
                    Collect items lying around our nature reserve and help to build a giant bug hotel. Afterwards, a competition for you to draw your idea of a great bug hotel. Wear outdoor clothing and footwear. Bring donation to Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Leader/contact: Kirstie Francis on (01872) 273939 ext 203. Only suitable for children aged 6 yrs and above. Organised for Fox Club.

                    Monday 18
                    HONEY BEES
                    Bude
                    7.30pm
                    Meet at the Parkhouse Centre
                    A talk by Graham Jones. Cost �1.50. Contact Tim Dingle (01288) 361356. Organised by Tamar Group.

                    Saturday 23
                    CORNISH DOLPHINS � AN UPDATE
                    Gweek Village Hall
                    7.30pm
                    Gweek Village Hall, beside the National Seal Sanctuary, TR12 6UG (SW709266)
                    Dr Nick Tregenza will tell us about the current state of research and issues involving dolphins, porpoises and whales in Cornish waters. Cost �2. HMC Group members and children free. Contact: Margaret (01326) 221632 or Paul (01326) 341030. Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

                    Sunday 24
                    WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY IN ST IVES
                    St Ives
                    10.00am to 3.00pm
                    Meet outside the lifeboat house in St Ives (SW519406)
                    Photographing a variety of birds in the harbour area. Bring camera, tripod, suitable footwear and clothing. Leader/contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287. Please make contact the day before to make sure the trip is still going ahead. Organised by Photographic Group.

                    Monday 25
                    LOCAL WILDLIFE WALK
                    East Cornwall
                    10.00am
                    Meet at The Old School, Stoke Climsland (SX360744)
                    Share cars and continue to an interesting local habitat for a short walk.
                    Contact: Caroline Vulliamy(01579) 370411.
                    Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.

                    Friday 29
                    DORMICE � THE GREAT NUT HUNT
                    Booking essential
                    Stoke Climsland
                    7.30pm
                    Meet at The Old School, village centre (SX360744)
                    An illustrated talk on these fascinating creatures and what we can do to help them locally.
                    Children welcome. Contact Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411.
                    Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.`


                    FEBRUARY

                    Thursday 4
                    BEES
                    Booking essential
                    Allet
                    6.30pm
                    Talk by Colin Reith, local beekeeper who has 20 hives and runs courses for potential beekeepers. Suggested donation �2. Please phone to book. Contact: Joanna Wallis (joannawallis@...) or Ba Whitehead (ba@...) (01872) 273939 ext 278. Organised by Carrick Group.

                    Friday 5
                    WILDLIFE IN FORESTRY COMMISION LAND IN AND AROUND THE CAMEL VALLEY
                    Wadebridge
                    7.30 to 9.30pm
                    Meet at �The Goods Shed�, Southern Way, Wadebridge
                    Talk preceded by a short AGM. Leader: Andrew Ball � Ranger with the Forestry Commission.
                    Contact: Brian Wright (01208) 814138. Organised by Camel Branch.

                    Saturday 6
                    BAT BOX WORKSHOP
                    Booking essential
                    Stoke Climsland area
                    12.30pm
                    Meet at The Old School, village centre (SX360744)
                    Making dormouse, bat, bird and barn-owl boxes for erecting at local sites. Meet at the Old School to follow on to local workshop (or phone for details). Children very welcome. Contact Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.

                    Saturday 6
                    ANNUAL BRANCH PARTY
                    Check to confirm before date
                    Penzance
                    7.30pm
                    Meet at Rosemorran, Clements Road, Penzance
                    Friendly get together for Penwith members, families and friends. Bring a plate of food for the buffet and �2.50 towards costs and for funds. Leaders: Liz Tregenza; Jane Haward. Contact: (01736) 351793; 740991. Organised by Penwith Group.

                    Saturday 6
                    ROSENANNON BOG RESERVE WORK PARTY
                    Rosenannon, St Wenn
                    10.30am to 3.30pm
                    Meet outside the Sunday School, Rosenannon (SW955661)
                    Join a good old fashioned scrub clearance task. We�ll have a nice bonfire, great for cooking spuds on, and clear invasive willow and birch threatening valuable wet grassland. Many hands make light work and the results are plain to see! Tools provided, bring work clothes, lunch and waterproofs. Leader/contact: Se�n O�Hea (0797 1542 185). Organised by Restormel and Camel Groups.

                    Sunday 7
                    WINTER WILDLIFE WALK
                    Booking preferred
                    Marazion
                    2.00pm start
                    Meet in the beach car park on the west side of Marazion as you enter the village.
                    (SW515308)
                    We will walk and look for some overwintering birds, a few crabs if the tide is low and discover what lives on the tide-line at this time of the year. Wear suitable clothing and footwear for outdoors. Only suitable for children aged 7 years and above. Bring donation to Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Leader: Paul Semmens. Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club.

                    Monday 8
                    MEMBERS� EVENING
                    Allet
                    7.30pm
                    Contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287 or Adrian Langdon (01208) 813440.
                    Organised by Photographic Group.

                    Saturday 13
                    HISTORY AND THINGS
                    Saltash
                    10.30am, approx. 2 hrs
                    Meet at Cecil Arms Public House by St. Stephens Church, Saltash (SX417583)
                    Looking at the history on and around Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve, Saltash. Please wear appropriate outdoor clothing and stout footwear and bring binoculars and camera. Leader: Keith Rawlings. Contact: Hazel Rawlings (01752) 846407. Dogs on leads only. Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve.

                    Saturday 13
                    GEOLOGY AND MINES IN THE BOTALLACK AREA, PENWITH
                    Booking essential
                    Botallack
                    10.00am start
                    Meet at the Botallack Count House (SW365333)
                    A conducted tour exploring the geology and the different types of mineralisation (tin, copper and uranium) in the area, which has several County Geology Sites. We will find uranium minerals using a Geiger counter, although collecting is not allowed. Bring packed lunch, waterproofs and wear strong shoes/boots. Leader/contact: Peter Scott, Camborne School of Mines (01326)340214. Organised by Cornwall RIGS Group.

                    Saturday 13
                    BIRDBOX MAKING
                    Booking essential
                    Allet
                    11.00am start
                    Join us in making a nest box for your garden birds: either open-fronted for robins or small-holed for blue tits. We provide you tools, instructions, raw materials & expert help. Bring an adult to help with sawing & hammering. �4 per nest box � payable on booking. Suitable for children aged 7 yrs and above. Leaders: Jasmin & Jason Appleby. Places limited to 12, so phone Kirstie on (01872) 273939 ext 203 by Friday 5th to book a place and order your materials. Organised for Fox Club in celebration of Nest Box Weekend.

                    Monday 15
                    VISIT TO MADAGASCAR
                    Bude
                    7.30pm
                    Meet at the Parkhouse Centre
                    Talk by J and C Hicks. �1.50. Contact Tim Dingle (01288) 361356. Organised by Tamar Group.

                    Saturday 20
                    FISHERIES CONSERVATION WITH THE NATIONAL LOBSTER HATCHERY
                    Gweek
                    7.30pm
                    Meet at Gweek Village Hall, beside the National Seal Sanctuary, TR12 6UG
                    (SW709266)
                    Exciting insights into the work of the National Lobster Hatchery and fisheries conservation through local young lobster releases. Please visit www.helfordmarineconservation.co.uk for further details. Cost �2. HMCG members and children free. Leader: Dominic Boothroyd. Contact: Rhiannon (0771 095 6734) or David Thomson (01326) 340686. Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

                    Monday 22
                    LOCAL WILDLIFE WALK
                    East Cornwall
                    10.00am
                    Meet at The Old School, village centre (SX360744)
                    Share cars and continue to an interesting local habitat for a short walk. Contact Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.


                    Sunday 28
                    SURVIVAL AND SHELTER BUILDING
                    Booking essential: limit of 20 places
                    Near Camborne
                    10.00am to 12.00pm
                    Could you find your way out of wood on your own? If not, could you survive overnight? Learn how to make a shelter, find food and water and work out directions home from the wood around you. Wear outdoor clothing and footwear. Bring donation to Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Only suitable for children aged 6 yrs and above. Leader: Cheryl Marriott. Contact: Kirstie Francis on (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club.

                    Sunday 28
                    BIRDS OF PREY PHOTOGRAPHY
                    Booking essential
                    Near Indian Queens
                    10.00am to 12 noon or 1.00 to 3.00pm
                    Meet at Screech Owl Sanctuary near Indian Queens (SW937603)
                    We will photograph owls and other birds of prey in captive but natural(ish!) surroundings. Bring camera, tripod, suitable footwear and clothing. There will be a charge, which will depend on number attending; please phone for details. Leader/contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287. Please make contact the day before to make sure the trip is still going ahead.
                    Organised by Photographic Group


                    MARCH

                    Sunday 7
                    BAT BOX WORKSHOP � PUTTING THEM UP
                    Booking essential
                    12.30pm
                    Meet at The Old School, village centre (SX360744)
                    We will split up and go to local sites to erect dormouse, bat, bird and barn owl boxes. Lots of people are wanted for this, please. Children very welcome. Booking essential to give us an idea of numbers. Contact Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.

                    Monday 8
                    MEMBERS� EVENING
                    Allet.
                    7.30pm
                    Contact: David Chapman on (01736) 850287 or Adrian Langdon on (01208) 813440.
                    Organised by Photographic Group.

                    Saturday 13
                    BEACH CLEAN
                    Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve, Saltash
                    2.00pm for approx. 2 hrs
                    Meet at railway bridge by the allotments, Wearde Road (SX418577)
                    Cleaning flotsam and jetsam from beach area. Bring rubber gloves; please wear appropriate outdoor clothing and stout footwear and bring camera. Dogs on leads only. Leader: Jackie Austin. Contact Hazel Rawlings (01752) 846407. Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve.

                    Sunday 14
                    RESERVE WORK PARTY
                    Breney Common Reserve near Helman Tor
                    10.00am to 2.00pm
                    Meet at Gunwen Chapel car park near Helman Tor (SX053613)
                    We need your help to keep back the overgrowth of vegetation, so please come along and bring your friends to help out at our reserve to cut back bushes and clear pathways. Bring protective gloves, boots, cutting tools and warm drink. Meet at Gunwen Chapel car park look for Lowertown on map. Leader/contact: Dave Thomas (01726) 861093 after 6.00pm. Organised by Restormel Group.

                    Monday 15
                    LOCAL WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY
                    Parkhouse Centre, Bude
                    7.30pm
                    Talk by G. Sutton. �1.50. Contact Tim Dingle (01288) 361356. Organised by Tamar Group

                    Saturday 20
                    FILM: MESSAGE IN THE WAVES
                    Gweek Village Hall
                    7.30pm
                    Meet at Gweek Village Hall, beside the National Seal Sanctuary, TR12 6UG (SW709266)
                    Intensely moving documentary �Message in the Waves�, made by Rebecca Hoskins and the BBC Natural History Unit that kick-started the plastic bag free movement in the UK. It is a global film, and Jolyon Sharpe, Senior Beach Ranger for Cornwall Council, will give the local perspective on Cornwall�s marine litter and how we can all help. Cost �2. HMCG members and children free. Contact: Rhiannon (0771 095 6734) or Paul (01326) 341030. Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

                    Sunday 21
                    THE JOYS OF SPRING!
                    Raginnis to Lamorna via Kemyel Crease
                    Meet at Raginnis Hill, start of Coast Path
                    10.30am start (SW465268)
                    Coastal path walk through Kemyel Crease (Cornwall Wildlife Trust Reserve) to Lamorna and back. Bring lunch and suitable footwear and clothing. Donations from non-members welcome. Leader/contact: Jane Haward (01736) 740991. Organised by Penwith Group.

                    Monday 22
                    LOCAL WILDLIFE WALK
                    East Cornwall
                    10.00am
                    Meet at The Old School, Stoke Climsland village centre (SX360744)
                    Share cars and continue to an interesting local habitat for a short walk.
                    Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.

                    Saturday 27
                    SPRING AMPHIBIAN HUNT
                    Booking essential
                    Breney Common, near Bodmin
                    2.00 to 4.00pm
                    What creatures lurk in the depths of Breney�s ponds? Only suitable for children aged 11 yrs and above. Wear waterproof outdoor clothing and footwear and bring pond-dipping nets if you have them. Bring donation to Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Leader: Mark Nicholson (Cornwall Reptile & Amphibian Group). Contact: Kirstie Francis on (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club.

                    Sunday 28
                    BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY
                    AT PENZANCE AND NEWLYN
                    Penzance
                    10.00am to 3.00pm
                    Meet at Jubilee Pool, Penzance (SW478299)
                    We will be photographing waders and gulls around the harbour and coast. Bring camera, tripod, lunch, suitable footwear and clothing. Leader/contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287. Please make contact the day before to make sure the trip is still going ahead. Organised by Photographic Group.


                    APRIL


                    Thursday 1
                    SEASHORE SAFARI
                    Helford Passage
                    1.00 to 3.00pm
                    Meet in front of the Ferryboat Inn, Helford Passage on the north shore, TR11 5LB. (SW764269)
                    Sea search at edge of the Helford river as the tide falls to find crabs, sea-anemones, seaquirts and other mysterious creatures. Wear non-slip rock-scrambling shoes that can get wet! Bring small nets and plastic buckets if you wish. Leader: Ruth Williams. Contact: Rhiannon (0771 095 6734) or Ruth (0796 725 1278). Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

                    Saturday 10
                    SPRING BIRDS
                    Saltash
                    10.30am for approx. 2 hrs
                    Meet at Cecil Arms Public House by St. Stephens Church, Saltash (SX 417 583)
                    Looking at spring birds on Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve, Saltash. Please wear appropriate outdoor clothing and stout footwear and bring binoculars, camera and scope if you have them. Sorry no dogs. Leader: RSPB Guide. Contact: Hazel Rawlings (01752) 846407.
                    Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve.

                    Monday 12
                    MEMBERS� EVENING
                    Allet
                    7.30pm
                    Contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287 or Adrian Langdon (01208) 813440.
                    Organised by Photographic Group.

                    Saturday 17
                    SEASHORE SAFARI
                    Booking preferred
                    Helford Passage
                    12.30 to 2.15pm (low water at 2.13pm)
                    Meet on north side of river in front of Ferryboat Inn at Helford Passage (SW764269)
                    Explore the magical world at the edge of the Helford River as the tide falls. We will find crabs, sea-anemones, sea squirts and other mysterious creatures. Suitable for families with children of all ages. Wear wellies or non-slip rock-scrambling shoes that can get wet. Bring donation to Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Leader: Abby Crosby (Marine Conservation Officer). Contact: Kirstie Francis on (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club.

                    Sunday 18
                    HERON AND EGRET SURVEY OF THE HELFORD
                    Booking essential
                    Calamansack
                    10.00am to 12.00 noon
                    Meet at entrance to Calamansack road, between Port Navas and Constantine (SW746281)
                    Join us for a morning survey of the wonderful heron and egret populations of the Helford River. Bring binoculars, weatherproof clothing, and robust footwear advised. Leader/contact: bird watching expert Martin Rule (01326) 561952 or 0785 412 3877. Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

                    Sunday 18
                    EARLY DUNE FLOWERS
                    Gwithian Towans near Hayle
                    10.30am to 12.30pm
                    Meet at car park at Gwithian Towans (may be a car park charge) (SW578414)
                    Walk to look at early flowers on sand dunes. Flower guide useful but not essential. Donations from non-members welcome. Leaders/contacts: Jane and Nigel Haward (01736) 740991. Organised by Penwith Group

                    Sunday 18
                    SPRING BIRDWATCH
                    Luxulyan
                    9.30am to 1.00pm
                    Meet at Black Hill car pack next to Treffry Viaduct near Luxulyan village (SX059573)
                    A morning birding in the beautiful wooded Luxulyan Valley with local bird expert Sid Cole to look for arriving and locally breeding birds. Bring warm clothing, binoculars and stout walking boots. Leader: Sid Cole. Contact: Dave Thomas (01726) 861093 after 6pm. Organised by Restormel Group.

                    Wednesday 21
                    THE NATURAL HISTORY OF WEST PENTIRE AND HOLYWELL
                    Booking essential
                    Allet
                    7.00pm
                    Illustrated talk by David Chapman. Suggested donation �2. Please phone to book. Contact: Joanna Wallis (joannawallis@...) or Ba Whitehead (ba@...) (01872) 273939 ext 278. Organised by Carrick Group.

                    Monday 26
                    LOCAL WILDLIFE WALK
                    East Cornwall
                    10.00am
                    Meet at The Old School, Stoke Climsland village centre (SX360744)
                    Share cars and continue to an interesting local habitat for a short walk.
                    Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.
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                      Useful websites:

                      Birds of the River Camel: http://www.btinternet.com/~lawson/camelbirds/camelbirdlife.html

                      Birdwatching in West Cornwall: http://www.sennen-cove.com/birds.htm

                      Botanical Group Cornwall: http://floracam.co.uk/bcg

                      Cornish Biological Records Unit: http://www.ex.ac.uk/~cnfrench/ics/cbru/cbruhome.htm

                      Cornwall Birdwatching and Preservation Society.
                      http://www.cbwps.org.uk

                      Cornwall Council: http://www.cornwall.gov.uk

                      Cornwall Moth Group: http://members.aol.com/Cornwallmoths

                      Cornwall Wildlife Trust: http://www.wildlifetrust.org.uk/cornwall

                      Cornwall Dolphin Group: http://www.chelonia.demon.co.uk

                      Eden Project: http://www.edenproject.com

                      National Seal Sanctuary at Gweek: http://www.sealsanctuary.co.uk

                      This is Cornwall: http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk

                      West Cornwall Badger Group:
                      http://www.cornwallbadgergroup.org.uk

                      West Penwith Environmentally Sensitive Area (MAFF site):
                      http://www.maff.gov.uk/erdp/docs/national/annexes/annexx/wprex2.htm

                      Other Useful Websites at : http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CornishWildlife/links


                      Cornwall Wildlife Trust
                      Diary of Events
                      End of November 2009 to April 2010


                      Five Acres, Allet, Truro, TR4 9DJ Tel. (01872) 273939

                      Details of events and other Trust activities are also available on our website: www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk/whatson

                      EVERYONE is welcome to attend ALL events. Donations from non-members would be appreciated. Please bring waterproof clothing and footwear to all outdoor events.

                      CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY ADULTS


                      NOVEMBER

                      Saturday 21
                      PLANNING MEETING FOR PENWITH GROUP
                      Booking essential
                      Ludgvan
                      7.00pm
                      Phone for directions: (SW504331)
                      Discuss this years� events � plan for 2010. Seasonal refreshments. Bring contribution to funds/food welcome. Leaders/contact: Jane and Nigel Haward (01736) 740991. Organised by Penwith Group.

                      Sunday 22
                      LAND AND SEASCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY
                      Porthcurno
                      12.00 noon start
                      Meet at main car park in Porthcurno (SW384226)
                      Photographing one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in Cornwall between here and Logan Rock. Please note later than usual start to allow us to stay until dusk if weather appropriate. Bring camera, tripod, lunch, suitable footwear/clothing. Leader/contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287; please make contact the day before to make sure trip still going ahead. Organised by Photographic Group.

                      Sunday 22 to end of January
                      INSPIRED AND WILD � ART EXHIBITION FUNDRAISER
                      Geevor Tin Mine, Pendeen TR19 7EW
                      Start 10.00am Sunday 22 Nov � finish end of Jan 2010. Geevor Tin Mine is open 10.00am till 4.00pm Sunday to Friday. Free entry to gallery once you have paid entrance fee for Geevor Tin Mine (�8.50 adults, �4.50 children).
                      Experience wonderful artwork showing the wealth of Cornwall�s artistic talent featured in the Trust�s art exhibition at this exciting location. On display are interpretations of Cornish wildlife and scenery, all available for purchase to help raise money for the Trust. Disabled access lift available to gallery from museum. Contact: Serena Pettigrew-Jolly (01872) 273939 ext 205 or Jasmin Appleby (01872) 273939 ext 251. Organised by Cornwall Wildlife Trust.

                      Sunday 29
                      TREE HUNT IN KILMINORTH WOODS
                      Booking essential, numbers limited to 20
                      Near Looe
                      10.30am to 12.30pm
                      Record trees for the Ancient Trees Project and hunt for signs of the wildlife that lives amongst them. We will walk off track and some distance into the woods, so sensible footwear and clothing essential. Could be very muddy in places. Suitable for children aged 6 yrs and above. Bring donation to Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Leader: Christine Spooner (Friends of Kilminorth Woods). Contact/booking: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club.


                      DECEMBER


                      Saturday 5
                      WRECK AND TORPEDOES TO COASTWATCH � THE EXTRAORDINARY HISTORY OF NARE POINT
                      Gweek Village Hall
                      7.30pm
                      Meet at Gweek Village Hall, beside the National Seal Sanctuary, TR12 6UG
                      (SW709266)
                      Paul Phillips and Jack Sechler recount the fascinating story of Nare Point, from the wreck of the Bay of Panama in the Great Storm of 1891 through its vital role during WWII to its current important activities as a Coastwatch station. A slightly extended meeting. Cost �2. Group members and children free. Leader: Paul Phillips. Contact: Paul (01326) 341030 or David (01326) 341181. Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

                      Saturday 5
                      EXPLORING KENNACK SANDS CLIFFS, BEACH AND DUNES
                      Kennack Sands
                      10.30am to 1.30pm
                      Meet at Kennack Sands car park (SW734165). Take A3083 from Helston, then B3293 for St Keverne and after Earth Satellite station, take turning for Kuggar at crossroads
                      Looking at famous Kennack Gneiss and other rocks, searching for amethyst, and discovering how the dunes/valleys with their flora developed after the last Ice Age. Bring outdoor gear and waterproof shoes or boots. Disabled access restricted to 1st beach. Walk will finish at high tide, so time to explore area on your own. Leader: Peter Ealey. Contact: (01326) 231553. Organised by Cornwall RIGS Group.

                      Sunday 6
                      GREEN CHRISTMAS
                      Booking essential to be given your time slot
                      Allet, near Truro
                      10.00am to 12.00 noon and 1.00 to 3.00pm
                      Make Christmas decorations from natural and recycled materials and help dress the Cornwall Wildlife Trust office tree. For all ages. �1 per child donation to cover cost of materials. Leaders: Sarah McCartney and Kirstie Francis. Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203.
                      Organised for Fox Club to celebrate Tree Dressing Day.

                      Tuesday 8
                      PRESENTATION BY NICK DIXON ON PEREGRINE FALCONS
                      Altarnun
                      7.00pm
                      Meet at Altarnun Village Hall. Take Altarnun/Five Lanes exit from A30 5 miles west of Launceston, turn right at bottom of hill before butchers (SX331847)
                      Local raptor expert Nick Dixon will give an illustrated talk on his work with peregrine conservation. Small charge to cover costs. Tea, coffee (and hopefully cakes) available. Leader/contact: Dave Groves (01566) 86416. Organised by Launceston Group, Altarnun Parish.

                      Wednesday 9
                      MEETING AND SOCIAL EVENT
                      Allet
                      6.30pm
                      Cheryl Marriott will talk about Cornwall Wildlife Trust�s future development plan and gather ideas for our way forward. Seasonal (locally sourced) refreshments, Christmas cards and calendars. Suggested donation �2. Contact: Joanna Wallis (joannawallis@...) or Ba Whitehead (ba@...) (01872) 273939 ext 278. Organised by Carrick Group.

                      Saturday 12
                      WINTER WADERS AND FINCHES
                      Booking essential for lunch only
                      Saltash
                      11.00am, approx. 2 hrs
                      Meet at Wearde Road entrance to Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve (SX421582)
                      Looking at winter waders and finches on the reserve. Please wear appropriate outdoor clothing and stout footwear and bring binoculars, camera and scope if you have them. Leader: RSPB Guide. Booking is only essential if booking lunch at the Cecil Arms. Please book early, only limited places available (meal cost applies). Contact/booking: Hazel Rawlings (01752) 846407. Sorry no dogs. Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve Saltash.

                      Monday 14
                      MEMBERS EVENING
                      Allet
                      7.30 pm
                      Please contact David Chapman on (01736) 850287 or Adrian Langdon on (01208) 813440.
                      Organised by Photographic Group.

                      JANUARY

                      Saturday 2
                      NEW YEAR WALK
                      Sennen Beach
                      2.00pm
                      Meet at car park at bottom of Hill, Sennen Cove (SW355264)
                      Meet friends and get some welcome exercise after holiday season. Bring waterproofs and suitable shoes for cliff path and beach. Donations from non-members welcome. Leaders: Jane and Nigel Haward. Contact: (01736) 740991. Organised by Penwith Group.

                      Saturday 9
                      HUNT THE HUT CIRCLE
                      Helman Tor, Lanlivery
                      10.30am
                      Meet on Helman Tor (SX063615)
                      Buried beneath the ever growing gorse of Helman Tor are many important archaeological remains, in fact the whole site is a Scheduled Ancient Monument. Among them is a Bronze Age hut circle, clear evidence of past habitation on this beautiful landmark. Help cut back gorse to reveal some of the intrigue of our ancestors� lives. Tools provided, bring work clothes, lunch and waterproofs. Leader/contact: Se�n O�Hea (0797 154 2185). Organised by Restormel Group.

                      Saturday 9
                      WINTER BIRDS: FINCHES AND
                      WADERS
                      Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve, Saltash
                      10.30am, approx. 2 hrs
                      Meet at Cecil Arms Public House by St Stephens Church, Saltash (SX417583)
                      Please wear outdoor clothing and stout footwear. Bring binoculars and camera. Leader: RSPB Guide. Sorry, no dogs. Contact Hazel Rawlings (01752) 846407.
                      Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve.

                      Sunday 10
                      MINES AND MOORS IN WINTER
                      Minions
                      10.30am
                      Meet at Minions, car park east of the village centre
                      A wintry walk through Gonamena to South Caradon Mine and back over west Caradon Hill. Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.

                      Monday 11
                      MEMBERS� EVENING
                      Allet
                      7.30pm
                      Contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287 or Adrian Langdon (01208) 813440.
                      Organised by Photographic Group.

                      Tuesday 12
                      MEMBERS� EVENING
                      Newquay
                      7.30pm
                      Meet downstairs at Griffin Hotel, Cliff Rd, Newquay, opposite railway station. (SW815618)
                      An informal evening for all our members and friends to show photographs and slides of wildlife at home and abroad. We have a digital projector so bring photos on a memory stick or CD. Collection taken. Full bar and parking facilities available. All welcome. Leader/contact: Dave Thomas (01726) 861093 after 6pm. Organised by Restormel Group.

                      Sunday 17
                      HIDDEN TREASURES � AN INTRODUCTION TO MINERALOGY
                      Near Camborne
                      10.15am to 12.15pm
                      Meet at King Edward Mine Museum. The mine can best be found off the Camborne to Troon road. Follow brown signs from Camborne, just before Troon (approx. 2 miles) turn left, the mine is � mile down road on the left. (SW664389)
                      A short talk and opportunity to look at examples of common minerals, with particular reference to Cornish minerals. You are welcome to bring along any minerals you would like to have identified. Leaders: Ruth Osborn, Owen Baker and others. Contact: Sue Hocking (01872) 240777 ext 246. Organised by Cornwall RIGS Group.

                      Sunday 17
                      UGLY BUG HOTEL
                      Booking essential as places limited
                      Allet, near Truro
                      10.00am to 12.00 noon
                      Collect items lying around our nature reserve and help to build a giant bug hotel. Afterwards, a competition for you to draw your idea of a great bug hotel. Wear outdoor clothing and footwear. Bring donation to Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Leader/contact: Kirstie Francis on (01872) 273939 ext 203. Only suitable for children aged 6 yrs and above. Organised for Fox Club.

                      Monday 18
                      HONEY BEES
                      Bude
                      7.30pm
                      Meet at the Parkhouse Centre
                      A talk by Graham Jones. Cost �1.50. Contact Tim Dingle (01288) 361356. Organised by Tamar Group.

                      Saturday 23
                      CORNISH DOLPHINS � AN UPDATE
                      Gweek Village Hall
                      7.30pm
                      Gweek Village Hall, beside the National Seal Sanctuary, TR12 6UG (SW709266)
                      Dr Nick Tregenza will tell us about the current state of research and issues involving dolphins, porpoises and whales in Cornish waters. Cost �2. HMC Group members and children free. Contact: Margaret (01326) 221632 or Paul (01326) 341030. Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

                      Sunday 24
                      WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY IN ST IVES
                      St Ives
                      10.00am to 3.00pm
                      Meet outside the lifeboat house in St Ives (SW519406)
                      Photographing a variety of birds in the harbour area. Bring camera, tripod, suitable footwear and clothing. Leader/contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287. Please make contact the day before to make sure the trip is still going ahead. Organised by Photographic Group.

                      Monday 25
                      LOCAL WILDLIFE WALK
                      East Cornwall
                      10.00am
                      Meet at The Old School, Stoke Climsland (SX360744)
                      Share cars and continue to an interesting local habitat for a short walk.
                      Contact: Caroline Vulliamy(01579) 370411.
                      Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.

                      Friday 29
                      DORMICE � THE GREAT NUT HUNT
                      Booking essential
                      Stoke Climsland
                      7.30pm
                      Meet at The Old School, village centre (SX360744)
                      An illustrated talk on these fascinating creatures and what we can do to help them locally.
                      Children welcome. Contact Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411.
                      Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.`


                      FEBRUARY

                      Thursday 4
                      BEES
                      Booking essential
                      Allet
                      6.30pm
                      Talk by Colin Reith, local beekeeper who has 20 hives and runs courses for potential beekeepers. Suggested donation �2. Please phone to book. Contact: Joanna Wallis (joannawallis@...) or Ba Whitehead (ba@...) (01872) 273939 ext 278. Organised by Carrick Group.

                      Friday 5
                      WILDLIFE IN FORESTRY COMMISION LAND IN AND AROUND THE CAMEL VALLEY
                      Wadebridge
                      7.30 to 9.30pm
                      Meet at �The Goods Shed�, Southern Way, Wadebridge
                      Talk preceded by a short AGM. Leader: Andrew Ball � Ranger with the Forestry Commission.
                      Contact: Brian Wright (01208) 814138. Organised by Camel Branch.

                      Saturday 6
                      BAT BOX WORKSHOP
                      Booking essential
                      Stoke Climsland area
                      12.30pm
                      Meet at The Old School, village centre (SX360744)
                      Making dormouse, bat, bird and barn-owl boxes for erecting at local sites. Meet at the Old School to follow on to local workshop (or phone for details). Children very welcome. Contact Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.

                      Saturday 6
                      ANNUAL BRANCH PARTY
                      Check to confirm before date
                      Penzance
                      7.30pm
                      Meet at Rosemorran, Clements Road, Penzance
                      Friendly get together for Penwith members, families and friends. Bring a plate of food for the buffet and �2.50 towards costs and for funds. Leaders: Liz Tregenza; Jane Haward. Contact: (01736) 351793; 740991. Organised by Penwith Group.

                      Saturday 6
                      ROSENANNON BOG RESERVE WORK PARTY
                      Rosenannon, St Wenn
                      10.30am to 3.30pm
                      Meet outside the Sunday School, Rosenannon (SW955661)
                      Join a good old fashioned scrub clearance task. We�ll have a nice bonfire, great for cooking spuds on, and clear invasive willow and birch threatening valuable wet grassland. Many hands make light work and the results are plain to see! Tools provided, bring work clothes, lunch and waterproofs. Leader/contact: Se�n O�Hea (0797 1542 185). Organised by Restormel and Camel Groups.

                      Sunday 7
                      WINTER WILDLIFE WALK
                      Booking preferred
                      Marazion
                      2.00pm start
                      Meet in the beach car park on the west side of Marazion as you enter the village.
                      (SW515308)
                      We will walk and look for some overwintering birds, a few crabs if the tide is low and discover what lives on the tide-line at this time of the year. Wear suitable clothing and footwear for outdoors. Only suitable for children aged 7 years and above. Bring donation to Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Leader: Paul Semmens. Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club.

                      Monday 8
                      MEMBERS� EVENING
                      Allet
                      7.30pm
                      Contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287 or Adrian Langdon (01208) 813440.
                      Organised by Photographic Group.

                      Saturday 13
                      HISTORY AND THINGS
                      Saltash
                      10.30am, approx. 2 hrs
                      Meet at Cecil Arms Public House by St. Stephens Church, Saltash (SX417583)
                      Looking at the history on and around Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve, Saltash. Please wear appropriate outdoor clothing and stout footwear and bring binoculars and camera. Leader: Keith Rawlings. Contact: Hazel Rawlings (01752) 846407. Dogs on leads only. Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve.

                      Saturday 13
                      GEOLOGY AND MINES IN THE BOTALLACK AREA, PENWITH
                      Booking essential
                      Botallack
                      10.00am start
                      Meet at the Botallack Count House (SW365333)
                      A conducted tour exploring the geology and the different types of mineralisation (tin, copper and uranium) in the area, which has several County Geology Sites. We will find uranium minerals using a Geiger counter, although collecting is not allowed. Bring packed lunch, waterproofs and wear strong shoes/boots. Leader/contact: Peter Scott, Camborne School of Mines (01326)340214. Organised by Cornwall RIGS Group.

                      Saturday 13
                      BIRDBOX MAKING
                      Booking essential
                      Allet
                      11.00am start
                      Join us in making a nest box for your garden birds: either open-fronted for robins or small-holed for blue tits. We provide you tools, instructions, raw materials & expert help. Bring an adult to help with sawing & hammering. �4 per nest box � payable on booking. Suitable for children aged 7 yrs and above. Leaders: Jasmin & Jason Appleby. Places limited to 12, so phone Kirstie on (01872) 273939 ext 203 by Friday 5th to book a place and order your materials. Organised for Fox Club in celebration of Nest Box Weekend.

                      Monday 15
                      VISIT TO MADAGASCAR
                      Bude
                      7.30pm
                      Meet at the Parkhouse Centre
                      Talk by J and C Hicks. �1.50. Contact Tim Dingle (01288) 361356. Organised by Tamar Group.

                      Saturday 20
                      FISHERIES CONSERVATION WITH THE NATIONAL LOBSTER HATCHERY
                      Gweek
                      7.30pm
                      Meet at Gweek Village Hall, beside the National Seal Sanctuary, TR12 6UG
                      (SW709266)
                      Exciting insights into the work of the National Lobster Hatchery and fisheries conservation through local young lobster releases. Please visit www.helfordmarineconservation.co.uk for further details. Cost �2. HMCG members and children free. Leader: Dominic Boothroyd. Contact: Rhiannon (0771 095 6734) or David Thomson (01326) 340686. Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

                      Monday 22
                      LOCAL WILDLIFE WALK
                      East Cornwall
                      10.00am
                      Meet at The Old School, village centre (SX360744)
                      Share cars and continue to an interesting local habitat for a short walk. Contact Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.


                      Sunday 28
                      SURVIVAL AND SHELTER BUILDING
                      Booking essential: limit of 20 places
                      Near Camborne
                      10.00am to 12.00pm
                      Could you find your way out of wood on your own? If not, could you survive overnight? Learn how to make a shelter, find food and water and work out directions home from the wood around you. Wear outdoor clothing and footwear. Bring donation to Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Only suitable for children aged 6 yrs and above. Leader: Cheryl Marriott. Contact: Kirstie Francis on (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club.

                      Sunday 28
                      BIRDS OF PREY PHOTOGRAPHY
                      Booking essential
                      Near Indian Queens
                      10.00am to 12 noon or 1.00 to 3.00pm
                      Meet at Screech Owl Sanctuary near Indian Queens (SW937603)
                      We will photograph owls and other birds of prey in captive but natural(ish!) surroundings. Bring camera, tripod, suitable footwear and clothing. There will be a charge, which will depend on number attending; please phone for details. Leader/contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287. Please make contact the day before to make sure the trip is still going ahead.
                      Organised by Photographic Group


                      MARCH

                      Sunday 7
                      BAT BOX WORKSHOP � PUTTING THEM UP
                      Booking essential
                      12.30pm
                      Meet at The Old School, village centre (SX360744)
                      We will split up and go to local sites to erect dormouse, bat, bird and barn owl boxes. Lots of people are wanted for this, please. Children very welcome. Booking essential to give us an idea of numbers. Contact Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.

                      Monday 8
                      MEMBERS� EVENING
                      Allet.
                      7.30pm
                      Contact: David Chapman on (01736) 850287 or Adrian Langdon on (01208) 813440.
                      Organised by Photographic Group.

                      Saturday 13
                      BEACH CLEAN
                      Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve, Saltash
                      2.00pm for approx. 2 hrs
                      Meet at railway bridge by the allotments, Wearde Road (SX418577)
                      Cleaning flotsam and jetsam from beach area. Bring rubber gloves; please wear appropriate outdoor clothing and stout footwear and bring camera. Dogs on leads only. Leader: Jackie Austin. Contact Hazel Rawlings (01752) 846407. Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve.

                      Sunday 14
                      RESERVE WORK PARTY
                      Breney Common Reserve near Helman Tor
                      10.00am to 2.00pm
                      Meet at Gunwen Chapel car park near Helman Tor (SX053613)
                      We need your help to keep back the overgrowth of vegetation, so please come along and bring your friends to help out at our reserve to cut back bushes and clear pathways. Bring protective gloves, boots, cutting tools and warm drink. Meet at Gunwen Chapel car park look for Lowertown on map. Leader/contact: Dave Thomas (01726) 861093 after 6.00pm. Organised by Restormel Group.

                      Monday 15
                      LOCAL WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY
                      Parkhouse Centre, Bude
                      7.30pm
                      Talk by G. Sutton. �1.50. Contact Tim Dingle (01288) 361356. Organised by Tamar Group

                      Saturday 20
                      FILM: MESSAGE IN THE WAVES
                      Gweek Village Hall
                      7.30pm
                      Meet at Gweek Village Hall, beside the National Seal Sanctuary, TR12 6UG (SW709266)
                      Intensely moving documentary �Message in the Waves�, made by Rebecca Hoskins and the BBC Natural History Unit that kick-started the plastic bag free movement in the UK. It is a global film, and Jolyon Sharpe, Senior Beach Ranger for Cornwall Council, will give the local perspective on Cornwall�s marine litter and how we can all help. Cost �2. HMCG members and children free. Contact: Rhiannon (0771 095 6734) or Paul (01326) 341030. Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

                      Sunday 21
                      THE JOYS OF SPRING!
                      Raginnis to Lamorna via Kemyel Crease
                      Meet at Raginnis Hill, start of Coast Path
                      10.30am start (SW465268)
                      Coastal path walk through Kemyel Crease (Cornwall Wildlife Trust Reserve) to Lamorna and back. Bring lunch and suitable footwear and clothing. Donations from non-members welcome. Leader/contact: Jane Haward (01736) 740991. Organised by Penwith Group.

                      Monday 22
                      LOCAL WILDLIFE WALK
                      East Cornwall
                      10.00am
                      Meet at The Old School, Stoke Climsland village centre (SX360744)
                      Share cars and continue to an interesting local habitat for a short walk.
                      Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.

                      Saturday 27
                      SPRING AMPHIBIAN HUNT
                      Booking essential
                      Breney Common, near Bodmin
                      2.00 to 4.00pm
                      What creatures lurk in the depths of Breney�s ponds? Only suitable for children aged 11 yrs and above. Wear waterproof outdoor clothing and footwear and bring pond-dipping nets if you have them. Bring donation to Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Leader: Mark Nicholson (Cornwall Reptile & Amphibian Group). Contact: Kirstie Francis on (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club.

                      Sunday 28
                      BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY
                      AT PENZANCE AND NEWLYN
                      Penzance
                      10.00am to 3.00pm
                      Meet at Jubilee Pool, Penzance (SW478299)
                      We will be photographing waders and gulls around the harbour and coast. Bring camera, tripod, lunch, suitable footwear and clothing. Leader/contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287. Please make contact the day before to make sure the trip is still going ahead. Organised by Photographic Group.


                      APRIL


                      Thursday 1
                      SEASHORE SAFARI
                      Helford Passage
                      1.00 to 3.00pm
                      Meet in front of the Ferryboat Inn, Helford Passage on the north shore, TR11 5LB. (SW764269)
                      Sea search at edge of the Helford river as the tide falls to find crabs, sea-anemones, seaquirts and other mysterious creatures. Wear non-slip rock-scrambling shoes that can get wet! Bring small nets and plastic buckets if you wish. Leader: Ruth Williams. Contact: Rhiannon (0771 095 6734) or Ruth (0796 725 1278). Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

                      Saturday 10
                      SPRING BIRDS
                      Saltash
                      10.30am for approx. 2 hrs
                      Meet at Cecil Arms Public House by St. Stephens Church, Saltash (SX 417 583)
                      Looking at spring birds on Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve, Saltash. Please wear appropriate outdoor clothing and stout footwear and bring binoculars, camera and scope if you have them. Sorry no dogs. Leader: RSPB Guide. Contact: Hazel Rawlings (01752) 846407.
                      Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve.

                      Monday 12
                      MEMBERS� EVENING
                      Allet
                      7.30pm
                      Contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287 or Adrian Langdon (01208) 813440.
                      Organised by Photographic Group.

                      Saturday 17
                      SEASHORE SAFARI
                      Booking preferred
                      Helford Passage
                      12.30 to 2.15pm (low water at 2.13pm)
                      Meet on north side of river in front of Ferryboat Inn at Helford Passage (SW764269)
                      Explore the magical world at the edge of the Helford River as the tide falls. We will find crabs, sea-anemones, sea squirts and other mysterious creatures. Suitable for families with children of all ages. Wear wellies or non-slip rock-scrambling shoes that can get wet. Bring donation to Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Leader: Abby Crosby (Marine Conservation Officer). Contact: Kirstie Francis on (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club.

                      Sunday 18
                      HERON AND EGRET SURVEY OF THE HELFORD
                      Booking essential
                      Calamansack
                      10.00am to 12.00 noon
                      Meet at entrance to Calamansack road, between Port Navas and Constantine (SW746281)
                      Join us for a morning survey of the wonderful heron and egret populations of the Helford River. Bring binoculars, weatherproof clothing, and robust footwear advised. Leader/contact: bird watching expert Martin Rule (01326) 561952 or 0785 412 3877. Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

                      Sunday 18
                      EARLY DUNE FLOWERS
                      Gwithian Towans near Hayle
                      10.30am to 12.30pm
                      Meet at car park at Gwithian Towans (may be a car park charge) (SW578414)
                      Walk to look at early flowers on sand dunes. Flower guide useful but not essential. Donations from non-members welcome. Leaders/contacts: Jane and Nigel Haward (01736) 740991. Organised by Penwith Group

                      Sunday 18
                      SPRING BIRDWATCH
                      Luxulyan
                      9.30am to 1.00pm
                      Meet at Black Hill car pack next to Treffry Viaduct near Luxulyan village (SX059573)
                      A morning birding in the beautiful wooded Luxulyan Valley with local bird expert Sid Cole to look for arriving and locally breeding birds. Bring warm clothing, binoculars and stout walking boots. Leader: Sid Cole. Contact: Dave Thomas (01726) 861093 after 6pm. Organised by Restormel Group.

                      Wednesday 21
                      THE NATURAL HISTORY OF WEST PENTIRE AND HOLYWELL
                      Booking essential
                      Allet
                      7.00pm
                      Illustrated talk by David Chapman. Suggested donation �2. Please phone to book. Contact: Joanna Wallis (joannawallis@...) or Ba Whitehead (ba@...) (01872) 273939 ext 278. Organised by Carrick Group.

                      Monday 26
                      LOCAL WILDLIFE WALK
                      East Cornwall
                      10.00am
                      Meet at The Old School, Stoke Climsland village centre (SX360744)
                      Share cars and continue to an interesting local habitat for a short walk.
                      Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.
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                        Useful websites:

                        Birds of the River Camel: http://www.btinternet.com/~lawson/camelbirds/camelbirdlife.html

                        Birdwatching in West Cornwall: http://www.sennen-cove.com/birds.htm

                        Botanical Group Cornwall: http://floracam.co.uk/bcg

                        Cornish Biological Records Unit: http://www.ex.ac.uk/~cnfrench/ics/cbru/cbruhome.htm

                        Cornwall Birdwatching and Preservation Society.
                        http://www.cbwps.org.uk

                        Cornwall Council: http://www.cornwall.gov.uk

                        Cornwall Moth Group: http://members.aol.com/Cornwallmoths

                        Cornwall Wildlife Trust: http://www.wildlifetrust.org.uk/cornwall

                        Cornwall Dolphin Group: http://www.chelonia.demon.co.uk

                        Eden Project: http://www.edenproject.com

                        National Seal Sanctuary at Gweek: http://www.sealsanctuary.co.uk

                        This is Cornwall: http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk

                        West Cornwall Badger Group:
                        http://www.cornwallbadgergroup.org.uk

                        West Penwith Environmentally Sensitive Area (MAFF site):
                        http://www.maff.gov.uk/erdp/docs/national/annexes/annexx/wprex2.htm

                        Other Useful Websites at : http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CornishWildlife/links


                        Cornwall Wildlife Trust
                        Diary of Events
                        End of November 2009 to April 2010


                        Five Acres, Allet, Truro, TR4 9DJ Tel. (01872) 273939

                        Details of events and other Trust activities are also available on our website: www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk/whatson

                        EVERYONE is welcome to attend ALL events. Donations from non-members would be appreciated. Please bring waterproof clothing and footwear to all outdoor events.

                        CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY ADULTS


                        NOVEMBER

                        Saturday 21
                        PLANNING MEETING FOR PENWITH GROUP
                        Booking essential
                        Ludgvan
                        7.00pm
                        Phone for directions: (SW504331)
                        Discuss this years� events � plan for 2010. Seasonal refreshments. Bring contribution to funds/food welcome. Leaders/contact: Jane and Nigel Haward (01736) 740991. Organised by Penwith Group.

                        Sunday 22
                        LAND AND SEASCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY
                        Porthcurno
                        12.00 noon start
                        Meet at main car park in Porthcurno (SW384226)
                        Photographing one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in Cornwall between here and Logan Rock. Please note later than usual start to allow us to stay until dusk if weather appropriate. Bring camera, tripod, lunch, suitable footwear/clothing. Leader/contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287; please make contact the day before to make sure trip still going ahead. Organised by Photographic Group.

                        Sunday 22 to end of January
                        INSPIRED AND WILD � ART EXHIBITION FUNDRAISER
                        Geevor Tin Mine, Pendeen TR19 7EW
                        Start 10.00am Sunday 22 Nov � finish end of Jan 2010. Geevor Tin Mine is open 10.00am till 4.00pm Sunday to Friday. Free entry to gallery once you have paid entrance fee for Geevor Tin Mine (�8.50 adults, �4.50 children).
                        Experience wonderful artwork showing the wealth of Cornwall�s artistic talent featured in the Trust�s art exhibition at this exciting location. On display are interpretations of Cornish wildlife and scenery, all available for purchase to help raise money for the Trust. Disabled access lift available to gallery from museum. Contact: Serena Pettigrew-Jolly (01872) 273939 ext 205 or Jasmin Appleby (01872) 273939 ext 251. Organised by Cornwall Wildlife Trust.

                        Sunday 29
                        TREE HUNT IN KILMINORTH WOODS
                        Booking essential, numbers limited to 20
                        Near Looe
                        10.30am to 12.30pm
                        Record trees for the Ancient Trees Project and hunt for signs of the wildlife that lives amongst them. We will walk off track and some distance into the woods, so sensible footwear and clothing essential. Could be very muddy in places. Suitable for children aged 6 yrs and above. Bring donation to Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Leader: Christine Spooner (Friends of Kilminorth Woods). Contact/booking: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club.


                        DECEMBER


                        Saturday 5
                        WRECK AND TORPEDOES TO COASTWATCH � THE EXTRAORDINARY HISTORY OF NARE POINT
                        Gweek Village Hall
                        7.30pm
                        Meet at Gweek Village Hall, beside the National Seal Sanctuary, TR12 6UG
                        (SW709266)
                        Paul Phillips and Jack Sechler recount the fascinating story of Nare Point, from the wreck of the Bay of Panama in the Great Storm of 1891 through its vital role during WWII to its current important activities as a Coastwatch station. A slightly extended meeting. Cost �2. Group members and children free. Leader: Paul Phillips. Contact: Paul (01326) 341030 or David (01326) 341181. Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

                        Saturday 5
                        EXPLORING KENNACK SANDS CLIFFS, BEACH AND DUNES
                        Kennack Sands
                        10.30am to 1.30pm
                        Meet at Kennack Sands car park (SW734165). Take A3083 from Helston, then B3293 for St Keverne and after Earth Satellite station, take turning for Kuggar at crossroads
                        Looking at famous Kennack Gneiss and other rocks, searching for amethyst, and discovering how the dunes/valleys with their flora developed after the last Ice Age. Bring outdoor gear and waterproof shoes or boots. Disabled access restricted to 1st beach. Walk will finish at high tide, so time to explore area on your own. Leader: Peter Ealey. Contact: (01326) 231553. Organised by Cornwall RIGS Group.

                        Sunday 6
                        GREEN CHRISTMAS
                        Booking essential to be given your time slot
                        Allet, near Truro
                        10.00am to 12.00 noon and 1.00 to 3.00pm
                        Make Christmas decorations from natural and recycled materials and help dress the Cornwall Wildlife Trust office tree. For all ages. �1 per child donation to cover cost of materials. Leaders: Sarah McCartney and Kirstie Francis. Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203.
                        Organised for Fox Club to celebrate Tree Dressing Day.

                        Tuesday 8
                        PRESENTATION BY NICK DIXON ON PEREGRINE FALCONS
                        Altarnun
                        7.00pm
                        Meet at Altarnun Village Hall. Take Altarnun/Five Lanes exit from A30 5 miles west of Launceston, turn right at bottom of hill before butchers (SX331847)
                        Local raptor expert Nick Dixon will give an illustrated talk on his work with peregrine conservation. Small charge to cover costs. Tea, coffee (and hopefully cakes) available. Leader/contact: Dave Groves (01566) 86416. Organised by Launceston Group, Altarnun Parish.

                        Wednesday 9
                        MEETING AND SOCIAL EVENT
                        Allet
                        6.30pm
                        Cheryl Marriott will talk about Cornwall Wildlife Trust�s future development plan and gather ideas for our way forward. Seasonal (locally sourced) refreshments, Christmas cards and calendars. Suggested donation �2. Contact: Joanna Wallis (joannawallis@...) or Ba Whitehead (ba@...) (01872) 273939 ext 278. Organised by Carrick Group.

                        Saturday 12
                        WINTER WADERS AND FINCHES
                        Booking essential for lunch only
                        Saltash
                        11.00am, approx. 2 hrs
                        Meet at Wearde Road entrance to Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve (SX421582)
                        Looking at winter waders and finches on the reserve. Please wear appropriate outdoor clothing and stout footwear and bring binoculars, camera and scope if you have them. Leader: RSPB Guide. Booking is only essential if booking lunch at the Cecil Arms. Please book early, only limited places available (meal cost applies). Contact/booking: Hazel Rawlings (01752) 846407. Sorry no dogs. Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve Saltash.

                        Monday 14
                        MEMBERS EVENING
                        Allet
                        7.30 pm
                        Please contact David Chapman on (01736) 850287 or Adrian Langdon on (01208) 813440.
                        Organised by Photographic Group.

                        JANUARY

                        Saturday 2
                        NEW YEAR WALK
                        Sennen Beach
                        2.00pm
                        Meet at car park at bottom of Hill, Sennen Cove (SW355264)
                        Meet friends and get some welcome exercise after holiday season. Bring waterproofs and suitable shoes for cliff path and beach. Donations from non-members welcome. Leaders: Jane and Nigel Haward. Contact: (01736) 740991. Organised by Penwith Group.

                        Saturday 9
                        HUNT THE HUT CIRCLE
                        Helman Tor, Lanlivery
                        10.30am
                        Meet on Helman Tor (SX063615)
                        Buried beneath the ever growing gorse of Helman Tor are many important archaeological remains, in fact the whole site is a Scheduled Ancient Monument. Among them is a Bronze Age hut circle, clear evidence of past habitation on this beautiful landmark. Help cut back gorse to reveal some of the intrigue of our ancestors� lives. Tools provided, bring work clothes, lunch and waterproofs. Leader/contact: Se�n O�Hea (0797 154 2185). Organised by Restormel Group.

                        Saturday 9
                        WINTER BIRDS: FINCHES AND
                        WADERS
                        Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve, Saltash
                        10.30am, approx. 2 hrs
                        Meet at Cecil Arms Public House by St Stephens Church, Saltash (SX417583)
                        Please wear outdoor clothing and stout footwear. Bring binoculars and camera. Leader: RSPB Guide. Sorry, no dogs. Contact Hazel Rawlings (01752) 846407.
                        Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve.

                        Sunday 10
                        MINES AND MOORS IN WINTER
                        Minions
                        10.30am
                        Meet at Minions, car park east of the village centre
                        A wintry walk through Gonamena to South Caradon Mine and back over west Caradon Hill. Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.

                        Monday 11
                        MEMBERS� EVENING
                        Allet
                        7.30pm
                        Contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287 or Adrian Langdon (01208) 813440.
                        Organised by Photographic Group.

                        Tuesday 12
                        MEMBERS� EVENING
                        Newquay
                        7.30pm
                        Meet downstairs at Griffin Hotel, Cliff Rd, Newquay, opposite railway station. (SW815618)
                        An informal evening for all our members and friends to show photographs and slides of wildlife at home and abroad. We have a digital projector so bring photos on a memory stick or CD. Collection taken. Full bar and parking facilities available. All welcome. Leader/contact: Dave Thomas (01726) 861093 after 6pm. Organised by Restormel Group.

                        Sunday 17
                        HIDDEN TREASURES � AN INTRODUCTION TO MINERALOGY
                        Near Camborne
                        10.15am to 12.15pm
                        Meet at King Edward Mine Museum. The mine can best be found off the Camborne to Troon road. Follow brown signs from Camborne, just before Troon (approx. 2 miles) turn left, the mine is � mile down road on the left. (SW664389)
                        A short talk and opportunity to look at examples of common minerals, with particular reference to Cornish minerals. You are welcome to bring along any minerals you would like to have identified. Leaders: Ruth Osborn, Owen Baker and others. Contact: Sue Hocking (01872) 240777 ext 246. Organised by Cornwall RIGS Group.

                        Sunday 17
                        UGLY BUG HOTEL
                        Booking essential as places limited
                        Allet, near Truro
                        10.00am to 12.00 noon
                        Collect items lying around our nature reserve and help to build a giant bug hotel. Afterwards, a competition for you to draw your idea of a great bug hotel. Wear outdoor clothing and footwear. Bring donation to Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Leader/contact: Kirstie Francis on (01872) 273939 ext 203. Only suitable for children aged 6 yrs and above. Organised for Fox Club.

                        Monday 18
                        HONEY BEES
                        Bude
                        7.30pm
                        Meet at the Parkhouse Centre
                        A talk by Graham Jones. Cost �1.50. Contact Tim Dingle (01288) 361356. Organised by Tamar Group.

                        Saturday 23
                        CORNISH DOLPHINS � AN UPDATE
                        Gweek Village Hall
                        7.30pm
                        Gweek Village Hall, beside the National Seal Sanctuary, TR12 6UG (SW709266)
                        Dr Nick Tregenza will tell us about the current state of research and issues involving dolphins, porpoises and whales in Cornish waters. Cost �2. HMC Group members and children free. Contact: Margaret (01326) 221632 or Paul (01326) 341030. Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

                        Sunday 24
                        WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY IN ST IVES
                        St Ives
                        10.00am to 3.00pm
                        Meet outside the lifeboat house in St Ives (SW519406)
                        Photographing a variety of birds in the harbour area. Bring camera, tripod, suitable footwear and clothing. Leader/contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287. Please make contact the day before to make sure the trip is still going ahead. Organised by Photographic Group.

                        Monday 25
                        LOCAL WILDLIFE WALK
                        East Cornwall
                        10.00am
                        Meet at The Old School, Stoke Climsland (SX360744)
                        Share cars and continue to an interesting local habitat for a short walk.
                        Contact: Caroline Vulliamy(01579) 370411.
                        Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.

                        Friday 29
                        DORMICE � THE GREAT NUT HUNT
                        Booking essential
                        Stoke Climsland
                        7.30pm
                        Meet at The Old School, village centre (SX360744)
                        An illustrated talk on these fascinating creatures and what we can do to help them locally.
                        Children welcome. Contact Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411.
                        Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.`


                        FEBRUARY

                        Thursday 4
                        BEES
                        Booking essential
                        Allet
                        6.30pm
                        Talk by Colin Reith, local beekeeper who has 20 hives and runs courses for potential beekeepers. Suggested donation �2. Please phone to book. Contact: Joanna Wallis (joannawallis@...) or Ba Whitehead (ba@...) (01872) 273939 ext 278. Organised by Carrick Group.

                        Friday 5
                        WILDLIFE IN FORESTRY COMMISION LAND IN AND AROUND THE CAMEL VALLEY
                        Wadebridge
                        7.30 to 9.30pm
                        Meet at �The Goods Shed�, Southern Way, Wadebridge
                        Talk preceded by a short AGM. Leader: Andrew Ball � Ranger with the Forestry Commission.
                        Contact: Brian Wright (01208) 814138. Organised by Camel Branch.

                        Saturday 6
                        BAT BOX WORKSHOP
                        Booking essential
                        Stoke Climsland area
                        12.30pm
                        Meet at The Old School, village centre (SX360744)
                        Making dormouse, bat, bird and barn-owl boxes for erecting at local sites. Meet at the Old School to follow on to local workshop (or phone for details). Children very welcome. Contact Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.

                        Saturday 6
                        ANNUAL BRANCH PARTY
                        Check to confirm before date
                        Penzance
                        7.30pm
                        Meet at Rosemorran, Clements Road, Penzance
                        Friendly get together for Penwith members, families and friends. Bring a plate of food for the buffet and �2.50 towards costs and for funds. Leaders: Liz Tregenza; Jane Haward. Contact: (01736) 351793; 740991. Organised by Penwith Group.

                        Saturday 6
                        ROSENANNON BOG RESERVE WORK PARTY
                        Rosenannon, St Wenn
                        10.30am to 3.30pm
                        Meet outside the Sunday School, Rosenannon (SW955661)
                        Join a good old fashioned scrub clearance task. We�ll have a nice bonfire, great for cooking spuds on, and clear invasive willow and birch threatening valuable wet grassland. Many hands make light work and the results are plain to see! Tools provided, bring work clothes, lunch and waterproofs. Leader/contact: Se�n O�Hea (0797 1542 185). Organised by Restormel and Camel Groups.

                        Sunday 7
                        WINTER WILDLIFE WALK
                        Booking preferred
                        Marazion
                        2.00pm start
                        Meet in the beach car park on the west side of Marazion as you enter the village.
                        (SW515308)
                        We will walk and look for some overwintering birds, a few crabs if the tide is low and discover what lives on the tide-line at this time of the year. Wear suitable clothing and footwear for outdoors. Only suitable for children aged 7 years and above. Bring donation to Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Leader: Paul Semmens. Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club.

                        Monday 8
                        MEMBERS� EVENING
                        Allet
                        7.30pm
                        Contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287 or Adrian Langdon (01208) 813440.
                        Organised by Photographic Group.

                        Saturday 13
                        HISTORY AND THINGS
                        Saltash
                        10.30am, approx. 2 hrs
                        Meet at Cecil Arms Public House by St. Stephens Church, Saltash (SX417583)
                        Looking at the history on and around Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve, Saltash. Please wear appropriate outdoor clothing and stout footwear and bring binoculars and camera. Leader: Keith Rawlings. Contact: Hazel Rawlings (01752) 846407. Dogs on leads only. Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve.

                        Saturday 13
                        GEOLOGY AND MINES IN THE BOTALLACK AREA, PENWITH
                        Booking essential
                        Botallack
                        10.00am start
                        Meet at the Botallack Count House (SW365333)
                        A conducted tour exploring the geology and the different types of mineralisation (tin, copper and uranium) in the area, which has several County Geology Sites. We will find uranium minerals using a Geiger counter, although collecting is not allowed. Bring packed lunch, waterproofs and wear strong shoes/boots. Leader/contact: Peter Scott, Camborne School of Mines (01326)340214. Organised by Cornwall RIGS Group.

                        Saturday 13
                        BIRDBOX MAKING
                        Booking essential
                        Allet
                        11.00am start
                        Join us in making a nest box for your garden birds: either open-fronted for robins or small-holed for blue tits. We provide you tools, instructions, raw materials & expert help. Bring an adult to help with sawing & hammering. �4 per nest box � payable on booking. Suitable for children aged 7 yrs and above. Leaders: Jasmin & Jason Appleby. Places limited to 12, so phone Kirstie on (01872) 273939 ext 203 by Friday 5th to book a place and order your materials. Organised for Fox Club in celebration of Nest Box Weekend.

                        Monday 15
                        VISIT TO MADAGASCAR
                        Bude
                        7.30pm
                        Meet at the Parkhouse Centre
                        Talk by J and C Hicks. �1.50. Contact Tim Dingle (01288) 361356. Organised by Tamar Group.

                        Saturday 20
                        FISHERIES CONSERVATION WITH THE NATIONAL LOBSTER HATCHERY
                        Gweek
                        7.30pm
                        Meet at Gweek Village Hall, beside the National Seal Sanctuary, TR12 6UG
                        (SW709266)
                        Exciting insights into the work of the National Lobster Hatchery and fisheries conservation through local young lobster releases. Please visit www.helfordmarineconservation.co.uk for further details. Cost �2. HMCG members and children free. Leader: Dominic Boothroyd. Contact: Rhiannon (0771 095 6734) or David Thomson (01326) 340686. Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

                        Monday 22
                        LOCAL WILDLIFE WALK
                        East Cornwall
                        10.00am
                        Meet at The Old School, village centre (SX360744)
                        Share cars and continue to an interesting local habitat for a short walk. Contact Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.


                        Sunday 28
                        SURVIVAL AND SHELTER BUILDING
                        Booking essential: limit of 20 places
                        Near Camborne
                        10.00am to 12.00pm
                        Could you find your way out of wood on your own? If not, could you survive overnight? Learn how to make a shelter, find food and water and work out directions home from the wood around you. Wear outdoor clothing and footwear. Bring donation to Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Only suitable for children aged 6 yrs and above. Leader: Cheryl Marriott. Contact: Kirstie Francis on (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club.

                        Sunday 28
                        BIRDS OF PREY PHOTOGRAPHY
                        Booking essential
                        Near Indian Queens
                        10.00am to 12 noon or 1.00 to 3.00pm
                        Meet at Screech Owl Sanctuary near Indian Queens (SW937603)
                        We will photograph owls and other birds of prey in captive but natural(ish!) surroundings. Bring camera, tripod, suitable footwear and clothing. There will be a charge, which will depend on number attending; please phone for details. Leader/contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287. Please make contact the day before to make sure the trip is still going ahead.
                        Organised by Photographic Group


                        MARCH

                        Sunday 7
                        BAT BOX WORKSHOP � PUTTING THEM UP
                        Booking essential
                        12.30pm
                        Meet at The Old School, village centre (SX360744)
                        We will split up and go to local sites to erect dormouse, bat, bird and barn owl boxes. Lots of people are wanted for this, please. Children very welcome. Booking essential to give us an idea of numbers. Contact Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.

                        Monday 8
                        MEMBERS� EVENING
                        Allet.
                        7.30pm
                        Contact: David Chapman on (01736) 850287 or Adrian Langdon on (01208) 813440.
                        Organised by Photographic Group.

                        Saturday 13
                        BEACH CLEAN
                        Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve, Saltash
                        2.00pm for approx. 2 hrs
                        Meet at railway bridge by the allotments, Wearde Road (SX418577)
                        Cleaning flotsam and jetsam from beach area. Bring rubber gloves; please wear appropriate outdoor clothing and stout footwear and bring camera. Dogs on leads only. Leader: Jackie Austin. Contact Hazel Rawlings (01752) 846407. Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve.

                        Sunday 14
                        RESERVE WORK PARTY
                        Breney Common Reserve near Helman Tor
                        10.00am to 2.00pm
                        Meet at Gunwen Chapel car park near Helman Tor (SX053613)
                        We need your help to keep back the overgrowth of vegetation, so please come along and bring your friends to help out at our reserve to cut back bushes and clear pathways. Bring protective gloves, boots, cutting tools and warm drink. Meet at Gunwen Chapel car park look for Lowertown on map. Leader/contact: Dave Thomas (01726) 861093 after 6.00pm. Organised by Restormel Group.

                        Monday 15
                        LOCAL WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY
                        Parkhouse Centre, Bude
                        7.30pm
                        Talk by G. Sutton. �1.50. Contact Tim Dingle (01288) 361356. Organised by Tamar Group

                        Saturday 20
                        FILM: MESSAGE IN THE WAVES
                        Gweek Village Hall
                        7.30pm
                        Meet at Gweek Village Hall, beside the National Seal Sanctuary, TR12 6UG (SW709266)
                        Intensely moving documentary �Message in the Waves�, made by Rebecca Hoskins and the BBC Natural History Unit that kick-started the plastic bag free movement in the UK. It is a global film, and Jolyon Sharpe, Senior Beach Ranger for Cornwall Council, will give the local perspective on Cornwall�s marine litter and how we can all help. Cost �2. HMCG members and children free. Contact: Rhiannon (0771 095 6734) or Paul (01326) 341030. Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

                        Sunday 21
                        THE JOYS OF SPRING!
                        Raginnis to Lamorna via Kemyel Crease
                        Meet at Raginnis Hill, start of Coast Path
                        10.30am start (SW465268)
                        Coastal path walk through Kemyel Crease (Cornwall Wildlife Trust Reserve) to Lamorna and back. Bring lunch and suitable footwear and clothing. Donations from non-members welcome. Leader/contact: Jane Haward (01736) 740991. Organised by Penwith Group.

                        Monday 22
                        LOCAL WILDLIFE WALK
                        East Cornwall
                        10.00am
                        Meet at The Old School, Stoke Climsland village centre (SX360744)
                        Share cars and continue to an interesting local habitat for a short walk.
                        Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.

                        Saturday 27
                        SPRING AMPHIBIAN HUNT
                        Booking essential
                        Breney Common, near Bodmin
                        2.00 to 4.00pm
                        What creatures lurk in the depths of Breney�s ponds? Only suitable for children aged 11 yrs and above. Wear waterproof outdoor clothing and footwear and bring pond-dipping nets if you have them. Bring donation to Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Leader: Mark Nicholson (Cornwall Reptile & Amphibian Group). Contact: Kirstie Francis on (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club.

                        Sunday 28
                        BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY
                        AT PENZANCE AND NEWLYN
                        Penzance
                        10.00am to 3.00pm
                        Meet at Jubilee Pool, Penzance (SW478299)
                        We will be photographing waders and gulls around the harbour and coast. Bring camera, tripod, lunch, suitable footwear and clothing. Leader/contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287. Please make contact the day before to make sure the trip is still going ahead. Organised by Photographic Group.


                        APRIL


                        Thursday 1
                        SEASHORE SAFARI
                        Helford Passage
                        1.00 to 3.00pm
                        Meet in front of the Ferryboat Inn, Helford Passage on the north shore, TR11 5LB. (SW764269)
                        Sea search at edge of the Helford river as the tide falls to find crabs, sea-anemones, seaquirts and other mysterious creatures. Wear non-slip rock-scrambling shoes that can get wet! Bring small nets and plastic buckets if you wish. Leader: Ruth Williams. Contact: Rhiannon (0771 095 6734) or Ruth (0796 725 1278). Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

                        Saturday 10
                        SPRING BIRDS
                        Saltash
                        10.30am for approx. 2 hrs
                        Meet at Cecil Arms Public House by St. Stephens Church, Saltash (SX 417 583)
                        Looking at spring birds on Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve, Saltash. Please wear appropriate outdoor clothing and stout footwear and bring binoculars, camera and scope if you have them. Sorry no dogs. Leader: RSPB Guide. Contact: Hazel Rawlings (01752) 846407.
                        Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve.

                        Monday 12
                        MEMBERS� EVENING
                        Allet
                        7.30pm
                        Contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287 or Adrian Langdon (01208) 813440.
                        Organised by Photographic Group.

                        Saturday 17
                        SEASHORE SAFARI
                        Booking preferred
                        Helford Passage
                        12.30 to 2.15pm (low water at 2.13pm)
                        Meet on north side of river in front of Ferryboat Inn at Helford Passage (SW764269)
                        Explore the magical world at the edge of the Helford River as the tide falls. We will find crabs, sea-anemones, sea squirts and other mysterious creatures. Suitable for families with children of all ages. Wear wellies or non-slip rock-scrambling shoes that can get wet. Bring donation to Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Leader: Abby Crosby (Marine Conservation Officer). Contact: Kirstie Francis on (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club.

                        Sunday 18
                        HERON AND EGRET SURVEY OF THE HELFORD
                        Booking essential
                        Calamansack
                        10.00am to 12.00 noon
                        Meet at entrance to Calamansack road, between Port Navas and Constantine (SW746281)
                        Join us for a morning survey of the wonderful heron and egret populations of the Helford River. Bring binoculars, weatherproof clothing, and robust footwear advised. Leader/contact: bird watching expert Martin Rule (01326) 561952 or 0785 412 3877. Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

                        Sunday 18
                        EARLY DUNE FLOWERS
                        Gwithian Towans near Hayle
                        10.30am to 12.30pm
                        Meet at car park at Gwithian Towans (may be a car park charge) (SW578414)
                        Walk to look at early flowers on sand dunes. Flower guide useful but not essential. Donations from non-members welcome. Leaders/contacts: Jane and Nigel Haward (01736) 740991. Organised by Penwith Group

                        Sunday 18
                        SPRING BIRDWATCH
                        Luxulyan
                        9.30am to 1.00pm
                        Meet at Black Hill car pack next to Treffry Viaduct near Luxulyan village (SX059573)
                        A morning birding in the beautiful wooded Luxulyan Valley with local bird expert Sid Cole to look for arriving and locally breeding birds. Bring warm clothing, binoculars and stout walking boots. Leader: Sid Cole. Contact: Dave Thomas (01726) 861093 after 6pm. Organised by Restormel Group.

                        Wednesday 21
                        THE NATURAL HISTORY OF WEST PENTIRE AND HOLYWELL
                        Booking essential
                        Allet
                        7.00pm
                        Illustrated talk by David Chapman. Suggested donation �2. Please phone to book. Contact: Joanna Wallis (joannawallis@...) or Ba Whitehead (ba@...) (01872) 273939 ext 278. Organised by Carrick Group.

                        Monday 26
                        LOCAL WILDLIFE WALK
                        East Cornwall
                        10.00am
                        Meet at The Old School, Stoke Climsland village centre (SX360744)
                        Share cars and continue to an interesting local habitat for a short walk.
                        Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.
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                          Useful websites:

                          Birds of the River Camel: http://www.btinternet.com/~lawson/camelbirds/camelbirdlife.html

                          Birdwatching in West Cornwall: http://www.sennen-cove.com/birds.htm

                          Botanical Group Cornwall: http://floracam.co.uk/bcg

                          Cornish Biological Records Unit: http://www.ex.ac.uk/~cnfrench/ics/cbru/cbruhome.htm

                          Cornwall Birdwatching and Preservation Society.
                          http://www.cbwps.org.uk

                          Cornwall Council: http://www.cornwall.gov.uk

                          Cornwall Moth Group: http://members.aol.com/Cornwallmoths

                          Cornwall Wildlife Trust: http://www.wildlifetrust.org.uk/cornwall

                          Cornwall Dolphin Group: http://www.chelonia.demon.co.uk

                          Eden Project: http://www.edenproject.com

                          National Seal Sanctuary at Gweek: http://www.sealsanctuary.co.uk

                          This is Cornwall: http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk

                          West Cornwall Badger Group:
                          http://www.cornwallbadgergroup.org.uk

                          West Penwith Environmentally Sensitive Area (MAFF site):
                          http://www.maff.gov.uk/erdp/docs/national/annexes/annexx/wprex2.htm

                          Other Useful Websites at : http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CornishWildlife/links


                          Cornwall Wildlife Trust
                          Diary of Events
                          End of November 2009 to April 2010


                          Five Acres, Allet, Truro, TR4 9DJ Tel. (01872) 273939

                          Details of events and other Trust activities are also available on our website: www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk/whatson

                          EVERYONE is welcome to attend ALL events. Donations from non-members would be appreciated. Please bring waterproof clothing and footwear to all outdoor events.

                          CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY ADULTS


                          NOVEMBER

                          Saturday 21
                          PLANNING MEETING FOR PENWITH GROUP
                          Booking essential
                          Ludgvan
                          7.00pm
                          Phone for directions: (SW504331)
                          Discuss this years� events � plan for 2010. Seasonal refreshments. Bring contribution to funds/food welcome. Leaders/contact: Jane and Nigel Haward (01736) 740991. Organised by Penwith Group.

                          Sunday 22
                          LAND AND SEASCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY
                          Porthcurno
                          12.00 noon start
                          Meet at main car park in Porthcurno (SW384226)
                          Photographing one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in Cornwall between here and Logan Rock. Please note later than usual start to allow us to stay until dusk if weather appropriate. Bring camera, tripod, lunch, suitable footwear/clothing. Leader/contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287; please make contact the day before to make sure trip still going ahead. Organised by Photographic Group.

                          Sunday 22 to end of January
                          INSPIRED AND WILD � ART EXHIBITION FUNDRAISER
                          Geevor Tin Mine, Pendeen TR19 7EW
                          Start 10.00am Sunday 22 Nov � finish end of Jan 2010. Geevor Tin Mine is open 10.00am till 4.00pm Sunday to Friday. Free entry to gallery once you have paid entrance fee for Geevor Tin Mine (�8.50 adults, �4.50 children).
                          Experience wonderful artwork showing the wealth of Cornwall�s artistic talent featured in the Trust�s art exhibition at this exciting location. On display are interpretations of Cornish wildlife and scenery, all available for purchase to help raise money for the Trust. Disabled access lift available to gallery from museum. Contact: Serena Pettigrew-Jolly (01872) 273939 ext 205 or Jasmin Appleby (01872) 273939 ext 251. Organised by Cornwall Wildlife Trust.

                          Sunday 29
                          TREE HUNT IN KILMINORTH WOODS
                          Booking essential, numbers limited to 20
                          Near Looe
                          10.30am to 12.30pm
                          Record trees for the Ancient Trees Project and hunt for signs of the wildlife that lives amongst them. We will walk off track and some distance into the woods, so sensible footwear and clothing essential. Could be very muddy in places. Suitable for children aged 6 yrs and above. Bring donation to Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Leader: Christine Spooner (Friends of Kilminorth Woods). Contact/booking: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club.


                          DECEMBER


                          Saturday 5
                          WRECK AND TORPEDOES TO COASTWATCH � THE EXTRAORDINARY HISTORY OF NARE POINT
                          Gweek Village Hall
                          7.30pm
                          Meet at Gweek Village Hall, beside the National Seal Sanctuary, TR12 6UG
                          (SW709266)
                          Paul Phillips and Jack Sechler recount the fascinating story of Nare Point, from the wreck of the Bay of Panama in the Great Storm of 1891 through its vital role during WWII to its current important activities as a Coastwatch station. A slightly extended meeting. Cost �2. Group members and children free. Leader: Paul Phillips. Contact: Paul (01326) 341030 or David (01326) 341181. Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

                          Saturday 5
                          EXPLORING KENNACK SANDS CLIFFS, BEACH AND DUNES
                          Kennack Sands
                          10.30am to 1.30pm
                          Meet at Kennack Sands car park (SW734165). Take A3083 from Helston, then B3293 for St Keverne and after Earth Satellite station, take turning for Kuggar at crossroads
                          Looking at famous Kennack Gneiss and other rocks, searching for amethyst, and discovering how the dunes/valleys with their flora developed after the last Ice Age. Bring outdoor gear and waterproof shoes or boots. Disabled access restricted to 1st beach. Walk will finish at high tide, so time to explore area on your own. Leader: Peter Ealey. Contact: (01326) 231553. Organised by Cornwall RIGS Group.

                          Sunday 6
                          GREEN CHRISTMAS
                          Booking essential to be given your time slot
                          Allet, near Truro
                          10.00am to 12.00 noon and 1.00 to 3.00pm
                          Make Christmas decorations from natural and recycled materials and help dress the Cornwall Wildlife Trust office tree. For all ages. �1 per child donation to cover cost of materials. Leaders: Sarah McCartney and Kirstie Francis. Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203.
                          Organised for Fox Club to celebrate Tree Dressing Day.

                          Tuesday 8
                          PRESENTATION BY NICK DIXON ON PEREGRINE FALCONS
                          Altarnun
                          7.00pm
                          Meet at Altarnun Village Hall. Take Altarnun/Five Lanes exit from A30 5 miles west of Launceston, turn right at bottom of hill before butchers (SX331847)
                          Local raptor expert Nick Dixon will give an illustrated talk on his work with peregrine conservation. Small charge to cover costs. Tea, coffee (and hopefully cakes) available. Leader/contact: Dave Groves (01566) 86416. Organised by Launceston Group, Altarnun Parish.

                          Wednesday 9
                          MEETING AND SOCIAL EVENT
                          Allet
                          6.30pm
                          Cheryl Marriott will talk about Cornwall Wildlife Trust�s future development plan and gather ideas for our way forward. Seasonal (locally sourced) refreshments, Christmas cards and calendars. Suggested donation �2. Contact: Joanna Wallis (joannawallis@...) or Ba Whitehead (ba@...) (01872) 273939 ext 278. Organised by Carrick Group.

                          Saturday 12
                          WINTER WADERS AND FINCHES
                          Booking essential for lunch only
                          Saltash
                          11.00am, approx. 2 hrs
                          Meet at Wearde Road entrance to Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve (SX421582)
                          Looking at winter waders and finches on the reserve. Please wear appropriate outdoor clothing and stout footwear and bring binoculars, camera and scope if you have them. Leader: RSPB Guide. Booking is only essential if booking lunch at the Cecil Arms. Please book early, only limited places available (meal cost applies). Contact/booking: Hazel Rawlings (01752) 846407. Sorry no dogs. Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve Saltash.

                          Monday 14
                          MEMBERS EVENING
                          Allet
                          7.30 pm
                          Please contact David Chapman on (01736) 850287 or Adrian Langdon on (01208) 813440.
                          Organised by Photographic Group.

                          JANUARY

                          Saturday 2
                          NEW YEAR WALK
                          Sennen Beach
                          2.00pm
                          Meet at car park at bottom of Hill, Sennen Cove (SW355264)
                          Meet friends and get some welcome exercise after holiday season. Bring waterproofs and suitable shoes for cliff path and beach. Donations from non-members welcome. Leaders: Jane and Nigel Haward. Contact: (01736) 740991. Organised by Penwith Group.

                          Saturday 9
                          HUNT THE HUT CIRCLE
                          Helman Tor, Lanlivery
                          10.30am
                          Meet on Helman Tor (SX063615)
                          Buried beneath the ever growing gorse of Helman Tor are many important archaeological remains, in fact the whole site is a Scheduled Ancient Monument. Among them is a Bronze Age hut circle, clear evidence of past habitation on this beautiful landmark. Help cut back gorse to reveal some of the intrigue of our ancestors� lives. Tools provided, bring work clothes, lunch and waterproofs. Leader/contact: Se�n O�Hea (0797 154 2185). Organised by Restormel Group.

                          Saturday 9
                          WINTER BIRDS: FINCHES AND
                          WADERS
                          Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve, Saltash
                          10.30am, approx. 2 hrs
                          Meet at Cecil Arms Public House by St Stephens Church, Saltash (SX417583)
                          Please wear outdoor clothing and stout footwear. Bring binoculars and camera. Leader: RSPB Guide. Sorry, no dogs. Contact Hazel Rawlings (01752) 846407.
                          Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve.

                          Sunday 10
                          MINES AND MOORS IN WINTER
                          Minions
                          10.30am
                          Meet at Minions, car park east of the village centre
                          A wintry walk through Gonamena to South Caradon Mine and back over west Caradon Hill. Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.

                          Monday 11
                          MEMBERS� EVENING
                          Allet
                          7.30pm
                          Contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287 or Adrian Langdon (01208) 813440.
                          Organised by Photographic Group.

                          Tuesday 12
                          MEMBERS� EVENING
                          Newquay
                          7.30pm
                          Meet downstairs at Griffin Hotel, Cliff Rd, Newquay, opposite railway station. (SW815618)
                          An informal evening for all our members and friends to show photographs and slides of wildlife at home and abroad. We have a digital projector so bring photos on a memory stick or CD. Collection taken. Full bar and parking facilities available. All welcome. Leader/contact: Dave Thomas (01726) 861093 after 6pm. Organised by Restormel Group.

                          Sunday 17
                          HIDDEN TREASURES � AN INTRODUCTION TO MINERALOGY
                          Near Camborne
                          10.15am to 12.15pm
                          Meet at King Edward Mine Museum. The mine can best be found off the Camborne to Troon road. Follow brown signs from Camborne, just before Troon (approx. 2 miles) turn left, the mine is � mile down road on the left. (SW664389)
                          A short talk and opportunity to look at examples of common minerals, with particular reference to Cornish minerals. You are welcome to bring along any minerals you would like to have identified. Leaders: Ruth Osborn, Owen Baker and others. Contact: Sue Hocking (01872) 240777 ext 246. Organised by Cornwall RIGS Group.

                          Sunday 17
                          UGLY BUG HOTEL
                          Booking essential as places limited
                          Allet, near Truro
                          10.00am to 12.00 noon
                          Collect items lying around our nature reserve and help to build a giant bug hotel. Afterwards, a competition for you to draw your idea of a great bug hotel. Wear outdoor clothing and footwear. Bring donation to Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Leader/contact: Kirstie Francis on (01872) 273939 ext 203. Only suitable for children aged 6 yrs and above. Organised for Fox Club.

                          Monday 18
                          HONEY BEES
                          Bude
                          7.30pm
                          Meet at the Parkhouse Centre
                          A talk by Graham Jones. Cost �1.50. Contact Tim Dingle (01288) 361356. Organised by Tamar Group.

                          Saturday 23
                          CORNISH DOLPHINS � AN UPDATE
                          Gweek Village Hall
                          7.30pm
                          Gweek Village Hall, beside the National Seal Sanctuary, TR12 6UG (SW709266)
                          Dr Nick Tregenza will tell us about the current state of research and issues involving dolphins, porpoises and whales in Cornish waters. Cost �2. HMC Group members and children free. Contact: Margaret (01326) 221632 or Paul (01326) 341030. Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

                          Sunday 24
                          WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY IN ST IVES
                          St Ives
                          10.00am to 3.00pm
                          Meet outside the lifeboat house in St Ives (SW519406)
                          Photographing a variety of birds in the harbour area. Bring camera, tripod, suitable footwear and clothing. Leader/contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287. Please make contact the day before to make sure the trip is still going ahead. Organised by Photographic Group.

                          Monday 25
                          LOCAL WILDLIFE WALK
                          East Cornwall
                          10.00am
                          Meet at The Old School, Stoke Climsland (SX360744)
                          Share cars and continue to an interesting local habitat for a short walk.
                          Contact: Caroline Vulliamy(01579) 370411.
                          Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.

                          Friday 29
                          DORMICE � THE GREAT NUT HUNT
                          Booking essential
                          Stoke Climsland
                          7.30pm
                          Meet at The Old School, village centre (SX360744)
                          An illustrated talk on these fascinating creatures and what we can do to help them locally.
                          Children welcome. Contact Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411.
                          Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.`


                          FEBRUARY

                          Thursday 4
                          BEES
                          Booking essential
                          Allet
                          6.30pm
                          Talk by Colin Reith, local beekeeper who has 20 hives and runs courses for potential beekeepers. Suggested donation �2. Please phone to book. Contact: Joanna Wallis (joannawallis@...) or Ba Whitehead (ba@...) (01872) 273939 ext 278. Organised by Carrick Group.

                          Friday 5
                          WILDLIFE IN FORESTRY COMMISION LAND IN AND AROUND THE CAMEL VALLEY
                          Wadebridge
                          7.30 to 9.30pm
                          Meet at �The Goods Shed�, Southern Way, Wadebridge
                          Talk preceded by a short AGM. Leader: Andrew Ball � Ranger with the Forestry Commission.
                          Contact: Brian Wright (01208) 814138. Organised by Camel Branch.

                          Saturday 6
                          BAT BOX WORKSHOP
                          Booking essential
                          Stoke Climsland area
                          12.30pm
                          Meet at The Old School, village centre (SX360744)
                          Making dormouse, bat, bird and barn-owl boxes for erecting at local sites. Meet at the Old School to follow on to local workshop (or phone for details). Children very welcome. Contact Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.

                          Saturday 6
                          ANNUAL BRANCH PARTY
                          Check to confirm before date
                          Penzance
                          7.30pm
                          Meet at Rosemorran, Clements Road, Penzance
                          Friendly get together for Penwith members, families and friends. Bring a plate of food for the buffet and �2.50 towards costs and for funds. Leaders: Liz Tregenza; Jane Haward. Contact: (01736) 351793; 740991. Organised by Penwith Group.

                          Saturday 6
                          ROSENANNON BOG RESERVE WORK PARTY
                          Rosenannon, St Wenn
                          10.30am to 3.30pm
                          Meet outside the Sunday School, Rosenannon (SW955661)
                          Join a good old fashioned scrub clearance task. We�ll have a nice bonfire, great for cooking spuds on, and clear invasive willow and birch threatening valuable wet grassland. Many hands make light work and the results are plain to see! Tools provided, bring work clothes, lunch and waterproofs. Leader/contact: Se�n O�Hea (0797 1542 185). Organised by Restormel and Camel Groups.

                          Sunday 7
                          WINTER WILDLIFE WALK
                          Booking preferred
                          Marazion
                          2.00pm start
                          Meet in the beach car park on the west side of Marazion as you enter the village.
                          (SW515308)
                          We will walk and look for some overwintering birds, a few crabs if the tide is low and discover what lives on the tide-line at this time of the year. Wear suitable clothing and footwear for outdoors. Only suitable for children aged 7 years and above. Bring donation to Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Leader: Paul Semmens. Contact: Kirstie Francis (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club.

                          Monday 8
                          MEMBERS� EVENING
                          Allet
                          7.30pm
                          Contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287 or Adrian Langdon (01208) 813440.
                          Organised by Photographic Group.

                          Saturday 13
                          HISTORY AND THINGS
                          Saltash
                          10.30am, approx. 2 hrs
                          Meet at Cecil Arms Public House by St. Stephens Church, Saltash (SX417583)
                          Looking at the history on and around Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve, Saltash. Please wear appropriate outdoor clothing and stout footwear and bring binoculars and camera. Leader: Keith Rawlings. Contact: Hazel Rawlings (01752) 846407. Dogs on leads only. Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve.

                          Saturday 13
                          GEOLOGY AND MINES IN THE BOTALLACK AREA, PENWITH
                          Booking essential
                          Botallack
                          10.00am start
                          Meet at the Botallack Count House (SW365333)
                          A conducted tour exploring the geology and the different types of mineralisation (tin, copper and uranium) in the area, which has several County Geology Sites. We will find uranium minerals using a Geiger counter, although collecting is not allowed. Bring packed lunch, waterproofs and wear strong shoes/boots. Leader/contact: Peter Scott, Camborne School of Mines (01326)340214. Organised by Cornwall RIGS Group.

                          Saturday 13
                          BIRDBOX MAKING
                          Booking essential
                          Allet
                          11.00am start
                          Join us in making a nest box for your garden birds: either open-fronted for robins or small-holed for blue tits. We provide you tools, instructions, raw materials & expert help. Bring an adult to help with sawing & hammering. �4 per nest box � payable on booking. Suitable for children aged 7 yrs and above. Leaders: Jasmin & Jason Appleby. Places limited to 12, so phone Kirstie on (01872) 273939 ext 203 by Friday 5th to book a place and order your materials. Organised for Fox Club in celebration of Nest Box Weekend.

                          Monday 15
                          VISIT TO MADAGASCAR
                          Bude
                          7.30pm
                          Meet at the Parkhouse Centre
                          Talk by J and C Hicks. �1.50. Contact Tim Dingle (01288) 361356. Organised by Tamar Group.

                          Saturday 20
                          FISHERIES CONSERVATION WITH THE NATIONAL LOBSTER HATCHERY
                          Gweek
                          7.30pm
                          Meet at Gweek Village Hall, beside the National Seal Sanctuary, TR12 6UG
                          (SW709266)
                          Exciting insights into the work of the National Lobster Hatchery and fisheries conservation through local young lobster releases. Please visit www.helfordmarineconservation.co.uk for further details. Cost �2. HMCG members and children free. Leader: Dominic Boothroyd. Contact: Rhiannon (0771 095 6734) or David Thomson (01326) 340686. Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

                          Monday 22
                          LOCAL WILDLIFE WALK
                          East Cornwall
                          10.00am
                          Meet at The Old School, village centre (SX360744)
                          Share cars and continue to an interesting local habitat for a short walk. Contact Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.


                          Sunday 28
                          SURVIVAL AND SHELTER BUILDING
                          Booking essential: limit of 20 places
                          Near Camborne
                          10.00am to 12.00pm
                          Could you find your way out of wood on your own? If not, could you survive overnight? Learn how to make a shelter, find food and water and work out directions home from the wood around you. Wear outdoor clothing and footwear. Bring donation to Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Only suitable for children aged 6 yrs and above. Leader: Cheryl Marriott. Contact: Kirstie Francis on (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club.

                          Sunday 28
                          BIRDS OF PREY PHOTOGRAPHY
                          Booking essential
                          Near Indian Queens
                          10.00am to 12 noon or 1.00 to 3.00pm
                          Meet at Screech Owl Sanctuary near Indian Queens (SW937603)
                          We will photograph owls and other birds of prey in captive but natural(ish!) surroundings. Bring camera, tripod, suitable footwear and clothing. There will be a charge, which will depend on number attending; please phone for details. Leader/contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287. Please make contact the day before to make sure the trip is still going ahead.
                          Organised by Photographic Group


                          MARCH

                          Sunday 7
                          BAT BOX WORKSHOP � PUTTING THEM UP
                          Booking essential
                          12.30pm
                          Meet at The Old School, village centre (SX360744)
                          We will split up and go to local sites to erect dormouse, bat, bird and barn owl boxes. Lots of people are wanted for this, please. Children very welcome. Booking essential to give us an idea of numbers. Contact Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.

                          Monday 8
                          MEMBERS� EVENING
                          Allet.
                          7.30pm
                          Contact: David Chapman on (01736) 850287 or Adrian Langdon on (01208) 813440.
                          Organised by Photographic Group.

                          Saturday 13
                          BEACH CLEAN
                          Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve, Saltash
                          2.00pm for approx. 2 hrs
                          Meet at railway bridge by the allotments, Wearde Road (SX418577)
                          Cleaning flotsam and jetsam from beach area. Bring rubber gloves; please wear appropriate outdoor clothing and stout footwear and bring camera. Dogs on leads only. Leader: Jackie Austin. Contact Hazel Rawlings (01752) 846407. Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve.

                          Sunday 14
                          RESERVE WORK PARTY
                          Breney Common Reserve near Helman Tor
                          10.00am to 2.00pm
                          Meet at Gunwen Chapel car park near Helman Tor (SX053613)
                          We need your help to keep back the overgrowth of vegetation, so please come along and bring your friends to help out at our reserve to cut back bushes and clear pathways. Bring protective gloves, boots, cutting tools and warm drink. Meet at Gunwen Chapel car park look for Lowertown on map. Leader/contact: Dave Thomas (01726) 861093 after 6.00pm. Organised by Restormel Group.

                          Monday 15
                          LOCAL WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY
                          Parkhouse Centre, Bude
                          7.30pm
                          Talk by G. Sutton. �1.50. Contact Tim Dingle (01288) 361356. Organised by Tamar Group

                          Saturday 20
                          FILM: MESSAGE IN THE WAVES
                          Gweek Village Hall
                          7.30pm
                          Meet at Gweek Village Hall, beside the National Seal Sanctuary, TR12 6UG (SW709266)
                          Intensely moving documentary �Message in the Waves�, made by Rebecca Hoskins and the BBC Natural History Unit that kick-started the plastic bag free movement in the UK. It is a global film, and Jolyon Sharpe, Senior Beach Ranger for Cornwall Council, will give the local perspective on Cornwall�s marine litter and how we can all help. Cost �2. HMCG members and children free. Contact: Rhiannon (0771 095 6734) or Paul (01326) 341030. Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

                          Sunday 21
                          THE JOYS OF SPRING!
                          Raginnis to Lamorna via Kemyel Crease
                          Meet at Raginnis Hill, start of Coast Path
                          10.30am start (SW465268)
                          Coastal path walk through Kemyel Crease (Cornwall Wildlife Trust Reserve) to Lamorna and back. Bring lunch and suitable footwear and clothing. Donations from non-members welcome. Leader/contact: Jane Haward (01736) 740991. Organised by Penwith Group.

                          Monday 22
                          LOCAL WILDLIFE WALK
                          East Cornwall
                          10.00am
                          Meet at The Old School, Stoke Climsland village centre (SX360744)
                          Share cars and continue to an interesting local habitat for a short walk.
                          Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.

                          Saturday 27
                          SPRING AMPHIBIAN HUNT
                          Booking essential
                          Breney Common, near Bodmin
                          2.00 to 4.00pm
                          What creatures lurk in the depths of Breney�s ponds? Only suitable for children aged 11 yrs and above. Wear waterproof outdoor clothing and footwear and bring pond-dipping nets if you have them. Bring donation to Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Leader: Mark Nicholson (Cornwall Reptile & Amphibian Group). Contact: Kirstie Francis on (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club.

                          Sunday 28
                          BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY
                          AT PENZANCE AND NEWLYN
                          Penzance
                          10.00am to 3.00pm
                          Meet at Jubilee Pool, Penzance (SW478299)
                          We will be photographing waders and gulls around the harbour and coast. Bring camera, tripod, lunch, suitable footwear and clothing. Leader/contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287. Please make contact the day before to make sure the trip is still going ahead. Organised by Photographic Group.


                          APRIL


                          Thursday 1
                          SEASHORE SAFARI
                          Helford Passage
                          1.00 to 3.00pm
                          Meet in front of the Ferryboat Inn, Helford Passage on the north shore, TR11 5LB. (SW764269)
                          Sea search at edge of the Helford river as the tide falls to find crabs, sea-anemones, seaquirts and other mysterious creatures. Wear non-slip rock-scrambling shoes that can get wet! Bring small nets and plastic buckets if you wish. Leader: Ruth Williams. Contact: Rhiannon (0771 095 6734) or Ruth (0796 725 1278). Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

                          Saturday 10
                          SPRING BIRDS
                          Saltash
                          10.30am for approx. 2 hrs
                          Meet at Cecil Arms Public House by St. Stephens Church, Saltash (SX 417 583)
                          Looking at spring birds on Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve, Saltash. Please wear appropriate outdoor clothing and stout footwear and bring binoculars, camera and scope if you have them. Sorry no dogs. Leader: RSPB Guide. Contact: Hazel Rawlings (01752) 846407.
                          Organised by Friends of Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve.

                          Monday 12
                          MEMBERS� EVENING
                          Allet
                          7.30pm
                          Contact: David Chapman (01736) 850287 or Adrian Langdon (01208) 813440.
                          Organised by Photographic Group.

                          Saturday 17
                          SEASHORE SAFARI
                          Booking preferred
                          Helford Passage
                          12.30 to 2.15pm (low water at 2.13pm)
                          Meet on north side of river in front of Ferryboat Inn at Helford Passage (SW764269)
                          Explore the magical world at the edge of the Helford River as the tide falls. We will find crabs, sea-anemones, sea squirts and other mysterious creatures. Suitable for families with children of all ages. Wear wellies or non-slip rock-scrambling shoes that can get wet. Bring donation to Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Leader: Abby Crosby (Marine Conservation Officer). Contact: Kirstie Francis on (01872) 273939 ext 203. Organised for Fox Club.

                          Sunday 18
                          HERON AND EGRET SURVEY OF THE HELFORD
                          Booking essential
                          Calamansack
                          10.00am to 12.00 noon
                          Meet at entrance to Calamansack road, between Port Navas and Constantine (SW746281)
                          Join us for a morning survey of the wonderful heron and egret populations of the Helford River. Bring binoculars, weatherproof clothing, and robust footwear advised. Leader/contact: bird watching expert Martin Rule (01326) 561952 or 0785 412 3877. Organised by Helford Marine Conservation Group.

                          Sunday 18
                          EARLY DUNE FLOWERS
                          Gwithian Towans near Hayle
                          10.30am to 12.30pm
                          Meet at car park at Gwithian Towans (may be a car park charge) (SW578414)
                          Walk to look at early flowers on sand dunes. Flower guide useful but not essential. Donations from non-members welcome. Leaders/contacts: Jane and Nigel Haward (01736) 740991. Organised by Penwith Group

                          Sunday 18
                          SPRING BIRDWATCH
                          Luxulyan
                          9.30am to 1.00pm
                          Meet at Black Hill car pack next to Treffry Viaduct near Luxulyan village (SX059573)
                          A morning birding in the beautiful wooded Luxulyan Valley with local bird expert Sid Cole to look for arriving and locally breeding birds. Bring warm clothing, binoculars and stout walking boots. Leader: Sid Cole. Contact: Dave Thomas (01726) 861093 after 6pm. Organised by Restormel Group.

                          Wednesday 21
                          THE NATURAL HISTORY OF WEST PENTIRE AND HOLYWELL
                          Booking essential
                          Allet
                          7.00pm
                          Illustrated talk by David Chapman. Suggested donation �2. Please phone to book. Contact: Joanna Wallis (joannawallis@...) or Ba Whitehead (ba@...) (01872) 273939 ext 278. Organised by Carrick Group.

                          Monday 26
                          LOCAL WILDLIFE WALK
                          East Cornwall
                          10.00am
                          Meet at The Old School, Stoke Climsland village centre (SX360744)
                          Share cars and continue to an interesting local habitat for a short walk.
                          Contact: Caroline Vulliamy (01579) 370411. Organised by Mid-Tamar Group.
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