Sunday 5th September, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Trimingham Village Hall, Stone Field, Cromer Road, NR11 8HY
Plenty of parking in their car park and the large lay-by opposite.

It is nearly time! We will be hosting this in-person social event so we can all have A PROPER CHAT AND CATCH-UP with each other after so long and without having to limit attendance to a maximum of 30. At this DROP-IN EVENT we will be asking you BRING YOUR OWN PICNIC (although cakes and tea/coffee/soft drinks will be provided of course!) and we do have use of the inside space and facilities, which is well ventilated as it has a wall of folding patio doors, so if the weather is inclement (or extra sunny even) there is shelter. Come for the whole day or just pop in. It would help us to plan the volume of cakes required (we know what you are like!) if you are able to let us know in advance you are coming via nenbc@aol.co.uk, but if you decide on the day you fancy it, please just turn up.

10:00 to 4:00pm – DROP IN EVENT AT HALL: Come and join us with your picnic and company at any point…

We will have a SECONDHAND BOOK STALL – everything must go so you are bound to be able to get a bargain! If you have any birdy/wildlife books you want to shift, please bring them along on the day. Proceeds to club funds.

We will have discounted copies of CLUB ANNUAL REPORTS 2015 to 2019 and our publication THE BIRDS OF FELBRIGG PARK available to purchase.

There will be a PRIZE RAFFLE with some lovely things on offer so come prepared to buy lots of tickets!

CAKES and tea / coffee / soft drinks available all day.

We will also be running a SLIDESHOW OF THE NENBC BIRD REPORT 2020 in the hall throughout the day, so many of your photos and reflections that were included in the publication will be up there for all to see, plus a showing of the CROMER PEREGRINES 2020 SEASON short film that was put together for the Cromer Peregrine Project after the birds’ last successful breeding year.

In addition, there will be some SCHEDULED ACTIVITIES as listed below…..

9:00am to 12:00pm – WILDLIFE WALK 1: Starting a little earlier than the main event, leaving from the hall car park at 9am prompt, probably a 3 hour walk of 4+ miles (note increased estimate of distance and time) to the privately owned TEMPLE WOOD with Janice Darch. We are extremely fortunate to be able to access this site, named Fox Hills on the OS map. Club member and owner of the woods, Eddie Anderson, will accompany us in the woods and he will tell us about the history, species to be found and the management of the woods. We will walk from the Village Hall along the old railway line and then on a public footpath to meet Eddie at the entrance of his woods. Fox Hills is a mixed woodland mostly dating from 1927. It has a lake fed by a chalk water stream. Please consider wearing walking boots and long trousers as there are some nettles and brambles along the path.

10:30am – MOTH IDENTIFICATION: Weather dependent, checking and identifying any moths from the previous night’s moth trapping.

12:00pm – PRESENTATION OF MEMBER AWARDS: Badge and certificate presentation for those who have achieved the Green and Super-Green Eco-Badges, Star Status and Making a Difference Awards by our Vice-President Nigel Redman.

12:30pm to 1:00pm – LUNCHTIME TALK: Trevor Williams and Andy Clarke on some of the data around SEAWATCHING and preparation for our upcoming Coordinated Seawatch on 26th September.

1:30pm to 3:30pm – WILDLIFE WALK 2: Leaving from the hall car park at 1:30pm, have a stroll with Francis Farrow along LOCAL GREEN LANES & QUIET ROADS for a couple of hours with a circular walk looking at wildlife in general. Lots of good wildflowers in the hedgerows so with a little warmth and sun it could also be good for insects.

Looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible.