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Programme for 2018

Most of our meetings are open to all and free to members.  Some meetings may require booking and visitors will normally be asked for a contribution.

Next Meeting:

Saturday 30th June, 2.00pm, Visit to BBOWT Yoesden Reserve

Yoesden, near to Radnage in Buckinghamshire, is a steep-sloped reserve of chalk grassland topped by mixed woodland, a mecca for flowers, butterflies and other rare invertebrates.

This Group visit will be accompanied by the Bucks Reserves Manager, plus probably a local warden, which will hopefully ensure we get to see the "best" and most unusual of what is around.

We are encouraging car-sharing, so if you have spaces available, or need or would like a lift, please contact Jane Slemeck 01491 613606. Directions, and parking instructions (NOT at the location described on the BBOWT website) will be circulated to members in the newsletter. If you are a non-member, and wish to come on this trip, please contact Jane, although numbers may have to be limited.

The visit is free to WEG members, £2.50 for guests or non-members.

2018 programme





Friday 26th January - 8pmWatlington Town Hall Annual General Meeting, including a talk about the Earth Trust

Jenny Creese

Friday 23rd February 8pm
Watlington Town HallEarthworms: the world's most important organisms?

Dan Carpenter

Saturday 31st March - 2.30pm
Christmas CommonShort local walk to see spring flowers

Group members

Friday 27th April - 8pmWatlington Town Hall
Creating clean water ponds for freshwater wildlife

Pascale Nicolet

Friday 25th May - 6.30pm
RSPB Otmoor

RSPB guide

Saturday 30th June - 2pmBBOWT Yoesden reserve

BBOWT guide

Friday 27th July - time tbc

Aston Rowant Nature Reserve

Glowworm walk

 Robin Scagell

Friday 31st August - 8pm

Watlington Town Hall

Introduction to the Chiltern Hillforts Project

Project Officer

Friday 28th or Saturday 29th September


Friday 26th October

Watlington Town Hall

The Geology of Oxfordshire and Watlington

Mary Gill

Friday 30th November - 8pm


Watlington Town Hall


Biodiversity in new and existing development


Mike Pollard




No meeting