Thursday, 26 April 2012

May events

Indoor Meeting

Tuesday May 1st
8pm Carrington Room, Risborough Community Centre
AGM followed by
Whiteleaf Hill and Brush Hill
An exciting future under new management for two of the Chiltern’s most important wildlife and historic sites, and they are right on our doorstep. Whiteleaf Cross is one of south east England’s most dramatic landmarks and the Neolithic barrow above, of national importance. Brush Hill is rich in wildlife and also enjoys its place in history, dissected by the ancient Black Hedge and more recently hosting the 1920s Kop Hill Climb.
A presentation by Roger Newman
Dorchester on Thames – an ancient landscape
Our archaeology team return to Dorchester this summer to continue their field archaeology under the direction of Gill Hey from Oxford Archaeology. Paul Green looks back at the result from 2011 and forward to the dig this year, revealing a fascinating, Saxon, Roman and prehistoric history of this important ancient Thames Gap gateway, guarding the route between the Chilterns and Berkshire Downs.
Backyard Wildlife
Images from Paul of the fascinating wildlife that has visited his garden this winter and been captured on his remote sensing camera!
Refreshments and Raffle
PS Don’t forget those raffle prizes!

Spring Wildlife Walk
Friday 4th May
9.30am – 1pm Meet Mount Car park, Stratton Road at 9.30am
A circular walk in the countryside around Princes Risborough looking for spring birds, flowers and other wildlife. A great time of year for singing migrant warblers and other visitors plus early flora. We will travel to the start point by car. Please let me know if you are joining us and if you require a lift. Ring 01844 274865 or email
Francis Gomme

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