The next Cirencester indoor meeting is due this Friday, the 13th February – an entertaining talk by Mervyn Greening. Mervyn is a licensed BTO bird ringer with a huge amount of experience in the field of bird ringing, he is also involved with Dormouse and Barn Owl monitoring in the west of Gloucestershire and other aspects of wildlife. This promises to be an informative and entertaining meeting. 7.30pm at Watermoor Church Hall. For more information contact Ken Cservenka on 01285 656480.
We also have a Field Meeting scheduled for Sunday 15th February at Brockeridge Common in the north of the county close to the border with Worcestershire. This will be a general look at traditional common land used as winter pasture to be led by Mike Smart and with input from a local farmer, Mr Halling, who will help explain how the common and the Twyning Great Hay Meadow were used traditionally in the past in the field of animal husbandry. It is intended that records gathered at this meeting will be contributed to Twyning Parish Council to help them formulate the parish development plan. Contact is Mike Smart on 01452 421131, the meeting is at SO 885 379 on the A38 just north of Junction 1 of the M50 at 11.00am.
It could be wet and muddy so wellingtons or boots and wrap up warm against the winter winds but look forward to seeing interesting wildlife.