Time & Location
17 Oct 2020, 10:00 – 14:00
Helen Browning's Royal Oak, Cues Ln, Bishopstone, Swindon SN6 8PP, UK
About The Event
Join us on this autumn walk to see some of the wildlife that calls the farm home during autumn. As the weather begins to change so does the nature around us with migrating birds passing through and creatures seeking out warmer residence for the winter ahead, as well as that the abundance of fruit and berries available on the tree creates a feast for wildlife and huge flocks gather to take advantage. During the walk we'll make our way around some of the wildlife hot spots with Nick as we learn more about the fantastic flora and fauna.
If you'd like you can even pop in for breakfast before your walk at the Royal Oak - for just an additional £10pp we can offer you a full English breakfast and tea / coffee!
Nick has had an interest in wildlife and birds in particular for more than forty years. After pursuing a non-wildlife career in Accountancy and many years of volunteering as a warden for the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, he decided to work for the RSPB as a Research Assistant, then working on and running the Wessex Stone-curlew Project before heading to Newcastle to be the Area Conservation Manager for Northeast England, Yorkshire & The Humber. The latter job led to many days inside doing spreadsheets, just like accountancy! So Nick decided to return to Wiltshire where he is now freelance naturalist working with landowners to help them bring wildlife into their thought processes and leading walks for people new to wildlife watching, but wanting to try it out. Having studied a number of taxa over the years besides birds, Nick was offered a Fellowship by the British Naturalist Association in recognition of his all-round knowledge. He is also currently the Wiltshire county bird recorder, helping people understand what birds they are seeing and what they can do to see more.
In line with current government guidance, we are limiting these walks to just four people, taking the total attendees to six including James, from the farm, and Nick. Please bring your own binoculars/observation equipment as we will be unable to share ours during the walk.
Ticket includes drink on arrival and guided walk with Nick Adams£30.00
One Ticket (Incl. Breakfast)
Ticket includes breakfast in the Royal Oak before your guided walk£40.00