Time & Location
25 Jan 2020, 15:00 – 19:00
Helen Browning's Royal Oak, Cues Ln, Bishopstone, Swindon SN6 8PP, UK
About The Event
Join us on this winter walk to see some of the wildlife that calls the farm home during winter. It may seem like an odd time of year to look for wildlife but the farm is alive with winter visitors who make the most of the organic farming methods used here to find food, shelter and warmth. It's sure to be a cold, and possibly wet, day so we'll have warm drinks ready on arrival for you to top up a flask and make sure you wrap up warm in waterproof clothing. After a guided walk with Nick, we'll return to the pub for a 2-course meal and to discuss our sightings.
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.
Ticket includes arrival refreshments, transport and walk around farm and two course meal (no drinks included)£40.00