Past events

Matt Gaw, Canoeing up the Lark

7pm Tuesday 4th September 2018

Friends Meeting House, St John’s Street, IP33 1SJ

Matt Gaw is a writer and freelance journalist who lives in Suffolk. His first book, The Pull of the River: A Journey into the Wild and Watery Heart of Britain is to be published in April 2018 and includes his canoeing travelogue along the Lark to the Great Ouse.


Jonny Rankin

7pm Thursday 21st June 2018

Friends Meeting House, St John’s Street, IP33 1SJ

Jonny Rankin is a Bury resident with lots to say about his love of nature. He writes regularly for the best–selling Bird Watching MagazineSince 2012 he has fundraised for Operation Turtle Dove and raised over £15k towards saving these iconic birds. 


Barry Bendall, The Rivers Trust and Water Resources East

7pm Thursday 15th March 2018

Lecture Room, St Edmundsbury Cathedral, IP33 1LS

Towns such as Bury are expanding by 30%, farmers and industry also needs more water. Barry tells us how Water Resources East will find the answer to a long-term balance for our finite water resources. Barry also represents the Rivers Trust on the River Lark Catchment Partnership.


“Two Birds”

A talk by Marytn Taylor, Chairman, Bury Society (includes members’ AGM)

Wednesday 29th November 2017

Friends Meeting House, St John’s Street, IP33 1SJ

Martyn,  a local guide and author, talks about the many interesting things he has discovered about the Lark and Linnet in a lifetime spent in careful observation of what’s around him.

 


Suffolk’s Butterflies

A talk by Mike Dean, Vice-chairman, Butterfly Conservation

Wednesday 20th September 2017

Friends Meeting House, St John’s Street, IP33 1SJ

Suffolk is an important county for butterflies, many of which can be seen near our rivers and streams. Mike is well qualified to talk on Suffolk’s butterflies having chaired the county group for 10 years.


Coastal protection for East Anglia

A talk by Gary Watson, Environment Agency

Thursday 29th June 2017

Friends Meeting House, St John’s Street, IP33 1SJ

East Anglia has suffered from coastal erosion for many centuries. What are the current challenges and how are they being met? What changes might we expect over the next 50 years?


Reptile survey

Sunday 7th May 2017

The Bury Water Meadows Group is carrying out a reptile survey with the help of a local ecologist, Nick Sibbett. We will learn how to set up the survey, how to record the wildlife we find and what to do with the data. The survey needs to last about 7 weeks so that creatures get used to finding the mats to hide under. We will need to come back to the mats during the summer but there will be a rota so that no more than one return per person will be expected and it will be at your convenience!


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