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Frinds Events 2018


02/09/18, 10 – 1. Friends’ Autumn Walk
Look for departing summer visitors such as warblers and wagtails and winter visitors arriving such as ducks and waders. Meet at Rye Harbour village car park TN31 7TX

29/09/18, 2:30. Friends AGM.
An update of all the goings-on at the reserve, refreshments, sales of our lovely new stock and, of course, a raffle! Winchelsea Beach community hall.

.6/10/18, 2:00. Camber Castle Open
Camber Castle is open to the public for a guided tour and is free to members of the Friends. If you haven’t been before, this Henrician monument is well worth a visit for the photography opportunities and the wildlife, as well as the history. Meet at castle (no vehicle access).

20/10/18, 2:30. An Introduction to Bird Ringing
Phil Jones has been involved in ringing and monitoring birds in various parts of the world, including locally at the Pannel Valley reserve and even in his garden. Phil has learned many amazing aspects of bird movements and migration. Winchelsea Beach community hall.

17/11/18, 2:30. Birds and Wildlife of Costa Rica
John Buckingham and his wife Sue have organized and led many wildlife and botanical tours worldwide, including more than a dozen to Costa Rica. John’s superb photography illustrates the spectacular diversity of wildlife found in this naturalist’s paradise. Supposedly retired, John now devotes much of his time to Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory Trust. Winchelsea Beach community hall.

01/12/18. 10-1. Festive Beach Clean
A clean-up of rubbish washed up along the beach by autumn storms, plus the chance to see many wintering birds. Your efforts will be rewarded with hot soup at Lime Kiln Cottage afterwards. Bring work gloves if you have them. Meet at Rye Harbour village car park.

In addition to Friends’ events, we run a range of public walks, talks and events for all ages. If you would like to keep up to date with events and reserve news please sign up to our monthly e-newsletter on the website: