Upcoming events with The Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust

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South Downs National Park and the Water Vole Release Project on the River Meon
Thursday 10th January – 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Lead Ranger, Elaina Whittaker-Slark will share with us some of the conservation work taking place in the South Downs National Park locally. Her talk will include the water vole release project and other projects to protect wildlife on the River Meon. Suggested donation £4. At Wallington Village Hall, Broadcut, Fareham, PO16 8ST.

The Fascination of Fungi
Wednesday 16th January – 7.30pm – 9.30pm
An illustrated talk by photographer Rosemary Webb about what fungi we might find in the area at this and other times of the year. At St Wilfrid’s Church Hall, St Wilfrid’s Church, Padnell Road, Cowplain, PO8 8DZ.

Butterflies of the Meon Valley
Friday 18th January – 7.30pm – 9.30pm
An evening with Ashley Whitlock who will be talking to us about the butterflies of the Meon Valley. At St Faith’s Parish Centre, St Faith’s Church, Victoria Square, Lee-on-the-Solent, PO13 9NF.

Woodland Trust – Standing up for Trees!
Monday 28th January – 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Susan Davies from the Woodland Trust will give a presentation on the importance and value of woods and trees and the work of the Woodland Trust. Suggested donation £4. At St Peter’s Church Hall, Free Street, Bishop’s Waltham, SO32 1NR.

A Future for Hampshire’s Wildlife?
Tuesday 29th January – 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Andy Lester from the charity A ROCHA will give an illustrated talk on some of the challenges facing the wildlife in our area. At Bishopstoke Centre, Sydney Road, Bishopstoke, Hants, SO50 6DJ.

Wildlife of the Somerset Levels, Forest of Dean
and Ardnamurchan
Thursday 28th February – 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Tom Mabbett, Operations Manager and Tour Leader with Naturetrek will take us on a journey to some of the most special places in the UK to spot wildlife. Starting off on the Somerset Levels, we will then journey to The Forest of Dean and Ardnamurchan on the West coast of Scotland to discover many of the iconic species that inhabit these wildlife rich areas. Suggested donation £4. At Wallington Village Hall, Broadcut, Fareham, PO16 8ST.

Looking after garden ponds for wildlife
Thursday 28th February – 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Matt Davison, Director and Principal Ecologist with local company Carcinus Ltd – experts in aquatic ecology and consultancy – will talk about aquatic health and maintenance of ponds in our gardens. Suggested donation £4. At St Peter’s Church Hall, Free Street, Bishop’s Waltham, SO32 1NR.

More information: www.hiwwt.org.uk/events