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Subject to any current COVID-19 restrictions. The 2022 Indor Meeting programme is currently under construction


Indoor Meetings (7:30pm Start unless otherwise stated). Entrance: ₤2 Members, ₤2-50 non-members Field Trips

Saturday 18 September 2021

Willington GP

Leader: Richard Winspear. Meet at 8:00am. Autumn migrants. Meet at the entrance Lane (Grid reference SK295280) just off the B5008 before the River Trent as you drive towards Repton and should last around 4 hours.

Friday 24 September 2021

Type: Normal meeting

Evergreen Club, Allestree

Rick and Ellis Simpson - "The Curse of the Curlew". Rick and Elis Simpson are a husband and wife team who dedicate their lives to promoting wader conservation. Rick is a lifelong birder, writer and artist and worked for some time as a bird guide in the UK, Spain and Brazil. Elis is a keen photographer whose main interest is birds and wildlife in general. Their talk tonight will focus on the Curlew species, which are declining across the world. Two are probably already extinct! We look at why this is happening and talk about each of the species in the genus Numenius.

Tuesday 19 October 2020

Type; Normal meeting - Joint Meeting with Carsington Bird Club

New Leaf Restaurant, Carsington Water Visitor Centre'

Nick Martin - "The Forest of Dean"

Friday 26 November 2020

Type: Normal Meeting

Evergreen Club, Allestree

Jeff Blincow - "The Wildlife of Finmark"

WEDNESDAY 15 December 2021

Type: Online Zoom Meeting

Mike Leach - "The Natural History of Christmas"

Saturday 8 January 2022

Witches Oak Water (Aston-on-Trent GP)

Leader: Vic Bevan - Prior booking required as numbers strictly limited. Meet at the entrance to the site just off the westbound A50 at the gate open and you will directed to the parking area. Meet at 9.00a.m

Saturday 26 March 2022

Upper Derwentdale

Leader: Andrew Sherwin (01246 221070) Annual Goshawk hunting trip. Meet at 8:00am. Loads to see but expect it to be cold!

Date Saturday 2 April 2022

Cannock Chase

Leader: Barrie and Anita Staley - Meet at TBC in the MARQUIS DRIVE VISITOR CENTRE (SK003151) - DO NOT PAY to park as we will move car parks shortly afterwards. Target species are Woodlark, Raven, raptors, woodpeckers and possibly Crossbill. For more information contact: Barrie or Anita Staley 01283 567325 / 07889 800126 e-mail: barriestaley@outlook.com

SUNDAY 1 May 2022

Whisby Nature Park LWT

Leader: Alan Wragg - Meet in the car park 7:20am for a prompt 7:30am start Whisby Nature Park lies on the south-western outskirts of Lincoln. Expect to see Nightingales and many spring warblers, The Park has brown tourist signs from the A46 Travel time from Derby is around one hour.

Saturday 14 May 2022

Arnfield Reservoir and Swallows Wood

Leader: Peter Carefoot - Meet 8:15am for prompt 8:30am start Swallows Wood is a nature reserve north of Arnfield Reservoir bordering farmed moorland. The walk will take in some pastures through to Arnfield settlement and back to the fishery. Here the shop has toilets for the disabled and refreshments including excellent coffee. The walk will be a leisurely stroll of about 2 miles. Arnfield Reservoir and Swallows Wood are located on the edge of Tintwistle Village For more details contact Peter on 01457 238664 or petercarefoot@talktalk.net. Mobile on the day 07702 232518.

Saturday 28 May 2022


Leader: Peter Carefoot - Meet 7.45am for a prompt 8:00am start The Crowden Caravan and Camp site car-park is on the busy Woodhead Road (A628) approximately 6 miles east of Glossop, Grid Ref SK073994.

For more details phone Peter on 01457 238664 or petercarefoot@talktalk.net. Mobile on the day Mobile 07702 232518 (reception in the area is poor)

That's it for Field Trips this season

Check back in September for the new season

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The 2021-2022 Indoor Meeting Programme

COVID-19 measures

For normal meetings, attendees must have been double-vaccinated and must also wear a face covering. Social distancing will be required. Windows in venues will be open so bring a coat.


We use an online booking system for all meetings and trips to get advance warning of the number of attendees, you will see a booking registration link under each event

How the Eventbrite Booking System works: Eventbrite is an online booking system. Register for a meeting and/or trip and you will receive an email confirmation with a red box marked "Clain Your Order", click the red box and you will be asked to create a password within Eventbrite (or enter it if you have one). You will then be taken to the Eventbrite page. For meetings held on line there will be a link on the right for you to click to go to the online event page. When you do this you will be invited to click the Zoom Meeting link to enter the meeting (do this within 5 minutes of the start time on the day). Eventbrite will send you a reminder email closer to the meeting

Zoom protocol: if you do not have a Zoom account, or never used it before, you will be asked to download the app to your system - do this. When you enter the meeting please do so with your camera on (of you have one) and microphone muted. The chairman will then tell you what to do. One of the the things is to click on an ask a question button which the chairman will see and invite you to turn on your microphone to ask it


Friend's Meeting House, Bakewell, DE45 1EL

Methodist Church Schoolrooms, Market Place, Buxton, SK17 6HX

Henmore Room, Visitor's Centre, Carsington Water, DE6 1ST

Friend's Meeting House, Chesterfield, S40 4AG

Evergreen Club, Allestree, Derby, DE22 2FT


Changes will be avoided if at all possible, but please note that the committee reserves the right to change the programmes due to unforeseen circumstances

DISCLAIMER: In attending any of our events you acknowledge that certain risks of injury and risks associated with COVID are inherent. These types of injuries may be minor or serious and may result from your actions, or the actions or inaction of others, or a combination of both. You understand that Indoor Meetings and Field Trips are designed for the safety and protection of the participants and hereby undertake to use care and watch out for yourself and others. You understand that a level of fitness and health (physical, mental and emotional) is required and that each person has a different capacity for participation


Some of the information given is preliminary so you can get the dates into your diaries and more information will be published later e.g. Zoom links