Evening Indoor Meetings 2018 - 2019

The Society holds monthly indoor meetings for most of the year. Usually these are organised for the first Friday of each month. They are typically illustrated talks featuring a prominent local or national speaker.

Indoor meeting start at 20:00 at the Quaker Meeting House, 82 Rainsford Road, Chelmsford CM1 2QL.

Entrance for Members is £3.00, Non-members £4.00, charged on the door. No concessions. Refreshments served during interval. Meetings start at 20:00 unless stated otherwise (i.e. AGM in March - 19:30). Limited parking on site but there is currently a large ‘free’ car parking less than a minute away next to the County Hotel. Guests are most welcome at all meetings.

Please note: To prevent damage to the polished wooden floor in the building ‘stiletto’ type high heel shoes and boots are not permitted in the Quaker Meeting House. Thank you for your understanding and co-operation.

Indoor Meeting Calendar 2018 - 2019

Date Title Presenter Description
Friday 7th September 2018 BIRDS of the RUSSIAN FAR EAST Chris Collins


This is Chris Collins most popular talk reviewing the birds and wildlife of this amazing, but rarely visited region. It includes photographs of Siberian Rubythroat, Steller's Sea-eagle, Horned and Tufted Puffin, Ribbon Seal plus the critically endangered Spoon-billed Sandpiper.

Friday 5th October 2018 INVOLVEMENT in BIRDING from the YOUNGER GENERATION, VOLUNTARY CONSERVATION WORK & BIRDING AROUND SOUTHEND Max Hellicar

Max Hellicar winner of the 'Cornell Lab of Ornithology Young Birders Event in 2017' in Ithaca, New York, USA, gives not 1, not 2, but 3 very different, interesting and informative short talks from a young birders perspective.

Friday 2nd November 2018

WILDLIFE of EASTERN EUROPE

Steve Grimwade

'Swallow Birding' tour guide Steve Grimwade takes us on a fantastic journey through Poland, Hungary, Belarus and Bulgaria showcasing the amazing variety of Birds, Butterflies and Flowers of this unspoilt region. Not to be missed.

 

Friday 7th December 2018 WILDLIFE of CUBA Graham Ekins

Graham Ekins takes us to the amazing island of Cuba with an incredible variety of endemic birds, reptiles and insects. Fabulous reserves from the forested areas to the beaches and mangroves. Giant Kingbird, Bare-legged Owl, Tawny-shouldered Blackbird, Cuban Nightjar, Blue-headed Quail-dove will all feature. Highly recommended.