MDW Programme of Events 2021-2022

It has been decided to restart our outdoor meetings, weather and COVID restrictions permitting.

Depending upon the situation with COVID, and feedback from members, some indoor meetings may be switched to being held via Zoom.
Members will be kept informed by email and through the website.

*Until further notice there will be no car sharing to outdoor meetings.
People attending should go straight to the destination.*


September - Saturday 11th

Seaton Marshes

Meet at Seaton Wetlands Car Park (SY 249 915) at 10-00.
Access to the car park is through Seaton Cemetery off the
Seaton to Coleford road.

Tues 21st September SGH 7.00 for 7.30pm The Climate and Ecological Crisis -
What’s All the Fuss About?
David Ramsden MBE
Sat 9th October Meet
Dawlish Warren Dawlish Warren (GR SX980787) at 10.30am
Ray Jones
Tues 19th October SGH 7.00 for 7.30pm The Natural History of Lundy Andrew Cleave MBE
Tues 16th November SGH 7.00 for 7.30pm Cuckoos - Do Cheats Ever Prosper? Matt Collins
Tues 21st December SGH 7.00 for 7.30pm “Reflections”
A series of short presentations by MDW members plus
Dennis Pickering Photographic (Competition Judging & Awards) MDW members
 (compiled by Stephen Powles)


Wednesday January 12th 2022  Somerset Levels

Ham Wall and Shapwick Heath RSPB Ham Wall car park at 2.30pm (GR ST449397, post code BA6 9SX) (car park chargeable for non- RSPB members)
(afternoon visit for wintering migrants and starlings)
Ray Jones

Tues 18th January SGH 7.00 for 7.30pm How to make our road verges highways for wildlife Phil Stirling
Tues 15th February SGH 7.00 for 7.30pm Seals in the South West
Sue Sayer
Tues 22nd (not 15th) March SGH 7.00 for 7.30pm The Great Ice Age Dr Jenny Bennet
Tues 12th April Meet
(NB: date change to 12th April NOT 14th.)
Steart Marshes WWT Steart car park ST251441 at 10.30am Post code (near) TA5 2PU Picnic lunch if staying for the afternoon (NB: date change to 12th April NOT 14th.)
Ray Jones
Tues 19th April SGH 7.00 for 7.30pm and on Zoom AGM then Going Underground - The Cave Elephants of Mount Elgon Stephen Powles

Tues 10th (not 17th) May SGH 7.00 for 7.30pm and on Zoom


The Life of the Dragonfly Dave Smallshire
Thurs 19th May
Yarner Woods Yarner Wood car park (GR SX785788) at 10.30am
Picnic lunch if staying for optional afternoon walk at Stover Park
(car park chargeable)
Leader Ray Jones
Wed 8th June Knowstone Common
Knowstone Common (GR SS851211) at 10:00am
Leader Liz Rogers
Sat 25th June Lower Ashmoor, Rose Ash Lower Ashmoor, Rose Ash (Gr SS796195) at 2:30pm
Thur 14th July Tiverton Hopsital Wildlife Garden Leader Gavin Haig
Sun 24th July Blackdown Common

Blackdown Common (incl. Little Breach) (GR ST108154)  at 10:00am
Leader Stephen Powles

Tues 9th August

Aylesbeare Common

Visit to Aylesbeare Common (SY 057 897) at 10:00am
Leader Ray Jones

Sun 4th September (change of date from Tue 9th August)

DWT Bovey Heathfield

DWT Bovey Heathfield TQ12 6TU at 2.30pm
Leader John Walters (and Peter Bowers)                                                      £5 per person (cash on arrival)