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    MAVES Talks & Events

    To book your tickets, email us on booking@maves.org.uk, or telephone Emma Tristram on 01243 551635.

    Talks and Walks are paid for on arrival but please register your booking in advance in case numbers are limited or we need to contact you. This helps us to ensure you won't be disappointed.  The charge for the talk will help to pay venue and speaker expenses and anything extra raised will be used to fund Maves' conservation and survey work.


     

    Sunday 13th May 2018               

    WILDFLOWER WALK

    Guided by Nick and Liz Sturt and Frances Abraham

    Our guides were deeply involved in the making of the new Sussex Flora, just published at the end of 2017, and have also kindly helped with surveying flora in the MAVES area. They will show us what’s to see at the time, what to look for when trying to identify flowers, and we may even learn some flower-lore.  Wildflowers don't run or fly away, they're colourful and tell us a lot about the places they're found.

    10.15 FOR 10.30 start.    Cost: £6 paid on arrival.   Proceeds will be divided between MAVES and Sussex Botanical Recording Society.    

    BINSTED Church, BN18 0LL    NB use Binsted Lane West.  SatNav might try to send you through Binsted Lane East if you are coming from the Arundel direction; you can only pass from one to the other with high axle 4WD vehicles. 


    Max number 25.       

    Approx 2 hours. 



    Booking see top.    


     

    Parking - if the limited road-side parking near the church is all full, you can park at The Old Rectory (50 metres further along the lane on the left, use the lawn on the right beyond the big tree).  Alternatively you may be able to park back nearer the Black Horse pub if you are going to be a customer there.

     

     


     

    Saturday 7th July 2018   NATIONAL MEADOWS DAY

     


     

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    23-29 March 2018   INVASIVE SPECIES WEEK  

     


     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Tuesday 3rd April 2018

    Doors open 7.15pm for 7.30pm start

    Arundel Museum, Mill Road, Arundel BN18 9PA

     

    Talk by Michael Blencowe

    Sussex Wildlife Trust

    "A Sussex Wildlife Safari"

    Michael Blencowe, People and Wildlife Officer at the Sussex Wildlife Trust, takes us on a whirlwind tour of Sussex Wildlife Trust’s nature reserves revealing the history, habitats and the amazing wildlife that lives here.

     

    Tuesday 6th March 2018, Doors open 7.15pm for 7.30pm start

    St Marys Church Walberton, Church Lane, Walberton, near Arundel, BN18 0UD

     

    Talk by Mike Russell

    of Wildlife Travel

    "Birds and Bird Song"

     

    Booking recommended - see top.

    Parking - Church Lane is a narrow dead-end with no parking, so please do not drive down it unless you are dropping off a disabled person.  Instead please walk down it after parking in the village, for example on The Street or in the Village Hall Car Park. 

    £4.00 at the door – all proceeds to support MAVES work

    Click here to download the poster for printing or circulation


     

    Wednesday 17th January 2018, doors open 7.15pm for 7.30pm start

    Arundel Museum, Mill Road, Arundel BN18 9PA

     

    Talk by Laurie Jackson

    Farm & Wildlife Advisor, BUGLIFE

    "Pollinators - What's the Buzz?"

     

     

     


    Monday 11th December 2017, Doors open 7.15pm for 7.30pm start

    St Marys Church Walberton, Church Lane, Walberton, near Arundel, BN18 0UD

    Talk by Tony Whitbread

    of the Sussex Wildlife Trust:

    "There is no Wealth but Life"

    The environment is too often seen as just a small part or factor in the economy.  Tony unfolded the story - with statistics to shock and surprise - of how the reverse is true: the economy is a part of the environment and we ignore this bigger picture at our peril.

     

     

     

     


    Tuesday 23rd May 2017   19.30 - 20.30 Talk, followed by 20.30 - 21.30 Walk with bat detectors        £5     Click on the poster for a press report on this successful walk

    BINSTED Church, BN18 0LL    NB use Binsted Lane West.  SatNav might try to send you through Binsted Lane East if you are coming from the Arundel direction; you can only pass from one to the other with high axle 4WD vehicles. 

    A BAKER'S DOZEN OF BATS   

    A talk by Jane Willmott, Secretary of the Sussex Bat Group, about the amazing diversity of bats.  13 different species were found in Binsted in 2016.  What does this tells us about the valuable habitats in our area?  What is so special about these big-eared flying mammals, why are they given powerful legal protection?

    Booking see top.     Parking - please leave the limited roadside parking for disabled and elderly people, and park at The Old Rectory (50 metres further along the lane on the left, use the lawn on the right beyond the big tree).


     


    Saturday 13th May 2017     10.15 FOR 10.30 start.    Cost: £8 paid on arrival.       Natural environment

    BINSTED Church, BN18 0LL    NB use Binsted Lane West.  SatNav might try to send you through Binsted Lane East if you are coming from the Arundel direction; you can only pass from one to the other with high axle 4WD vehicles. 

    WALK, guided by RICHARD WILLIAMSON

    Richard Williamson is former Warden of Kingley Vale Nature Reserve and a renowned writer on Sussex wildlife and walks.  He will lead us past many of Binsted's iconic features including the Madonna Pond.  The walk is expected to last 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Please bring a drink and snacks and wear suitable footwear (stout boots recommended) and clothing. Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome and please remember your 'doggy bags'! 

    Register early:  Maximum number 20.                   Booking see top.    

    Parking - if the limited road-side parking near the church is all full, you can park at The Old Rectory (50 metres further along the lane on the left, use the lawn on the right beyond the big tree).  Alternatively you can park back nearer the Black Horse pub if you are going to be a customer there.


    Saturday 6th May 2017             18.20 - 20.15         

    At the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, Arundel Wetland Centre   Mill Road, Arundel, West Sussex  BN18 9PB

    WILD MAMMALS IN YOUR GARDEN  

    A talk by Dr Dawn Scott from the University of Brighton.    Dawn is a mammalian biologist with a passion for conservation biology.   She has appeared on BBC Winterwatch and Springwatch on urban foxes and badgers projects and is familiar with Maves' Arundel, Tortington, Walberton and Binsted study area.

    Hedgehogs, mice, voles and moles, badgers and deer, foxes and more - we are not the only mammals in our garden.  What are they all doing there?  How can we make our gardens even friendlier places for our fellow mammals, and see them?

    Booking see top.    More info  see poster below.

     


     

     

    BINSTED Church, BN18 0LL                               Natural environment
    NB use Binsted Lane West.  SatNav might try to send you through Binsted Lane East if you are coming from the Arundel direction; you can only pass from one to the other with high axle 4WD vehicles. 

    21st January 2017, 2.30 - 4.00

    WHAT DO OUR INSECTS TELL US ABOUT WHERE WE ARE?

    Talk by Mike Edwards

    Mike Edwards is an entomological ecologist who has a talent for revealing fascinating insights into bees and other insects - and, how their fortunes relate to the changing face of the countryside.

    Mike has surveyed for MAVES, and will talk about what we might look out for in the habitats we have in this area.

    For example: why is this bee a significant sighting for MAVES?  What other species are found here and why?

    Booking see top.   Parking - please leave the limited roadside parking for disabled and elderly people, and park in The Old Rectory (50 metres further along the lane on the left).


    Geoff MeadARUNDEL Victoria Institute                                            Natural and historic environment

    19th November 2016, 2.30 - 4.00

    VERNACULAR BUILDINGS & EDGELANDS

    Talk by Dr Geoff Mead 

    Geoff Mead is a landscape historian from Sussex University, interested in vernacular buildings and aspects of Sussex urban and suburban growth.  

    His talk will shine a light on the relationship between historic towns, later suburbs and developments, and the traditional countryside of this area of Sussex. How have people related to their dwelling places and the countryside around them?

    Car parking at River Road.  NB we regret the Victoria Institute is not yet disabled-accessible; there are several flights of stairs.


    WALBERTON Village Hall                                                                                                Natural environment

    5th November 2016, 2.30 - 4.00

    THE WOODS AND THE FIELDS

    Talk by Richard Williamson 

    Richard Williamson is a renowned naturalist and writer and long time warden of Kingley Vale National Nature Reserve, author of 'The Great Yew Forest', and regular contributor to the West Sussex Gazette and other journals.  

    He will be talking about wildlife that moves between the woods and the fields, and including some observations of his grandfather's from when he lived in Walberton. Car parking at the Village Hall.