Programme of Events for 2017

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Oxford Urban Wildlife Group's Calendar for Spring 2017

APRIL Saturday 22: Walk around Radley Lakes. David Guyoncourt will lead us on a walk around Radley Lakes. There is parking for a few cars near the meeting point but also there will be the option of a lift to the meeting point from the main road at the beginning of Thrupp Road. If you live in Oxford it might be better to catch a City bus 35 at St Aldates (stop H3) and get off shortly after Radley Station at the end of Foxborough Road just before it reaches the junction with White’s Lane. Walk to the nearby junction and turn left and, ahead of you, you will see the track leading to the lakes called Thrupp Road. David Guyoncourt will meet you there if you arrive at 10.50am where we will walk (or get a lift) roughly a mile down the track to the Radley Lakes meeting at the NE corner of Thrupp Lake, just past Tuckwells gravel works on but if you miss him, walk about a mile down Thrupp Road to the NE corner of Thrupp Lake which is the meeting point. It would be advisable to bring a packed lunch. See here for a map of where to meet for Radley Lakes.
Saturday 22: Snake’s-head Fritillary Survey in Hinksey Meadow (Osney Mead), North Hinksey 10.30-12.30pm. Meet on the south side of Botley Road (at SP 492063) by the traffic lights at the entrance to the Seacourt Park & Ride at 10.30 am. As the dates of flowering may be delayed by flooding or cold weather contact Tim King (01865 515453) or Janet Keene 01865 820522 (keene@ouwg.org.uk) to confirm date. If late, just walk through the Botley nature park and join us towards the Willow Walk side of Hinksey Meadow.
JUNE Saturday 3: Wild Fair at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, 10am-4pm. We will have a stall at this event where there are stalls and activities on the lawn and inside the museum. See the site poster for: All events, including night-time safaris, river cruises, walks and talks.
Saturday 17: Wolvercote and Wytham Midsummer Festival –1.30-5pm. We will have a stall at this friendly event. The place is Goose Green, Wolvercote. It is on the right-hand side of the road as you come down Godstow Road from the roundabout. It is opposite the Village Hall on the other side of the road behind trees - not easily seen from the road. The bus stop is right by the village hall so very easy for anyone coming by bus.
Sundays:10am and 1pm WORK PARTIES at Boundary Brook Nature Park: Sundays between 10am and 1pm. Come and help us to manage the Nature Park. You can choose your task from a variety of jobs. A warm welcome guaranteed. You need not come for the whole time. Refreshments provided. Ring 07979 608 013 or 07901 120 308 on day to ensure park will be open.