Events on the Downs 6 pm Wednesday 27th September 17 YES! It is that time of year - FODAG social at the Downs Cafe. All welcome especially new members. There will be delicious finger food done by Gayle's team at the Downs Cafe and a reasonably priced licensed bar with wine, beer, fruit juices. It will also be possible to purchase a range of hot drinks from the cafe. Members will be asked for a donation towards the cost of the food. This is a good chance to get to know other members and to share concerns and issues about the Downs. Inside if wet. There will be a short walk led by Richard Bland at 6.00 prompt. Please let us know if you are coming and numbers (so that we can get the catering right) by NOON ON 25th SEPTEMBER to Robin on the below form
10 am – 12 pm Saturday 30th September 17 Deep Litter Picking, meet Parry's Lane extension ( the short road that's become a bus park near White Tree Roundabout. Expect wet underfoot: target area Granny Downs. REGISTER with Martin using the form below.
2-3.30 pm Saturday 30th September 2017 Tree gazing along the Promenade with the Avon Gorge and Downs wildlife project Join tree expert, Tony Titchen, for one last stroll on the Downs before he retires. Along the way, learn to identify native and exotic species using their leaves, bark and twigs. £5.00 To enquire about booking a place e-mail email@example.com 10 am Sunday 8th October 17 Conservation action morning: IVY Led by Richard Bland. Secateurs only needed. Meet by exit gate of Wills Hall off Saville Road. Register for this using the 'contact us ' on the website home page or by using the form below. 7 pm Wednesday 15th November AGM at Redland Green Bowling Club. Bar and refreshments are available. Agenda will be sent nearer the time.
10am-12pm Saturday 14th October 2017 Fantastic fungal foray on the Downs with the Avon Gorge and Downs wildlife project Would you like to know your puffballs from your parasols? Then join us on a fascinating fungal treasure hunt with Joe McSorley from Avon Wildlife Trust. £5.00. To enquire about booking a place e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
7.30-9.30pmThursday 19th October 2017 Owl prowl on the Downs with the Avon Gorge and Downs wildlife project Join owl specialist Ian McGuire for a fantastic evening on the Downs learning all about British owls. If we’re lucky, our resident tawny owls might put in an appearance! £6.00. To enquire about booking a place e-mail email@example.com
9.30-11amThursday 21st October 2017 Feathered friends family fun with the Avon Gorge and Downs wildlife project Hop along to the Downs for some birdy fun with the local RSPB and Avon Gorge and Downs education teams. Can you name all of the birds on our autumn bird-spotters trail? Discover what birds like to eat and make bird feeders to take home for your feathered friends. £4.00 per person. To enquire about booking a place e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
10am-3.30pm Thursday 26th October 2017 Awesome owls with the Avon Gorge and Downs wildlife project Discover the wonderful world of wild owls with Ian McGuire. Meet a real owl and in the afternoon create your own awesome owl from autumnal materials. £15.00 per child. To enquire about booking a place e-mail email@example.com 9-11am Saturday 11th November 2017 Autumn bird identification walk with the Avon Gorge and Downs wildlife project Spend a morning on the Downs with bird expert Ed Drewitt learning to identify resident and migrant birds. This walk is aimed at those who are developing their bird identification skills and / or have been on one of our spring birdsong courses. £6.00. To enquire about booking a place e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org 7pm-9pm Monday 11th / Tuesday 12th / Wednesday 13th December* 2017 Christmas star party on the Downs with the Avon Gorge and Downs wildlife project Wrap up warm for a seasonal night of stargazing with the Bristol Astronomical Society and Shaaron Leverment and Ben Brown from Explorer Dome. Be amazed as you look at the Orion Nebula through a telescope. Learn how to spot the main winter constellations and enjoy hearing the stories written in the stars with a unique festive twist. We’ll even sing under the stars as Helen Ashead and Nicola Ramsden teach you beautiful star-related songs. £7.50 (adults) £4.00 (children) *You need to be free for all three evenings as the weather may be unsuitable on the 11th or 12th. To enquire about booking a place e-mail email@example.com We will be serving hot drinks and a star-shaped cookies at this event, if you would like to help out please contact Robin on the form below
Deep litter picking FODAG volunteers and friends forage for litter one Saturday morning of the month during the winter from 10 am to 12 pm. If you would like to join the merry band please contact Martin for details.
Butterfly Survey Friends have actively surveyed the butterfly population of the downs over the last 6 years adding to national data. (data is held on our website). If you are interested in being involved please contact Martin on the form below.
Goat and Gully Monitoring A group of Friends keep a regular eye on the Goats in the Gully, making sure they are happy and healthy. Also we are looking to create a similar group who take note of the health of the Victorian steps and it's surroundings. If you would like to find out more or to get involved please contact Martin on the form below.
Dead hedging the dead hedge working party work to build and maintain the dead hedges. If you are interested in being involved please contact Robin on the form below.