Come and chill out with us at Mrs Potts Chocolate Cafe at the bottom of Park Street and use the chance to get to know some more everyone a bit better. Bring £2 to enjoy some big platters of treats and great discounts.
Our first two trips of the year will be Give-it-a-Go taster trips on Sunday 6th and 13th October. We will be heading to the university-owned woodland of Providence Plantation which we help to manage. On both days we will meet at 10 am at the Students’ Union and 10:30 am at Bristol Bus & Coach Station. You do not need to be a member to come along just email to let us know if you would like to take part.
We will be going on our annual residential trip to Anglesey from Sunday 15th September to Thursday 19th September. We will be staying at the Anglesey Guide Centre while doing some great conservation work at the Cors Goch National Nature Reserve run by the North Wales Wildlife Trust. The cost of the trip is expected to be about £85 for accommodation and transport.
This is always a highlight of the year. It is great fun and a chance to see a beautiful corner of the country.
If you would like to go please email our presidents, Laura and Laura. If you are prepared to be a driver for the trip please let us know (you will be reimbursed for fuel).
We are also looking into extending this trip to include the preceeding four days (from Wednesday 11th to Sunday 15th) in Cheshire before we head straight to Anglesey. There may be limited numbers for this trip so again let us know if you are interested and names may have to be chosen at random if this part of the trip is oversubscribed.
Our Annual General Meeting will be held on the 30th April at 7 pm at Steam by the Clifton Down Station. This is a chance to have your say in the running of the society, vote in next year’s committee and stand for election! Its also a social event to chat and have a drink.
If you stand for election you will need to give a short, informal speech about why you think you are the right person for the role. Being on the committee is not only good for you CV but also a fun experience that gets you really involved with the group.
All positions on the committee are open and you can also propose changes to our constitution. If you have any questions or cannot attend by would still like to stand for election (please send a short speech to be read out) or propose a change please email our current president, Lucy.
For the weekend of the 23rd and 24th March we will be heading to North Devon for a residential trip. We will be staying at the home smallholding of one of our ex-vice-presidents set in a beautiful countryside. On Saturday we will be working on a local nature reserve and on the the Sunday we will be helping on the smallholding.
There will be a total cost of £35 for this trip including a £10 deposit to be paid beforehand. If you would like to go please email Lucy by 7pm Wednesday 13th March.
On Sunday 24th Febuary we will be heading out on another trip with Avon Wildlife Trust. These trips are always really good fun and a great way to learn some conservation tips from the pros.
There is a £3 cost for this trip and the AWT will be taking us by minibus, meaning there are limited spaces. If you would like to go please email Lucy, our president, by 7pm on Wednesday 20th Febuary. You must be a member to come along on this trip.