Leicestershire and Rutland Badger Group Meetings, 2019-2020

Please note that all the indoor meetings are at Claremont Methodist Church, Claremont Street, Belgrave, Leicester LE4 7QG, which is comfortable and well equipped. It can now be reached via the Redhill Roundabout.
For more details e-mail the Badger Group (info@badgergroup.org.uk).

Thursday 14th November, 7.30 pm. 'CONSERVATION GRAZING'.
Neil Pilcher, Senior Conservation Officer for Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust, will present an illustrated talk on the value of using animal grazing to manage and enhance wildlife on some of the Trust's reserves.

Thursday 12th December, 7.30 pm. 'CHRISTMAS SOCIAL AND SKITTLES EVEINING'.
This will be held at the Rose and Crown, Thurnby LE7 9PJ. It will cost £10 per person to include games of skittles, raffle and a hot meal. Please contact Sue Allison (sueallinson270@gmail.com) if you would like to attend or need further details.

Thursday 5th January, 2020, 10.30 am.'THE BADGER GROUP'S NEW YEAR'S WALK'.
Join the group for our traditional New Year walk looking mainly for signs of badger activity and their setts at Castle Hill Country Park. This will be a morning walk meeting at 10.30 am at the Wheatsheaf Inn, Thurcaston, LE7 7JN and finishing there with lunch. Please contact Sue Allison (sueallinson270@gmail.com) if you would like to attend or need further details.

Thursday 13th February, 7.30 pm.'BEAVERS, TRULY AMAZING ANIMALS'.
After a short AGM, there will be a presentation by Pam Mynott, Secretary of the Badger Group. She has been fortunate to have watched beavers many times in their natural habitat in both North America and Europe. Her illustrated talk is based on what she has learned about beavers and the difficulties they face.

Thursday 12th March, 7.30 pm. 'THE WATER VOLES OF RUTLAND WATER'.
Linda Biddle, Mammal Recorder for Rutland, will give an illustrated talk detailing what has happened to the population of water voles since their reintroduction at Rutland Water Nature Reserve commencing in 2011.

Thursday 9th April, 7.30 pm 'BADGER CRIME AWARENESS'.
Craig Fellowes, retired Police Wildlife Crime Officer and current Wildlife Crime Officer for the Badger Trust, will present a talk illustrating how to identify and deal with crimes against badgers and their setts.

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