Evening Indoor Meetings

The Club holds monthly indoor meetings during the winter months. They are typically illustrated talks featuring a prominent local or national speaker followed by a discussion. Non-members are welcome.

All meetings start at 7.30pm and take place at Cley Village Hall (NR25 7RJ) which is on Fairstead in Cley. If you don’t know where it is click here for a map. There is a large car-park. Please enter the Hall through the main entrance. Admission is £1 per person (except where stated otherwise) and all members and non-members are welcome.

 

 

Meetings Calendar

Bolivia: Macaws Galore – John Geeson – CANCELLED

Date:11/10/2021
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Should we continue to protect conservation reliant species in agricultural landscapes? A case study with Lesser Kestrels. – Dr Aldina Franco.

Date:08/11/2021
Time:7:30pm
Venue:Cley Village Hall
Cost:£1 per person

REVIEW
Those who were able to attend our first Indoor Meeting since February 2020 enjoyed a very interesting and informative talk by Dr Aldina Franco from the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia. It was lovely to welcome 20 members to the large room at Cley Village Hall, where we could socially distance in comfort. Aldina’s talk addressed the rapid decline in biodiversity worldwide since 1970. The first part of her talk addressed the 68% decline in all species of wildlife worldwide and the reasons why this has happened in the lifetimes of many club members while the second half illustrated the situation with the case study of Lesser Kestrels in Portugal. Lesser Kestrels in the Capo Verde region of Portugal declined due to environmental changes such as climate change, change from the traditional 4 year crop rotation to extensive agriculture and the deterioration in old buildings which they used for nesting. Building artificial towers and walls with nesting holes were successful in the species recovery once the research team deduced that the birds required tunnels of abode or stone for their nests which kept the chicks cool. Wooden nesting boxes did not work as the chicks died of heat stress. The talk led to a very interesting, though provoking   discussion with many of the audience joining in. We look forward to welcoming many more of you to our future events.

Christmas Social and AGM

Date:13/12/2021
Time:7:30 pm
Venue:Cley Village Hall
Cost:£1

More details to follow but we plan to include a short quiz and the AGM.  Finger food and drinks will be available (as well as tea & coffee if you prefer!).  As the title implies, this is a social evening where you can meet and chat with other members and your committee.  Non-members are also welcome.

Wild Norfolk – Peter Mallett

Date:10/01/2022
Time:7:30pm
Venue:Cley Village Hall
Cost:£1 per person

Peter lives on a smallholding in east Norfolk and has always loved watching the wildlife to be found there on the farm. Now he takes great pleasure from capturing his favourite subjects on camera and displaying his work at local craft fairs.

BUSTARDS a talk by Dr Nigel Collar of Birdlife

Date:15/02/2022
Time:7:30 pm
Venue:Holt Rugby Club
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This is a joint meeting with the North-east Norfolk Bird Club and the North Norfolk branch of the Norfolk Wildlife Trust.    This will be a hybrid meeting (live speaker + zoom).  More details to follow.   Note this is on a Thursday night.

Cley Marshes Update – George Baldock

Date:14/03/2022
Time:7:30pm
Venue:Cley Village Hall
Cost:£1 per person