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Events programme

On the second Sunday of each month, we run bird walks led by an expert FOLL birder. All are welcome. Routes vary depending on the time of year and last up to three hours. Although the paths are mostly flat, at times they can be very muddy so stout footwear (or wellies) is advised. We meet at 9am in the car park on Sandford Lane (opposite the Dinton Activity Centre entrance) and ask for a donation of £1 with no charge for children. Car park charges apply.

On the fourth Sunday of each month we hold work parties which are essential to manage the diverse habitats to be found here. Various conservation tasks are carried out which differ depending on the time of year. These include coppicing and removing willow, maintaining our tern rafts on the lakes, removing invasive Himalayan Balsam, managing our reed beds and fencing. We meet at 10am in the car park on Sandford Lane (opposite the Dinton Activity Centre entrance) and work for three hours with a break for tea, coffee and a chat. We work whatever the weather and old clothing and sturdy boots or wellies are recommended. FOLL provides work gloves and all necessary tools. No car parking fees apply for those taking part.

FOLL celebrates International Dawn Chorus Day with a walk in mid-April. Starting very early in the morning this is an experience that you will cherish for a long time.

Nov 2017

Tue
21

Meetings

Location: Loddon Room, main Dinton Pastures site at 8pm

FOLL’s committee meets every two months. Although the meetings are for the elected committee only, members are welcome to raise issues by emailing secretary@foll.org.uk

Sun
26

Work parties

Location: Meet at Lavell's Lake car park on Sandford Lane at 10.00

Working at Sandford we will cut Phragmites & weed the shingle islands. Volunteer your time and join us to help with various conservation tasks around the reserve. It can be very wet and muddy so wear old clothing and sturdy boots or wellies. Work gloves and all necessary tools are provided. We work for three … read more

Dec 2017

Sun
10

Bird walks

Location: Meet at Lavell's Lake car park on Sandford Lane at 09.00

Join us for a walk, guided by an expert birder, around the lakes, woods and hides of the park. Whatever your level of expertise you’ll be welcome. £1 donation, children free. Car park charges apply.

Sun
17

Work parties

Location: Meet at Lavell's Lake car park on Sandford Lane at 10.00

December’s work party is a week earlier than usual. Beyond tern scrapre we will cut back more willow. If the weather is kind there may be a fire and sausages….we’d love you to join us. Volunteer your time and join us to help with various conservation tasks around the reserve. It can be very wet … read more

Jan 2018

Sun
14

Bird walks

Location: Meet at Lavell's Lake car park on Sandford Lane at 09.00

Join us for a walk, guided by an expert birder, around the lakes, woods and hides of the park. Whatever your level of expertise you’ll be welcome. £1 donation, children free. Car park charges apply.

Tue
16

Meetings

Location: Emmbrook Room, main Dinton Pastures car park at 7.30pm

All members are invited to FOLL’s Annual General Meeting. A short business meeting will be followed by refreshments and an entertaining and informative talk.    

Sun
28

Work parties

Location: Meet at Lavell's Lake car park on Sandford Lane at 10.00

Volunteer your time and join us to help with various conservation tasks around the reserve. It can be very wet and muddy so wear old clothing and sturdy boots or wellies. Work gloves and all necessary tools are provided. We work for three hours with a break for tea, coffee and a chat.

Feb 2018

Sun
11

Bird walks

Location: Meet at Lavell's Lake car park on Sandford Lane at 09.00

Join us for a walk, from 09:00 til around 12:00 you will be guided by an expert local birder. We take a tour around the lakes, and hides of the park and point out all the species we encounter. February often feels like the last month of winter, we expect to see Little Egret, Little … read more

Sun
25

Work parties

Location: Meet at Lavell's Lake car park on Sandford Lane at 10.00

Volunteer your time and join us to help with various conservation tasks around the reserve. It can be very wet and muddy so wear old clothing and sturdy boots or wellies. Work gloves and all necessary tools are provided. We work for three hours with a break for tea, coffee and a chat.

Mar 2018

Sun
11

Bird walks

Location: Meet at Lavell's Lake car park on Sandford Lane at 09.00

Join us for a walk, from 09:00 til around 12:00 you will be guided by an expert local birder. We take a tour around the lakes, and hides of the park and point out all the species we encounter. March is when our first spring migrants start arriving, a few Chiffchaff may well be in … read more

Tue
20

Meetings

Location: Loddon Room, main Dinton Pastures site at 8pm

FOLL’s committee meets every two months. Although the meetings are for the elected committee only, members are welcome to raise issues by emailing secretary@foll.org.uk

Sun
25

Work parties

Location: Meet at Lavell's Lake car park on Sandford Lane at 10.00

Volunteer your time and join us to help with various conservation tasks around the reserve. It can be very wet and muddy so wear old clothing and sturdy boots or wellies. Work gloves and all necessary tools are provided. We work for three hours with a break for tea, coffee and a chat.

Apr 2018

Sun
08

Bird walks

Location: Meet at Lavell's Lake car park on Sandford Lane at 09.00

Join us for a walk, from 09:00 til around 12:00 you will be guided by an expert local birder. We take a tour around the lakes, and hides of the park and point out all the species we encounter. April is an amazing month, always producing over 100 species, the last of the winter visitors … read more

Sun
22

Work parties

Location: Meet at Lavell's Lake car park on Sandford Lane at 10.00

Volunteer your time and join us to help with various conservation tasks around the reserve. It can be very wet and muddy so wear old clothing and sturdy boots or wellies. Work gloves and all necessary tools are provided. We work for three hours with a break for tea, coffee and a chat.

May 2018

Sun
13

Bird walks

Location: Meet at Lavell's Lake car park on Sandford Lane at 09.00

Join us for a walk, guided by an expert birder, around the lakes, woods and hides of the park. Whatever your level of expertise you’ll be welcome. £1 donation, children free. Car park charges apply.

Tue
15

Meetings

Location: Loddon Room, main Dinton Pastures site at 8pm

FOLL’s committee meets every two months. Although the meetings are for the elected committee only, members are welcome to raise issues by emailing secretary@foll.org.uk

Sun
20

Work parties

Location: Meet at Lavell's Lake car park on Sandford Lane at 10.00

A week earlier than usual to avoid the bank holiday. Volunteer your time and join us to help with various conservation tasks around the reserve. It can be a bit muddy, so wear old clothing and sturdy boots or wellies. Work gloves and all necessary tools are provided. We work for around three hours with … read more

Jun 2018

Sun
10

Bird walks

Location: Meet at Lavell's Lake car park on Sandford Lane at 09.00

Join us for a walk, guided by an expert birder, around the lakes, woods and hides of the park. Whatever your level of expertise you’ll be welcome. £1 donation, children free. Car park charges apply.

Sun
24

Work parties

Location: Meet at Lavell's Lake car park on Sandford Lane at 10.00

Volunteer your time and join us to help with various conservation tasks around the reserve. It can be very wet and muddy so wear old clothing and sturdy boots or wellies. Work gloves and all necessary tools are provided. We work for three hours with a break for tea, coffee and a chat.

Jul 2018

Sun
08

Bird walks

Location: Meet at Lavell's Lake car park on Sandford Lane at 09.00

Join us for a walk, guided by an expert birder, around the lakes, woods and hides of the park. Whatever your level of expertise you’ll be welcome. £1 donation, children free. Car park charges apply.

Tue
17

Meetings

Location: Loddon Room, main Dinton Pastures site at 8pm

FOLL’s committee meets every two months. Although the meetings are for the elected committee only, members are welcome to raise issues by emailing secretary@foll.org.uk

Sun
22

Work parties

Location: Meet at Lavell's Lake car park on Sandford Lane at 10.00

Volunteer your time and join us to help with various conservation tasks around the reserve. It can be very wet and muddy so wear old clothing and sturdy boots or wellies. Work gloves and all necessary tools are provided. We work for three hours with a break for tea, coffee and a chat.