Events

Sunday 9th December 2018 BBG Badger Walk at Dancersend Nature Reserve

Bucks Badger Group is holding a Badger walk at Dancersend Nature Reserve near Tring on Sunday 9th December 208 at 9.30am.

It will be led by Mike Collard, one of our badger experts who will show you how to recognise badger signs such as latrines, hairs and tracks as well as active and inactive setts. Please do not bring your dog as we will be walking close to active setts.

Please be prepared for the weather. There are steep slopes and uneven ground and walking boots or shoes are recommended.

Children are very welcome, provided they can walk for a couple of hours.

Meet at Dancersend Waterworks Car Park, Bottom Road, Aston Clinton HP23 6LB Grid reference SP904088

To book a place phone Anne Bourne on 01494 715438 or 07979247797 or email bucksbadgers|@outlook.com

Sunday 18th November 2018 Sett surveying/training session near Milton Keynes.

We are holding our next sett surveying/training session on Sunday morning 18th November 2018 near Milton Keynes, time to be confirmed. When you book a place, we will let you know the meeting place.

The last one we held was a success with several setts found.

We are going to hold a number of these sessions in various parts of Bucks, so that those who attend will be confident enough to survey their local areas. The badger cull has just finished in most areas of England, but we need to be ready when, rather than if, the cull comes to Bucks. The more setts we can identify, the  more we can try to defend.

However, there are also other threats to our badgers, HS2, Oxford/Cambridge Rail, Expressway, housing developments etc and we need to know where the setts are, to be able to make sure that the setts are protected or if they have to be relocated that it is done within the law.

Come along and spend a few hours with like minded people, exploring the countryside and having an enjoyable time learning about badgers.

If you want to attend please phone Anne on 01494 715438 or 07979247797 or email bucks.badgers@outlook .com

Sunday 18th November 2018 Sett surveying/training session near Milton Keynes.

We are holding our next sett surveying/training session on Sunday 18th November 2018 near Milton Keynes.

The last one we held was a success with several setts found.

We are going to hold a number of these sessions in various parts of Bucks, so that those who attend will be confident enough to survey their local areas. The badger cull has just finished in most areas of England, but we need to be ready when, rather than if, the cull comes to Bucks. The more setts we can identify, the  more we can try to defend.

However, there are also other threats to our badgers, HS2, Oxford/Cambridge Rail, Expressway, housing developments etc and we need to know where the setts are, to be able to make sure that the setts are protected or if they have to be relocated that it is done within the law.

Come along and spend a few hours with like minded people, exploring the countryside and having an enjoyable time learning about badgers.

If you want to attend please phone Anne on 01494 715438 or 07979247797 or email bucks.badgers@outlook .com

Saturday 10th November 2018 Badger Trust Symposium

Badger Trust have transformed their annual event to be an affordable, jam-packed day of discussions and debate on a wide range range of issues of importance to badger protection, ecology and welfare.

The Symposium will include a focus on bovine TB policy, science and innovation in TB testing, the impact of HS2 on badgers, wildlife crime and badger rehabilitation and release.

Speakers will include David Drew MP (Shadow Defra Minister), Professor Malcolm Bennett (  University of Nottingham), Inspector Lou Hubble ( Head of National Wildlife Crime), Dick Sibley (Livestock Vet), Ian Redmond OBE (Zoologist, Naturalist and film maker) and Pauline Kidner (founder Secret World).

The Badger Trust Symposium 2018 will take place at Ashorne Hill Conference Centre, Leamington Spa. Your event pass will give you access to all talks on the day, refreshments and lunch. If you wish to have accommodation please contact the venue direct. Cost for thye day is £50.00 and there are only a few tickets left.

To book a place: https://www.badgertrust.org.uk/symposium

 

 

SUNDAY AUGUST 19TH SETT SURVEY/TRAINING DAY - MID BUCKS

Sunday August 19th 2018 Sett surveying/training day  10.00am to lunchtime.

Come and join us and learn more about our iconic mammal. meet new people and explore the Bucks Countryside.

With the number of threats our badgers are under at the moment, such as HS2, the Oxford-Cambridge crossrail, badger persecution, developments and with the probability that the badger cull will come to Bucks next year, it is essential that we know where our badgers are so that we can monitor and protect them.

For that , we need as many people as we can get to help us with this, so come along, learn what is involved and with our guidance, help with our sett surveying. 

It will be a 2 mile circular walk, some steep sections but plenty of options for short cut back to the start. Please, no dogs.

If you wish to come please email me on bucksbadgers@outlook.com or phone me on 07979247797 and you will be given more details.

Saturday 14th July Maidenhead Badger March

Maidenhead March against the Badger Cull! – hosted by Berkshire Badger Trust

Saturday 14th July 2018 at 12.30pm – 3.30pm

Kidwells Park, Maidenhead SL6 8AQ

“The government appears determined to roll out the culling of badgers throughout England and maybe coming to Berkshire this year. As Maidenhead is Theresa May’s constituency, we need to shout out loud in high numbers to get the message over to the public that the killing of badgers is a pointless exercise to control bTB in cattle.”

Please Come and Join us.

 

Saturday 7th July 2018 Badger walk at Dancersend Nature Reserve near Tring

Badger Watching at Tewin Orchard - various dates

Herts and Middx Badger Group have arranged four dates for Badger Watching at Tewin Orchard near Welwyn Garden City. It is a brilliant place for seeing badgers and you sit in comfort in the lovely big hide. You will need to be able to sit quietly for a couple of hours

The dates are: Tuesday 5th June at 8.00pm

Tuesday 3rd July at 8.00pm

Tuesday 7th August at 8.00pm

Tuesday 4th September at 8.00pm

To book a place please phone 07733 051760. Please call between 8-9 am or 7-9 pm ONLY: outside of these times, or if there is no answer, please text your name and preferred date  and someone will get back to you. This number is staffed by volunteers from March 1st until September 30th.

You may like to visit the Tewin Orchard website: http://www.tewinorchard.co.uk

 

Saturday 16th June Birmingham Wildlife Festival

Saturday 16th June 2018 Birmingham Wildlife Festival, Victoria Square, Birmingham

10.00am – 5.oopm Hosted by Badger Trust West Midlands

The largest wildlife event in the uk

There will be a fantastic choice of speakers and musicians on the stage throughout the day plus a vast array of exhibitors promoting British Wildlife, selling ethical merchandise, together with plentiful amount of hot and cold vegan food being available. Please come and join us!

Saturday 12th May 2018 Badger Trust AGM

The Badger Trust AGM will be held on Saturday 12th May 2018 at 11.00am. Doors open at 10.30am for registration and refreshments.

The venue is Ryton Village Hall, High Street, Ryton-on-Dunsmore Coventry CV8 3EY

The AGm is for Associate member groups of the badger Trust and their individual members and for supporter members of the Badger Trust.(individual, joint, family, school/youth group, other group, individual life and joint life)

If Bucks Badger Group or a supporter member wishes to propose a Special Resolution to make changes to the memorandum of Association or to the Articles of Association of the Badger Trust, please complete the notice for Special Resolution, to be  found on the Badger Trust Website and send it back  by Friday 13th April 2018 to the address below.

The Agenda for the AGM ( including any special resolutions ) will be sent by Friday 20th April 2018. To book your place at the AGM, please complete the booking form ( to be found on the Badger Trust website) and send it as soon as possible to the address below.

All forms to be sent to : The Badger Trust, PO Box 708, East Grinstead, RH19 2WN or email staff@badgertrust.org.uk

 

Postponed - Sat 3rd March Bugs, Bluebells and Badgers: Natural History of Great Missenden

Saturday 3rd March 2.30pm Bugs, bluebells and Badgers : Natural History of Great Missenden.

Unfortunately, due to the adverse weather, this event has had to be postponed.

It will be rescheduled for some time in April.

“Bugs,Bluebells and Badgers: Natural History of Great Missenden.”  An event by the Friends of Missenden Parish Church in the Oldham Hall.

In the Missenden area can be found a huge variety of wildlife shaped both by the geology of the Chiltern Hills and by the action of man for millennia. But we are increasingly losing much of that variety. What survives and how can we best protect it?

With Tony Marshall, Founder of Prestwood Nature

Tickets £10 from Samways newsagents. Free parking on the nearby school playground.

May 5th 2018 Evesham Badger March

Evesham march against the badger cull and information day- hosted by Badger Trust West Midlands

Saturday May 5th 1pm – 5pm

Abbey Park Evesham

Thursday 5th April 2018 Bucks Badger Group AGM

Bucks Badger Group AGM

Our next meeting will be our AGM on Thursday 5th April 2018 at 8pm.
Location: St Anne’s Hall, 7b Aylesbury Road, Wendover, Bucks. HP22 6JG.

All welcome to attend – tea, coffee and biscuits.

Tuesday 3rd April Herts and Middx Badgers - a study of badger road casualties

Professor Malcolm Bennett will be coming from Nottingham University to speak to the Herts and Middx Badger Group.

This is being held at 8.00pm at Mead Hall, East Lane, Wheathampstead, Herts. AL4 8BP. Parking in the public car park in East Lane which is free. Tea, coffee and biscuits available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 6th March Herts and Middx Badgers - a talk by Mike Huskisson, author and anti-hunt campaigner

Herts and Middx Badger Group are hosting a talk by Mike Huskisson, author of Outfoxed Again: Winning for Animals and anti- bloodsports campaigner.This is being held at 8.00pm at Mead Hall, East Lane, Wheathampstead, Herts. AL4 8BP. Parking in the public car park in East Lane which is free. Tea, coffee and biscuits available.