Events Diary

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October 2019

Tuesday 1st: Nature Isn’t Neat campaign: garden designer and wildlife enthusiast Cheryl Cummings will be giving a workshop on Tuesday October 1st at Shire Hall, Monmouth from 19.30 – 21:00 on How to Create a Pollinator Friendly Garden. It is free to attend and refreshments will be served. Please book with Alison Howard

Thursday 3rd: MMG Work Party at Trellech Wet Meadow. Meet at 10am by the entrance to the meadow at the end of Roman Way (near the doctor’s surgery). Park in the road rather than the surgery please

Sunday 6th: Gwent Fungus Group Open Event at Pentwyn Farm, Gwent Wildlife Trust’s reserve in Penallt (NP25 4SE). Open to all to learn more about fungi, find specimens and meet the experts on UK Fungus Day. Free admission, 2pm to 4pm. Free admission, see GWT web site for directions

Saturday 12th: Parish Grasslands Project meeting on Restoring Meadows. Four speakers with a wealth of experience: Caroline Hanks (organiser of Hereford Meadows Forum), Sue Holland (Herefordshire Nature Trust), David Whittington (Monmouthshire Meadows Group member) and Bruce Langridge (National Botanical Garden of Wales). Starting at 2pm, free admission. More information on the PGP web site

Sunday 20th: Apple Pressing Day at Llanllowell House near Usk. Details

Wednesday 23rd: MMG Autumn Meeting and Social, 7pm at The Priory, Monmouth, with speaker Carol Cook of Wye Valley Hedgehog Rescue. Details and booking form here

November 2019

Tuesday 5th: Nature Isn’t Neat campaign present an evening with Brigit Strawbridge Howard, author of Dancing with Bees, at the Shire Hall, Monmouth, 7.00pm to 9pm. Free of charge, please book with Alison Howard

December 2019

Tuesday 3rd: Nature Isn’t Neat campaign present an evening with artist and bee activist Alex Hirtzel, at the Shire Hall, Monmouth, 7.00pm to 9pm. Free of charge, please book with Alison Howard

Tuesday 10th: Gwent Wildlife Trust talk on The Plight of the Hedgehogs, Library of the Sessions House, 43 Maryport Street, Usk NP15 1AD. Hear from a Hedgehog Helpline Cymru Volunteer how the ‘Hedgehog Helpline’ rescue these delightful creatures, 7.30pm to 9.30pm, admission £3 (members and non-members welcome). More details on the GWT web site

March 2020

Tuesday 10th: Gwent Wildlife Trust talk on the Fascination of Fungi by Elsa Wood,  7:30pm – 9:30pm Library of the sessions House, 43, Maryport Street, Usk NP15 1AD. £3 entrance

*Monmouthshire Botany Group: Botany Walks: The programme is provisional as some venues may be changed. Days start at 10am continuing until about 3-4pm.  All days are for helping to improve ID skills and recording for Atlas 2020. Booking is essential, contact Steph Tyler by email  Details on BSBI web site and the Botany Group’s Facebook page

**There are many other events organised by Gwent Wildlife Trust, SEWBReC and other conservation organisations so do check out their listings as well:

Gwent Wildlife Trust Events Calendar (external link)

South East Wales Biodiversity Records Centre (SEWBReC) Events Calendar (external link)