These forthcoming local events might be of interest:

Brian has asked us to mention the Winchester Local Group of HIWWT have 2 walks coming up in our area:

Sunday, 24 February, 10.00 - 15.00 "Normandy and Oxey Marshes Bird Walk" (to be led by our Brian).

Sunday, 24 March, 10.00 - 15.00 "Keyhaven for Birds" with John Clark.

Bring lunch. For full details see website ( There is no charge but, as these are fundraising events, there is a suggested donation of £4.00

And until 17 March this is at St. Barbe Museum, Lymington:

The current exhibition at St Barbes Museum, Lymington are the 2018 The British Wildlife Photography Awards 2018 photographs until 17 March 2019.

“The British Wildlife Photography Awards celebrate the beauty and diversity of British wildlife as captured by amateur and professional photographers. This exhibition presents the winning pictures chosen from thousands of entries and is a showcase for the countrys leading photographers."

This stunning collection comprises around 90 photographs chosen across fifteen categories including coast and marine life, animal behaviour, plants, habitats, the seasons and urban wildlife. There are also categories for film and junior photographers. Each image is accompanied by the photographers personal insights into the circumstances and inspiration behind the shot. These incredible photographs give us a chance to marvel at the wonders of British wildlife from the spectacular to the everyday, all presented in thought-provoking and eye-catching compositions.”