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Meetings and Outings

Indoor Meetings


Each year the Society stages eight indoor meetings between October - May. They are usually held on the first Friday of the month, dependant on the timings of the New Year and Easter holidays, and start at 7.30pm. These are currently held at two alternating venues: the Church Lounge at Oadby Trinity Methodist Church, Harborough Road, (off the central car park) Oadby Leicester LE2 4LA (click here for map), and the Rothley Centre, 12 Mountsorrel Lane, Rothley, Leicester LE7 7PR (click here for map). Both of these venues are next to large car parks.

Additional meetings may also be held at the Rutland Water Education Centre during the year, which will be publicised via this website and The Grebe newsletter.

The meetings feature illustrated talks by experienced ornithologists, artists, conservationists or photographers. They are an ideal way to meet and socialise with other members and the committee, whilst enjoying the excellent photos, anecdotes and varied subject matter of the speakers. All meetings are free to members. For more information, please contact Mark Skevington.


3rd October 2014 - Rothley
John Hague/Mark Skevington - Digiscoping/phonecoping Workshop + 'Wildlife in a Whetstone Garden'

7th November 2014 - Oadby
Graham Ekins - 'Spring in Japan'

5th December 2014 - Rothley
Jack Perks - 'British Waterways'

9th January 2015 - Oadby
Paul Hobson - 'Coast and Islands'

6th February 2015 - Rothley
Michael Leach - 'Owls of the World'

6th March 2015 - Oadby
John Gardner - 'Yorkshire's Wild Beauty'

10th April 2015 - Rothley
Steve Lovell - 'Costa Rica'

1st May 2015 - Oadby
AGM, followed by
Jim Almond - 'Butterflies, Dragons and Damsels of Shropshire'

LROS Outings 2014

All outings take place on a Saturday. Please contact Andrew Cliff one week before the outing to book a place.

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January 18th 2014 - Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve
A winter visit to one of Warwickshire’s finest reserves. Click here for further details.

February 15th - Cossington Meadows

March 15th - Carsington Water
An early spring visit to this well established RSPB reserve. Click here for further details.

April 19th - Frampton Marsh & Frieston Shore
With the spring migration in full swing we’ll be trying our luck at finding migrant waders. Click here for further details.

May 17th - Potteric Carr
A springtime visit to this excellent RSPB Reserve. Click here for further details.

June 14th - Bempton Cliffs & Blacktoft Sands
Seabird bonanza at Bempton Cliffs followed by plenty of waders at Blacktoft. Click here for further details.

September 20th - Gibraltar Point
A favoured destination on the Lincolnshire coast to find waders and a spot of seawatching thrown in for good measure! Click here for further details.

October 18th - Rutland Water
Visiting this premier reserve in Rutland, a chance to meet the regulars of the LROS outings and develop common bird species identification skills. Click here for further details.

November 15th - Snettisham
A Norfolk favourite for vast numbers of wintering wildfowl and waders. Click here for further details.

December 13th - Ouse Washes
Winter wildfowl wonderland including Whooper and Bewick’s Swans. Click here for further details.

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