BRIDGWATER and District U3A
Natural History Meetings:        4th Wednesday of each Month      Group Leader:   Telephone:      
The Natural History group includes bird watching, but titled thus gives us a wider scope. We are planning various visits to local wildlife hotspots over the next few months.
Natural History Group ~ update Bridgwater-Taunton Canal : Wednesday, 25th April On   this   showery   day   only   five   of   the   Group   opted   to   walk.   Those   who   did   were   surprised   to   hear   so   much   birdsong, notably   from   Wrens,   Blackbirds,   Reed   Warblers,   a   Song   Thrush   and   a   Cetti's   Warbler.   We   also   saw   Swallows,   Moorhens, Mallards,   Canada   Geese,   Mute   Swans,   a   Raven   and   a   Great   Spotted   Woodpecker.   Plants   emerging   at   the   canalside included   Yellow   Waterlily,   Frogbit,   Yellow   Iris,   Water   Forget-me-not,   Fools   Watercress   and   two   striking   Sedge   species.   It was   too   early   for   Dragonflies   and   too   cool   for   butterflies   but   as   the   summer   progresses   more   variety   and   colour   can   be expected. If   you   are   interested   in   finding   out   more   about   us,   please   ring   me   on   01278   431853.   If   I’m   not   around,   please   leave   a message and I will endeavour to get back to you.           
Note:  In all cases before joining a group for the first time please telephone the group leader.