Sunday, 6 November 2016

November Monthly Meeting with Simon Ginnaw

We were delighted to welcome Simon on Wednesday 2 November, who delivered a marvellous illustrated talk (with sound effects) that described the Woodland Year.
The photos of woodland, plants, and wild life were beautiful, and were selected from many thousands taken by Simon himself.
Simon after the presentation
Altogether, a wonderful presentation (with the sound of birdsong in the background) that was almost mesmeric and held the attention of everyone throughout.
Do not miss the chance of seeing The Woodland Year if you get the opportunity. We are sure you will not be disappointed.
Simon brought some rare examples of modern taxidermy with him

The November Meeting marked the final entries for the 2016 Monthly Competition. The winners for the year will be announced at the AGM in December, but Sandra's winning entry for this month is well worth a look.
Sandra's winning November entry

Tuesday, 1 November 2016


Simon is coming to talk to us on Wednesday 2 November at 8pm, in the Red Cross Hall, Oxted. Visitors, as well as members are very welcome to join us.
His topic is "Part of the Woodland Year", and this is what he has to say about it.
Woodlands and forests are a place of myths, legends and fairytales!!  Our woodlands are also packed from floor to the highest canopy with wildlife – but they’re not always easy to see.  Using birdsong and music Simon leads the audience on a walk in the woods following the seasons, to discover beautiful butterflies, plentiful birds, and the mysterious creatures of the night.  Discover the secrets of the central character in all this drama – the one on which all the creatures of the forest depend – the trees.