DVS members were invited to join a special wildlife walk with Brian Clews from 11am on Sunday 15 September. Our aim was to combine a gentle stroll with the opportunity to learn more about the wildlife on our doorstep. The golf course is a particularly interesting site because of its proximity to the river and the combination of open, managed greens and wild, untouched areas.
Read more about what we discovered and see the photographs from our walk on our Gallery pages
Last year, Brian Clews gave a fascinating and well-attended talk about the wildlife of the Jubilee River. We’re delighted that he’s agreed to return this year to lead this wildlife walk for DVS members. Brian’s main interest is birds – he has written many books for the RSPB – but his expertise extends to insects and wildlife generally, and he has contributed to dozens of Berkshire wildlife guides. More recently, he has been very supportive of the new community group, Wild About Datchet, and their local wildlife surveys.
The DVS aims to stimulate interest in local geography, history and natural history and we’re aware that we have somewhat neglected the latter. We hope to put that right by introducing a few more natural history walks and talks into our programme of events.