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2011 RAUK members field trip?:

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arvensis
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Posted: 21 Mar 2011
Hi all,
       After the success of the trip a couple of years back, I'm just wondering if anyone is interested in doing a RAUK members field trip?  No firms dates as of yet but I was thinking of a Saturday either next month or May.

A couple of options for sites:
Either visit 1 or 2 sites in Surrey.

Or, go somewhere in Dorset, maybe starting off at Boscombe to have a look for the Wall and Green Lizards then continuing on to a heath somewhere.   Another idea would be a whole on Purbeck looking at 1 or 2 sites there.

Any comments, suggestions or interest in doing something like this?

Mark

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sussexecology
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Posted: 21 Mar 2011

Sounds a great idea Mark!



GemmaJF
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Posted: 21 Mar 2011

I would be up for a trip to Surrey again, we know how good Steve is at organising these things  How about some smooth snakes this time, I just never get to see them and would really love to.

Why not go for a Dorset one too this year, bit far for me but I'm sure others could do it?


Gemma Fairchild, Independent Ecological Consultant
arvensis
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Posted: 21 Mar 2011
Hi Gemma,
               That is another idea too, a Dorset as well as a Surrey one either is fine for me as I'm slap bang in the middle of those 2 counties.   Hopefully a few more will be interested in something.

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dave fixx
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Posted: 22 Mar 2011
If free I would love to come.Thats a big if mind you so many weddings this year its mental.I would travel down though if they days fitted.If not we could do one up here.We have everything native apart from Smoothies up here within 20 miles.Here being Flintshire North Wales by the way.
Dave Williams
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tim hamlett
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Posted: 25 Mar 2011
hi dave

i'm up for a trip to north wales. anyone else who cant make
it down south fancy a northernish meet up this spring? i
think the challenge of seeing 5 species of reptile is a
good one.

tim
JamesM
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Posted: 25 Mar 2011

I'm "down South".

I'd be up for it.


dave fixx
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Posted: 25 Mar 2011
Nice one Tim ,I will sort one out.


Dave Williams
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Scale
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Posted: 26 Mar 2011
James, does that mean you'd be up for a trip to Wales or
Surrey/Dorset? I'd be up for either but most likely Wales
as it's nearer.
Cheers

JamesM
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Posted: 26 Mar 2011

Wales is a little too far........It'd be not worth it, as by the time I got there, I'd have to come home again, LOL.

 

I could, however, get a flight from Eastleigh to Chester and be picked up?


JamesM
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Posted: 26 Mar 2011

I would be more up for the trip to Surrey, though, if I'm honest.

I really want to herp on Ash Ranges, although Al Hyde told me that the majority of the herping spots have been destroyed now?


Scale
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Posted: 26 Mar 2011
You don't want to fly, you'd miss that beautiful drive up
through the ranges
JamesM
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Posted: 26 Mar 2011
I'd miss it regardless, as I don't drive. ;-)

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