Winter talks 2017/18

Curracag is pleased to announce a series of illustrated talks throughout the winter to be held at:-

Lews Castle College, Benbecula Campus, Linacleit, 7.30PM

Entry to the talks is free to society members / £2.00 non members

The programme of talks is as follows:-

Thursday 12th October 2017 – “Ticks” by Graham Charlesworth
Thursday 9th November 2017 – “Six Months in Manitoba: From Prairie to Tundra” by Yvonne Benting
Thursday 14th December 2017 – “Iceland: A Coastal Tour” by Peter Keiler & Gwen Evans

The dates for talks in 2018 are:-

Thursday 11th January 2018 – “Botswana Safari” by John Love
Thursday 8th February 2018 – “The importance of biological recording” by Robin Sutton
Thursday 8th March 2018 – “The Shiants” by Robin Reid

Bird Survey Courses

The British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) have organised two courses entitled ‘Skills and Techniques for BTO Bird Surveys and will take place in the Outer Hebrides this April.

On Thursday 20th April at the Dark Island Hotel in Benbecula
and
Saturday 22nd April at the Uig Community Centre on Lewis.

Both courses will run from 10am to about 4.30pm.

The courses will have a mix of indoor and outdoor sessions, some bird identification and some survey methods, and should be lots of fun!

The cost of the courses are subsidised to a nominal £5 for the day (to help cover refreshment costs).

Note: These courses are open to all – not only BTO members.

If you’re interested in attending please contact Anne Cotton at anne.cotton@bto.org to book on, or feel free to contact David Jarrett at the BTO for more information at david.jarrett@bto.org

Curracag AGM 2017

The date has been set for the 2017 Curracag AGM

Wednesday 8 February 2017, 7.30pm
Dark Island Hotel, Liniclate, Benbecula

The AGM will be an opportunity for members (new and old) to learn about the plans for the future and participate in the discussion. If you have any items/issues that you would like to see discussed at the meeting please email Chris Johnson the Curracag Chair: chair@curracag.org.uk to have it added to the agenda.

New and lapsed members are equally welcome to come along and join/renew on the evening. If you are a current member and have not yet changed your standing order to cover the full amount of the new membership fee you can also come along and pay the top-up amount.

Please come along and help us make the islands’ natural history thrive.
Hope to see you there!