|Upper Thames Branch|
UTB Events Early Spring 2014
Non-members are welcome to attend
our events. If you do so, please make yourself known to the event
organiser/leader at the start of the event. Children under 16 must be
accompanied by an adult (see Safety Code point 6 below).
► Field Meetings - Early Spring 2014 ** NEW **
Branch members are very welcome to attend our committee meetings but are requested to give prior
notice to the Hon. Secretary.
3rd-5th July 2014 - Moth Night 2014
Saturday 25th October 2014 -
UTB Members' Day and AGM 2014:
None currently scheduled.
Homefield Wood, Bockmer End, Bucks
Ivinghoe Beacon, Bucks
Grangelands Nature Reserve, Lower Cadsden, Bucks
Aston Rowant NNR (Beacon Hill), nr Stokenchurch, Bucks/Oxon border
Aston Upthorpe Downs, Oxon
Lardon Chase, Streatley, Berks
The Berkshire Moth Group meets every second Thursday in the month at 19:30 at Maiden Erleigh Local Nature Reserve Interpretation Centre, Instow Road, Earley, near Reading, SU 749 709 (OS175).
Contact : Grahame Hawker 01189 700144.
As with any other activity, there are hazards in the countryside and everyone taking part in a Field Meeting, Work Party or other event has a responsibility (duty of care), for their own safety and that of others. We try hard to ensure that our events present no hazards but please note and act on the following:
1. Wear appropriate clothing and footwear. If there are unusual requirements, these are noted in the individual event details. Stout shoes are a minimum requirement.
2. During the main summer season you may be exposed to strong sunshine for much or all of the walk. Take a hat, use sun cream or protection for exposed skin. Make sure that you have adequate food and liquid to drink with you. Equally, sunshine can easily turn to cold and rain during the day. Be prepared.
3. Winter events may result in exposure to very cold conditions although events are cancelled in extreme conditions. Warm and waterproof clothing and footwear should always be worn. It is sensible to bring a warm drink.
4. The leader will provide a briefing on the event before starting, with details of any known particular hazards, and will also give advice on what to do in an emergency. Please listen carefully.
5. At the briefing, please let the leader know if you have a mobile telephone and are willing to take it with you and/or you have First Aid qualifications.
6. Joining the event is an indication of your interest in butterflies. By their nature butterflies do not remain conveniently by the main path and will offer many opportunities (temptations) for you to wander away. Take particular care to look out for hazards – rabbit holes, fallen or hanging branches, barbed wire, boggy areas, etc. Beware of wet grass, particularly on sloping ground. Children are welcome at our events, but if under 16 must be accompanied by at least one adult for two children. It is the responsibility of the accompanying adult(s) to ensure that the event is within the children's ability.
7. Dogs are normally welcome on walks but not at work parties. They must be kept under control. Any exceptions are shown in the individual event details.
8. If you are uncertain about any details of the event, ring the leader/contact in advance. There is always a telephone number given with the event details.
9. If you decide to leave the event early, tell the Leader.
10. Take care at all times, but ENJOY YOURSELF.
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