The JNCC have asked RAFOS to mount an expedition to survey the length and breadth of the Outer Hebrides such that this is the initial trawl for members wishing to participate.
Likely dates are 14th – 28th June 2020 and with the general format and travel arrangements established on previous RAFOS JNCC surveys.
Keith Cowieson is the co-ordinator.
The Winter Duck annual Wetland Birds survey in Northern Scotland is due to commence on 25 January so here’s hoping all goes well.
The next RAFOS event is the Somerset Levels visit on 17 – 19 April 2020 based in Glastonbury. Co-Ordinator is Pete Evans.
The minutes and appendices of the 2019 AGM are at ‘About/AGM/AGM Minutes/2019’
was the widow of Reg Kersley and both were staunch supporters of
RAFOS since it’s inception and also were founder members of the
Singapore branch of RAFOS. Hers was a regular presence at the Annual
General Meetings of RAFOS and also at weekend gatherings at Portland,
Chew, etc, where, amongst other things, she prepared lunches and
evening meals for the members.
passed away in October and will be sadly missed.
funeral took place on Wed 13 Nov 2019 at the West Wiltshire
Crematorium, Trowbridge, Wilts and was attended by family members and
friends including six RAFOS members. Eulogies and appropriate music
were a fitting and moving tribute to Val.
The programme of events for 2020 as currently defined is under the ‘Events’ tab
The RAFOS Protocol and Statement regarding GDPR is under the ‘About’ tab
Would any member of the Islay Mist 2019 team who has yet to pay the balance of the personal contribution of £75.00 per head please do so by the 18 Aug 2019 to Jan Knight.
RAFOS visit to Somerset Levels Spring 2019
The venue for the evening meals on Friday 31 May and Saturday 1 June is the Ring of Bells pub in Ashcott, post code TA7 9PZ
Ken Earnshaw for Pete Evans
The plan is that we meet at the Avalon Marshes Centre, (post code is BA6 9TT), on Friday 31 May. It lies between Westhay to the north and Shapwick to the south on Shapwick Road.
I’m suggesting between 1.00 – 2.00 for
a spot of lunch. That should give people travelling some distance time to
If you need to contact me, you arrive
early for instance or you’re going to be late, my mobile number is 07971
The post code for the Premier Inn is BA6 9FW.
The funeral of Jon Orme will take place at 16:00 on Friday 15th March at the
South Oxford Crematorium, OX13 5PA
A reception will follow at:
The Cosener’s House
Abingdon OX14 3JD
Would those intending to attend the reception please contact Pete Evans at email@example.com