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Wildlife Walks and Talks 


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This page was updated at 08:21 on 09Mar2022

Updates on expected weather etc will be added up to a week ahead of walks in this list and updated as the day approaches.

The leader of the walks below, unless otherwise stated, will be John Goodspeed.

Phone : 078 1143 5252  E mail:

Dogs on leads will be welcome. 

On all walks wear appropriate clothing for the weather conditions.  Bring with you binoculars (and on coastal walks a telescope) if you have them . 

On longer walks you may also want to bring refreshments and we can take  a short break. 

If you have suggestions for future walks please e mail me




March 23rd, Wednesday 7.30pm.“The Hayling Island Ringed Plover Project”

An illustrated talk about a survey and conservation project of Ringed Plovers on Hayling Island and the eastern Solent by Trevor Codlin, the co-ordinator, who will be seeking volunteers to help with the project. Ringed plovers which breed on the shingle at Gunner Point, Hayling Island, are threatened by the people and dogs that frequent the beach there.  In recent years the birds’ breeding sites have been fenced and Trevor will talk to us about a project to monitor and help the birds to continue to breed successfully.

This event will be held via Zoom and access is by donation at the time of booking with all proceeds supporting Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust. Suggested donation is £4. Book your place in Eventbrite:

April 6th 7.30 - 9.30 p.m. Langstone Harbour Open Forum 

You arAndrew Simpson Watersports Centre, Eastern Road, Portsmouth, PO3 5LY
7.30pm – 9.30pm

You are cordially invited to attend the 2022 Open Forum organised by the Advisory Committee to Langstone Harbour Board. The event is aimed at stakeholders and members of the public who wish to learn more about the Harbour, its management, environmental importance and representative organisations. Why not bring a friend?
• Opening by Paul Tansom, Chairman of the Advisory Committee
• Presentation by Hermione Garner from Andrew Simpson Watersports Centre regarding the benefits provided by the Andrew Simpson Watersports Centre.
• Presentation by Ellie Parker & Tim Ferrero from Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust regarding the planting of seagrass ‘seed bombs’ within Langstone Harbour.
• Presentation by Gavin Holder from Coastal Partners regarding the north Portsea island scheme.
• Break for refreshments.
• Presentation by Luke Helmer & Louise MacCallum from BLUE regarding the oyster restoration works in and around the Langstone Harbour.
• Presentation by a representative from Clean Harbours Partnership regarding Water Quality Testing in and around the Harbour.








Work Parties

Portsdown Conservation Volunteers

There are work parties every Wednesday from 10:00 till 15:00 on Portsdown managing the area on the Site of Special Scientific Interest.  Meet at 10:00 at the East entrance of Fort Widley.  Tools, gloves and hot drinks are all provided but you will need to bring your lunch if you are staying to the end.  (You don't have to!)

There are also work parties on the third Sunday of the month.

Friends of Langstone Harbour

This group works roughly monthly usually towards the end of the month at various sites round the harbour.  Jobs include litter picking, scrub control and path clearance.  Details are available from John Goodspeed 7-10 days before the events.  We usually work from 9:00 to lunch time on Saturday mornings.  Gloves and tools are provided but you should bring any refreshments you need.  If you want to be added to the distribution list for information e mail John Goodspeed or write to him at 22 Hilltop Crescent Cosham PO6 1BD.