Upcoming Events 2020

Each Year Friends of Abbey Fields arrange a number of events which are open to members of Friends of Abbey Fields as well as the residents of Kenilworth. These events help to bring a focus on some of the important and less well known Natural History aspects of Abbey Fields: Birds, Bats, Trees and Meadows. Other events include some of the maintenance activities, which are so important in helping keep Abbey Fields a pleasant and interesting place for children and adults alike.

Where we can we will also provide information about events which, although not organised by Friends of Abbey Fields, are directly or indirectly associated with Abbey Fields.

Everyone is welcome to attend Friends of Abbey Fields events, free of charge. 
If you would like to join FOAF details can be found on www.friendsofabbeyfields.org.uk

Events planned by Friends of Abbey Fields in 2020

Sat 4 April 9:30 a.m.  Litter Pick Please see here for more details.

Sun 26 April 8:00 a.m. Bird Walk

Colin Potter, an ornithologist will lead our annual bird walk in Abbey Fields. With his assistance we should be able to see and hear a wide variety of the birds which live or hunt in the rich habitat that Abbey Fields offers. Everyone is welcome. Don’t forget to bring your binoculars for closer views of the birds.

Please note that, as before, this will be an early start so as to provide the best opportunity to see or hear some of the birds that frequent Abbey fields so we will start at 8:00 a.m.

We will meet in St. Nicholas Car Park, Abbey Fields.

Sat 2 May 9:30 a.m. Litter Pick.  Please see here for more details.

Sat 16 May 10:00 a.m. Tree Walk

This year Lesley Hall and Veronica Hyland will lead our Tree Walk. The range of trees in Abbey Fields makes it almost unique in Warwickshire and the Midlands.

Our 10:00 a.m. start will be at the War Memorial, Abbey Fields.

Sat 6 June 9:30 a.m. Litter Pick.  Please see here for more details

Sat 20 June 10:00 a.m. Meadow Walk

This year Marilyn Lowe and Peter Larkin will lead our Meadow Walk.  In Abbey Fields the meadow areas were created to counteract the declining habitat for wildlife, but also to act as a haven for people. The opportunity to feel surrounded by nature has become a rare occurrence for most people.  This walk will be an opportunity for us to find out  about the different grasses and plants that grow there and how the meadows help local wildlife.

Our 10:00 a.m. start will be at the War Memorial, Abbey Fields.

Sat 4 July 9:30 a.m. Litter Pick Please see here for more details

Wed 8th July 9:15 p.m. Bat Walk

This will be led by Dr. Jon Russ who is an ecologist. He may bring a rescued bat to the event. Weather permitting we should be able to see some of the different types of bats that reside in or near Abbey Fields.

Please note that as bats tend to fly at dusk, this will start at 9:15 p.m.

We will meet in St. Nicholas Car Park, Abbey Fields.

Sat 1 August 9:30 a.m. Litter Pick. Please see here for more details

Fri 7 August 9:00 p.m. Moth Evening

This will be led by David Brown the County Moth Recorder. He will bring two of his moth traps so that we will be able to see some of the many varieties of moths which can be found in Abbey Fields. It is surprising what lovely colours are displayed by these little creatures. Be assured, the moths are attracted to the lights of the moth traps – but even if they do happen to come close to you they will not hurt you. Don’t forget to bring something warm to wear as it does get quite cool later on and don’t forget to bring your torch.

Please note that the best time to see moths is late evening and after so we will start at 9:00 p.m.

We will meet in St. Nicholas Car Park, Abbey Fields.

Sat 5 September 9:30 a.m.  Litter Pick Please see here for more details

Sat 3 October 9:30 a.m.  Litter Pick Please see here for more details.

Annual General Meeting
Members will be notified when this has been arranged