UPCOMING WORKSHOPS & WALKS
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Froize uncovered is a series of workshops and guided walks hosted by our resident Froize ‘wizards’. We offer you the opportunity to learn a new skill or nurture an existing one, increase your knowledge of nature and the world around us, have fun and eat a delicious two course meal in the process.
Thurs 14th Mar '24
Spring awakens on the heath
Locating the rarer residents that frequent our sandling heaths
Thurs 11th APR '24
Spring migration will be reaching its peak and the countryside will be bursting with birdsong as breeding territories are being established.
Sat 4th MAY '24
Dawn Chorus & Nightingales
National Dawn Chorus Day is on Sunday 5 May this year and the cacophony of early-morning birdsong will continue throughout the month.
Sat 8th JunE '24
listening out for midsummer songsters
Singing is all about breeding and the season will still be in full swing, so there will be opportunities to listen and enjoy.
THURS 27th JunE '24
Nightjars and other night dwellers
This is one of Froize Birding’s most popular events of the year, so please don’t miss out. You’ll need to book your places early.
SAT 13th JulY '24
Sandlings natural world
We will take a trek through Staverton Thicks, one of Suffolk’s oldest woodlands. The woodland is mentioned in The Doomsday Book of 1086 and is famous for hosting the tallest holly trees in Britain.
Wed 14th Aug '24
the wonder of waders and other mudlarkers
we will visit local wetlands to look for birds passing through. We are likely to see good numbers of Black-tailed Godwits, Greenshanks, Common, Green and Wood Sandpipers.
Sat 14th Sept '24
Bon voyage! Africa here we come!
Swallow and House Martins should be bounding through in their hundreds and coastal bushes are often alive with passage migrants.
Sat 12th Oct '24
autumn migration: incredible journeys
Mid-October is the most unpredictable period for birdwatchers. Coastal bushes are often alive with birds, so we’ll explore nearby sites.
Thurs 14th Nov '24
Glorious Winter Wildfowl
There should be huge flocks of Shelduck, Teal, Shoveler and Gadwall along with a scattering of Pintail. Large goose flocks should also be evident and raptors will also be hunting the marshes.
Sat 14th Dec '24
Close Encounters with Raptors
We’ll visit watch-points along the Alde/Ore Estuary for panoramic views of coastal marshes and Marsh Harriers, Buzzards, Sparrowhawks and Kestrels.
Thurs 9th Jan '25
we’re going on a wild goose chase!
To get the year off to a flying start we will visit coastal marshes to look for wintering flocks of European White-fronted and Barnacle Geese.
Thurs 13th Feb '25
winter birding special
Suffolk is one of the best UK counties for wintering birds and there are normally huge concentrations on the coast. Depending on the severity of the winter, the diversity of bird species is amazing.
Sat 8th Mar '25
Spring awakens on the heath