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What's About... Spring Walk - Hi If you're coming on the What's About Cookham Spring Walk on Wednesday, can you please let us know if you'd like to stop off for tea and cake at the Teapot Cafe afterwards by replying to this email or commenting on the meetup page. If you'v Charlotte S. Apr 20, 2019 11:04 AM
Update on Battlemead - We've made great progress planting the hedge at Battlemead, thanks to various groups of volunteers from far and wide.  We started at the Boulters Lock end of the field and we've done about three quarters of the job - and need lots of willing hands on Mike C. Mar 28, 2019 8:42 PM
Updating our mailing list: action please! - Greetings to all our supporters.  Many thanks to those who have come back to us to confirm email address etc so that we ensure you are on our general Mailchimp list.  For those who have not got round to it yet, please can you do this as soon as possi Mike C. Mar 17, 2019 4:51 PM
Hedgehogs, bats and butterflies... - Come and hear about what's being done and what you can do to help 20 different species chosen for the local Biodiversity Action Plan. Kingfishers, orchids, slow worms and brown trout are all included as well as many things you're likely to find in your ow Charlotte S. Mar 16, 2019 7:17 PM
Battlemead News: Be Prepared! - As you may be aware we are in contact with the Royal Borough about the land it has acquired adjoining Widbrook Common and now named Battlemead Common.  This is a place rich in wildlife and we are urging the Council to ensure that this is protected, wh Mike C. Mar 15, 2019 6:03 PM
Wild about Gardens - Hi This Wednesday evening sees the launch of the 2019 Wild about Gardens scheme. Please come along to find out how you can make a big difference with small changes in your garden or window box. We're hoping that there will be ev Charlotte S. Mar 11, 2019 8:47 AM
Communicating with our Supporters - This note is being sent to all WildCookham supporters who use Meetup.  With many of you we only have communication via Meetup but we would like to include you on our Mailchimp database which we can then use to communicate Mike C. Mar 3, 2019 7:20 PM
Pond work on the HW Nature Reserve. - On Sunday 24th February we're planning on starting work on the pond at the Harris Woodbridge Nature Reserve. This really is an opportunity to muck in! Dress appropriately, wellies and wet weather gear, it's going to be a bit messy and smelly! More d Charlotte S. Feb 16, 2019 12:15 PM
Build a Bird Box. 10am Jan 19th. - There are still a few spots available at this event. Cookham can never have too many bird boxes, so if you're at a loose end tomorrow (Saturday 19th Jan) please come along, kids welcome. For £10 you can create your own ornithological grand design! Charlotte S. Jan 18, 2019 3:10 PM
WildCookham newsletter - A very Happy New Year to everyone!  And best wishes for the coming 12 months.  We have an exciting year ahead as we build on our work to make Cookham a great place for our wildlife - some new projects, continuing and expanding work on projects starte Mike C. Jan 17, 2019 6:26 AM
Build a Bird Box - change of time - Apologies. The Build a Bird Box workshop is taking place from 10am until midday on January 19th. I hope you can still make it! Charlotte S. Jan 4, 2019 4:59 PM
WildCookham Christmas do - Next Thursday! - Ho ho ho! Don't forget that the WildCookham Christmas Catch-up is happening next Thursday evening (Dec 13th) at Winter Hill Golf Club. Come along and see what's been achieved in 2018 and what's planned for next year. If you haven't already, ple Charlotte S. Dec 6, 2018 8:04 PM
Tomorrow - Sunday 18th Nov. - It's going to be a beautiful day, so please pop by and help us on the reserve!­kham/events/256064075/ Charlotte S. Nov 17, 2018 9:07 PM
Insects! TONIGHT (Weds 7th Nov) at Lea Barn - Sign up here!­kham/events/255556673/ Charlotte S. Nov 7, 2018 9:26 AM
Tonight - find out sixteen ways to make your garden more welcoming to wildlife - reminder about event this evening at Winter Hill Golf Club - Dear WildCookham member If you want to help wildlife and are lucky enough to have a garden, why not come to Winter Hill Golf Club tonight and hear about 16 ways you can make your garden wildlife-friendly. We shall be celebr Mike C. Oct 25, 2018 11:18 AM
Going Wild for our Gardens - Next week's WildCookham event (Thursday 25th October) promises to be a major milestone for us as we celebrate the winners of our first Wild About Gardens Awards and set the stage for extending this initiative across Cookham, and beyond to Maidenhead.  Mike C. Oct 16, 2018 5:49 PM
Protecting Cookham's special trees - Our meeting next Thursday (27th) promises to be a great opportunity to learn about our veteran trees and the steps we can take to protect them.  The Wokingham and District Veteran Trees Association is a trendsetter in building up a profile of all of i Mike C. Sep 22, 2018 10:59 AM
Wildlife Photography Course - This might be of interest to those of you keen to enter photos for the Wild About Cookham photography competition (details at  It's a one-day wildlife photography course being run in Thatcham on 27 October by our Mike C. Sep 11, 2018 6:20 PM
Seed saving workshop at Waltham Place - With so much interest in our Wild About Gardens Awards this event at Waltham Place should be the ideal way to start planning for next year.  Booking is to Waltham Place: details below and their website is­. Mike C. Sep 7, 2018 5:27 PM
Twilight safari at Wildlife Trust - 5th September - The Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust is holding a Twilight Safari on 5th September, 7.30 to 9.30pm, detecting bats and checking out the moths in the traps.  Open to all from ten year olds.  £4 charge payable on the night.  Details and registr Mike C. Aug 29, 2018 10:49 AM
Oak safari tomorrow - Short notice but for tree lovers - and/or people who would like to know about our most iconic tree - there's this Wild Maidenhead event tomorrow at Ockwell's Park, Maidenhead.  Info below. Mike ______________________________­___________ Mike C. Aug 24, 2018 1:54 PM
Bat talk tomorrow (Tuesday 21st) - new start time - To all of those coming to the Bat evening tomorrow, the start time has moved to 7.30pm, NOT 7pm Regards Mike Mike C. Aug 20, 2018 5:33 PM
Helping our Hedgehogs - The current long period of hot weather is causing problems for much of our wildlife.  One particular group is the hedgehogs who are dying in considerable numbers through lack of water.  And with hedgehog numbers down from around 36 million to one mil Mike C. Jul 6, 2018 5:29 PM
Cookham nature is buzzing - June 2018 newsletter - Our latest newsletter and all our updates are available here­2/wildcookham To receive our occasional newsletters please send Cindy your ema Cindy Jun 5, 2018 7:54 PM
Swan rescue - People who attended our talk by the Queen's Swan Marker - and perhaps those who didn't - may be interested in a talk being held by the Ascot Wildlife group. It's next Thursday, 19th April, at 7.30pm when Kay Webb of Swan Lifeline will be the speaker on Mike C. Apr 13, 2018 4:06 PM
The Wild About Gardens Awards are launched! - Another full house at Lea Barn in Cookham Dean for last night's launch of Cookham's Wild About Gardens Awards.  WildCookham supporter Pam Campin announced the Awards with the help of local Wildlife Trust expert Hilary Phillips. The self-assess Mike C. Apr 13, 2018 9:06 AM
Wild About Gardens: time to get busy! - With Easter behind us and Spring in the air at last, it's time to get busy making our gardens fit for wildlife.  First step is to come to our meeting next Thursday, 12th April, to hear about Cookham's Wild About Gardens Awards launched this month, and Mike C. Apr 5, 2018 10:33 AM
Cookham Dean Litterthon - There's a chance to help keep Cookham Dean clear of litter on Saturday 7th April.  See the message below and we may see you on the day.  No need for reply. Regards Mike Copland   Clean the Dean - Litter Mike C. Mar 27, 2018 10:15 AM
WildCookham meeting next Wednesday - A reminder that we have the meeting next Wednesday evening (7th March) about the accelerating impacts on our local habitats caused by changing land use and by climate change. It promises to be a really interesting session presented by an expert in the Mike C. Mar 2, 2018 10:11 AM
Swans 'r Us - A quick reminder that we have the Queen's Swan Marker, David Barber, speaking to us tomorrow afternoon - all details on the Meetup for this event.  As well as getting insights into the lives of our local swans and the role of the Swan Marker, it will Mike C. Feb 16, 2018 8:54 PM
National Nest Box Week - get your box now! - Yes, National Nest Box Week is coming soon.  It's the 21st annual event and it starts on Valentine's Day (you'll appreciate the avian love-matching connection). If you'd like to get into the spirit of the Week and put up a nest box in time for Mike C. Feb 3, 2018 3:53 PM
Local Winter Garden visit - We have news of a local garden visit in January which may be of interest to WildCookhamites.  Here it is.  Don't forget to ask the hosts about wildlife aspects!  And no need to reply to this.  Please make contact with the hosts as below. Mike C. Dec 30, 2017 7:39 PM
RE: [meetup-group-tEyEimwf] Birds in Winter talk - LOU98Y Dec 9, 2017 9:47 AM
Birds in Winter talk - Another opportunity to hear local naturalist Brian Clews comes up this Monday evening (11th December) when he will be giving a talk on our local birds in winter at a fund-raising evening for Elizabeth House, Cookham's centre for its older residents.  Mike C. Dec 9, 2017 8:39 AM
Save our Wildlife! Meeting this Thursday (7th December) - A reminder that Cookham Wildlife Supporters are meeting this Thursday.  We'll be looking at the threats that face our wildlife and wild habitats and what we in Cookham can do to protect and enhance these for the future.  Register via the Meetup event Mike C. Dec 2, 2017 3:59 PM
Ascot wildlife meetings - Our equivalents at Ascot Wildlife have a couple of events coming up they asked us to promote to other interested groups.  Next Sunday 22nd October they are doing conservation work giving a helping hand to hedgehogs, and on 14th November they have a ta Mike C. Oct 17, 2017 10:33 AM
More fungi - Delighted to see the interest in our Fungi Walk on 15th October, though this has meant that some people are having to wait to see if places become available.  For those not able to join us we have learnt of a similar walk being organised by the Nation Mike C. Sep 18, 2017 5:24 PM
National Trust event - 9th September. A little help... - As notified in an earlier Meetup message Cookham Wildlife Supporters has a presence at this event next Saturday in Maidenhead Thicket.  We are sharing a stall with our local Nest Box Scheme (BBONB) and if anyone can spare a little time to help us betw Mike C. Sep 2, 2017 7:21 PM
Next Meet Up - HI everyone - we still have some seats for the presentation by Angela O'Connell on The National Garden Scheme & Gardening for Wildlife on Wednesday 15th February at Lea Barn. This is a very timely talk with spring just around the corner. Pl Brian C. Feb 5, 2017 7:37 PM
Meetup details changed: Make your own bird nesting box - There are a few spaces left for this bird box making workshop on Saturday morning.  Please RSVP if you'd like to come. I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: Cindy Nov 24, 2016 6:34 PM
Help needed tomorrow, Tuesday 22 November, 8.30am onwards, at Ray Mill Road East to measure up for toad ladders - Jan S. Nov 21, 2016 1:04 PM

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