Sunday 28 May 2017
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Crabs and Critters on Bar Beach
£4- Members and Children Free
Join Matt Slater on a search for fascinating mud dwelling sea creatures at low tide! Find out more about the myriad of creatures that live in and on the mud at Bar Beach Helford. Meet at Helford
Passage – outside the Ferryboat Inn. Expect to get muddy! Please wear wellies or wetsuit boots. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult. Leader Matt Slater, booking essential.
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Bar Beach Helford Passage, TR11 5LB (Ferryboat Inn side)
Sunday 11 June 2017
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Spring Wildflower Walk with Keith Spurgin
Sunday 11th June 2pm-4pm Meet at Durgan National Trust Car park near Mawnan Smith
£4 -HMCG Members and Children Free
Join us for a walk through Bosloe, over the hay meadows to Porth Saxon then up the Carwinnion Valley to experience the spring flowers and spectacular views out to the mouth of the Helford with renowned local botanist Keith Spurgin. Weatherproof clothing and robust footwear advised. Further info Sue Scott Coordinator@helfordvmca.co.uk 01326 340961.
Saturday 17 June 2017
3:30pm - 6:30pm
Snorkel Safari and Barbeque
Saturday 17th June 3:30pm – 6:30pm Durgan Beach Helford River SW 773 272 Barbeque £5
Our end of summer barbeque and get together on the beach. If you like to snorkel join the Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s Marine Experts on a guided tour of the Helford Eelgrass beds then warm up with a tasty BBQ. Snorkelers must bring their own equipment including wetsuit, snorkel, mask and fins. Booking Essential (snorkel places limited). Sue Scott Coordinator@helfordvmca.co.uk 01326 340961.
Sunday 25 June 2017
12:00pm - 3:00pm
Sunday June 25th Meet Durgan Slipway- Durgan Beach, Helford River SW 773 272
£4 – Members and Children Free
Expensive, sophisticated cameras were once essential for rock pool photography, equipment that few possessed. Today many now walk around with smart phones or compact cameras with small sensors, ideal for the seashore and its critters.
Come along today and see how to get great images to make rock-pooling days really memorable and help identify that unusual, maybe very rare creature you spotted and photographed. Booking Essential. Leader Tony Sutton. Contact Tony 01326 340961
Sunday 23 July 2017
10:00am - 1:00pm
The Big Seaweed Search
Sunday 23rd July 10am-1pm Prisk Cove Meet at Mawnan Church, Old Church Road, Mawnan TR11 5HY SW 788 272
Come and join in with the Marine Conservation Society’s Seaweed project. We will be setting up a permanent recording transect and searching for the fourteen species of Seaweed required. A great start to learn your Seaweeds and how to undergo a simple survey. Leaders Angie Gall and Sue Scott further info call Sue on 01326 340961 Coordinator@helfordvmca.co.uk
Tuesday 25 July 2017
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Thursday 27th July 2:30pm – 4:30pm Prisk Cove Meet at Mawnan Church, Old Church Road, Mawnan TR11 5HY SW 788 272
Investigate the fascinating rock pools at Prisk Cove and discover the hidden world of crabs, fish, sea anemones and strange shellfish with marine expert Ruth Williams. Please wear non slip rock scrambling shoes that you are prepared to get wet, wellies or wetsuit boots. Booking Essential Sue Scott Coordinator@helfordvmca.co.uk 01326 340961.
Saturday 19 August 2017
9:30pm - 11:30pm
Saturday 19th August 9:30-11:30 pm Meet Durgan Slipway- Durgan Beach, Helford River SW 773 272
Experience the shore after dark – crabs and other crustaceans are more active at night and sleeping fish can be found amongst the seaweeds. No children under 12 please and all must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring head torch, wetsuit boots, wellies or waders, reflective clothing or vest, spare warm clothes in a dry bag. Booking essential Leader Matt Slater firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: 01872 273939 ext 214
Sunday 17 September 2017
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Sunday 17th September 2:30pm-4:30pm (allow plenty of time for parking and embarking!) Ferryboat Inn Jetty (Ferryboat Inn side) TR11 5LB SW 764 269 Adults £12 Children £6
Come with us on our annual conservation cruise down the river, in and out of every creek to take in the wildlife, geography, geology and history of the estuary with our own local experts. We will also have displays and children’s activities. Warm clothes and water proofs just in case! Binoculars useful. Booking essential to get your tickets Email Coordinator@helfordvmca.co.uk 01326 340961
Saturday 14 October 2017
10:30am - 1:00pm
Fungus Foray in Tremayne Woods
Saturday 14th October 10:30am to 1pm Meet at Gear Farm, St Martin TR12 6DE
Join National Trust Ranger Justin Whitehouse for a foraging session and walk in Tremayne woods. Wear clothing suitable for all weathers and sturdy shoes or wellingtons bearing in mind it could be muddy. For info call Sue Scott on 01326 340961 Coordinator@helfordvmca.co.uk.
Saturday 4 November 2017
Awesome Antics-the Amazing Lives of our Marine Animals
Talk by Paul Naylor- Saturday 4th November 2017, 7:30pm at Gweek Village Hall, TR12 6UG
£4- HMCG Members and Children Free
From Blennies guarding territories for several years to wrasse building intricate nests and running cleaning services, these and many other common animals of our coasts display fascinating behaviour. Marine biologist Paul Naylor will share the intrigue with his underwater photographs and video clips.
Saturday 2 December 2017
Exploring Britain’s Hidden World: the View from Cornwall
Talk by Keith Hiscock- Saturday 2nd December 2017, 7:30pm at Gweek Village Hall, TR12 6UG
£4 – HMCG Members and Children Free
How studies of seabed marine life in Cornwall have helped to shape our understanding of the underwater world, history and hidden beauty. Keith is an Associate Fellow of the Marine Biological Association and has considerable experience in mapping Cornwall’s marine habitats.
Saturday 20 January 2018
Nudibranchs and other sea critters
Saturday 20th January 2018 7:30pm at Gweek Village Hall, TR12 6UG
£4 – Members and Children Free
Mark Webster has been photographing marine life in Cornish waters and other seas around the world for 30 years. He is also a keen competitor and has represented the UK several times at the CMAS world championships of Underwater Photography winning silver and bronze medals. His presentation will include his latest passion for Nudibranchs or Seaslugs, often tiny, just a few mm long, but very beautiful, along with other marine life.