From wildlife walks and heritage talks to the return of Jersey’s annual farming conference – there are a variety of events happening this November, including a festive celebration at the end of the month…
Wednesday 2 November – Unwelcome Visitors: Jersey’s Enemy During WW1
In this lunchtime talk from the Société Jersiaise, Ian Ronayne will look at how the unexpected declaration of war in August 1914 presented a significant challenge for one small group of Islanders. Citizens from Germany, Austo-Hungary and the Ottoman Empire living in Jersey were suddenly deemed ‘Enemy Aliens’ and subject to all manner of restrictions, suspicions and harsh treatment.
Thursday 10 November – The Jersey Farming Conference – ‘Farming Matters’
There is no denying that it’s an extremely challenging time for farmers, with many thinking hard about their future in the industry. This year’s conference, more than ever, is the time to bring together the farming industry and government to find out how they see that future looking and to discuss how much farming really matters to the Island. Hosted at La Mare Wine Estate, the conference is open to all businesses and individuals who have an interest in the rural economy.
Sunday 20 November – Bats in Jersey with Liz Walsh
Learn about Jersey’s resident bats in this talk from wildlife enthusiast Liz Walsh, organised by local conservation group Action for Wildlife Jersey. Liz will share a summary of recent research and monitoring schemes of bats in Jersey and other Channel Islands. Liz is a Senior Environment Officer within the Government’s Biodiversity team and is a volunteer with both the Jersey Bat Group and Annyctalus Ecology group.
Tickets: Free for members. £5 donation for non-members.
Saturday 26 November – People’s Walk for Wildlife in Grouville
Enjoy a walk through old Gorey Village and the quiet country lanes of Grouville with this weekend event inspired by Chris Packham’s ‘People’s Walk for Wildlife’. Despite the cooler and shorter days there is still plenty of wildlife to discover on this route. Guided by Neil Singleton, you will look out for wildflowers in the hedgerows and spot over-wintering birds enjoying the berries and seeds in the agricultural fields.
Wednesday 30 November– Festive Music by Candlelight
Join the National Trust for Jersey for an intimate evening of festive music at the Georgian House, 16 New Street. For their final music recital of the year, violinist Jonathan Hill and pianist Nick Miller will be performing an evening of festive favourites to get you in the mood for Christmas.