During the summer, the Society meets every Tuesday from May through to the end of August. Meetings are on Tuesdays at 7.00p.m. unless otherwise stated. Stout footwear is generally advised for our outdoor meetings. Visitors are usually most welcome. Note that as many of the meeting places do not have postcodes, the closest is listed. Click on the grid reference to load a map showing the location of the site.
During the winter, the Society meets every Tuesday from September through to the end of April at:Cruck Barn
City Discovery Centre
Meetings open with refreshments at 7.30pm, for an 8pm start. Meeting are free for members. There is a charge of £2.00 for non-members.
Please note that clause 7 of the Society’s constitution reads: “The Society will exercise due care when arranging its meeting and activities for the benefit of members. Members taking part in any meeting or activity do so at their own risk”. Click this link to view the full Risk Assessment document.
Leader: Linda Murphy
Part of the ancient Royal Forest of Bernwood, now owned by BBOWT: woodland, coppice and clearing. Good for plants, insects, birds and bats.
Access via a private track from the Quainton to Edgecott lane 100m east of the pylons. Meet at the car park on the edge of the wood. Be prompt and share cars – we have to lock the gate as the track is not owned by BBOWT.
SP721215 Postcode (for Woodlands Farm) HP22 4DE
Meet in National Trust car park, Ivinghoe Hills, for 2-3 mile walk on the Chiltern ridge, returning at a lower level. Chalk grassland and patches of woodland support birds, insects including butterflies.
SP965160. (NB the nearest Postcode is a farm, not the car park, so is no use)
The start of the MK Festival of Nature, celebrating the riches of the wood and in memory of founding member Bernard Frewin. Help needed with our display, and activities – offers to Julie Lane, Linda Murphy or Martin Kincaid.
Meet in car park opposite Westcroft District Centre off Chaffron Way (H7).
SP830344 MK4 3BG
Leader: Di Parsons
A new area of Rushmere Country Park: down a wet woodland valley to Black Lake and adjacent meadow.
Entrance to car park is at SP916278, 100m east of the cross-roads in Rushmere. Postcode: LU7 0AU. Caution: this indicates a row of houses – continue south until you get a sign for Rushmere on the right. NB There is a £3.00 exit charge from car park.
Meet in the roadside car park south of Nash at
SP786327 MK17 0EH
This area of parkland is currently seeing much restoration of its historic features. We will see some of the progress made in the first year and with luck will see several species of bat at dusk!
Meet at the Arts Centre car park off Parklands, Great Linford.
SP851423 MK14 5DZ