Programme

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
Bradwell Abbey
Alston Drive
Milton Keynes
MK13 9AP

                                click here for map

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.

  • Sat
    24
    Jun
    2017

    18.00HRS    Please bring plenty of food and drink to share and, if you can provide a barbecue, please let Martin Kincaid know.

    SP843428  MK14 5AH

  • Tue
    27
    Jun
    2017

    BootsLeader:     Mike Killeby

    Closest chalk to Milton Keynes. Good for butterflies and wild flowers.

    Take A5 to Dunstable. At top of Chalk Hill turn right at traffic lights to French’s Avenue. Park at end of road in industrial estate.                                                          TL006228.       LU6 1BH

  • Sat
    01
    Jul
    2017
    11.00-16.00

    BootsMK Festival of Nature logo colour pngThe 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

  • Tue
    04
    Jul
    2017

    Boots

    MK Festival of Nature logo_final

    Leaders: Linda Murphy and Julie Lane

    Part of the MK Festival of Nature, members of the public are invited to join us to find out more about the wildlife around the lake.

    Meet in the Peace Pagoda car park off the V10, Brickhill Street. (NB Pay and Display, £2.20 for 4 hrs).

    SP874406       MK15 0AH

  • Sat
    08
    Jul
    2017
    11:00 am

    Boots

    Leader:  Martin Kincaid

    Forestry Commission woodland with open rides. Well known for purple emperor and wood white butterflies.

    Meet at small car park – car share essential as parking limited.

    SP660450          NN12 8XB

  • Tue
    11
    Jul
    2017

    Boots

    Leader: Di Parsons

    A walk along a tree-lined stream with lakes and reed bed.

    Meet in the car park west of the V4, Watling Street, just to the south of the footbridge to the bowl. (Not the Pub car park north of the lake).
    SP852359

  • Tue
    18
    Jul
    2017

    Boots

    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.

  • Sat
    22
    Jul
    2017
    9:00 pm

    An annual event in memory of George Higgs. Later start to allow some good mothing time, weather permitting. Fold-up chairs, torches, flasks of something to drink have been helpful in the past.

    Meet in the roadside car park south of Nash at

    SP786327 MK17 0EH

  • Tue
    25
    Jul
    2017

    Leaders: Mary and Phil Sarre

    Meet in the Church car park, Old Wolverton Road, for a varied, 3-part walk, taking in part of the FloodPlain Forest Nature Reserve.

    SP805413                            Post code (of church) MK12 5NJ

  • Tue
    01
    Aug
    2017

    Leader: Viola Read

    Three fields of a former dairy farm maintained for the use of local people. Good plant and other records have been collected previously.

    Little parking. Meet at Woburn Sands central car park, Russell Street for short walk to site.

    SP931358                                        MK17 8NT

  • Tue
    08
    Aug
    2017

    Leader: Gordon Redford

    Flowers and invertebrates and an opportunity to assess the ancient woodland restoration underway at Oakhill Wood.

    Meet in the car park at the western end of H5 Portway at SP815361                                                                    MK5 6LY

  • Tue
    15
    Aug
    2017

    Leaders: Arthur Allen and Mervyn Dobbin

    Common land since 1276: riverside meadows, recently excavated ponds, old quarry, ridge and furrow.

    Meet in Queens Avenue car park behind the Medical Centre off High Street.

    SP874439                      MK16 8QT

  • Tue
    22
    Aug
    2017

    Leader: Mike Killeby

    Park in upper car park at the Abbey. We will walk through North Loughton Valley Park to the railway embankment. A very varied site.

    SP827395      MK13 9AP

  • Tue
    29
    Aug
    2017

    Leaders: Mark Purrman-Charles and Martin Kincaid

    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

  • Tue
    05
    Sep
    2017

    Indoor meeting iconMeet at 7.30 for 8.00