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

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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.

  • 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.

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  • Tue
    29
    Aug
    2017

    Leader: Lewis Dickinson

    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.

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  • Tue
    05
    Sep
    2017

    Meeting iconYour chance to tell us what you have been up to this summer. 10-15 minute contributions are invited. Offers, please, to Julie Lane and/or Linda Murphy.

  • Tue
    12
    Sep
    2017

    Meeting iconWe all know that when Jeff Blincow wanders around anywhere he sees lots of good things – and manages to get some brilliant photographs of them.

  • Tue
    19
    Sep
    2017

    Meeting iconThis beautiful country does things in its own totally unique way. Julie Lane will tell us more about it and the activities of one of the many NGOs trying to help it find its way in a modern world.

  • Tue
    26
    Sep
    2017

    Meeting iconMatt Andrews will take us to these lovely islands – lots of great birds guaranteed, and more.

     

  • Tue
    03
    Oct
    2017

    Meeting iconSadly, we all know that the number of butterflies to be seen around has reduced considerably. We are very lucky to have Nick Bowles to talk about initiatives for the conservation of these beautiful and popular creatures.

  • Tue
    10
    Oct
    2017

    Meeting iconBetter known locally as a birder, Bill Parker is also a keen arachnologist and is currently working as a volunteer on the British spider collection at the Natural History Museum. He is going to introduce us to this fascinating and beautiful group of arthropods, about which most of us know very little.

  • Tue
    17
    Oct
    2017

    Meeting iconWatch a herd of slipper animalcules navigate their miniature world and see the bell animalcules catch their prey! Mark Dornan will use a microscope to reveal just a bit of the micro life that our macro world depends upon.

  • Tue
    24
    Oct
    2017

    Meeting iconHow many species of crocodile are there? What differentiates them? Are they endangered? Simon Bunker will give us the answers to these and many more questions

  • Tue
    31
    Oct
    2017

    Meeting iconNeil Chalmers, who, in his distinguished career, spent 10 years as Director of the Natural History Museum, will describe how the museum’s collections have developed from the 18th Century to the present, and how the museum’s scientists carry out research on the collection.

  • Tue
    07
    Nov
    2017

    Meeting iconThe charity, Caring for God’s Acre, is keen to encourage people to record the wildlife which can be found in churchyards and burial grounds. Andrea Gilpin is coming to tell us more about this – and hopefully to get some of you involved!

  • Tue
    14
    Nov
    2017

    Meeting iconOver to you for a traditional members’ night. Offers of 10-15 minute contributions to Jean Cooke, please.

  • Tue
    21
    Nov
    2017

    Meeting iconMartin Kincaid will explain the processes involved, and the objectives of, this fabulous project right on our doorstep.

  • Tue
    28
    Nov
    2017

    Meeting iconSharpen up your wits. Give your brain a workout! The Struttons are returning to their roles as fiendish quizmasters to challenge all of us.

  • Tue
    05
    Dec
    2017

    Meeting iconEstelle Bailey is Chief Executive of BBOWT (Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust).  She will tell what she sees as the main challenges and opportunities thrown up by present uncertainties.

  • Tue
    12
    Dec
    2017

    Always a favourite!.Bring your own drinks, and a plate of something to share (let Colin Docketty know what you can bring – we want a good variety

  • Tue
    09
    Jan
    2018

    Meeting iconDetails will be published nearer the time.