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.
History of the Society
On 8 February 1968 an article in a local newspaper mentioned that there was an interest in the formation of a natural history group. As a result three men met in March to discuss the matter and at the next meeting (on 29 March) a further man and about 20 children were in attendance. One of the founder members has since died, one soon left but two are still active members. There is now no children's section and adult membership is at about 100. Up to 40 of these are to be found at most meetings.
Early meetings were held at West Bletchley Community Centre with moves to Rectory Cottages then Bradwell Abbey and then for some 20 years, at the Hanson Environmental Study Centre, Great Linford. In January 2005 a return to our former ‘home’ at Bradwell Abbey was made. These moves have ensured that the core membership is of local, Milton Keynes, people but we also have members from further afield. The interests and expertise of the membership is very varied and there is often someone who will know something about any group of plants or animals or knows who to contact. It is this wide range of knowledge that enables the Society to flourish in a friendly atmosphere