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.

You can download the current programme here.

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
    23
    Oct
    2018

    Meeting iconTeas and coffees from 7.30pm for an 8.00pm start.

    New Society member Justin Long has been recording fungi in Milton Keynes and beyond for many years. This evening he will tell us about some of his favourite species and key discoveries.

  • Sun
    28
    Oct
    2018

    Walk iconAn autumn walk to look for fungi and birds. Meet at All Saints Church car park, Bow Brickhill, 10.30am. Leaders Justin Long and Martin Kincaid.

  • Tue
    30
    Oct
    2018

    Meeting iconTeas and coffees from 7.30pm for an 8.00pm start.

    The chequered skipper butterfly went extinct in England in 1976. Now in north Northants, woodlands are being restored to ensure the right conditions for its successful reintroduction. Butterfly Conservation’s Sussanah O’Riordan will tell all.

  • Tue
    06
    Nov
    2018

    Meeting iconTeas and coffees from 7.30pm for an 8.00pm start.

    A double bill (Groan!)  Nigel Hopperwill first tell us about his study of magpies in Milton Keynes. Judith Lloyd will then talk to us about her time volunteering with the RSPB’s Chough project in Cornwall.

  • Tue
    13
    Nov
    2018

    Meeting iconTeas and coffees from 7.30pm for an 8.00pm start.

    A chance to address your fellow members for 10-20 minutes about a subject of interest to you. Offers to Martin please.

  • Tue
    20
    Nov
    2018

    Meeting iconTeas and coffees from 7.30pm for an 8.00pm start.

    One of our youngest members, Harry Appleyard has lived in Tattenhoe all of his life and has recorded and photographed its flora and fauna since the age of 12. This evening he will share with us some of his favourite images and stories.

  • Tue
    27
    Nov
    2018

    Meeting iconTeas and coffees from 7.30pm for an 8.00pm start.

    Ann and Mark Strutton will once again preside over our always enjoyable quiz. Teams of up to six will be organised on the night. Bring along something to drink…and your grey matter.

  • Tue
    04
    Dec
    2018

    Meeting iconTeas and coffees from 7.30pm for an 8.00pm start.

    Our Chairman, Lewis Dickinson, will tell us all about this project and how the Wildlife Trusts implement it. He will also give an overview of the work of the Upper and Bedford Ouse Catchment Partnership.

  • Tue
    11
    Dec
    2018

    Meeting iconTeas and coffees from 7.30pm for an 8.00pm start.

    Gabriel Hemery is Chief Executive of the Sylva Foundation, a charity which promotes the conservation of woodland across the UK. He is also the author of The New Sylva and will speak about the scientific research and educational work of Sylva.

  • Tue
    18
    Dec
    2018

    7.30pm for an 8.00pm start.

    It’s just a week before Christmas. Come along to the Cruck Barn and celebrate in the traditional manner!

    Colin Docketty will be asking you what food you can bring along in the preceding weeks.

  • Tue
    25
    Dec
    2018

    Holiday iconNo meeting tonight.

    Happy christmas everyone.