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 in Word or PDF format.

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
    26
    Jun
    2018

    Walk iconStart time 19:00

    The reserve is one of the Upper Ray meadows with ancient ridge-and-furrows, which are very rich in plant life. We will have a guided walk (1.5-2 hours). with Warden, Andy Collins. Refreshments will be provided at the end of the walk. Please note:  a donation of £4 per person, to cover BBOWT’s costs.

    Meadow Farm postcode is OX25 1TW. SP 626188

    Leader Andy Collins

  • Sat
    30
    Jun
    2018

    Walk iconStart time 10:30

    Forestry Commission woodland with open rides. Well-known for butterflies, including Wood White. Meet at the small car park – Note: Care share essential as parking is limited. SP 660450

    Leader: Martin Kincaid

  • Tue
    03
    Jul
    2018

    Walk iconStart time 19:00

    This is a very small reserve, with a diverse sandy habitat. Car parking at Di’s house, 20, Brickhill Road, LU7 0BA – then car-sharing to the site. SP 924290

    Leader: Di Parsons

    You can find more information about the reserve in our Wildlife Sites section.

  • Tue
    10
    Jul
    2018

    Festival of Nature iconStart time 19:00

    Open Meeting as part of the MK Festival of Nature. See this special nature reserve at the height of summer. A good variety of invertebrates, birds and plants. Park at Manor Farm Court, Old Wolverton, MK12 5NN                           SP 807417

    Leader: Martin Kincaid

    You can find more information about the reserve in our Wildlife Sites section.

  • Sat
    14
    Jul
    2018

    Nature Day at the Melbourne Pavilion, Shenley Wood.

    Festival of Nature icon
    Join MKNHS, The Parks Trust and BBOWT for a day of fun-filled activities dedicated to nature. This big event is part of the MK Festival of Nature (for full details see the Parks Trust website)
    Parking at the Medbourne Pavilion, MK5 6LS. SP823363

    Leader: The Parks Trust and MKNHS

  • Tue
    17
    Jul
    2018

    Holiday iconNo meeting

  • Sat
    21
    Jul
    2018

    Start time 21:00MKNHS members mothing at Linford Lakes NR by Julie Lane9 July2016

    Join Gordon Redford for our annual event in memory of George Higgs.

    A late start to allow for some good mothing time, weather permitting. Fold-up chairs, torches and a flask of something to drink will prove useful! Meet in the roadside car park south of NASH at MK17 0EH.       SP 786327

    Leader: Gordon Redford

  • Tue
    24
    Jul
    2018

    Walk iconStart time 19:00

    A local walk to enjoy the natural history of North Loughton Park. We might look for signs of water quality and record water plants and wildlife. Meet in the Bradwell Abbey Car Park, MK13 9AP

    Leader: Mary Sarre

  • Tue
    31
    Jul
    2018

    Walk iconStart time 19:00

    We will be looking for bugs, bats and any other wildlife we can find around the site! Access via MK Bowl entrance off Watling Street (V4) at MK5 8FW. The gates are sometimes locked, so you may need to walk up to the site. SP 850361

    Leader: Ayla and Dave Webb

  • Tue
    07
    Aug
    2018

    Walk iconStart time 19:00

    The Lake, Oxbow, and River Ousel are all good for dragonflies, butterflies and birds, especially warblers. A short walk to the bird hide. Meet in the Car Park on the Newport Road opposite Castle Rose, MK6 3BQ.

    Leader: Colin Docketty

  • Sat
    11
    Aug
    2018

    Walk iconMeet at the Parks Trust offices in  Campbell Park at 10:00 for car sharing

    This SSSI is managed by the Beds/Cambs/Northants Wildlife Trust, and has a rich diversity of wetland and grassland, noted for dragonflies.

    Parking is extremely limited at The Causeway, Bedford, MK44 1JP SP 991584 – so car sharing is a necessity.

    Leader: Lewis Dickinson

  • Tue
    14
    Aug
    2018

    Walk iconStart time 19:00

    This is an area of new parkland with a number of lakes and ponds stretching for over a kilometre along the banks of Broughton Brook. The walk will be on the level and about 2km long. Meet at the Broughton Brook Park, Mauretania Way, MK10 7HL  SP 908391

    Leader: Peter Meadows

  • Tue
    21
    Aug
    2018

    Start time 20:30MKNHS members mothing at Linford Lakes NR by Julie Lane9 July2016

    Some late-season mothing. Some “sugaring” on trees before lighting-up at 21.00. Fold-up chairs, torches, and a flask of something to drink will be useful. Meet in the Car Park at MK14 5AH. SP 843428

    Leader: Gordon Redford

    Use this link for more details about this site.

  • Tue
    28
    Aug
    2018

    Walk iconStart time 19:00

    A new venue for us. A walk in Woburn Abbey Park. Park in the car par opposite the parish church in Park Road, Woburn for a 2-3 mile walk. We hope to see 6 species of deer, some wildfowl, and Giant redwoods.  SP 950332

    Leader: Steven Cousins

  • Tue
    04
    Sep
    2018

    Meeting iconStart time 7.00pm, for an 7:30pm start.

    Details to be published in the autumn programme