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.
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
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
You can find more information about the reserve in our Wildlife Sites section.
Nature Day at the Melbourne Pavilion, Shenley Wood.
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
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
Meet 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
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