Programme

Summer programme 2021

During the summer, the Society normally holds outdoor meetings every Tuesday from end April / beginning May through to the end of August. This year we began in May with virtual walks, where a member guided us around a local area through Zoom.

With the relaxation of Covid restrictions, we are organising some outdoor meetings, though occasional meetings will continue to be held on Zoom. For guidance on Meeting by Zoom, follow the link: https://mknhs.org.uk/zoom-support/

All members of the Society are reminded that during Society outdoor activities they must comply with current Government and Public Health rules and guidance concerning Covid-19.

For any forthcoming Society activity, each member who is planning to participate should assess his/her own risk and that of their household having regard to his/her own health and circumstances. This requirement is in accordance with the Society’s Constitution that states ‘Members taking part in any meeting or activity do so at their own risk.’

Practical and Covid-19 risk assessments are carried out in advance of each planned walk. Before the start of each walk, the walk leader will reinforce the message about risk. 

Outdoor meetings start at 7pm unless otherwise stated. Please arrive 15 minutes before the walks are due to start, so we can run through the Society’s risk assessment as appropriate.

Information about later walks, updated COVID restrictions etc.will be available on this page, and through the links under Society Events in the sidebar.

Note that there is also a page of self-guided walks, with directions and guidance on what you might see.

Autumn Programme – September

A Zoom link will be sent to members before each meeting.  The Zoom meeting room will be open from 7.30pm for members to meet and chat over tea or coffee (your own!), ready for an 8.00pm start.

Tuesday 14th September
7.30 for 8.00, via Zoom

Wildlife in BoliviaMatt Andrews will take us on a tour of this amazing country and show us some of the birds and other wildlife to be seen there.

Tuesday 21st September
7.30 for 8.00, via Zoom

New Mexico – Lions, Bobcats, Bears and Birds – presented by Martine Harvey.
New Mexico has rich and varied habitats and is known as the land of enchantment. The high desert and Sangre de Christo mountain range offer stunning landscapes that are unique. This talk will show you some of the  wildlife of the area as well as look at tracking, education and rehabilitation.

Tuesday 28th September
7.30 for 8.00, via Zoom

Birdsong ID Quiz Part 2 presented by Kenny Cramer
A further chance to learn to identify birds by sound and improve your birding skills in a fun and light-hearted way.

Following an earlier very successful evening, we have another opportunity to check out your knowledge of the bird songs and calls you may hear on walks around Milton Keynes and pick up ID tips at the same time. There will be plenty of easily identified birds as well as a few challenging ones for the more experienced birders!

Details of other Autumn Programme events will be published as soon as possible.

Please note that clause 7 of the Society’s constitution reads: “the Society will exercise due care when arranging its meetings and activities for the benefit of members.  Members taking part in any meeting or activity do so at their own risk.”