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 download the full Risk Assessment document.
Bjorn Beckman coordinates the recording of grasshoppers and their allies in the British Isles. These charismatic insects have shown themselves to be adaptable to climate change with many species extending their range. Bjorn will explain in full detail.
All entries must be handed to Martin or Lewis by the end of the January 15th meeting.
Prints only can be entered.
Maximum size of prints A4 (210x297mm).
Each member may enter a maximum of 2 prints per category. (That’s 8 prints in total). Prints must be unmounted.
The four categories are:-
2) All other animals, including mammals, fish, insects, etc.
3) Plants and fungi.
4) Habitats, geological, astronomical.
Domestic animals and cultivated plants are not eligible.
People must not be a major subject of any photograph. May the best photograph win! It could be yours!
Katrina van Grouw gave us a fascinating insight into bird anatomy with her talk ‘The Unfeathered Bird’ three years ago. She has now turned her attention to domesticated animals and will talk to us about her work on her recent book ‘Unnatural Selection’.
A visit to this local BBOWT woodland reserve which we normally see in the summer months. Bird, fungi and perhaps early flowers to look for. Meet at the Little Linford Wood car park at 10.30am. Phil and Mary Sarre will lead us. SP834455. MK16 8LU.
Click here for more information about Little Linford Wood.
Start time 7.30pm, for an 8:00pm start.
Tonight we will look through the microscope once again, this time focusing on freshwater invertebrates. Please bring along a microscope if you have one.
Sue Raven is the head ranger at The Greensand Trust’s Maulden Wood reserve in Bedfordshire. This site has seen re-introductions of both adder and hazel dormouse in recent years and Sue will tell us how these populations are monitored as well as the broader management of this lovely wood.
No meeting tonight.
Happy Easter everyone.