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.
Leader: Mary Sarre
Meet in the Arts Centre car park, Parklands, signed off the V8.
We will explore the HLF funded work on the restoration of the historic park features with a representative from the Parks Trust. And, of course the natural history interest.
Postcode: MK14 5AU. GR: SP851423
Reserve hopefully open from 4.00pm for us, with BBQ later. Please bring food and drink to share, as well as your own plates/cutlery, glasses. The BBQ equipment is there, but extra charcoal could come in handy.
Meet in the Car park at the Reserve, MK14 5AH, GR: SP843426
Leader: Carol Allen and Martin Kinkaid
A churchyard which is managed sensitively for wildflowers and insects together with an adjacent piece of land equally rich in wildlife. Grid Ref: SP 890467, Please park responsibly in Church Road, Sherington, MK16 9PB GR : SP 890466.
Leader: Jenny Mercer/Joe Clinch
Meet in the Car Park for historic Thornborough bridge off the A421, a couple of miles east of Buckingham, for a short walk along the brook through fields to the quarry with limestone strata exposed.
See the website for the Bucks Geology Group for more details.
GR: SP 730332
Leader: Phil and Mary Sarre
Meet in the OU Church car park accessed from Brickhill Street (V10). Important: We have permission to visit the site, but please check in with Security at the Gate, then assemble in the car park by the little church.
MK7 6AE GR SP 885369.
Leader: Harry Appleyard
Park in the MK Coachway car park, at the far western end, at MK16 0AA, GR: SP892404.
There is potential for a lot of warblers, swifts, and other hirundines; dragonflies such as hawkers; and late summer butterflies as well.
Also a chance of seeing Hobby and Spotted flycatchers as they should still be around then – two more uncommon species to get our eyes and ears up!
Leaders: Gordon Redford and Ayla Webb
Note 19:30 start time. A late season mothing session with some sugaring before lighting up at 20.00 hrs. There are some fine moths to be seen at this time.
As ever, fold-up chairs, refreshments and warm clothing recommended if you plan to stay. Meet in the Car Park at MK14 5AH. GR: SP843426