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.
One of the aims of the society is to use our collective expertise to add to and enhance knowledge of local flora and fauna and to this end we have taken part in several projects over the years.
This project set out to encourage any member, who was interested in taking part, to adopt a tetrad, usually near their home or favourite stomping ground. A tetrad is a 2km x 2km square as seen on Ordnance Survey maps using the National Grid. Those participating then collect records of all flora and fauna spotted within this area and submit the records annually to the society’s collator of tetrad records. These records are then submitted to the county record office. See the Tetrads page for more details (opens in a new tab).
The Hazeley Wood Project
Hazeley Wood is a 10.6ha area of plantation woodland establish in 1991 on a former wheat field. The Society has been involved in studying the wood as it has developed and we have produced a number of reports detailing ecological changes that have occurred over time.
Members of the Society, together with members of the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust BBOWT, the Mammal Society and the Peoples Trust for Endangered Species PTES have been involved in a project to introduce Dormice to Little Linford Wood. Details of the Wood are given in the Around MK menu (opens in a new tab). Details of the Dormouse Project are given in the Projects section (opens in a new tab). .