Autumn Programme

All meetings in the Autumn programme will be held on Zoom.  information about how to access and use Zoom features is available on the Zoom Support page.

The room will open at 7.30 for an 8pm start. The link will be sent out to members in advance of the meetings.

Visitors are welcome to attend and can do so by contacting Linda Murphy ( in advance of the meeting they would like to join.

8th September: Glow Worms at Whitecross Green Wood. How often do you go for a walk in a wood after dark?? A Glow Worm survey has been running at Whitecross Green Wood for the last 20 years. Linda Murphy will explain how the survey is carried out and talk about some of the results, after first introducing us to this BBOWT reserve on the Bucks/Oxon border and some of its inhabitants, including the Glow Worm.

15th September:  Bird Ringing in The Gambia. Local bird ringer Kenny Cramer, has given us some enjoyable talks in the recent past about birds in the UK. In early 2020 he visited the Gambia and tonight he will share with us some of the familiar – and less familiar – birds he encountered there.

22nd September: Members evening exploring feedback gathered from the discussion in March based on issues raised by  the ‘State of Nature Report’. This evening we will return to the responses suggested at the time. These can be found here: State of Nature – Members Feedback 14.03.2020
We listed a range of actions which we might take as individuals and as a Natural History Society. This meeting is an opportunity to think about which ones we could put into practice and  particularly the questions how, when and  who does what…. Since that meeting the world has been turned upside down by Coronavirus. What difference does that make?

29th September:  Fossils… and How to Become One!  County geologist, Dr Jill Eyers gives us an entertaining overview of fossils: what they are; how they lived and died; and where are the best places to find them.