A very special thank you to member Abby Eaton, for the stunningly beautiful photos of birds, all taken in and around Tisbury, which now brighten our pages. This page: Gadwall.
Welcome to the Natural History Society
Coronavirus: With the easing of lockdown, we are trying to get back to our usual programme of activities - but meanwhile, there's a lot going on in the natural world and our nearby countryside, so we are suggesting all sorts of other activities and what you can watch out for when out and about. So please go to New News first for a summary of what's going on and where you'll be directed to other relevant pages.
If you are not yet a member, we hope that you will find on this website encouragement to join. If you are a member, we hope it will enable you to enjoy your membership more.
We usually have monthly talks from Autumn to Spring and walks during the Spring and Summer and we also have a new branch for young naturalists with diverse activities (we may accept adults on any of our young branch activities depending on availability of spaces, but priority will be given to young people under 21 years old). We always welcome new guests and members. The price for attending an event is £2 for guests (free for members) and membership for the year is just £10 (free for young people!). You can become a member at any of our events or by contacting Dick Budden at email@example.com.
As well as advance information about the talks and trips we organise, we will include whenever possible accounts of these, so that those who couldn't come know what they missed. Just hover over (ie, don't click on) the appropriate page in the menu above, and this will take you to 'What you missed'.
The enforced stasis of recent weeks has given us all an opportunity to observe the natural world more closely than ever. It would be great if the Society could provide the means to record and share anything of interest either via this website or our Facebook page. If you have any observations of plants or wildlife that you’d like to share, do please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org our 'Open to members' page or go to (www.facebook.com/tisnathist) or Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/youngtnhs/)
By way of inspiration for those of us mortals less gifted than others, we have two wonderful wildlife photographers living in our area - Abby Eaton has provided the lovely bird photographs for our pages, and her website https://absfab.com/recent-shots demonstrates what we could see, were we able to be up at dawn and sit for hours without moving! And you may be interested to read the observations of one attentive and enthusiastic teenage observer of the natural world, Peter Shallcross’s near neighbour Izzy Fry, by going to: https://mynatureandphotographyblog.wordpress.com/.
Indeed, you will notice that each page features a different bird. We would like in the future to change this 'theme' - to amphibians, flowers, mammals, plants, fungi .... even back to butterflies, where we started. So please do send in your favourite photographs or - now that we've upgraded this site - videos, for us all to enjoy. You will of course be credited as the photographer.