Coronavirus: Despite continuing restrictions, we are trying very hard to maintain our usual programme of activities - please go to Talks, FieldTrips and Young Nature Watch pages for details.
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 NewNews first for a summary of what's going on and where you'll be directed to other relevant pages - and you can sign up there and on Young Nature Watch for notifications of new items.
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. The Society is one way 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, please do email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 fungus. We would like to keep changing this 'theme' - we've had butterflies, birds and now fungi, so maybe flowers, orchids, amphibians - even insects, which would greatly please our Chairman. 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.