And there's a lot going on in the natural world and our nearby countryside, so if there's stuff you can do on your own or watch out for when out and about we publish that, too. Please go to NewNews 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 have monthly talks from Autumn to Spring and Field Trips during the Spring and Summer. We also have a branch for young naturalists with diverse activities. We do welcome adults on any of our young branch activities depending on availability of spaces, but priority is always given to young people under 21 years old.
We are always pleased to see guests, for whom the price for attending an event is £2 (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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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'.
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 regularly reports her photography, sadly failing to inspire me to be up before dawn to get the best shots. But her website https://absfab.com/recent-shots demonstrates what we could see, were we able to sit for hours without moving! And you may be interested to read the observations of a most 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 of this website features a different moth (I hope I don't need to say these aren't life-size, just enlarged so that we can admire their amazing colours). These photos haven't uploaded perfectly, but I hope well enough for you to enjoy the fruits of Andrew Graham's work with his moth trap, and I'll work on them! We would like to keep changing this 'theme' - we've had butterflies, birds, fungi and now moths, 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.