Our Autumn/Winter series of talks has now begun and we will let you know nearer the time how to enjoy each of these, ie whether they will be on Zoom or in person. All depends on the COVID situation.
All meetings are free for members, and if via Zoom the link will be emailed a few days in advance. Guests are also warmly invited to join us - just email Dick Budden at email@example.com for instructions on paying the guest fee of £2 and he will then send you the link. There are opportunities to comment and ask questions.
You can download a PDF of the full 2021/22 programme, including Young Nature Watch, here.
Thursday, 21 October 2021, 7.30pm Steve Flowerday: Diversity of invertebrates in freshwater systems
David Holroyd with his 'catch' - Photo: Andrew Carter
This talk complements the invertebrate survey of the River Nadder in September 2020, led by David Holroyd.
Thursday, 18 October 2021, 7.30pm Ian Dunn, CEO, Plantlife
A late but nonetheless handsome fungus in February '21 - Photo: Elizabeth Forbes
For more about Ian and Plantlife, go to their website:
'Wild flowers , plants and fungi are the life support for all our wildlife and their colour and character light up our landscapes. But without our help , this priceless natural heritage is in danger of being lost. 'From the open spaces of our nature reserves to the corridors of government , we work nationally and internationally to raise their profile, celebrate their beauty, and to protect their future.'
Thursday, 16 December 2021 Robin Walter, Forester and local author of 'Living with Trees'
This is also our Christmas Party.
'Grow, protect and celebrate the trees and woods in your community.'
'Britain's woodlands occupy much less land than in other European countries and our woods and trees are under threat - whether from development, from poor management or from simply not understanding the vital role that trees play in our lives - as witnessed by the recent large-scale felling of city trees in Sheffield.' (Google books)
Thursday, 20 January 2022 Bob Gibbons: Why is the Isle of Purbeck so special?
Bob is based in Dorset and is a renowned naturalist, tour leader and photographer. He is also the author of several of the Pocket Guide series, and of The Wildlife Photographer: a complete guide and many others. He wrote Wildflower wonders of the world, describing 50 very special sites around the world, about which he spoke to the Society back in 2016.
Thursday, 17 February 2022 Mark Elliott, Beaver Project Lead, Devon Wildlife Trust: Reintroducing beavers to England - lessons from the River Otter Beaver Trial
This is also our Annual General Meeting.
Thursday, 17 March 2022 Imogen Cabadino, Royal Horticultural Society: Slugs and snails
Thursday, 21 April 2022 Peter Inness, Lecturer in Meteorology, University of Reading: Future weather trends in the UK and the effect on wildlife