January is famously catch-up time for sins of omission the previous year and I can only apologise and indeed regret, that I didn't publish these lovely photos that were entered for the photography competition in November.
Above are Izzy's winning photo on the left, and Shona's runner-up on the right. Below are two more entries, from Reuben on the left, and Lydia on the right.
I don't envy the judges their task, I think they're all lovely!
We wish you a happy new year and we would like to invite you to our first activity this year, which will be a partly guided, partly self-guided, twig ID competition during the second half of the month. Please note that you can participate in different ways and you can attend only some of the numbered steps below if you wish so.
#1. Training session: Online (Zoom), Saturday 16th January 10-10.30 am. We will teach you how to identify key tree or shrub species in winter. We will have a handout to complement the session and for those who are interested but cannot make it. We will set up a challenge for you to complete for #2.
#2. Self-guided twig hunt: With the help of the resources we will provide you with, you are welcome to undertake a twig hunt at a location of your choice (remember, if you are going out of your garden, this needs to be part of your daily time out for exercise) anytime between the 16th and the 31st of January (before #3).
#3. ID verification session: Once you have collected your twigs for the challenge, join us on another online (Zoom) session on the 31st Sunday 4-5 pm to have your twigs verified. We will select a winner for the competition.
If you are interested in this, please email email@example.com so that Ines can send you the relevant information, and don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions.
Page header design by Izzy Fry.
You can view and download the full programme of this year's activities here.
Young TNHS is for under-21s and membership is free. To join and to register for events, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
21 and over Membership is £10 p.a. for adults or £2 per event for guests. To join, email email@example.com.
Young TNHS is an historic development for the Society: Inés Lopez-Doriga, who gave a talk on The Archaeology of Plants, has now joined the Committee to lead the new group. And it is a huge bonus to us that she has been joined by Izzy Fry, whose blog is a riot of colourful photos of local wildlife.
Izzy has explained in the August Focus how she found us and what she and Inés are planning following the inaugural moth idenfiication meeting, to which over 30 people turned up.