Lots of events in the April members' newsletter , including the opportunity at 6pm on April 2nd, this Friday, to hear and learn about he night sky in a “Space Travel online experience” with Steve Tonkin who has the grand title (it could come straight from Star Wars) of Dark Sky Advisor to the Cranborne Chase AONB.
Truth to tell, Steve has a life-long passion for astronomy that alerted him to the effects of light pollution, and works to consolidate and strengthen the standing of Cranborne Chase as an International Dark Sky Reserve.
This is a Young Nature Watch event, but all our members are welcome (and non-members, too, if you pay a visitor fee) – just email firstname.lastname@example.org
Some of you may have already seen the announcement on Facebook, that at the invitation of Gareth Harris, Ines wrote a piece for the Wiltshire Mammal Group newsletter, which can be read here
You'll find the article on page 9 - if you get there, because there are lots of lovely articles in the newsletter on your way there. Ines writes about the YNW Harvest Mouse Nest Survey and the Owl Pellet day.
You can view and download this year's programme of activities here.
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YNH celebrates the first day of Spring on Sunday, 21 March by getting down to earth with a Toad Patrol on Swallowcliffe Down.
I love my toads! Very much welcome in my garden, seeing off slugs both great and small as in this photo. I realised why that excellent dish Toad in the Hole was so named, when I found one hunkered down in his hole at the base of a rose.
For details of that event and all the rest up to February 2022! the full programme is here. Don't forget that adults are also very welcome, although numbers can be limited and Young Nature Watchers will therefore have priority. But contact Ines on email@example.com - nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Have a great year!
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 last year 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.