This is a brief list of our meetings.
Apologies that my work on HS2 has meant that I have been unable to write up sightings from numerous field meetings. Hannah Webley has now taken on this task, when she is able to be present.
Committee meetings are normally held on the first Monday of the month. Items to be put on the Agenda should be raised in advance with a committee member.
Indoor meetings are held on the second Monday of the month in the Upper Room, St Mary's Church Rooms, Church Street, Chesham, HP5 1HY at 7.30pm. There are no indoor meetings in August, and no field meetings in January, February and August.
Coach trips, usually with the Amersham Birdwatching Club, will be announced at an indoor meeting.
Field Meetings: All field trips will start from The Moor Car Park (Map ref: SP963008) unless announced otherwise at the indoor meeting.
Mon 12 June Matt Andrews: ‘Cyprus in Spring’
Sat 17 June Hartslock Reserve (all day). Met at 10:30am
Mon 10 July Brenda Harold: ‘Flower Power: How plants control animals’
Sun 16 July Bernwood Forest(all day). Meet at 10:00am
Mon 11 September Penny Cullington: ‘The Kingdom of Fungi’
Sat 16 September Great Kimble boxwoods(all day). Meet at 10:30am
Mon 9 October President’s Lecture - Mick Jones:‘Nature Conservation: Do we know what we’re doing and are we doing enough?’
Sat 14 October Fungus foray to Holy Trinity Prestwood (half day). Meet at 10:00am
Mon 13 November Chris Ward: ‘Sri Lanka: The Jewel of the Indian Ocean’
Sat 18 November Stocker’s Lake (half day). Meet at 10:30am
Mon 11 December Christmas Social
Sat 16 December Walk on the Moor & lunch at the Bell, Chartridge. Meet at 10:30am
Mon 8 January Barry Taylor: ‘Introduction to Geology’
Mon 12 February Ann & Phil Farrer: ‘Going Wild in the Hebrides’
Mon 12 March John Tyler: ‘The Countryside in Spring’
Sun 18 March Hodgemoor Woods (half day). Meet at 10:30
Mon 9 April Annual General Meeting
Sun 15 April Old Park Wood (half day). Meet at 14:00
Mon 14 May Alan Nelson: ‘Dragonflies & Damselflies’
Sat 19 May Wycombe reserves (all day). Meet at 10:30
Mon 11 June Nick Bowles: ’50 years of Butterfly Conservation’
Sat 16 June Finemere Wood for Black Hairstreak Butterfly (all day). Meet at 09:30
Mon 9 July Matt Andrews: ‘Trinidad and Tobago”
Sun 15 July Pulpit Hill, Cadsden (all day). Meet at 10:30
Mon 10 September Jeff Blincow: ‘Tibet’
Sun 16 September Captain’s Wood & Widmore Wood, Chesham (half day). Meet at 13:30
Mon 8 October President’s Lecture: ‘The Amazing Sex Lives of Plants & Insects’
Sun 14 October Fungus Foray, Lodge Wood, Prestwood (half day). Meet at 10:30
Mon 12 November Julia Lofthouse: ’Rescuing Ratty: Water Vole Ecology & Conservation’
Sat 17 November College Lake, Pitstone (half day). Meet at 10:30
Mon 10 December Christmas Social & Silent Auction
Sat 15 December Local Walk and Lunch At The Bell, Chartridge. Meet at 10:30
Mon 14 January Chris Ward: ‘Birds of Prey in Britain & Around the World’
Mon 11 February Andy Sands: ‘A Bug’s Life’
Mon 11 March Tom Way: ‘Exciting Wildlife from Around the World’
Sat 16 March Angling Spring Wood, Great Missenden (half day). Meet at 10:30
Mon 8 April Annual General Meeting
Sun 14 April Black Poplar Trail, Wilstone-Long Marston (half day). Meet at 10:30
Mon 13 May John Tyler: ‘The Countryside in Summer’
Sat 18 May Ivinghoe Beacon (all day). Meet at 10:30
For times and further details, please see the Programme page. [N.B. not available at present]