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Wollaton Natural History Society

The Society exists to promote the study and appreciation of the natural world by arranging regular illustrated talks, guided walks, recording and publications.

The programme of indoor illustrated talks by guest speakers takes place on the 3rd Wednesday of the month starting at 7.30pm at St Leonard's Community Centre, Bramcote Lane, Wollaton, opposite Wollaton library. Details of all other activities including guided walks are on the Calendar page.

Special Interest Groups: Photography, Botany and Birds 


                  NEXT INDOOR MEETING

                  WEDNESDAY 19th October:

Members' evening and AGM. Projected presentation of digital images of entries and announcement of results of the photographic competition.  (Members only but you can join at the meeting. Pro-rata membership now only £5 for last 3 meetings of  the year) 

                                  NEXT GUIDED WALK

                                        GUIDED BIRD OUTING 

Saturday 6 October: Winter Migration, RSPB Frampton Marshnear Boston. Leader:Chris Preston.

This trip will be an early start 0700 hrs from St Leonards. The site has toilets and a small Visitor Centre where you can purchase tea/coffee. Strong outdoor footwear, and a packed lunch are recommended.There should be some interesting waders dropping in to fuel up before their onward journey, along with terns and other passage birds like Whinchat, Wheatear, and Yellow Wagtails. We should also see the arrival of the first Winter visitors such as Dark bellied Brent geese, and Wigeon.

Frampton is 65 miles and takes 1hr 40 minutes. The trip will only proceed if at least 4 people sign up to go before the September indoor meeting.

Please Note, this walk will only go ahead if 4 or more members are interested


Everyone welcome to all events (October & December meetings and guided walks are for members only, so why not join!)

(For all details see Calendar page)



Membership £14.50 annually, payable in January, pro rata after March. Join on the door.


Visitors always welcome: £3.50 

Refreshments available at break: 50p



To contact the Society please use the Feedback page (see column on the left)

Click on all website photos to enlarge view 

Website updated 23rd Sept 2018

Water Vole
Water Vole
Seen in the disused part of the Cromford Canal near Jacksdale. Photo by Patricia McHale 10.9.18
Small Copper
Small Copper
Taken by Dave Gilbert in his garden in Wollaton 16.09.18. The first he had seen there since 2006.

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