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Welcome to 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 Leonards Community Centre, Bramcote Lane, Wollaton. NG8 2ND (Opposite Wollaton library).

Click on the column on the left for our programme of Indoor Meetings & Guided Walks. 

Special Interest Groups: Photography, Botany and Birds.                   



JUL 17th: MOUNTAIN FLOWERS OF THE DOLOMITES – David Charlton a co-author on a book of the same name will take us on a tour of this wonderful area to look at the brilliant flora that abounds there and will give us an insight into how we may be able to grow some of them in our own garden.  



Saturday 20th July - Ticknall Lime Kilns with Chris Preston. Meet at St Leonards Community Centre for 0900 hrs. Those wishing to drive independently please meet at the Ticknall village hall car park (free) for 0930 hrs. Toilets are available. Car share fare is £3. Stout footwear recommended. Please bring a drink and a snack/packed lunch with you. The walk is expected to last 3 hrs, with the option of going onto nearby Cloud Wood afterward. Target species include: Silver -washed Fritillary, White -letter Hairstreak, Gatekeeper and other Summer butterflies.

Please contact Max Winslow if you require a lift. Telephone 0115 9984967

                    Details of future walks on 'GUIDED FIELD WALKS' PAGE


                                            Everyone welcome to all events

        Please note: October & December meetings and are for members only.


        MEMBERSHIP: £15 annually, payable in January, join on the door.

 Pro rata after March. 

            VISITORS are always welcome: £3.50 per meeting, £2 for walks.

             At meetings there is a charge of 50p for refreshments during the break.


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Male Small Skipper
Male Small Skipper
Also features an egg! Possibly of a Large Skipper. Taken by Patricia McHale at Manor Floods Nature Reserve, Ilkeston, 9.7.19
Male Large Skipper
Male Large Skipper
Taken by Patricia McHale at Manor Floods Nature Reserve 9.7.19
Knotgrass Moth Caterpillar feeding on thistle, seen at Manor Floods Nature Reserve, 9.7.19. Photo by Nigel Downes. (Image rotated 180 degrees to make it easier to view)

Visit the Wollaton Natural History Society's Facebook page to view over 600 members' photographs. This can be accessed by clicking on the  'f'  at the top of this page. If the page doesn't load, please have a second attempt. Default is the 'About' tab, clicking on the 'Discussion' tab, gives access to comments and photographs taken by members.  

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

                                      Website Updated 14th July 2019

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