INDOOR MEETINGS 2023
November 15th: Top 10/20 Birds - Mike Hill. Mike is the Senior Conservation Ranger at Sherwood Center Parcs, and will talk about his favourite birds.
December 20th : Christmas Party - (Members and guests only).
INDOOR MEETINGS 2024
17th January - The Beetles Top The Charts - Tim Sexton, Species & Recording Officer, Rutland Water, discusses a Study to create a baseline of beetle records at Rutland Water and to find out how the Reserve has improved for vertebrates since its creation. Tim will take us through some of the incredible species that were found during the Survey and show how Beetles topped the charts at Rutland Water.
21st February– Nottingham’s Urban Forest - Graham Piearce, our own Tree Expert, takes us on a tour of Nottingham’s Urban Forest to discover what we should be looking out for as the year progresses.
20th March – ‘The Body in The Woods’- Chris Terrell-Nield presents a forensic-related talk regarding the discovery of a body in the woods. This talk looks at how investigators use biological evidence to determine how long discovered remains have been lying in a habitat. We will be introduced to the world of necrophagous flies, beetles that bury the dead and the importance of stinging nettles.
17th April - Beaver Update - Kate Lemon, Regional Manager for Trent & Erewash DWT will update us on the progress of the rehabilitation of the Beavers at Willington Wetlands since their introduction in 2022.
15th May – The Golden Eagle - David Fox, Falconer, Author and Naturalist will tell us all there is to know about these majestic birds, hopefully assisted by ‘Star’, his own Golden Eagle.
19th June – The Pantanal - Max & Christine Maughan present a talk on their visit in August 2023 to the Pantanal region of Brazil. This is a natural region encompassing the world’s largest tropical wetland area, and the world’s largest flooded grasslands, covering more than 42 million acres. It is a refuge for iconic wildlife with approximately 4,700 plant and animal species.
July/August – No Meeting.
18th September – Bats - Mike Hill is the Senior Conservation Ranger at Sherwood Center Parcs. He has put together a Talk on the Bats of Center Parcs, which he gives to the guests at Center Parcs on International Bat Night which is observed on the last full weekend in August every year. This will also include information about bats in general.
16th October AGM & Photographic Competition Presentation.
20th November - Jack Baddams – Ornithologist, Naturalist and Researcher on the BBC ‘Springwatch’ programme. Jack will be taking us behind the scenes of ‘Springwatch’ to discover the details behind the making of this popular programme, together with his own stories of his life as a Naturalist.
18th December – Christmas Party (Members and Guests only).
(Indoor meetings usually start at 7.30pm at St. Leonard's Community Centre, Bramcote Lane, Wollaton, NG8 2ND.)