Upcoming events

G.N.S holds many events throughout the year. Unless specified, all events are free for members.

Field meetings, unless stated below, will last about two hours and will be of general interest, including birds, botany, geology… whatever turns up! Stout footwear essential, and remember your hand-lens and binoculars. Post codes are sometimes provided to help satnav users get roughly to the right location, but please bear in mind that for rural locations these will only be approximate and you will still need to find the exact location from the grid reference.

Advice and Guidance for Field Meetings.
Health and Safety is of paramount importance. This document is essential reading and includes notes for organisers, notes for participants, and emergency contact numbers: Health and Safety for GNS Field Meetings (PDF).

For queries relating to field meetings please contact Alan Waterman on alan.waterman1@btopenworld.com.

Date/TimeEvent
Date: 28/07/2024
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Leadon Meadows
Sunday 28 July at 10.00am.with Mike Smart  Visit to Leadon Meadows. Park at Persh Farm, Maisemore: on A 417, at north end of the village turn into Persh Lane and drive down to the farmyard...
Black Ditch, Minchinhampton Common Date: 04/08/2024
Time: 11:00 - 16:00
Black Ditch, Minchinhampton Common
Minchinhampton Common Reservoir, Stroud
Leaders: Clare and Mark Kitchen Meet at 11:00 at the covered reservoir on the top of the common Grid Ref. SO855012. Black Ditch has a series of springs on the edge of the common which...
Aquatics near Stroudwater and Thames and Severn Canals Date: 01/09/2024
Time: 11:00 - 16:00
Aquatics near Stroudwater and Thames and Severn Canals
London Road, Stroud, Stroud Gloucestershire
Leader Olga Krylova Meet at 11:00 in the London Road car park, Stroud, Grid Ref. SO 852049. (Free of charge on Sundays). Stroudwater and Thames and Severn Canals have a number of interesting aquatics and...
Macaroni Woods Date: 07/09/2024
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Macaroni Woods
Noah’s Ark Children’s Venture, Cirencester Gloucestershire
Macaroni Woods Saturday 7th September with Sarah Robinson. General meeting 10am to 1pm Near Hatherop village it is at the Noah’s Arc Children’s Venture ( shudders fused juices) Macaroni Wood was initially set up in...
Ferns in the Tintern area Date: 06/10/2024
Time: 11:00 - 16:00
Ferns in the Tintern area
Tintern Abbey, Tintern
Leader Olga Krylova Meet at 11:00 at the Tintern Abbey car park, Tintern, NP16 6SD; Grid Ref. SO 532001. (There is a charge of £5 for the car park). The walk will take place around...
More events soon Date: 01/01/2100
Time: 00:00
More events soon
GNS hosts talks, events and field meetings throughout the year. These are always free for members. Future events will appear here as they are scheduled.

Additional events

In addition to the upcoming events listed above, members may like to know of the following field meetings.

Amphibians and Reptiles

Events and surveys across the county. Contact David Dewsbury for details. Phone 01594 832068, mobile 07786 543961, email david.dewsbury@btinternet.com

Dean Fungus Group

The Dean Fungus Group http://www.deanfungusgroup.com/ runs forays throughout the year. Contact John Holden for information on 01594 369445 or email myxomage@icloud.com

GNS Lichen Group

The Lichen Group meets once a month during the warmer months. New people, including beginners, always welcome. Lichen meetings begin at 11am and generally go on until about 4pm, though you are encouraged to stay for just as long as you wish. All you need is a x10 hand lens, and a picnic if you intend staying after lunch. To join the mailing list, email Juliet Bailey, glos.lichens@gmail.com
Maps and illustrations of Gloucestershire lichens are online at http://gloslichens.potsherd.net

Gloucestershire Invertebrate Group

The GIG has field meetings mainly at weekends from April to October. GNS members are welcome to come along and see what they do. Contact David Iliff, 01242 674398, davidiliff@talk21.com for further advice. Look out for Invertebrate meetings during National Insect Week.

Gloucestershire Botanical Group

Contact Mark and Clare Kitchen for information. Phone 01453 810958, mobile on the day 07783 448203, email clareandmarkplants@yahoo.co.uk

All meetings are for botanical recording and will not have had a visit beforehand so the excitement of what we find is for all participants. We will identify as many plants as possible so suitable for learners and more experienced botanists. As well as the plants we are searching for we will record all we see.

Gloucestershire Bryophyte Group

The Gloucestershire Bryophyte Group meets monthly from October to April; see the British Bryological Society website for details.

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