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 Des Marshall on 01242 245143. For other meetings contact Mervyn Greening on 01531 820166.

Frampton on Severn Date: 02/10/2022
Time: 10:15 - 12:30
Frampton on Severn
Frampton-On-Severn, Frampton On Severn Gloucestershire
Park and meet on The Green by the Three Horseshoes pub, SO 747076. A general interest and ornithology meeting. Leader Andy Bluett 01452 610085 and 07584 689090 on the day.
Breakheart Quarry, Dursley Date: 04/10/2022
Time: 11:00 - 14:00
Breakheart Quarry, Dursley
Breakheart Quarry, North Nibley
The former quarry contains several cotoneaster species, all of which have been identified by the national expert, Jeanette Fryer. Meet at the entrance to the nature reserve, ST 756968. Bring lunch and stout footwear. Leaders...
Cliffords Mesne Date: 04/10/2022
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Cliffords Mesne
Cliffords Mesne, GL18 1JS
Meet at the carpark above Cliffords Mesne, SO 692223 (past the former Yew Tree pub). A general interest meeting with the opportunity to inspect some dormouse nest boxes. Leaders Mervyn Greening 07999 883247 and Jane...
Froe Wood, part of Ley Park Wood, Blaisdon Date: 08/10/2022
Time: 10:30 - 14:00
Froe Wood, part of Ley Park Wood, Blaisdon
Yew Tree, Longhope, Longhope Gloucestershire
Meet at entrance to Ley Park Wood, SO 712174, to be guided to Froe Wood. The owner has requested help with surveying all wildlife in the wood, though as this is a second joint meeting...
Winter Bird Survey Date: 01/11/2022 - 30/11/2022
Time: 00:00
Winter Bird Survey
This long-term survey begun in 2013 takes place again this autumn. Anyone can take part, it is a good introduction to wildlife surveying, and a chance to go to places in Gloucestershire you never thought...
Brimpsfield Date: 06/11/2022
Time: 09:30 - 12:00
Brimsfield Village Hall, Watercombe, Brimpsfield Gloucestershire
Park and meet at the village hall, SO 938127, on the north side of the village, (honesty box, bring cash). A general interest walk, one we may repeat over the next few months to catch...
Woorgreen, Forest of Dean Date: 04/12/2022
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Woorgreen, Forest of Dean
Speech House Woodland car park, Cinderford Gloucestershire
Park and meet in the large official car park, almost opposite the arboretum. It is on the LH side if you are travelling towards Cinderford and the RH side if travelling to Coleford, GR SO...
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 [email protected]

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 [email protected]

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, [email protected]
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, [email protected] 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 [email protected]

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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