GNS Meetings Autumn/Winter 2015/2016

Field Meeting Edge Common IMG_1031  Indoor Meeting Ciren IMG_1513a

Field Meeting, Edge Common                                                    Indoor Meeting, Cirencester

The following programme of GNS meetings for the next few months are dates for your diary – all are welcome to come along, both members and non-members alike. There is a nominal £1 charge for non-members at the Cirencester indoor meetings.

Indoor meetings at Cirencester Branch take place at Watermoor Church Hall, Watermoor Lane, Cirencester GL7 1JR, 7pm for a 7.30 start.

Meetings are listed in date order…

Field Meeting – Tuesday 13th October – Lichens of Wilsbridge Valley Avon Wildlife Trust Reserve, 11.00am, meet at ST 664 707 – the car park is on Long Beach Road at ST 663 710 (approx. BS30 9UG) to be led by Juliet Bailey (01452 722310)

Field Meeting – Sunday 1st November – Birds of the Estuary at Aylburton Warth on the high tide. Meet at Plusterwine Railway Crossing ST 601 991 (turn off the A48 just south-west of Alvington onto Station Road and follow the lane to the end at the railway crossing). To be led by Mike Smart, 01452 421131.

Joint Indoor Meeting with Painswick Bird Club – Thursday 5th November – 7.30pm at Painswick Town Hall – Jim Almond: Wildlife Photographer and Keen Birder with a seasonal look at the main Bird Reserves of the North Norfolk Coast.

Indoor Meeting – Friday 13th November – Chris Sperring – British Owls, their natural history and practical conservation

Field Meeting – Sunday 6th December – Coombe Hill Canal, meet at 11.00am at The Wharf car park at SO 887 273 (follow the lane downhill, westwards from the traffic lights on the Tewkesbury Road at The Swan at Coombe Hill), to be led by Mike Smart

Indoor Meeting – Friday 11th December – Mike Martin – History and Natural History of Lower Woods GWT Reserve

Indoor Meeting – Friday 8th January – David Dewsbury – Reptiles and Amphibians at Home

Field Meeting – Sunday 10th January 2016, 11am-1pm – Winter wildfowl and general interest, CWP West. Meet at Neigh Bridge car park, Somerford Keynes, just off Spine Road at SU018947. To be led by Ken Cservenka, 01285 656480 or 07773 797168.

Indoor Meeting – Friday 12th February – Helen Mugridge – Wildlife Photography at home and abroad

Indoor Meeting – Friday 11th March – Annual Business Meeting. Member’s night / Photographic and artistic competitions.

Indoor Meeting – Friday 8th April – Andrew Bluett – Scotland, Landscape & Wildlife, a personal view.

Additional Field Meetings for 2016 will be listed when arranged and ready for publication.

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