EVENTS

All indoor meetings are held (unless otherwise stated) at 7.30 p.m. in the Lord Mayor’s Room of the New Walk Museum, Leicester ( – entrance is via the front door: for disabled access please use the wooden access ramp, off the Museum Car park). Car parking is available on the adjacent streets, and the Museum is within walking distance of the railway station and major bus routes. The room is open from 7.15 p.m. and proceedings usually finish around 9.30 pm. Members are invited to bring exhibits.

 

Annual General Meeting

The Society’s Officers and the Committee are elected at the Annual General Meeting (A.G.M.), held each year in March.

 

Outdoor Meetings and New Members

New members are very welcome at outdoor meetings, but this needs to be arranged in advance. If you are interested in attending any of these please email the Natural History Section.

The Natural History Section Winter Programme 2017–18

WEDNESDAY, 11th OCTOBER

Members’ Exhibition and Photography Evening

SUNDAY 15th OCTOBER

New Lount Reserve – Fungus Foray
Leader: Richard Iliffe, meeting at 10.00am

WEDNESDAY, 25th OCTOBER

Pollination
Dr. John Bailey

TUESDAY, 7th NOVEMBER

Caterpillar Life-styles
Dr. Paul Waring, naturalist and author

SATURDAY, 18th NOVEMBER

Welney Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust Reserve
Leader: John Tinning, meeting at 9.45am. Lifts can be arranged.

WEDNESDAY, 22nd NOVEMBER

FORTY-FIFTH SOWTER MEMORIAL LECTURE:

Genebank 55: safeguarding Leicestershire and Rutland’s wildflower heritage
Dr. Richard Gornall, Director and Anna Farrell, Research Curator, University of Leicester Botanic Garden

WEDNESDAY, 6th DECEMBER

Leicester and the River Soar
Adrian Lane, former Senior Riverside Officer

WEDNESDAY 20th DECEMBER

Recent Ramblings of a Natural History Photographer
John Tinning

WEDNESDAY, 17th JANUARY

A Very Fine Swan Indeed : Art, Science and “The Unfeathered Bird
Katrina van Grouw, author and illustrator

WEDNESDAY, 31st JANUARY

The Future of Wildlife in Leicestershire and Rutland
Mike Jeeves, Head of Conservation, LRWT

WEDNESDAY, 14th FEBRUARY

Silverhorns, Welshman’s Button and other Caddis
Dr. Ray Morris, County Recorder for Trichoptera

WEDNESDAY, 28th FEBRUARY

The Ecology of Ancient Sardinia
Ivan Pedley

MONDAY, 5th MARCH

Joint Meeting with the Parent Body. Main Art Gallery, New Walk Museum. 7.30pm:

Cuckoo – Cheating by Nature
Nick Davies, Professor of Behavioural Ecology, University of Cambridge.

WEDNESDAY, 14th MARCH

A.G.M., Quiz and Social Evening