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.
The Society’s Officers and the Committee are elected at the Annual General Meeting (A.G.M.), held each year in March.
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.
Members’ Exhibition and Photography Evening
New Lount Reserve – Fungus Foray
Leader: Richard Iliffe, meeting at 10.00am
Dr. John Bailey
Dr. Paul Waring, naturalist and author
Welney Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust Reserve
Leader: John Tinning, meeting at 9.45am. Lifts can be arranged.
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
Leicester and the River Soar
Adrian Lane, former Senior Riverside Officer
Recent Ramblings of a Natural History Photographer
A Very Fine Swan Indeed : Art, Science and “The Unfeathered Bird
Katrina van Grouw, author and illustrator
The Future of Wildlife in Leicestershire and Rutland
Mike Jeeves, Head of Conservation, LRWT
Silverhorns, Welshman’s Button and other Caddis
Dr. Ray Morris, County Recorder for Trichoptera
The Ecology of Ancient Sardinia
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.
A.G.M., Quiz and Social Evening