Tuesday, 14 November 2017

December events 2017




Monday 4th December 2017 – Dr Alan Rayner – The Flow of Life
(BRLSI, 16-18 Queen Square, Bath. BA1 2HN. Doors open 7.00 pm for 7.30 pm start)

In his farewell presentation as Bath Nats President, Alan will speak about his lifelong scientific and artistic fascination with the diverse but recurring patterns in which life forms appear in the natural world. He will explain how this fascination led him eventually to develop a new evolutionary understanding of these patterns as myriad variations upon an underlying theme of receptive-responsive relationship between spatial stillness and energetic movement. The far-reaching implications of this understanding are described in his new book, published in April 2017. See: http://www.springer.com/gb/book/9783319546056?wt_mc=Internal.Event.1.SEM.BookAuthorCongrat

Wednesday 6th December: BOX, Wilts
Leader: TERRY DOMAN
Meet: 10.00 am in the public car park behind Selwyn Hall, Valens Lane off the A4. GR ST 823686. Landranger 173/Explorer 156
Finish: 13.00
Focus: Winter wildlife in and around the By Brook and surrounding hillside grassland and woodland, plus a geological visit to the ‘Rock Circus’. Dipper, grey wagtail and possible signs of otter.
Description: A 3-5 km walk on footpaths and quiet roads, including some ascents and descents. Possibly muddy on paths. Waterproof footwear advised.

Sunday 17th December: BLAGDON LAKE
 Leader: NIGEL MILBOURNE
Meet:
   9.30 am. South side of the Dam. GR ST504598 Landranger 172/Explorer 141
Finish: 14.00
Focus: Wildfowl
Description: A beautiful lakeside walk within the Bristol Water compound to see both wildfowl and small birds flanking the lake. Flat easy walking, with no stiles. It may be possible to use some vehicles within the compound for part of the lake traverse. Bring packed lunch. Bring binoculars and telescope if you have these. Wear weatherproof warm clothing, it is usually cold this time of year. Bristol Water permits are required, available on the day at £5 each.
Helpful website:
http://www.blagdonlakebirds.com

********AGM - Saturday 6th January 2018******
2pm for 2.15pm in the Elwin Room at the BRLSI

Study groups are also run by the Bath Natural History Society by and for its members.
The Study Groups are as follows: Biodiversity, Dragonfly, Grasshopper, Moths.
News Site: http://bathnats.blogspot.com ; Website: http://www.bathnats.org.uk Twitter: @Bathnats

Reg Charity No 1107468

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