Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Bath Natural History society programme January 2018





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


Sunday 7th January: NEW YEAR CITY WALK ALONG BATH RIVERSIDE
Leader: DAVID GOODE
Meet: 10.00 am. Pulteney Weir, next to Beazer Maze adjacent to Bath Rugby Ground. GR ST 754648. Landranger 172/Explorer 155.
Finish:  13.00, possibly returning by bus from Newbridge Park and Ride
Focus: Urban and riverine wildlife in winter
Description: A level, 4-5 km walk along riverside paths.


Tuesday 16th January: Identification of Conifers: Paul Wilkins
 (Daytime Workshop in The Percy Hall, United Reform Church, Grove Street, Bath from 2pm to 4pm)

Although there are very few indigenous species of coniferous trees in Britain, there are a great many species that have been introduced from other parts of the world into our gardens, parks and forestry plantations, which have a significant influence on natural biodiversity. Paul will help us to learn to identify the species that we are likely to encounter most commonly within and around Bath. 


Saturday 27th January: PORTLAND/WEYMOUTH HARBOUR, Dorset. Joint RSPB/Bath Nats Coach Trip
Leader:  DAVE NEWMAN
Meet: Coach leaves Riverside/Ham Street Coach Park 08.00
Finish: Coach returns approx. 18.00
Focus: Target Birds should include overwintering Divers, Grebes, Brent Geese and wildfowl. Reed-bed birds including Bearded Reedling and Cetti’s warblers at Radipole, with waders and Marsh Harriers.
Description: Paths and shore-line tracks should be fairly easy going, but stout footwear and rain-proofs are essential. Warm winter clothing recommended.
Booking essential by coach booking form and pre-payment.



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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