Hillingdon Natural History Society

Hillingdon Natural History Society

Programme to September 2020


Please note that ALL events and meetings have been cancelled until further notice

Please check with Hillingdon Natural History Society the day before at the latest, for the start time, and to check that the event has not been moved/cancelled.
If no one 'checks in' beforehand, we may cancel or move the venue of the event without notice.

If a start time is shown the event will always take place ... but you may get wet...


There is no charge made by the Society for attendance at our meetings
(unless the venue has an entrance fee) which are open to all, .
These are clearly marked in the programme.
There may be car parking charges at some venues.
There is a charge for refreshments at our indoor meetings.

Map references are the Ordnance Survey grid reference.
Postcodes are shown where appropriate but do not rely solely on satnavs.

MARCH

Wednesday 4th at 8:00 pm.
The River Colne at Cowley

A talk by Ben Dixon
Note change of speaker and topic
Meet at Scout HQ in Gatting Way. TQ062847
Refreshments contribution £0.50

Saturday 7th
Frensham Ponds

Meet in the car park at OS 186 SU 843403
Picnic lunch.
Leader Jim Fell

Saturday 21st
Black Park morning walk.

Meet in Black Park car park, Black Park Road, Wexham SL3 6DS
OS 176 TQ005833
Car park charge - share cars.
Leader Charles Youell

APRIL

Wednesday 1st at 8:00 pm.
The Annual General Meeting.

Find out what we’ve been doing over the past year – and what we’re planning for the future.
Have your say! Meet at Scout HQ in Gatting Way. TQ062847
Refreshments contribution £2.00

Saturday 4th Morning only
The Annual Bird Race

Our annual competition with the Ruislip Society.
Leader Alan Rix

Saturday 25th
Fishers Green

Meet in the visitor centre car park at the end of
Stubbins Hall Lane. OS 166 TL 377033.
Picnic lunch
Leader Jim Fell

MAY

Saturday 9th
Walthamstow Wetlands for birds

Very limited car parking. Public transport is recommended.
Victoia line to Tottenham Hale or Blackhorse Road
and either walk or catch the 123 or 230 bus to the Ferry Boat Inn. OS177 TQ351893
Leader Jim Fell

Saturday 23rd
Homefield Wood for orchids and butterflies.

Meet in the small (4/5 cars only) car park at OS175 SU 814867 SL7 2HL.
Picnic lunch.
Leader Jim Fell

JUNE

Saturday 13th or 20th
College Lake and Aston Clinton Ragpits

Meet at College Lake Visitor Centre Bulbourne Road, HP23 5QG (OS165 SP935139)
(parking charge for non BBOWT members). Lunch picnic or cafe before going to Aston
Clinton Ragpits, HP22 5NF (OS165 SP888107) where there should be a good showing of orchids
Leaders Bill and Joan Ridgeway

Saturday 27th
Dowding Park and the RAF Bunker

A morning walk round the park on the old RAF site followed by lunch and a tour of the Bunker at 1.30 pm.
Meet in the bunker car park in Wren Avenue UB10 0BE
Leader David Gilbert

JULY

Saturday 4th
Thursley Common

One of the largest remaining fragments of Surrey heath.
The site supports a range of typical heathland wildlife.
Meet at the Moat car park OS 186 SU900417
(Picnic Lunch)
Leader Alan Rix

Saturday 18th
Black and Langley Country Parks.

Meet in Black Park car park , Black Park Road, Wexham SL3 6DS OS 176 TQ005833
There is a separate charge for each park - share cars.
Picnic lunch
Leader Charles Youell

Wed 22nd
Harefield Place Nature Reserve

Glow worms and Bats
The annual evening walk around our Reserve.
Bring a bat detector if you have one and stout footwear.
Meet in the golf course car park at OS 176 TQ 062867
Leader Judy Cross

Sunday 26th from 11 am to 4 pm
Colne Valley Festival

Come and visit our stand at this free event held outside the visitor centre in Denham Country Park.
Park in Priory Meadow at OS176 TQ 043865 (£2.50 charge).
Details from Ann and Alan Rix

AUGUST

Saturday 8th
Burnham Beeches

For birds, fungi and autumn colours.
Meet in the car park in Lord Mayors Drive.
OS 176 SU 956851
Leader Charles Youell

Saturday 22nd
Wilstone and Startops Reservoirs.

The four reservoirs in close proximity with wildfowl and possible passage waders.
Meet in Wilstone Reservoir car park OS165
SU 904135. Picnic lunch.
Leader Alan Rix

SEPTEMBER

Saturday 5th
Dungeness.

A visit to this famous Kent coast site.
With autumn migration in full swing, we will start off with some sea-watching
and then move inland to the nearby RSPB reserve where there are facilities.
(Charge for non-RSPB members). Warm clothing recommended. Picnic lunch.
Meet at the car park by the Old Lighthouse at
OS 189 TR 089169.
Leader Alan Rix

Saturday 26th
Staines Moor

A morning walk round the Moor
Meet in Hithermoor Road, Stanwell Moor TW19 6AU OS176 TQ 040743
Leader Jim Fell

OCTOBER

Wednesday 7th at 8 pm
First indoor meeting of the winter programme!

Speakers and organiser(s) needed !


For membership enquiries e-mail Ann Rix.

For programme enquiries e-mail Jim Fell.

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Last modified 1st October 2018