Hillingdon Natural History Society

Hillingdon Natural History Society

Programme to March 2018


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.

OCTOBER 2017

Wednesday 4th at 8:00 pm.
Grasshoppers and crickets

A talk by Bjorn Beckman
Meet at Scout HQ in Gatting Way. TQ 062847
Refreshments contribution £0.50

Wednesday 11th
Little Marlow

An evening walk around the lake, for birds.
Meet in the car park at OS 175 SU 875876.
Leader David Gilbert : note change of leader.

Wednesday 25th 6.30 for 7pm
The Society Dinner At The Malt Shovel

Names for dinner by Monday 9th please.
Alan Rix

NOVEMBER

Wednesday 1st at 8:00 pm
Urban trees and their interaction with the urban population

A talk by Sophie Coughlan of the LBH
Meet at Scout HQ in Gatting Way. TQ 062847
Refreshments contribution £0.50

Saturday 4th
Winter Tree Identification - a walk along Swakeleys Lake and environs.

Meet at the entrance to the park in Swakeleys Drive
OS 175 TQ 070857
Leader Alan Rix

Saturday 25th
Oare Marshes for Birds

Meet in the car park at in Church Road ME13 0QA
OS 178 TR 013647
Picnic lunch. Facilities in Sainsbury’s at TR 004623
Leader Jim Fell

DECEMBER

Wednesday 6th at 8:00 pm
The Annual Christmas Social.

Meet at Scout HQ in Gatting Way. TQ 062847
Refreshments contribution £2.00

Saturday 9th Staines Moor
A morning walk round the Moor
Meet in Hithermoor Road, Stanwell Moor TW19 6AU TQ 040743
Leader Jim Fell

JANUARY 2018

Wednesday 10th at 8:00 pm
Bat Detectors - a beginners’ guide.

A talk by Alan Rix
Meet at Scout HQ in Gatting Way. TQ 062847
Refreshments contribution £0.50

Saturday 6th
Pulborough Brooks and Warnham.

A two-part day of late winter birdwatching.
We will start off at Pulborough (RSPB) and proceed after lunch to the nearby
Surrey Wildlife Trust) reserve at Warnham. Picnic or cafe lunch.
Entrance fee for non RSPB at Pulborough and for all at Warnham.
Meet in the car park at Pulborough Brooks at OS 197 TQ 059165.
Leader Alan Rix

Saturday 20th
Regents Park

Meet at the main entrance to Baker Street Underground Station TQ 279820
Leader Jim Fell

FEBRUARY

Wednesday 7th at 8:00 pm
A bug’s life

A talk by Andy Sands
Meet at Scout HQ in Gatting Way. TQ 062847
Refreshments contribution £0.50

Saturday 10th
Frays Valley and Harefield Place Nature Reserves

A morning walk round our local patch.
Come and see what we do and why.
Meet at Uxbridge Golf Course car park, The Drive, Ickenham. TQ 062867
Leader Alan Rix

Saturday 24th
WWT Welney for winter swans

Meet in the car park at OS 143 TL 547944
PE14 9TN. Entry charge for non WWT members.
Cafe/Picnic lunch.
Leader Alan Rix

MARCH

Wednesday 7th at 8:00 pm
Durrell’s Island - The Natural History of Corfu

A talk by Peter Sutton
Meet at Scout HQ in Gatting Way. TQ 062847
Refreshments contribution £0.50

Saturday 10th
Hounslow Heath

Meet in the car park at TQ 121750
Leader Jim Fell

Saturday 24th
Lemsford Springs and The Long Arm Short Arm Pub

Meet in Lemsford Village Road AL8 7TN,
TL 223123 for a look at this small but wader rich (we hope) BBOWT reserve. Then off to the pub at TL221125 for lunch.
Park in the pub car park for 1230.
Names for lunch needed by 17th March.
£1 donation each for the key to the gate!
Leaders Ann and Alan Rix

APRIL

Wednesday 4th 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. TQ 062847
Refreshments contribution £2.00 April 7th All Day
The Annual Bird Race

Leaders Jim Fell/Alan Rix

APRIL 2017

Wednesday 5th at 8:00 pm
The Annual General Meeting and social.

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
at OS 176 TQ 062847.
Refreshments contribution £2:00.


For membership enquiries e-mail Ann Rix.

For programme enquiries e-mail Jim Fell.

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Web page created by Alan Rix
Last modified 11th September 2017