May 2018 – Dispelling the Myth: An introduction to Bats

Kevin Reynolds explained conservation Bat work was his hobby as he works as well.  Kevin is a member of the Staffordshire Bat group. There are also Leicestershire and Rutland bat groups. Kevin gave a most interesting power point presentation covering the Continue reading May 2018 – Dispelling the Myth: An introduction to Bats

February 2018 – Aliens Amongst us

February’s meeting was very well attended, with 21 members joined by speaker, Dave Hollis with his talk entitled ‘Aliens Amongst Us’ which focused on British Invertebrates and Fungi. Dave’s pictures were fantastic as always and combined with his sharp wit, made Continue reading February 2018 – Aliens Amongst us

Trip to Brooksby College

A big thanks to Lesley and her students for inviting us for lunch on May 5th to see the abstracts of the degree students at Brooksby College. It was great to meet the recipients of the Mary Brancker Bursary that the tza Continue reading Trip to Brooksby College

April 2017 – David Tideswell

Tim Ellis Blue Tit

April saw the return of David Tideswell, with more tales and beautiful photos of garden birds found in the UK. Complemented with bird call imitations the talk was well received by all, including a visiting Russell Terrier. David also gave Continue reading April 2017 – David Tideswell

September 2016 – National Memorial Arboretum

A slightly delayed report – but back in September we visited the National Memorial Arboretum We had arranged to meet there in time to visit the Memorial Chapel for the 11:00 am Remembrance Service and to hear a brief introduction Continue reading September 2016 – National Memorial Arboretum

February 2017 – Dave Hollis

Our February meeting was ‘A Tale of Dragons & Damsels’ with Dave Hollis.  Dave treated us to some lovely pictures of dragonflies and damselflies taken from around the UK – and all accompanied with stories that utilised Dave’s wicked sense of humour. Continue reading February 2017 – Dave Hollis

June 2016 – Monkey Forest

Barbary Macaque at Monkey Forest, Trentham. Photo by Tim Ellis

Some of our more adventurous members made their way to the ‘Monkey Forest’ at Trentham. Here there are about 140 Barbary Macaques roaming freely among trees and open spaces. Along the visitor pathways there are many information boards with snippets Continue reading June 2016 – Monkey Forest

April 2016 – Limericks

You may already have seen some of the great Cartoons from our April Meeting (click here) – but this was not the only competition on the day.  We also had a god at writing some Limericks with the theme of Continue reading April 2016 – Limericks

February 2015 – World Owl Trust

Barn Owl by Mark Ellis

Alan Peace of the World Owl Trust visited us and he brought with him two friends, Indie and Barney.  The friends were owls; Indie a Long Eared Owl and Barney a Barn Owl. Alan told us of his life with owls, Continue reading February 2015 – World Owl Trust