Butterfly Conservation 8th International Symposium

Attended by a few members of the Southampton Natural History Society, this Symposium recently took place over three days at Southampton University. Whilst many of the presentations dealt with climate change, conservation and landscape scale management, citizen science featured very heavily and demonstrated the value of the work organisations like…

One Man’s Marshes – the birds and birders of Keyhaven and Lymington

Many of you will know Ed Wiseman the former warden of Kehaven and Lymington Marshes. Now retired, he has written a history of the marshes which will be of interest to anyone who loves our coastal habitat. Ed Wiseman gives a fascinating account of the local folk, marshmen and fishermen…

Shrimping at Imber

The Ministry of Defence training ground at Imber village is occasionally open for members of the pubic to visit the village and, in particular, the church. More occasionally groups are allowed restricted access to explore the wildlife of the plain in the company an MoD ecologist. Last weekend both events…