Batty about bats

The exceptionally high quality of illustrated talks given to Southampton Natural History Society was maintained by the recorder and Chair of Hampshire Bat Group, Nik Night who faced little opposition in describing bats as superheroes of the night. In an extremely interesting and well structured talk, Nik Night covered an…

Peartree Green

Proposed Local Nature Reserve Peartree Green is a large open space on the eastern side of Southampton between Woolston and Bitterne, and bounded on the west by the Bitterne to Woolston stretch of the Southampton to Portsmouth railway. The higher ground to the east is grass land on a naturally…

Events coming up

We have two events planned for November 2017 – firstly a fungus foray at the south of Southampton Common next Sunday starting at the Hawthorns Centre at 2pm and ending around 4pm, with an opportunity to visit the café at the end. The current forecast is quite dry and hopefully…

A little disturbed

At our latest indoor talk, Coastal Ranger Chris Lickley introduced the work of Bird Aware Solent in attempting to mitigate the impact of recreational activities – walking, cycling, dog-walking, watersports etc – on the over-wintering birds of the Solent Special Protection Areas. We would encourage all members and supporters of…

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…

Late News

Hi all, We have a Field Meeting this coming Sunday 3rd April that was missed out of the events list but SNHS members are invited. The meeting is a botanical one, looking at urban, spring flora, and led by John Norton. Joint with the Hampshire Flora Group. The walk will…