Natural History Friends Reunited

We are delighted to publish a guest post from┬áJohn Cantelo who met up with old friends from our very own Southampton Natural History Society just a few days ago at this year’s Bird Fair at Rutland. Their memories should inspire us all – young and less young alike. This August a group of former junior

Home from home

Is it worth making (or buying) all those insect habitats. You know the things I mean. Bundles of bamboo. Flowerpots stuffed with straw. Logs drilled with different sized holes. The latest in bijou high rise insect houses with a variety of insect accommodation. Obviously you see the odd spider running in and out, but do

Jumpin’ Jack Flash

You all get those days. Nice and sunny. Balmy almost. Not too breezy. Perfect day for getting to grips with a few more hoverflies in the garden. Except for a minor problem. The hoverflies have decided to take the family to the beach. Or at least something amongst these perfect conditions is not quite right

Where Eagles Dare….

Of course not all interesting wildlife turns up in Southampton itself. Or is predicted. On Sunday Jan and I took a break from studying hoverflies, studying the various world cup charts and decorating to pop out to the Woodfair at Royden Woods. Local crafts, wildlife events, and – most importantly – local food and drink

General information about guided walks

All our guided walks and field trips are suitable for the whole family – although wheeled buggies and wheelchairs may not be able to navigate all the routes. We would be grateful if dogs are not brought on our guided walks, with the exception of guide dogs. For more details of any event please contact

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