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…

New Forest Bee-Fly

The Mottled Bee-Fly (Thyridanthrax fenestratus) is not something you see everyday. Or ever before as far as we were concerned. So it was a nice surprise to find this individual sunning itself on a gravel path at Pigbush in the New Forest. The Mottled Bee-Fly requires sandy or gravelly locations…

A chequered history

Cricklade is a ninth century Saxon town just north of Swindon. So what persuaded four members of the Southampton Natural History Society to pay a visit in late April 2015? The reason for the journey was to see the Snake’s Head Fritillaries (Fritilleria meleagris) which grow in substantial numbers at…