The winter season for the Trust’s eight local groups is in full swing, offering a wide range of wildlife based subjects at their monthly indoor meetings. So, if you are tired of sitting at home watching repeats on the television, why not give one of their meetings a try?
Oadby & Wigston Group’s meeting on Friday 28 January will be their first at new venue, the Church Lounge at Trinity Methodist Church on Harborough Road (A6), Oadby. Their Annual General Meeting will be followed by A French Odyssey with Peter Williams, when you can discover the biodiversity of the French countryside, ranging from wild boar to beautiful orchids.
And we can look forward to a fab Feb! Leicester Group celebrates its third anniversary with dinner at a city restaurant on Tuesday 1 February. Charnwood Group (Wednesday 9 February) will be transported to the islands in the English Channel for Stuart Dixon’s talk on Islands of Flowers. Still on a floral theme, Melton Group (Monday 14 February) will take a tour of the Flowers of the Arizona Desert with Gianpierro Ferrari. Great Bowden Group (Wednesday 16 February) will hear about the Wildlife of Fineshade Wood from Dr Chris Andrews. The stunning birdlife he saw during A Winter in Japan is the subject of Malcolm Walpole’s presentation to the North West Group (Friday 18 February). Rutland Group’s meeting (Monday 21 February) will discover the flora and fauna of the Trust’s Brown’s Hill Quarry nature reserve with volunteer reserve manager Ralph Johnson. Oadby & Wigston Group (Friday 25 February) will learn all about Local Wildlife Sites and the Trust’s work to safeguard this vital network of wildlife areas from Senior Conservation Officer Neill Talbot. On the same evening Humberstone Group will enjoy a return visit by Val Williams who will tell them about her trip of Iceland.
Check the centre pages of your membership magazine, Wildlife News, or click here for further details.