Event List

Saturday, 6 May 2017 - 10:00am Display a map
Wild About the Wensum
Other
Sunday, 14 May 2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm Display a map
Flowering Plants

Tutor: Simon Harrap

'Natural Surroundings’, Bayfield, near Holt, NR25 7JN

For beginners & improvers. A detailed look at the anatomy of the main plant families, how to use a hand lens, and the pros & cons of the various field guides on the market.

Weather permitting, we will spend time out of doors to put what we have learnt into practice.
Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists' Society
Sunday, 21 May 2017 - 10:30am Display a map
`Wild Flowers Revealed'
An introduction to plant identification 30: Tas Valley - Forncett to Hapton. Join Bob Leaney (01603 782462) with the Norfolk Flora Group and NNNS botanists for a spring walk along the footpaths and lanes of the Tas Valley and back. An opportunity to view spring wildflowers at their best, and we can expect to see species-rich verges, meadows and woodlands supporting Bluebell, Early-purple Orchid, Wild Strawberry, Meadow Saxifrage, Wood Melick, Pignut and Burnet Saxifrage. There will be the option to continue to Flordon Common SSSI after lunch. Park in Forncett St. Peter Church car park, TM 16409288 (postcode NR16 1HX).
Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists' Society
Sunday, 11 June 2017 - 10:30am Display a map
Joint meeting of the Society with Lowestoft Field Club and Norfolk Flora Group
Billingford Common, with Arthur Copping (01379 642109). The Common provides a variety of habitats including oak woodland, open grassy areas and reed swamp. IP21 4HH, TM165786
Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists' Society
Sunday, 11 June 2017 - 2:30pm Display a map
Joint meeting of the Society with Lowestoft Field Club and Norfolk Flora Group
For Mellis Common (2.30pm), park in the Village Hall car park at TM 099497 (postcode IP23 8EB), by kind permission of Mrs. P Bullock. The area to the east of the level crossing will be explored, as this was not visited during our 2014 meeting at this site. It may be possible to book lunch at either Billingford Horseshoes (tel. 01379 740414) or Mellis Railway Tavern (tel. 01379 83416) - check with each pub a few days before the meeting.
Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists' Society
Friday, 16 June 2017 - 10:00am - 5:00pm Display a map
Microscope demonstration - FREE
The OneStop Nature Shop (Burnham Deepdale) is offering an opportunity to compare and try a wide range of microscopes and other equipment at Brancaster Staithe Village Hall PE31 8BZ on June 16th. Come any time between 10 am and 5 pm. For further details see www.onestopnatureshop.co.uk.
Other
Sunday, 18 June 2017 - 10:30am Display a map
Farmland walk at Manor Farm, Briston
This walk with Carl Sayer, including a tour of the farmland ponds, follows his talk to the Society in March and gives an opportunity to see and hear about this conservation award-winning farm and the pond restoration work carried out there. Bring a packed lunch and meet in Manor Farm yard, north side of the B1354 Fakenham Road, Briston NR24 2HJ (grid ref: TG 055331).
Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists' Society
Sunday, 25 June 2017 - 10:30am Display a map
Full-day meeting at Buckenham Carrs and Hassingham
With Dr. Tony Irwin, Pip Collyer and NNNS Research Committee specialists.

All NNNS members are welcome.

Drive east along Brundall High Street & take first right after railway bridge, marked Stone Road and signed ‘Recycling Centre’. At second crossroads turn right downhill, again marked Stone Road.
Follow road round to left, passing brick & asbestos barn on right. After 200 yards turn right at post box (Carrs Lane). 250 yards before Broad Cottage there are park railings & laurel hedge on right. At end of railings turn right through gateway.
Broad Cottage is by the water with car parking behind at approx. TG 368057 (postcode NR13 4HH).
NNNS Research Committee
Sunday, 9 July 2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm Display a map
Bees at Holt Hall
Tutor: Nick Owens In addition to the familiar social bees (bumblebees and honey bee), numerous solitary bees have adopted a different lifestyle. The workshop will cover the identification of all bees, at least to genus level, using keys and microscopes. Participants will have the chance to learn techniques of collecting and preserving their own specimens. We will also cover the conservation of bees and how to encourage them in your garden. "Bees of Norfolk" by Nick Owens will be published in early May. Holt Hall has postcode NR25 7DU
Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists' Society
Sunday, 16 July 2017 - 10:30am Display a map
Full-day meeting at NWT Thompson Common
Join Dr. Pam Taylor at the start of National Dragonfly Week for a walk in search of dragonflies and other wildlife at this Breckland reserve. The site has both Scarce and Common Emerald Damselflies as well as recent records of Norfolk Hawker. Meet in the Stow Bedon (`Pingo Trail') car park off the A1075 at TL 940965 (nearest postcode: NR10 5PL).
Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists' Society
Sunday, 30 July 2017 - 10:30am Display a map
`Wild Flowers Revealed'. An Introduction to plant identification 31: Marsham and Cawston Heaths
Join Dr. Bob Leaney (01603 782462) with the Norfolk Flora Group and NNNS botanists for a midsummer visit to this heathland and woodland complex, formerly a favourite hunting-ground of some of the Victorian botanists. Although some botanical interest was lost when the land was enclosed and afforested, much of value remains. We will look at some of the heathland re-creation work which has been done, and can expect to see Western Gorse, Heath Lousewort, Pill sedge, Bristle-club rush, Heath-grass, Water-purslane and possibly the uncommon Petty Whin. Park in Forestry car park TG 17332318 (nearest postcode NR10 5PL).
Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists' Society
Saturday, 5 August 2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm Display a map
Caddis flies at Holt Hall
Tutor: Tony Irwin In this workshop, preserved specimens will be used to introduce the principles and pitfalls of identifying adult caddis flies. It is suitable for those who regularly catch caddis, either through general collecting or by light-trapping. Microscopes will be available but bring your own if preferred. Holt Hall is at Post Code NR25 7DU
Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists' Society
Saturday, 12 August 2017 - 2:30pm - 5:30pm Display a map
SEASHORE WILDLIFE - NT Workshop
The chalk reefs at Sheringham are one of the UK’s marine biodiversity hot-spots. We will start with a classroom session focusing on the crustaceans, molluscs and fish that can be found around the Norfolk coast. We will then head down to the shore at low tide for some ‘rock pooling’. Cost: £17.50 For National Trust workshops at Sheringham Park, booking is essential on 01263 820550
NNNS Research Committee
Sunday, 3 September 2017 - 10:00am - 1:00pm Display a map
Microscope event - something different - and free!
Holt Hall from10 am to 1 pm but drop in when you wish. Followed by an informal user session. Richard Campey of OneStop Nature Shop at Burnham Deepdale will demonstrate a wide range of microscopes and related equipment suitable for amateur naturalists. Followed by an optional informal self-help workshop on techniques with the compound (high power) microscope, mainly for fungus folk but for anyone interested. There is no need to book but an email (courses@nnns.org.uk) to say you are interested would be appreciated. Holt Hall has postcode NR25 7DU
NNNS Research Committee
Tuesday, 10 October 2017 - 7:30pm Display a map
`Unique Reef' Illustrated tour of the North Norfolk chalk reef
Talk Rob Spray and Dawn Watson of `Seasearch East'. At St. Andrew's Hall, Eaton, Norwich NR4 6N
NNNS Research Committee
Thursday, 12 October 2017 - 10:30am - 3:30pm Display a map
FUNGI - NT Workshop
Learn the basics of mushroom identification with local expert Tony Leech. Mushrooms and toadstools are fascinating and diverse. In this workshop we will investigate the world of fungi and learn how to identify them through field and classroom sessions. Cost £24 For National Trust workshops at Sheringham Park, booking is essential on 01263 820550
NNNS Research Committee
Saturday, 14 October 2017 - 10:30am - 3:30pm Display a map
FUNGI - NT Workshop
Learn the basics of mushroom identification with local expert Tony Leech. Mushrooms and toadstools are fascinating and diverse. In this workshop we will investigate the world of fungi and learn how to identify them through field and classroom sessions. Cost £24 For National Trust workshops at Sheringham Park, booking is essential on 01263 820550
NNNS Research Committee
Saturday, 21 October 2017 - 10:30am Display a map
Fungus Foray to Felbrigg Great Wood
With Tony Leech and Norfolk Fungus Study Group. Turn into Felbrigg Hall main drive from B1436 0.5 km from A148 and meet in the NT car park near the Hall: TG 196395 (nearest postcode NR11 8PR).
Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists' Society
Tuesday, 24 October 2017 - 7:30pm Display a map
Photographic Group Member’s Evening: ‘Show your own’
All members of the Society welcome. St. Andrew's Hall, Eaton (see here for directions and plan).
Photographic Group
Sunday, 29 October 2017 - 10:30am Display a map
Mossing for beginners on Swaffham Heath (Forestry Commission)
With Robin Stevenson (01553 766788) and the Norfolk and Suffolk Bryological Group. Meet in car park on north side of the Swaffham - Beachamwell road at TF 791069 (nearest postcode: PE37 8AS) to look at a variety of habitats within the Forest. The only equipment needed is a handlens (x10 or x20) and some paper packets (old envelopes are fine) for collecting specimens. The meeting will be cancelled only if there is snow or hard frost.
Norfolk and Suffolk Bryological Group
Saturday, 11 November 2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm Display a map
NNNS Workshop: Heath & dune lichens

Tutor: Peter Lambley

at Holt Hall, Kelling Road, Holt, NR25 7DU

Intended for the beginner, this workshop will cover collecting and the basics of identifying these attractive but little-studied, organisms. There should be an opportunity for some collecting in the field but the emphasis will on examination under stereo microscopes.

Booking essential - cost £15

Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists' Society
Saturday, 11 November 2017 - 10:30am - 3:30pm Display a map
FERNS AND THEIR ALLIES - NT Workshop
Learn how to tell Lady-ferns from Male-ferns and Hard-ferns from Soft Shield-ferns with local expert Bob Ellis and National Trust Ranger Mary Ghullam. This workshop will introduce you to the unusual life-cycle of the fern and help you to identify different species, both through examining specimens in the classroom and through exploring the ferns growing in Sheringham Park.
Cost £20
For National Trust workshops at Sheringham Park, booking is essential on 01263 820550
NNNS Research Committee
Tuesday, 14 November 2017 - 7:30pm Display a map
'The History of the How Hill Trust'
Illustrated talk by Simon Partridge, Director of the Trust. St. Andrew's Hall, Eaton, NR4 6NW
Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists' Society
Tuesday, 28 November 2017 - 7:30pm Display a map
'Hidden Nature Revealed'
Illustrated talk by Francis Farrow St. Andrew's Hall, Eaton, NR4 6NW
Photographic Group
Tuesday, 12 December 2017 - 7:30pm Display a map
'Dragonflies and other wildlife distractions of Madagascar'
Illustrated talk by Dr Pam Taylor. With festive refreshments. St. Andrew's Hall, Eaton, NR4 6NW
Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists' Society
Tuesday, 9 January 2018 - 7:30pm Display a map
'Wildlife of the Holkham National Nature Reserve'
Illustrated talk by Andrew Bloomfield, Reserve Warden St. Andrew's Hall, Eaton, NR4 6NW
Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists' Society
Tuesday, 23 January 2018 - 7:30pm Display a map
'Wldlife through the Lens'
Illustrated talk by Peter Mallett St. Andrew's Hall, Eaton, NR4 6NW
Photographic Group
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 - 7:30pm Display a map
'Hanging by a thread - Norfolk's threatened spiders'
Presidential Address by Dr. Helen Smith St. Andrew's Hall, Eaton, NR4 6NW
Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists' Society
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 - 7:30pm Display a map
'Wildlife of Cuba'
Illustrated talk by Hans Watson St. Andrew's Hall, Eaton, NR4 6NW
Photographic Group
Sunday, 4 March 2018 - 10:30am Display a map
Lichens of Ashwellthorpe Lower Wood & Church
With Peter Lambley & the Norfolk Lichen Group. Meet in the NWT car park at Rosemary's Meadow through wooden 5-barred gate with Reserve notice just off The Street, Ashwellthorpe TM 138976 (postcode NR16 1HD) Room for up to 12 cars or if full park by the kerb a little further east on The Street at about TM 142976 (postcode NR16 1AA). Beginners are very welcome.
Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists' Society