Event List

Sunday, 17 May 2015 - 10:00am - 4:00pm Display a map
NNNS Workshop: Spiders

At Holt Hall, Kelling Road, Holt, Norfolk, NR25 7DU Tutor: Pip Collyer

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Sunday, 31 May 2015 - 10:30am Display a map
Visit NWT Ringstead Downs

Full day visit to NWT Ringstead Downs with Keith Fox. 

A repeat of last August's rewarding excursion to this dry valley cut by glacial meltwaters and  holding unusual plants of unimproved chalk grassland, about 20 butterfly species and some nationally-declining birds, but giving an opportunity to see also some earlier species in hopefully drier  weather conditions this year.

Just south of Ringstead Village off Sedgeford Road: limited parking in NWT car park along short track to west at TF707399 (nearest postcode PG36 5JZ) or park on roadside verge if full.

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Sunday, 7 June 2015 - 9:30am Display a map
Visit BTO Nunnery Lakes Reserve

Field visit to BTO Nunnery Lakes Reserve, Thetford (Map Ref. TL 873822).

With Mike Toms of the British Trust for Ornithology.

The early 9.30am start is essential, as there are nesting birds to see, and covering all the habitats will take 4 hours or more, with the visit possibly lasting up to 3pm.

Park and meet at the BTO, off Nunnery Place, IP24 2PU.

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Saturday, 13 June 2015 - 10:00am - 4:00pm Display a map
NNNS Workshop: Flowers

At "Natural Surroundings" with Tutor: Simon Harrap *
     OS Grid Ref:TG045406    Postcode:  NR25 7JN     
 

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Sunday, 28 June 2015 - 10:30am - 4:00pm Display a map
Visit Claxton Manor Estate

A guided walk with Peter Lancaster of the estate, and Dan Hoare, giving a rare opportunity to see this private site with its diverse natural history interest.

Meet at the main farm yard entrance, off The Street, Claxton, near the large agricultural barns, Map Ref. TG 33685 03690 (post code: NR4 7AS).

Numbers limited, so please phone Dan on 07787524359 to ensure places are still available.

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Sunday, 12 July 2015 - 10:30am Display a map
Visit Redgrave & Lopham Fen NNR

Joint field meeting of the Society with Lowestoft Field Club & Norfolk Flora Group.

Concentrating on the western part of the Reserve, where dry and damp heath plus aquatic habitats occur.

With Arthur Copping (01379 64210901379 642109).

We shall also be joined by Helen Smith of the Little Ouse Headwaters Project, showing us additional wildlife of the site, including possibly the Fen Raft Spider.

Meet in the Reserve Visitors' Centre car park, Low Common Road, IP22 2HX (Map Ref. TM 055803).

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Sunday, 2 August 2015 - 10:30am Display a map
Plants at Hickling NWT Reserve

"Wild flowers revealed": an introduction to plant identification 27.

Beginners and non-experts are especially welcome to join Bob Leaney (01603 78246201603 782462) with the Norfolk Flora Group and NNNS botanists to see and learn about the aquatic and other plants of this rich site.

Meet in the NWT Visitor Centre car park off Stubb Road at Map Ref. TG 428222 (postcode NR12 0BW).

There are toilets at the Centre, and refreshments may be available.
 

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Sunday, 9 August 2015 - 10:00am - 4:00pm Display a map
NNNS Workshop: Flowers

At "Natural Surroundings" with Tutor: Simon Harrap *

Grid Ref:TG045406 Postcode:NR25 7JN

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Saturday, 29 August 2015 - 10:30am - 3:30pm Display a map
NNNS Workshop: Grasshoppers

At Sheringham Park (NR26 8TL) with Tutor: Nick Owens *

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Saturday, 5 September 2015 - 10:30am - 3:30pm Display a map
NNNS Workshop: Shield bugs & allies

At Sheringham Park (NR26 8TL ) with Tutors: Tristan Bantock & Rob Coleman *

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Saturday, 26 September 2015 - 10:00am - 4:00pm Display a map
NNNS Workshop: Earthworms

At Holt Hall (NR25 7DU) with Tutor: Tony Irwin *

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Tuesday, 13 October 2015 - 7:30pm Display a map
"Why the fly?" Illustrated talk by Tony Irwin

St Andrew's Hall Eaton, NR4 6NW

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Sunday, 18 October 2015 - 10:30am Display a map
Dune walk from Burnham Overy Staithe to Gun Hill

A 2-kilometre walk to the dunes along sea walls with Tony Leech, giving good opportunities to view and identify some basic saltmarsh birds and plants.

The dune flora will not be at its best at this time of year, but we hope to find some unusual fungi that occur there, including possibly earth-stars.

Park at the Staithe, East Harbour Way, PE31 8JF (Map Ref. TF 844443)

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Sunday, 1 November 2015 - 10:30am Display a map
Mossing for beginners at Shouldham Warren

Mossing for beginners at Shouldham Warren (Forestry Commission), south of King's Lynn.

With Robin Stevenson (01553 76678801553 766788) & the Norfolk & Suffolk Bryological Group.

About 50 species have been recorded from a range of habitats including heath, dykes & deciduous trees: many large, common and easy to recognize, making them an ideal starting point for beginners.

Ample parking at Map Ref. TF 679104 (nearest postcode: PE33 0BY).

Excursions are normally cancelled only in event of snow or heavy frost, but please ring Robin if heavy rain is forecast.

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Saturday, 7 November 2015 - 10:00am - 4:00pm Display a map
NNNS Workshop: Fungi at Wheatfen

Tutor: Tony Leech *
* Cost £15 payable at the workshop. To book, email your application to courses@nnns.org.uk  or phone Tony Leech on 01263 71228201263 712282.
All workshops are intended for or suitable for beginners. For more details see separate workshops sheet or website: www.nnns.org.uk.

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