Programme of Events

Picture of a fly orchid
This programme forms part of the Bedfordshire and Luton Biodiversity Action Plan to increase involvement in the study and conservation of our wealth of wildlife. For more information about biodiversity in Bedfordshire, follow this link... Bedfordshire and Luton Biodiversity Action Plan

FIELD MEETINGS: Bring stout footwear and suitable clothing to all field meetings

In bad weather, the leaders may cancel the event if conditions are unsuitable. Please check early on the day.

(B) = Indicates meetings organised in conjunction with our ornithological section, the Bedfordshire Bird Club.
(F) = Particularly suitable for families and young people
(L) = Bring food to meetings marked thus. Lunch will be eaten at car park area. If joining the meeting for the afternoon arrive by 1.45pm.

REGRETTABLY NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED and children under 16 years must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Unfortunately, some field trips will not be suitable for wheelchair users and pushchairs. Please contact the leader in advance if you have any concerns about accessibility.

MAPS: O.S. Landranger 152, 153, 165 & 166 cover Bedfordshire.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: The BNHS thanks all who have kindly given permission to hold field outings and to visit their properties.

Visitors are always welcome. A small charge is requested for refreshments at the talks and possibly on other occasions too. Donations are always welcome

August 2017
Wednesday 23rd August
10:30am (F) (L) Walk around Harrold-Odell Country Park. You can picnic in the outdoor classroom but the caf? gets extremely busy. Book a table or a takeaway before you arrive. Direct line 01234 721525. Meet at the visitor centre car park entrance, SP956566, MK43 7DS. Leaders: Janet Munro and Sheila Brooke MAP
September 2017
Saturday 2nd September
10:30am (F) Walk in Ashridge Commons and Woods SSSI looking at the landscape changes, commons and chalk grasslands. Meet outside the Brownlow cafe, SP970130, HP4 1LX.Leader: Sheila Brooke MAP
Saturday 9th September
9:30am-12 noon (F) Visit Duck End NR for Small Mammal Trapping (mice, voles and shrews). Limited parking at the site in Moor Lane, Maulden, TL051374, MK45 2DJ. Leader: Mick McCarrick MAP
Tuesday 19th September
8pm Talk Are Latin Names a Joke? by Alan Outen, a long standing and enthusiastic BNHS member and a mine of information about all aspects of natural history. He will be giving us a look at some of the humour that has been incorporated into scientific nomenclature from Linnaeus to the present day. Hopefully fun rather than intimidating. MAP