January 2021 talk

This months speaker is Alicia Leow Dyke from the Welsh beaver project. Alicia will be talking to us about the projects investigations on the feasibility of bringing wild beavers back to Wales. This will be a Zoom meeting. Members will receive an invitation plus joining instructions by email in the days before the meeting  

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February 2021 talk

Originally scheduled for September 2020, this months presentation will be given by Mike Smart from Call of the Curlew . Mike has been a passionate birder since boyhood, concentrating over the last 35+ years on wetland wildfowl with a special interest in Curlews. His passion for ornithology resulted in him being presented with the BTO’s ...

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March 2021 talk

Bees – What’s all the fuss about? If we believe the press and the media, honey bees and bumble bees are in trouble and populations are declining significantly, and this has serious implications for us.  Is this true or is it just scaremongering by poorly informed or biased commentators?  What is the truth? Roger Umpelby ...

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April 2021 talk

Looking out for whales and dolphins ORCA is one of Europe's leading whale and dolphin conservation charities.  We are very pleased to have Anna Bunney from ORCA give this month talk. Anna is ORCA's Education Coordinator, overseeing the entire education and outreach programme at ORCA. In this talk, we will learn about the wide variety ...

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May 2021 talk

The Malvern Hills Lost Fritillaries Our speaker this month is Mel Mason from West Midlands Butterfly Conservation.  Mel runs the Malvern Butterfly Group and is also the recorder for WMBC. Expect a varied and interesting talk concerning the reintroduction of the Pearl-bordered Fritillary back on to the Malvern Hills and the careful habitat management essential ...

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June 2021 talk

Home Alone – The Wonderful World of Solitary Bees Ron Rock from the Bumblebee conservation trust will be giving the zoom presentation. Ron will be taking us for a look into the lives of some of our little known solitary bees. While everyone knows of honey and bumblebees, their solitary cousins are the bees that ...

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July 2021 talk

The natural wonders of Herefordshire July’s talk will be given by Peter Garner from the Herefordshire wildlife trust. An authority on Dragonflies, his book ‘Dragonflies of Herefordshire’ is a recommended read, but as a botanical recorded for Herefordshire his interests vary widely.His talk will introduce us to some of Herefordshire's most iconic landscapes and fascinating ...

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August 2021 Talk – Cancelled

'The Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)’. Join Phil Holden (Shropshire Hills AONB Partnership Manager) for an illustrated talk through the Shropshire Hills. You’ll find out what an AONB is, the special features of the Shropshire Hills and what the AONB team does to conserve and enhance this wonderful landscape. Please note, this ...

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September 2021 Talk

'A Tale of Two pears’. Septembers’, zoom only, talk entitled 'A Tale of Two pears', will be given by Wade Muggleton from his Shropshire home. Our thanks to Wade for stepping in at the last moment when we found out that the speaker we had arranged was unable to make it. Wade is a long ...

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October 2021 Talk

'Growing Native Orchids in Meadows and Gardens’. Our October talk will be a return to a mixed face-to-face and Zoom presentation. Suzanne Nobel will be talking to us from Lindridge parish hall. We are continuing to follow government guide lines which mean that you can attend the meeting in person where the Lindridge hall committee ...

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