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The group meets  on the 4th Wednesday of the month at the location of the field visit, details of which are e-mailed to members of the group a few weeks before the visit. Members are requested to advise the coordinator if they are coming on the trip. Visits may be post-poned if bad weather is expected.

Previous meetings have included bird-watching field visits, looking at chalk downland, birdsong in the New Forest; and spotting butterflies at a Butterfly Conservation reserve.

The programme for 2017 is as follows:

February Titchfield Haven
March Blaishford Lakes
April Magdalene Down
May Winchester Hill
June Martin Down
July Bentley Wood
August Selborne - Noar Hill
September Keyhaven
October Hilliers Arboretum
November To be decided
December No meeting


For further information:

Email: Peter Dodsworth (click here)

Telephone: 01264 860794




#1 admin 2011-03-05 13:43
Our trip to Blashford Lakes on the 23rd.February was cancelled due to bad weather on the day.
We will now be going there on the 30th.March,details for which I emailed members of the NH group.
If you wish to join us please email me,or phone and I will send you joining instructions.
On our April trip (27th April) I shall be leading a bird song identification visit to a site in the New Forest,with the possibility of a pre-trip indoor talk - subject to group demand. (let me know if you are interested).
For our May visit on the 25th.we will visit a chalk downland area to look principally at the flora but also to observe any insects which are associated with this habitat.