Field Meetings


                             Field Meetings 2018

Field meetings take place every other Thursday throughout the year and on the first Sunday of every month from October to March. They normally start at 10.00 and last about 2h 30m. There are also occasional special meetings.

The terrain in the New Forest is often wet and boggy. Members are advised to wear sturdy footwear and to be prepared for inclement weather, including appropriate clothing. A packed lunch is recommended for walks continuing beyond lunchtime. Do please take care and enjoy the walks but remember that responsibility for personal safety lies with the individual not the Society.

The leader for the walk undertakes to be at the walk venue and will make any final decision on the scope of the walk based on the prevailing conditions. If the weather is uncertain, especially for a longer distance or weekend meeting, please check with the leader that the meeting will be going ahead before setting out.

If a car park is closed during the winter an alternative will be found and everyone notified; someone will be at the closed car park to re-direct. Ensure that cars are left secure and with all valuables stored out of sight

Map references are given from the Ordnance Survey New Forest Explorer OL22 map.

Non-members £3 per meeting.                            No DOGS please.











Date
Location
Meeting place grid reference

Leader/Subject




April 12
London Wetlands Centre
(Coach trip)

Details from Adrian
Adrian Butterworth
Birds
April 19
Puttles Bridge
SU271029

Angela Morrell
General Interest

May 3
Roydon Woods
SZ325993
(Boldre Church)
Angela Morrell
Bluebells

May 17
Martin Down

SU059192
(Sillen Lane CP)
Richard Coomber
General Interest
(Picnic)

June 7
Kings Hat
SU386054

Mike & Mary Mawdsley
General Interest

June 21
Avon Water
Nature Reserve
Suggested donation £5 to Hampshire Wildlife Trust

Details from Angela nearer the time
Julian Sheppard
Pond Dipping
July 5
Pondhead
Beechen Lane SU303071

Adrian Butterworth
Butterflies

July 19
Moth Trapping
More details on the Blog
Weirs House
North Weirs
Brockenhurst
SO42 7QA

Richard Coomber
Moths


August 2
Shatterford
SU348063

Geoff & Sue
Nuckley
General Interest

August 16
Ridgeway Lane
SZ321942

Brian Matthews
General Interest

September 6
Rans Wood
SU366025
DIY
If anyone would like to lead this walk please contact Angela


September 20
Nomansland
SU253172
Laybys opposite
Lamb Inn

Marge Wood &
Sandra Peel
General Interest