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Indoor Meetings Programme: April – September 2018

 

Evening Meetings at the BRLSI. Doors open at 7 pm for 7.30 pm start

 

Tuesday 18th September 2018 – Dr Frank AshwoodEarthworms

Earthworms are recognised ecosystem engineers, proving invaluable services to humanity and transforming and improving the soil habitat for other organisms. Most naturalists are aware of their fundamental ecological importance, but few have detailed knowledge of any of our 30 or so native British species. Frank's PhD was entitled 'Woodland Restoration on Landfill Sites: Earthworm Activity and Ecosystem Service Provision'. He is a soil ecologist working within Forest Research’s soil sustainability research group. Here Frank will describe earthworms’ behind-the-scenes work, which underlies the productivity and diversity of the natural systems we see every day.

 

Indoor Meetings Programme: April – September 2016

 

 

 

Evening Meetings at the BRLSI. Doors open at 7 pm for 7.30 pm start

 

 

Tuesday 5 th April 2016 – Dr David Goode – Wildlife of the Camargue

 

David Goode, a member of the Society, will be known to many as an urban specialist, but here he returns to an earlier life as a wetland ecologist to tell us about the wonders of the Camargue based on a visit he made last year. Not just the famous black bulls and white horses but a wealth of birds, plants and insects that make this one of the most exciting nature reserves in Europe. His talk will be illustrated with photos of everything from little bitterns and lesser kestrels to great white egrets and a multitude of greater flamingos.

 

Tuesday 6 th September 2016 – Marion Rayner – The Natural History of Smallcombe Cemetery

Marion will present the results of biodiversity surveys made by members of Bath Nats at Smallcombe Cemetery, in support of the Heritage Lottery Funded Restoration project there.

 

 

Daytime Summer Workshop in The Percy Hall, United Reform Church, Grove Street from 2pm to 4pm

 

Tuesday 21 st June: Grasses: Rob Randall

 

Rob will guide us through the different genera of grasses and the parts used in their identification. Please bring fresh specimens and a hand lens at least 8x or 10x. Hubbard's 'Grasses' is the recommended field guide. This Penguin paperback is still in print and is often available in charity shops. The Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland have recently published a more exhaustive field guide.

 

Weather permitting, following the workshop there will be an optional visit to Bathwick Meadows to see grasses in the field!

 

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