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Sutton Coldfield
Natural History Society

Autumn Programme 2017

Indoor meetings begin at 7.30 pm in the Small Hall, Holy Trinity RC Church, Lichfield Road, Sutton Coldfield, unless otherwise stated. Outdoor meetings normally end by 4.30-5 pm, but finishing times and distances of outdoor meetings are approximate.

Please check with the Secretary or the Leader before attending an outdoor meeting, since these may have to be cancelled or changed.

Please feel free to contact the Secretary if you have any queries or have difficulty in getting to a meeting.

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 AGM (brief), followed by "The bird who left from Gate 43" by Martin Fisher
Sat, 16 Sep 2017 Visit to Dosthill Park Local Nature Reserve. Meet at 2pm in the car park in Blackwood Road, Dosthill - off A51 between Tamworth and Kingsbury (OS grid ref. , post code B77 1JE). Dosthill Park LNR is adjacent to the River Tame, and includes wetland, meadow, hedgerows and trees. Leader: Mich Moore.
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 "Wild Bees" by Ron Rock
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 Fungus Foray in Sutton Park (or just a walk if there aren't many fungi!). Meet at 2pm at the Crown Lane entrance (OS , postcode B74 4SY); parking is available in Crown Lane. Leader: Peter Coxhead.
Thu, 9 Nov 2017 "Fungi for Fun" by John Roberts
Tue, 14 Nov 2017 (Continuing our experiments with mid-week meetings.) Visit to Hill Hook Local Nature Reserve. Meet at 2pm. There is limited parking in Netherstone Grove: map.
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 "A Naturalist's Scotland" by Derek Crawley
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 Visit to the Middleton Lakes RSPB reserve. Meet at 11am in the RSPB car park – go past the car park for the Middleton Hall craft centre (OS: ). Bring lunch. Leader: Lilian Holmes.


Visitors are welcome at any meeting, indoors or out. A nominal charge is made for an indoor meeting.

Dates for your Diary Indoor Meetings: 8 Feb, 8 Mar, 12 Apr, 10 May 2018. Outdoor Meetings: probably 10 Mar, 15 Apr, 12 May, 12 Jun, 14 Jul 2018.