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Sutton Coldfield
Natural History Society

Autumn Programme 2018

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, 13 Sep 2018 AGM (brief), followed by "Introduction to Spiders" by Peter Coxhead
Sat, 15 Sep 2018 2pm. Walk from the , Hopwas (OS grid ref. , post code B78 3AF). From the A51 turn into Hints Road; the pub car park is immediately on right. A gentle walk alongside the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal and return by quiet lanes. Lunch is available beforehand at the pub. Leader: Mich Moore.
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 "Upton Warren" by Gordon Forrest
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 Afternoon outing by public transport to Rushall Canal and Walsall Arboretum. We will catch the #6 bus to Walsall which leaves South Parade at 1:15pm ( opposite Macdonalds; also 1:40pm at Aldridge Shopping Centre). We get off at Rushall Canal, walk to Lichfield Street, Walsall, and catch the #6 bus back. Refreshments in the Arboretum. Leader: Peter Coxhead.
Thu, 8 Nov 2018 "Dispelling the Myths - An Introduction to Bats" by Kevin Reynolds
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 2pm. Walk/Fungus Foray in Sutton Park. Enter via Streetly Gate; park in the track before the Arena Field (OS grid ref. ). Leader: Peter Coxhead.
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 "Warwickshire's Vanishing Vipers and other Reptiles" by Jan Clemons
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 11am. Visit to the Sandwell Valley for winter birds. Meet in the car park for the RSPB centre, off Tanhouse Avenue (OS grid ref. , post code B43 5AG). 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: 14 Feb, 14 Mar, 11 Apr, 9 May 2019. Outdoor Meetings follow the indoor meetings, either at the weekend or during the next week.