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Sutton Coldfield
Natural History Society

Spring Programme 2024

Indoor meetings begin at 7.30 pm in the 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 also feel free to contact the Secretary if you have any queries or have difficulty in getting to a meeting.

Clicking on an OS map link below will take you to a map.

Thu, 8 Feb 2024 "Bees, Wasps and Purple Horizons" by Aaron Bhambra
(No outdoor meeting in February.)
Thu, 14 Mar 2024 "Owls" by Beverley Rhodes – she intends to bring along two Barn Owls
Tue, 19 Mar 2024 Walk in Sutton Park. Meet at 2pm by the Wyndley entrance wooden gate into the park (OS map ref: ). Parking available in the Wyndley Leisure Centre car park. Leaders: Ron and Penny Harper.
Thu, 11 Apr 2024 "Wetscapes" by Su Hartland Smith
Sat, 13 Apr 2024 Walk at Kingsbury Water Park. Meet at 2pm outside the information centre (). Car parking in April 4.95, card only. Leader: Lilian Holmes.
Thu, 9 May 2024 MEETING CANCELLED (The talk on "Hedgehogs" by Carol Tyler is being moved to next year.)
Tue, 14 May 2024 Evening walk at Hill Hook Local Nature Reserve. Meet at the entrance off Netherstone Grove at 7pm. There is on-road parking available.(, postcode B74 4DT). Leader: Peter Coxhead.
Sat, 6 Jul 2024 (Changed date.) Visit to , a site with pools and woodland adjacent to the Coventry Canal. Meet at 2 pm outside the Visitor Centre (, three words: order.equipping.weekday) – there is a 3 charge for car parking. Access is via Pooley Lane, Polesworth – left off the B5000 out of Tamworth (Tamworth Lane) after it crosses the M42. Leader: Peter Coxhead.


Meetings will resume in September 2024. Dates for your diary:

  • Indoor meetings: 12 Sep, 10 Oct, 14 Nov, 12 Dec 2024
  • Outdoor meetings will be held on the Saturday or Tuesday following the indoor meeting

Visitors are welcome at any meeting, indoor or outdoor. A small charge is made for non-members at indoor meetings. No charge is made for outdoor meetings.