Programme for February 2014

 

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Click HERE for a March to June 2014 printable pdf programme (updated 28/02/14)

A programme of events is published four times a year and includes lectures, museum open days, field meetings, study groups, coach visits and social activities.  Our events are open to everyone!

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FEBRUARY

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Sat 1st Feb

10:30 - c1:00pm

Bournemouth
Naturally

Mammal Tracks and Signs Workshop

Leader:
Heather Dixon
(BN Project Officer)

Starting with a talk at BNSS, followed by a trip to a local green space (TBC). This workshop will be an opportunity to learn how to use footprints, fur, and other signs to identify which mammals have been visiting your garden or local green space. We will begin with a talk fromJonathan McGowan at BNSS and then head out to a local green space (the location for the field trip to be confirmed - you will need your own transport or car share to join us on the trip). Everyone welcome - just turn up! Contact Heather Dixon (BN Project Officer) for more details: tel: 01202 553525, email: heatherdixon@bnss.org.uk

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Sat 1st Feb

2:30pm

Geology

Talk

Slagged off!”

Speaker:
Paul Williams
(BNSS Volunteer)

Paul worked on industrial metallurgical processes.He will be talking about waste material from these processes – man-made igneous rocks.

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Tue 4th Feb

7:30pm

General

Talk

“The work of Bournemouth’s Gardens Teams”

Speaker:
Chris Evans

Chris is Head of Bournemouth’s Gardening Team - presently winning many national awards.

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Wed 5th May

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Bournemouth Naturally

Drop-in

Leader:
Heather Dixon
(BN Project Officer)

Everyone welcome at this session; just turn-up at the BNSS building! These are informal social afternoons providing an opportunity to come and ask questions about the project, wildlife recording or identifying local species. See the BNSS website for details.

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Sat 8th Feb

10:00am - 12:30pm

Young Explorers

The theme is Rocks and Fossils. A new group for young people - please see the BNSS website for full details: www.bnss.org.uk/young-explorers

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Sat 8th Feb

2:30pm

General

Talk

“The Ecology of Sea-shores”

Speaker:
Steve Limburn
(BNSS Volunteer)

Remember your ‘O’ Level Biology? Steve will be talking about the plants and animals found in these extreme environments.

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Tue 11th Feb

7:30pm

Astronomy

Talk

The Angular Momentum Problem

Speaker:
James Fradgley
(BNSS Chair of Astronomy)

Why do stars rotate so slowly?They typically have a millionth of the specific angular momentum of the cloud from which they form.

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Wed 12th Feb

2:30pm

Ornithology

Talk

The Return of the Red Kite

Speaker:
Keith Betton

The County Bird Recorder for Hampshire, Keith has studied the return of the Red Kite for 6 years.

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Sat 15th Feb

10:00 - c12:00

Bournemouth Naturally

Winter Tree ID Workshopat Littledown Park

Leader:
Heather Dixon

Guide
Malcolm Gould

This is an opportunity to learn how to identify different tree species at a time of year when a lack of leaves can make it a bit tricky. Bournemouth tree warden Malcolm Gould will be showing us how to spot the key characteristics of a variety of trees found locally in Bournemouth. Everyone welcome - just turn-up! Map Ref: OL22 / SZ 124 939. Meet by the steps at the main entrance to Littledown Sports Centre (BH7 7DX). Free parking (up to 3 hours) available in some sections of the car park adjacent to the sports centre. Contact Heather Dixon (BN Project Officer) with any questions: tel: 01202 553525, email: heatherdixon@bnss.org.uk

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Sat 15th Feb

2:30pm

Zoology

Talk

“Insects and Other Animals of Tasmania”

Speaker:
Jonathan McGowan
(BNSS Chair of Zoology)

Popular local naturalist and cryptozoological investigator, Jonathan McGowan, will be talking about the wonderful variety of species he found on a recent trip to Tasmania. Visit Jonathan’s website to find out more about his work and interests: www.thenaturalstuff.co.uk

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Tue 18th Feb

7:30pm

Entomology

Talk

A Look at the Lives of Mantids, Stick Insects and their Relatives Around the World

Speaker:
Mark Spencer
(BNSS President 2014 & Chair of Entomology)

A detailed view of the fascinating lives of some of the many species of Mantid and Stick insects, plus a few relations from around the globe.

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Sat 22nd Feb

2:30pm

Travel

Talk

Bed bugs & pigs' innards”

Speaker:
Mike Faherty

Some recollections of Malaysia.Mike is a regular Botany Field Meeting leader.

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Tue 25th Feb

7.30pm

Geography

Talk

“Intimate Landscape”

Speaker:
Ian Platt

A different view – low level and close-up photography of landscapes.

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Wed 26th Feb

2:30pm

Geology

Talk

“Carboniferous Amphibians and Reptiles - Early Experiments in Living on Land”

Speaker:
Dr Andrew R. Milner
(NHM)

Dr. Milner is a Palaeontologist at the Natural History Museum.

               

 

 

 


 Our events are open to Everyone!


Bournemouth Naturally events do not require booking unless stated. All talks are held in the Lecture Hall at the Society premises. Visiting non-members please leave a donation, or why not become a member of our Society? Your donations and member subscriptions are vital so we can continue to run such a varied programme of events throughout the year and maintain the museum building and its collections. We hope to see you soon!


Click HERE for a March to June 2014 printable pdf programme (updated 28/02/14)