Programme for September 2014


 **PLEASE NOTE**

There has been a change of date for two of our lectures in September. 

'A Message from Martha' with Dr Mark Avery will now take place on SATURDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER at 2.30pm

'Meghalaya: The abode of clouds' with Jonathan McGowan will now take place on SATURDAY 6TH SEPTEMBER at 2.30pm. 


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Click HERE for a July to September 2014 printable pdf programme (updated 02/09/14)

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!

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER

 

Tuesday

2nd Sept 7:30pm

Science

Lecture

Bycatch, waste in the fisheries industry

Speaker:  Dr Simon Cripps

Chairman:

Mary Thornton

Simon is the Chief exec Dorset Wildlife Trust.  Why do we catch it?

PIGEON FEST (3rd -17th)

The North American Passenger Pigeon once existed in its billions, and within a century of persecution and habitat destruction it became totally extinct.  With a rare stuffed specimen of the bird, the Society is holding a fortnight of events focussing on Pigeons and Doves, and their continuing plight.

There will be a free exhibition covering many facets in the Society’s Hall from 3rd – 17th September.

Wednesday

3rd Sept 2:30pm

General

Lecture

The Pageantry of Pigeons

Speaker:  John Cresswell

Chairman:

President

At the start of the Pigeon Fest, this will be an overview of the Pigeon Family with its interesting varieties.

Wednesday 3rd

7:00pm to 9:00pmBNSS DROP-IN EVENING (Please refer to Wednesday July 9th for details)

Thursday

4th Sept 10:30am

Botany

Field Mtg.

Avon Heath Country Park

Map Ref: OL22 / SU 128 022

Leader: Margaret Evelyn

 

Meet in the car park off Boundary Lane (off A31 at St. Leonards).  Looking for Yellow Bartsia and riverside plants. Distance: c4.8km; height change: 10 metres.

Saturday

6th Sept

10:00 – 12:00

Entomology

Study Group

Meet at BNSS

Leader: Mark Spencer

To look at some identification of local Birds and other late wildlife at the BNSS before going on into the field after lunch to Hengistbury Head if weather is suitable.  Bring binoculars if you have them.

Saturday

6th Sept 2:30pm

Zoology

Lecture

Meghalaya: The abode of clouds

Speaker: Jonathan McGowan

Chairman:

John Cresswell

A talk about the wildlife, people and mysteries of North East India.

Tues 9th Sept

7:30pm Assembly (an opportunity for all members to contribute ideas and opinions).

Saturday

13th Sept

Museum Open (10:00 - 12:30pm): Young Explorers Group

Theme: “Ornithology:  Fancy Pigeons”

Saturday

13th Sept 2:30pm

Ornithology

Lecture

“A Message from Martha”

Speaker:  Mark Avery

Chairman:

John Cresswell

Martha was the very last passenger pigeon which died on 1st September 1914 in a Cincinnati Zoo. Mark Avery, former Chairman of RSPB, has just written a book about her legacy.

Tuesday

16th Sept 7:30pm

Astronomy

Lecture

A to Z of The Solar System”

Speaker:  Bob Mizon

Chairman:

James Fradgley

Bob is a frequent and welcome speaker, with or without his planetarium.   There are a lot of different things in the Solar System.   I hope Bob can find one for each letter of the alphabet.

Wednesday

17th Sept 2:30pm

General

Lecture

Architecture for Birds

Speaker:  John Cresswell

Chairman:

President

As an entry for Dorset Architectural Heritage Week, a look at the unique tradition of Dovecotes (ancient and modern, foreign, British and Dorset).

Thursday

18th Sept 10:30am

Geology

Field Mtg.

Dancing Ledge

Map Ref: OL15 / SZ 997 783

Leader: Ray Chapman

Meet in Durnford Drove NT Car Park.  To walk to Dancing Ledge and along coast path.  If possible, to view the dinosaur foot prints in Keates Quarry.

Saturday

20th Sept 2:30pm

Geography

Lecture

“Fracking

Speaker:  Dr Tilack Ginage

Chairman:

Martin Western

More details to follow.

Tuesday

23rd Sept 7:30pm

Science

Lecture

Medicine from the Hedgerows

Speaker:  Stephen Fursey

Chairman:

Mary Thornton

Stephen is a medical herbalist with a clinic in Lymington.

Herbal Medicine is offering solutions where antibiotics fail.

Wednesday

24th Sept 2:30pm

Geology

Study Group

Continuing the theme of Earth and Life

Leader:

Ray Chapman

Meet in the Museum Room.

Thursday

25th Sept 10:30am

Botany

Field Mtg.

Wick to Hengistbury Head

Map Ref: OL22 / SZ 152 921

Leader: Mike Downing

Meet in “Riverlands” Car Park (additional parking in adjacent streets).  Looking for galls and Hairy Birdsfoot Trefoil.

Saturday

27th Sept 2:30pm

Arch & History

Lecture

Augustus 2000 years on

Speaker:  John Smith

Chairman:

Phred Crossby

Augustus was the first of a long line of Roman Emperors - he set a standard of stability and management needed after the civil wars.

Tuesday

30th Sept 7:30pm

Mycology

Lecture

How DNA helps understanding of forest fungi

Speaker:  Stuart Skeates

Chairman:

Mike Downing

Stuart is the group leader for the Hampshire Fungus Recording Group and also a Field Mycology Officer for the British Mycological Society.

           


 

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. Visitors please consider leaving a suggested donation of £3, 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 July to September 2014 printable pdf programme (updated 02/09/14)