Autumn Members’ Evening Thur 16 Nov 2023
Venue: Alder Carr Farm, Creeting St, Mary, nr. Needham Market, IP6 8LX from 7pm
Chat and Refreshments – complimentary tea/coffee & biscuits
(Alcoholic beverages – beer/wine/soft drinks are available to purchase).
followed by speakers – to be arranged with a further break for refreshments.
“Show and Tell” nature table
Natural history books – bring and buy, lend out or give away.
From the A14 at the A140 junction follow the signs to Needham Market, take 2nd exit right onto Flordon Road; take 1st left and 1st left again (St. Mary’s Rd.
From Needhan Market High St. take sign to The Creetings – near the Church (Hawks Mill St).
Joan Hardingham 07848007807
Spring Members’ Evening and AGM Wed 26 April 2023
Venue: Bentley Village Hall (IP9 2BN), 7.00 p.m. for 7.30 start. There is plenty of parking and refreshments will be available.
Short talks include Martin Tickler on House Martins, Martin Sanford on the new BSBI plant atlas 2020 and Gen Broad on a new survey about people and their connections with birds. If you would like to give a talk please contact Martin Sanford (firstname.lastname@example.org). You may also like to bring specimens, books (or anything else of interest to naturalists) along for display.
Autumn Members’ Evening 24 November 2022
After a couple of years of virtual meetings, we are delighted to be able to meet in person again. The venue is Bentley Village Hall (IP9 2BN), 7.00 p.m. for 7.30 start. There is plenty of parking and refreshments will be available.
There will be a series of short talks including Toby Abrehart on the Shingle Street Flora survey, Patrick Barker on moth trapping in arable field margins, Jim Ellis on Marine Fauna and Hawk Honey on the new SNS Facebook group. If you would like to give a talk or please contact Martin Sanford (email@example.com). You may also like to bring specimens, books (or anything else of interest to naturalists) along for display.
Spring Members’ Evening and AGM 27th April 2022 7.00 pm
Following the conclusion of formal business there was a talk by Simone Bullion, Suffolk Wildlife Trust, giving an update on mammals about the changes in mammal populations in Suffolk.
Videos made by Siren Calling, a not-for-profit Community Interest Company. SNS part funded the making of 10 videos (Nature of the Beast project on YouTube) about threatened species and habitats in the extended Suffolk Coasts and Heaths AONB area.
Autumn Members’ Evening 24 November 2021
The speaker was Dr Erica McAlister from the Natural History Museum and the title of her talk was ‘Flies – Bums, tums and other knobbly bits’.
Erica McAlister is an entomologist, museum curator and presenter. She is senior curator of flies (Diptera and Siphonaptera) at the Natural History Museum and President of the Amateur Entomologists’ Society. She is author of The Secret life of Flies (2016), The Inside Out of Flies (2020) and A Bug’s World (due 2022).
Erica makes the whole world of flies fascinating – to watch her talking about her book The Inside Out of Flies, visit YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RslKD-uuYOM
Autumn Members’ Evening 25 November 2020
A talk from entomologist Dr Ross Piper on Saproxylic Beetles