Winter Programme of Events 2018

Indoor meetings at The Greeno Centre unless otherwise stated.

Waterproof clothing and sensible footwear are usually necessary on field  trips. Please, no dogs on field trips.





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Conservation Work

Light refreshments are provided.

Most tools are available.

Waterproof clothing and strong footwear essential.


If  the weather is extreme, please call Irving Lord on

01784 259037 between 9.00 and 9.30 a.m. on the day in question.




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The Society's nature conservation working group "Friends of Ash Link Local Nature Reserve" (F.O.A.L.) meet on the 1st and 4th Wednesday morning of each month during this period. Unless otherwise advised, meet the team at the end of Nutty Lane, near Charlton Village,

Shepperton,TW17 0RQ, at 9.30 a.m. for a few hours nature conservation work.

New volunteers always welcome.


September 2018

Wednesday 5th at 9.30 a.m. F.O.A.L. Working Group resumes.

Wednesday 12th at 8.00pm "Land of the Northern Lights" First  indoor Meeting.

A presentation by Mary Braddock, winner of the RSPB President's Award 2012 (, about the wildlife that can be found in Finland and Norway.

October 2018

Wednesday 10th at 8.00pm "The Secret Life of Flies"

A talk by Erica McAlister, Senior Curator, Diptera, The Natural History Museum, London.

November 2018

Wednesday 14th at 8.00pm "Kew Temperate House"

Richard Barley, Director of Horticulture, Learning & Operations, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew will tell us about the newly restored Temperate House.

December 2018

Wednesday 5th at 8.00pm Christmas Party and Members' Slide Show

Only around10 slides each please (or 10 photos on DVD or memory stick).

January 2019

Tuesday 1st at 10.30am New Year's Day Walk around Virginia Water

Meet at the Main Entrance. Car parking charges apply (£3.00 per hour) in London Road car park, GU25 4QF, or park for free in the lay-bys outside if you can find a space.

Wednesday 9th at 8.00pm "Flora of the Canary Islands; What Darwin missed?"

A presentation by Brian Ferry, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Royal Holloway, University of London.

February 2019

Wednesday 6th at 10.30am Snowdrop walk around Ankerwycke

Meet beside Ankerwycke Farm, Magna Carta Lane, Wraysbury, off B376 Staines Road. TW19 5AD

Wednesday 13th at 8.00pm "The History of Collecting and Collections"

A talk by Max Barclay, Senior Curator in Charge, Coleoptera, Insects Division, Life Sciences Department, The Natural History Museum, London.

March 2019

Saturday 2nd at 7.00 for 7.30pm


St. Peter’s Church Hall, Laleham Road, Staines, TW18 2DX

"Wildlife of the Falklands & South Georgia"

Presented by Nicholas Warner.

Tickets:-  £10.00 Accompanied children 16 years old and younger FREE.

Bring your own drink & glass please.

Wednesday 13th at 8.00pm "Managing the Habitats of Surrey"

A talk by Lucy Bryce, Surrey Wildlife Trust.

April 2019

Wednesday 10th at 8.00pm "Staines Moor"

Robert Goble, who has expert knowledge of Staines Moor, will tell us about our local SSSI.

May 2019

Wednesday 8th at 8.00 p.m. AGM with election of the SNHS Committee followed by Members' slide show

Only around10 slides each please (or 10 photos on DVD or memory stick).


Spelthorne Natural History Society hereby gives notice that whilst the Society is prepared to assist members in making arrangements to enable them to participate in activities arranged by the Society, the Society cannot accept any responsibility whatsoever for any loss, injury or damage sustained by any person(s) in consequence of their participation in any activity/ies.