Winter Programme of Events 2021/22

A series of indoor lectures on Natural  History topics by guest speakers will be presented in Charlton Village Hall on the 2nd Wednesday of each month through the winter from September to May. Meetings start at 8.15 p.m.






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






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Waterproof clothing and sensible footwear are essential & we strongly

recommend that you bring some sturdy gardening gloves.

Most tools are available.

Light refreshments are provided.

SNHS conservation volunteers work at the Ash Link Nature Reserve meeting on the 1st, 2nd and 4th Wednesday morning of each month excluding July & August.

Unless otherwise advised the team meet at the end of Nutty lane, near Charlton Village, TW17 0RQ (behind Longacres) at 9.30 a.m. for a few hours nature conservation work. finishing by 12 noon.

New volunteers are always welcome.



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Entrance free to all meetings for members of SNHS

£3 entrance fee to all meetings for non members

November 2021

Wednesday 10th at 8.15p.m. "Fungi"

A brief overview of "Fungi recording in Surrey" by Mariko Parslow followed by "Mycorrhizas: the symbiotic fungi that help our trees" a talk by Laura Martinez-Suz, Research Leader, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, given via Zoom at the venue.


December 2021

Wednesday 8th at 8.15p.m. "Flora of the Dolomites"

A short talk by our President Dr. Phil Cribb, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, followed by Christmas Social.


January 2022

Wednesday 12th at 8.15p.m. "Conserving the Pacific Rainforests of Northern South America - focusing on Ecuador"

A presentation by Dr. Bente Klitgård, Senior Research Leader, Head of the Americas Team at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.


February 2022

Wednesday 9th at 8.15p.m. "Climate Change Effects on the Natural Environment, Plants and Animals"

A talk by Chloe Brimicombe, Heatwave Hazard PhD Researcher, University of Reading.


March 2022

Saturday 5th at 7.00 for 7.30p.m ADMISSION WITH PRE-BOOKED TICKETS ONLY


Annual Spring Social Evening Including Buffet, Raffle & Illustrated Talk

Charlton Village Hall, 83, Hetherington Road, Charlton TW17 0SN

"Wildlife of the Brazilian Pantanal"

Presented by Dr. Peter Gasson, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Tickets:- Adults £10.00, accompanied children 16 years old and younger FREE.

Please bring donations for the raffle and your own drink & glasses.


Wednesday 9th at 8.15p.m. "The Diversity of British Hymenoptera, including Parasitic Wasps"

A talk by Dr. Gavin Broad from the Natural History Museum of London.


April 2022

Wednesday 13th at 8.15p.m. "The Marine Mammals in the River Thames"

Thea Cox, Conservation Biologist, Marine and Freshwater, from the Zoological Society of London will present the talk.


May 2022

Wednesday 11th at 8.15p.m. Annual General Meeting followed by Members' photographs.


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.