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Our indoor programme of lectures starts in September. The venue for these is the Evergreen Hall, Cornhill, Allestree, Derby. For details on how to find this - click on or touch the button ‘MEETINGS VENUE’ on left.


During the spring and summer we have a varied programme of outdoor meetings, taking place in Derbyshire and neighbouring counties, to explore a wide range of wildlife. All are welcome to join us - and you definitely don't have to be an expert!


Our Remaining Programme

2017 - 2018  

Saturday 19th August (outdoor meeting)

Mickleover Meadows with John Bland to view butterfly bank, pond etc.  Meet 2:00pm near Murray Park School on Earlswood Dve off Murray Rd. (SK316357)


Saturday 2nd September (outdoor meeting)

Meet Brian Gough at Stanley for ferns and aquatic species. Park in White Hart CP at 10:30am (SK417403). Pub meal or bring lunch. Afternoon walk optional.


Friday 8th September (indoor meeting)

Cone Shells –Killers and Curers. Brian Hammond describes this family of seashells, their venom, its use as drugs and a link with Harry Potter.


Friday 13th October (indoor meeting)

Space -The New Habitat? by Chris Darby, Education Manager, National Space Centre.


Saturday 14th October (outdoor meeting)

Fungus Foray with Pete Smith at Carver’s Rocks. Meet 10:30am outside gate on A514 on main Ticknall Road (SK334222). Bring lunch or local pub. Afternoon Ticknall Limeyards (SK352240)


Friday 10th November (indoor meeting) 

Martin Lawson reveals some Fascinating Facts about Plant Names.


Friday 8th December (indoor meeting)

Members’ Christmas Social Evening. The social event of our calendar. This year we shall enjoy a Bring and Share Supper and some quizzes.


Sunday 1st January (outdoor meeting)

New Year’s Day Walk. Venue to be arranged.


Friday 12th January (indoor meeting)

The natural history of Fishes of the Derbyshire Trent and Derwent by Dr Tim Jacklin from The Wild Trout Trust.


Friday 9th February (indoor meeting)

From Black to Green: Coalpits to Treetops. Ben Devine explores the nature of change that has taken place in the National Forest over the last 25 years.


Friday 9th March (indoor meeting)

AGM. – On The Sofa with Barn Owls. Meet an owl and find out about owl conservation, biology and habitats with Beverley Rhodes.


Friday 13th April (indoor meeting)

Adventures with Bats an insight into the biology of bats of the Derbyshire area with Bob Croxton.