DIARY EVENTS PAGE OF THE LINCS AND NOTTS BNA AND AFFILIATED GROUPS AND SOCIETIES (LENS / The Long Eaton Natural History Society: DANES / The Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Entomological Society: NBG / The Nottinghamshire Bat Group
PLEASE CONTACT INDIVIDUAL EVENT ORGANISER TO CHECK FOR LAST MINUTE TIMETABLE CHANGES OR IF YOU ARE NOT A MEMBER TO REQUEST PERMISSION TO ATTEND. SOME GROUPS MAY HAVE A SMALL ATTENDANCE FEE
Event Organisers Contact details are given at the end of each diary entry
8th Monday 7.15 pm LENS (Indoor Talk: pollinating the Peak): firstname.lastname@example.org
8th Monday 7.30 pm NBG (Indoor Meeting): email@example.com
10th Wednesday 1pm BNA (Small Mammal Trapping Meeting) Idle Valley Cafe: firstname.lastname@example.org
11th Thursday 7.30pm (Talk by BNAs Spike Walker:Smaller Than Life) Retford Wildlife Trust group at Idle Valley: (RWTG Sec) 01777 709974 £2.50 entrance fee.
3rd Saturday 10am-12 BNA (Drakeholes Depot) canal walk: email@example.com
12th Monday 7.15 pm LENS (Indoor Talk: Introducing Dormice): firstname.lastname@example.org
14th Wednesday BNA (Beckingham Marshes RSPB Reserve) Sorry dogs not allowed on reserve; meet 12noon at King and Miller: email@example.com
21st Wednesday DANES (Pre-season meeting to discuss this years activities: Darley Abbey Village Hall): firstname.lastname@example.org
3rd Saturday 10 am-12 BNA (Drakeholes Depot) canal walk: email@example.com
5th Monday 7.30 pm NBG (Indoor Meeting and AGM): firstname.lastname@example.org
12th Monday 7.15 pm LENS (Indoor Talk: Bats in Romania): email@example.com
13th Tuesday 7.15pm DANES (AGM: Shipley Park Visitors Centre, Heanor, Derbyshire DE75 7GX): firstname.lastname@example.org
14th Wednesday 1 pm BNA (Small Mammal Trapping and Invertebrate surveying): email@example.com
17th Saturday 10am-4pm BNA (Natural History Day) Retford Library, Notts: firstname.lastname@example.org
7th Saturday BNA (Potteric Carr Nature Reserve) Doncaster near B and Q meet in reserve car park 11 am or check for car share details if needed. There is an entrance fee for non-members of the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust: email@example.com
18th Wednesday 1 pm BNA (Small Mammal Trapping and Invertebrate surveying) at Idle Valley: firstname.lastname@example.org
21st Saturday 10-12 am BNA (Drakeholes depot:Invertebrate survey)
28th Saturday 10am LENS ('All at once I saw a crowd') Meet lay-by, Bullhurst Lane, Weston Underwood, DE6 4PA.
1st-4th BNA (Bempton and Flamborough Boat cruise) via Bridlington. This event will be between the said dates and dependant on weather and Yorkshire Belle Skipper (price roughly £12-14 per person for a 2.1/2 hour cruise: email@example.com
12th 10-12am BNA (Drakeholes Depot: invertebrate survey)
19th Saturday 10am LENS (Monsaldale Walk) Monsalhead car park, DE45 1NL small charge:
11th 7pm Monday LENS (Anchor Cave Ingleby) meet lay-by past John Thompson Inn, DE73 7HW: Dominic Bryce 07873152818
16th Saturday 10-12am BNA (Drakeholes Depot: Invertebrate survey)
9th 7pm LENS (Pond Dipping ) meet car park, Manor Farm, High Road, Toton, NG9 6EL: lens firstname.lastname@example.org
21st Saturday 10-12 am BNA (Drakeholes Depot: Invertebrate survey)
21st Saturday 8pm DANES (Night time insect recording/Shipley Park Visitor Centre, DE75 7GX): email@example.com
22nd Saturday 11am-4pm (DANES Summer Exhibition: Shipley Country Park Visitor Centre, DE75 7GX): firstname.lastname@example.org
13th Monday 7pm LENS (Butterfly Reserve/Aston on Trent) Derby, Road, Thulston, DN72 2AY.
18th 10-12 am BNA (Drakeholes Depot:Invertebrate survey)
8th Sunday 10am LENS (Sandiacre Marsh) meet St Giles car park, Stanton Road, Sandiacre, NG10 5EL: email@example.com
15th 10-12 am BNA (Drakeholes Depot: Invertebrate and vole survey)
8th Saturday 7pm LENS (Canal Bat Walk) meet Long Eaton Town Hall car park, NG10 1HU: Adrian Orrell 07972811707
17th Saturday 10.30-4.30pm DANES 'provisional booking' (DANES Annual Insect Show/Derby University): firstname.lastname@example.org
1st Saturday BNA (Donna Nook Seal Colony) meet King and Miller car park for car sharing 10am: email@example.com
XMAS BASH TO BE ARRANGED
Branch Members News
GRADE NEWS: We congratulate our Deputy Branch Organiser Richard Hall on being made an Associate Member of the British Naturalists Association. We also congratulate Kara Majerus Oxford and Gloucester Branch Organiser on being upgraded to a M.B.N.A. and Adrian Orrell M.B.N.A. and Alan Heath F.B.N.A.
Members so registered are entitled to use the appropriate designatory letters after their names (M.B.N.A., A.B.N.A., F.B.N.A.) Upgrading is not automatic, and is a slow process, the Grades Committee has to consider each applicants case separately, and takes into account the field natural history experience and qualifications of each applicant. Each applicant has to have the support of at least one registered member or fellow, and a second appropriate referee. BNA members who are interested in being upgraded should read the membership grades guidelines on the national website or contact local branch organiser.
We welcome new member Amanda Turner from south east notts to our happy little band.
Presently some of our branch members have specialist interests in Biology, Botany, Microscopic Pond Life, Entomology, Zoology, Ornithology, and the present and past natural history of Britain. Most members have an interest in all fields of Natural History, many of which they have a limited knowledge of, but membership of this small group allows for us all to learn together.
All projects carried out by our BNA branch members must have the landowners permission, be they a group or individual activity. Our Canal and Riverside projects are subject to Risk Assessments and are approved of by the Canal and River Trust.
Amphibian Transects: Our Science Officer Dr Deborah Adams is trying to set up some amphibian recording schemes on ponds in our region, if you would like to get involved please contact our branch organiser who will arrange for Deborah to contact you.