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We welcome visitors to join us at nearly all field meetings.
In some instances the number that can be catered for is limited and it is
therefore essential to book ahead.
There will be a charge to cover costs in respect of coach and minibus meetings.
If you wish to learn more about a particular meeting and/or book a place
please contact our Field Meetings Co-ordinator on 01980 611242.                                                                   

Please also note that meetings may be deleted or changed, or further outings arranged.  See the Bulletin for any late information.
 

For all day trips please bring lunch, binoculars and suitable clothing and footwear. For minibus trips, the minibus will leave from Salisbury Coach Station, Millstream Approach (off Castle Street). For own transport trips, please meet on site at the times stated below. For minibus trips the maximum number is normally 14. If more than 14 people apply, a reserve list will be kept, in case of any cancellations. There are occasionally last minute places on the mini bus trips so if you wish to go please check with the organiser. These trips usually include other aspects of natural history and are not ‘experts only’, all are welcome.  No dogs please.  The Society takes no responsibility for losses or injuries sustained on any outdoor meeting that it organises. Check the monthly bulletin for any additional field trips taking place this year.
Visitors are welcome at all meetings but must contact the Field Meetings Secretary beforehand for details of meeting places and timings etc.  Visitors should introduce themselves to the meeting leader on arrival.
 
DETAILS OF MEETINGS FOR 2017

MARCH
Sunday 19th PAGHAM HARBOUR Ornithological mini bus trip.  
APRIL
Easter Saturday 15th WILD @ The Farm Riverbourne Community Farm Cow Lane Laverstock. This event is suitable for all ages and features display of tracks and signs, nests, wildlife trail, snail race, wildflower seed  bombs, picture quiz etc. 10 am – 1 pm.  Free event, donations welcome. If you have time to come and help, it would be much appreciated or just drop in to have a look.  
MAY
Sunday 14th MARTIN DOWN   Morning walk for butterflies and flowers
Monday 22nd COTSWOLD WILDLIFE PARK & GARDENS. An all day mini bus trip to this venue located in Burford, Oxfordshire.
Wednesday 31st- June 8th SOCIETY GROUP HOLIDAY. Cevennes.
JUNE
Saturday 17th MOTHING MORNING. Alderbury 1000-1200.
Sunday 25th HOLMESLEY.  NEW FOREST. Early summer flora and fauna in damp meadows, woodland, heath, bog and stream.    
Thursday 29th SOMERSET LEVELS. Ornithological mini bus trip.
JULY
Monday 3rd HIGHER HYDE HEATH, WOOL This will be an all day mini bus trip to this reserve nestled within one of the best areas of the country to see all six native British reptiles, this is an internationally important heathland site, with wet, dry and humid heaths, a selection of peaty pools and ponds, mire and wet woodland.
Tuesday 4th NEW FOREST. TURF HILL. Evening visit to see Nightjars.
Sunday 9th DANEBURY RING. Chalk downland flora and fauna around an Iron Age hill fort.  Just over a mile on grassy paths, which can be muddy with rain.  There is an initial climb to reach the monument.  
Friday 21st GLOW-WORMS. Looking for Glow-worms.
AUGUST
Sunday 6th BLACKMOOR COPSE.  Morning walk.  If members wish we could stay on with a packed lunch, either to eat in Blackmoor or Bentley Wood.  
Saturday 12th BAT NIGHT. An evening looking for bats and other night creatures with Jan Freeborn.  If you would like to come,
Saturday 19th MOTHING MORNING. Porton 1000-1200
SEPTEMBER
Sunday 3rd TITCHFIELD HAVEN. Ornithological mini bus trip  Leader:
OCTOBER
Sunday 1st FUNGUS FORAY. BENTLEY WOOD
NOVEMBER
Sunday12th FUNGUS FORAY. FRENCHMOOR  
Monday 13th NEEDS ORE. Ornithological Mini bus trip
DECEMBER
Sunday 3rd AVON VALLEY RESERVE. General interest walk of approximately 2 miles.



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