Wednesday February 1st

GPR at Carisbrooke church.

If it’s wet we can work inside the church.

Meet as usual in the carpark at 10am.

You are invited to a Yaverland Beach Christmas Walk

Walk one of the Island’s most beautiful winter beaches as the tide falls and help with spotting, identifying and recording species along the way.


Forthcoming talk on amphibians

Mark Earp is giving a talk on amphibians at Ventnor Botanic Garden on Wednesday 9th November


Quarr Abbey Dig

There will be an Open Day on Saturday September 17th.  All are welcome to visit to see the archaeology section and others at work learning more about the medieval monastery.

Come anytime between 11 and 3.

From the car park follow the track towards Binstead to the old abbey ruins.


Annual Fungus Foray – Correction to Programme entry

Parking for the foray on Saturday 8th October is at JERSEY CAMP (not Lock’s Farm) The Grid ref in the programme SZ443908 is correct.

Notice of forthcoming Geology Meetings

Two outdoor meetings led by Steve Hutt are scheduled for later in the year.

(1) Saturday 23 July 10 am from the National Trust carpark at Rocken End, Niton (SZ494758), also known as Windy Corner. This is at the west end of Old Blackgang Road (marked Sandrock Road on some maps), along the Undercliff.

(2) Sunday 25 September 11 am at Totland Bay (SZ322867) from the seafront carpark.


Sunday February 28th

The Archaeology section walk has been cancelled but the Saturday talk will take place with a change of subject and speaker.

Saturday February 27th

The archaeology section  meeting is not cancelled.  There is a change of subject and speaker.  David Tomalin will give a talk titled ‘The Anglo-Saxon Beasts of Binstead’.

Time and venue as in published programme.

Join us on our New Year plant hunt, 2pm Sunday 3rd January

In recent years, members of the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland have been out as individuals or groups to record plants in flower on New Year’s Day.  (more…)

Micrographia Meeting – 14th November

2015 is the 350th anniversary of the most iconic book about microscopy; written by a man born on the Isle of Wight. Spaces are still available for a celebratory meeting to be held at the Medina Valley Centre – see ‘The Society/Forthcoming Meetings’ on this site and book now.