Discovery Bay Science Weekend 11th/12th March

Come and be a Bayologist in British Science Week and explore 100 million years of wildlife!

There will be microscopes, rockpooling, fossil hunting and birdwatching as we take a look at the amazing natural world of The Bay.

iWatch Wildlife (The Society’s new species recording project) will be getting involved helping out with species recording over the two days, please do come along – it would be brilliant to see you there – any help with species identification / recording / would be warmly welcomed! For more information please search for @IWNHAS on Facebook or contact Tina


Archaeology Talk Feb 25th

Graham Soffe has had to cancel his planned talk for personal reasons.

David Tomalin will give a talk instead entitled

“Stones, sand and scorpions:  messages from the desert”

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.