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A visit to Cumberland House

Visit to Cumberland House

Colin Pope, Tina Whitmore and Matthew Chatfield were the guests of Portsmouth City Council’s Cumberland House Natural History Museum, where curator Christine Taylor showed us around the museum and we learnt about ways to catalogue, conserve and display collections of delicate and old biological specimens.  We also saw some amazing butterflies in the butterfly house.

This free attraction is just a few minutes’ walk from the hovercraft terminal at Clarence Pier, recommended for a visit.

Examining the specimens at Cumberland House

Examining the specimens at Cumberland House

Visit to Cumberland House

A visit to Cumberland House

International Bat Weekend 2021 – event

The IW Bat Group and IW Bat Hospital are running an event to help celebrate International Bat Weekend 2021 were you can find out more about the Island’s bat species and hopefully get to track bats on the wing using detectors.

The event takes place on the evening of Saturday 28th August.

This is a free event, however booking is essential.

Find out more here

New Date – IWNHAS Annual General Meeting

Our AGM will take place on Saturday 14th August at 14.00 hrs, at Arreton Community Centre.

You will have already received the papers. Please come along and support us if you feel comfortable to do so. We would encourage the use of face masks and we will have the windows open for good circulation. We hope to see you there.

Moth trapping meeting -new date

The new date and time for June’s postponed Entomology Group moth trapping meeting is Monday 19th July at 21:30hrs.

All other details remain as per the programme re: venue and booking.

Leader: Selena Bone 298073

AGM Postponed

Due to current guidance, our AGM will have to be postponed yet again!

Do keep a look out for a new date to be arranged as soon as conditions allow.

Thankyou for your forebearance.

Postponed – Moth trapping meeting, Friday 18th June

Owing to a poor weather forecast for this coming Friday 18th June, the evening Moth Trapping Meeting is being postponed.

The meeting will be rescheduled with a new date TBC.

Please pass this on to anybody you know who may have been thinking of coming along.

New meeting added – Looking at the Countryside

Saturday 26 June at 10.00 hrs. Exploring the Undercliff – meet at the main entrance to Ventnor Park on Park Avenue (more…)

Latest Issue of ‘Recording Now’

The latest issue of our species recording newsletter ‘Recording Now’ can be viewed here

IWNHAS e-bulletin May out now

Read all the latest news and updates from the IWNHAS here

AGM – Change of Date

We were hoping to hold this on 8th May, as given in the recent Programme, but unfortunately, due to current restrictions, it is not going to be possible to hold it on that day. Therefore we are proposing a new date of Saturday 3rd July at 14.00 hrs at Arreton Community Centre. Please make a note of this new date. Everyone will be sent the relevant papers by post well in advance of the meeting.