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New year Plant Hunt 2020 10am Friday 3rd January

Join the botany group’s joint expedition around the centre of Newport to look for plants in flower over the New Year. The meeting will potentially last for 3 hours but there will be the opportunity to take part in a shorter walk. Meet at the anchor at the entrance to the harbour SZ501894. Long-stay car parks nearby.

Check the website nearer the time in case there is need for any last minute change, due to weather for example.

Birdwatching Year in Yarmouth event

New to birdwatching and want to learn more about bird identification, bird behaviour and the fieldcraft of birdwatching?

The why not join local birder and naturalist David Fairlamb for the next session in his popular ‘Birdwatching Year in Yarmouth’ series of events on Thursday 19th December 9:30am – 11:30am. (more…)

‘A Life in Nature’ exhibition at Quay Arts

The next event forming part of our Centenary celebrations launches this Saturday 30th November at Quay Arts , 6pm – 8pm (FREE, all welcome).
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Saturday November 3oth

A reminder about Alan Phillip’s talk ‘Norse Mythology and Religion’.

2pm at St. Lawrence village hall.

The Great Solent Birdwatch – coming soon to the coast near you….

The Great Solent Birdwatch takes places 30th November – 8th December.

This is a new citizen science project which aims to raise awareness about the amazing range of overwintering birds that visit the Solent each year and hopes to inspire everyone to become more involved with birdwatching. (more…)

Happy 100th Birthday to us!

The Centenary year of the IWNHAS kicked-off in style with a special event held at Caffe Isola on Friday 8th November – 100 years to the very day of the first meeting of our Society!

Read more here

Fungi Bonanza

We might be fed up with all this wet weather but it has been wonderful for fungi. Read about the visits of our Fungi Group to date here

We have two more foray dates: Saturday 9th November at Golden Hill Country Park and Sunday 24th November at Ryde Cemetery.

Report of the IWNHAS Looking at the Countryside Group visit to Golden Hill Country Park – 16 Oct 2019

On Wednesday 16th October IWNHAS Access group visited Golden Hill for a walk around the site with Gift To Nature Countryside Ranger, Nick Webb.

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Clay Project

Steve Hutt and I have collected a variety of naturally occuring clays from around the Island’s coasts, and we will have the use of the classroom at Dinosaur Isle to turn the clay into a variety of hand-made objects. (more…)

Microscopy meeting – 23rd November

Please note – the venue for the Microscopy meeting on 23 November is now Dinosaur Isle, Sandown.