Stonehenge Visit 24th October

One place still available.  See below for details.

Stonehenge Visit Saturday 24th October

The programme is as follows:

08.30 meet at the hovercraft terminal to buy tickets etc

08.45 hovercraft to Southsea

09.00 minibus to the Stonehenge area.

11.00 perhaps Woodhenge or other site nearby.

12.30 booked on the ride at Stonehenge

15.30 latest to leave on the minibus for Southsea

17.30 expected Hovercraft from Southsea to Ryde arriving 17.40

It would be a good idea to bring a packed lunch, but food is also available at the cafe.

My mobile telephone number is 07513304465.

 If you wish to book your hovercraft place in advance to save time, you can now book online with a blue card.

Looking forward to seeing everyone.

Eric Johnson

Sue Blackwell discovers new Island plant

Sue has found a plant new to the Island, and to the UK, growing on the south facing bank of Ryde Canoe Lake.


Looking at the Countryside September 8th 2015

Bumper Annual Fungus Foray

Our fungus foray on Saturday 3rd October on the Osborne Estate was a great success. We were joined by several experienced mycologists from the mainland: Alan Outen from Bedfordshire and members of the Hampshire Fungus Recording Group. We had superb weather and we recorded in total some 200 species, a record number for us.


Saturday Oct 10th; Buried in Orkney

Don’t forget the presentation by members of the archaeology section with images from their recent visit to Orkney.  The topic is neolithic tombs and ceremonial sites.  Meet at St. Lawrence Village Hall at 10am.

Stonehenge Visit

There are a few places available on the trip on Saturday October 24th.  A good opportunity to see the new visitors’ centre.  See  the main programme for details.

A lecture at Brading Roman Villa.

Julian Richards – Unearthing the Past.

Friday 9th October, 7pm  Tickets £7 / FBRV £6. (more…)

Exciting new fungus find

Dave Dana has discovered one of our rarest fungi in private woodland at Appuldurcombe. (more…)

Ornithology meeting Sunday 20th September 2015

Eight people met at the car park nearest the radio station on Ventnor Downs for a walk led by David Biggs. The sun was shining, conditions just right for a pleasant slow wander along looking for migrants. (more…)