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Laundry Lane, Brading

Sunday 20th August 2017
The weather was mild, partly cloudy and with light winds as 14 members met at
Carpenter’s Rd end of Laundry Lane. We walked along the cycle/footpath, successfully seeing the Marsh Harrier and later a Hobby. A grey heron was in the triangular field. (more…)

Look for Marine Life under Ryde Pier

There is an event taking place on the afternoon of Sunday 3rd September from 2.30 to 4.30

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Autumn/Winter programme

The meetings programme for September 2017 – March 2018 has been uploaded. Click here to view.

Don’t forget

The meeting point for the Archaeology walk on Saturday 20th August is at Blackgang Viewpoint car park at 2 pm.

Wildlife Holidays in Bulgaria

We have been sent details of some very good wildlife holidays in Bulgaria for 2018

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International Bat Weekend 26th August

The Bat Group, together with the Bat Hospital are holding a free event at Fort Victoria on the evening of Saturday 26th August

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Archaeology Walk August 19th

“Secret Oratories”

Please note that meeting point is at  Blackgang Viewpoint Car Park (SZ491768) not Shorwell church as inthe printed programme

Bird Meeting at Fort Victoria 29th July 2017

14 members meet at the car park for a walk led by Toni Goodley. As is our custom we started off with a brief sea watch. Besides an Oystercatcher only gulls were seen – Herring Gull, Black-headed Gull and Great Black Backed Gull were spotted. As there was no other activity we set off (more…)

‘Dead (life) Drawing’ Natural History workshop at Quay Arts

A chance to explore, study and draw specimens from the IW Natural History & Archaeological Society’s pop-up museum with artist Ian Whitmore in this relaxed drawing workshop as part of the Quay Arts Summer School Programme.

From bones to beetles by way of feathers and fossils, you’ll learn through handling, observing and drawing a cornucopia of fascinating Natural History specimens, trying out a range of mark making materials. The workshop is suitable for anyone interested in art and nature, from beginners to those with more experience. Materials will be provided, but feel free to bring along favourite kit.

Find out more: http://www.quayarts.org/event/dead-life-drawing/

 

LOOKING AT THE COUNTRYSIDE MEETING BONCHURCH

Only 4 people unfortunately attended the very interesting meeting on Sunday 16 July which was led my Iris Fay.  Maps were given out to us and we then did a tour of Bunchurch looking at all the notable houses whilst Iris gave us information about the various interesting residents.  We looked at the famous pond where a terrapin was seen and also the Parish Church, the Old Village School and Bonchurch Old Church.  This walk will be repeated in another programme as I am sure many members would have enjoyed it.  The extension to the Old Village at Shanklin will now take place as a separate meeting.