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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.

Archaeology Walk Cancelled

We regret that the walk planned for Saturday July 22nd has been cancelled due to ill-health.

Summer Recorders Event

Sunday 2nd July saw the gathering of folks from across the Island with an interest in species recording and identification for an afternoon of fieldwork and workshop sessions to explore and examine the diverse and surprising flora and fauna of The Bay at the first IWNHAS Summer Recorders Event.

With Dinosaur Isle as our base, we set off on three different fieldwork sessions to collect grasses, sedges & rushes with Colin Pope, Insects with Ian Boyd and check the overnight moth trap with Iain Outlaw. (more…)

Summer Recorders Event – Sunday 2nd July

Just a few days left until the very first IW Summer Recorders Event takes place at Dinosaur Isle, Sandown on Sunday 2nd July 2pm – 5pm, so please register and book your place asap.

This is a great opportunity to brush up your species identification skills as we explore the surrounding habitats to collect specimens and return to Dinosaur Isle to examine and identify them. (more…)

Looking at the Countryside – June 16th 2017

11 people met at Shide Chalkpit, Newport, for a walk led by Hugh & Margaret Walding.  (more…)

Bird Meeting, 25th June 2017 at Mersley Farm

Nine members met at The Garlic Farm on a lovely but windy morning. A Turtle Dove was seen and heard last year  and they have been heard in the vicinity in recent years however, (more…)

Go Wild in Parkhurst Forest – 7th Annual IW BioBlitz

This Friday 2nd June sees the 7th Annual BioBlitz being held this year in Parkhurst Forest, Newport 10 – 4pm and brings amateur and specialist wildlife spotters together to record our treasured natural heritage. (more…)