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The Spelthorne Natural History Society caters for a wide range of topical interests, both locally and also nationally & internationally. It offers a varied programme of talks and lectures, meetings, guided walks, field trips and the opportunity to become involved in recording and conservation work, providing for both interested beginners and specialists. Want to know more? Come along to one of our meetings and find out. .........................................COME & JOIN US.

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Updated 7th July 2014

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Welcome to the Spelthorne Natural History Society website. Here you will find information about the Society, our meetings and events, local news, how to become a member and lots more.

 

The Borough of Spelthorne is part of the English county of Surrey. It lies to the south-west of London and comprises the communities of Staines, Stanwell, Laleham, Ashford, Sunbury-on-Thames and Shepperton.

 

To the north is Heathrow, one of the world’s largest and busiest international airports, while the suburban landscape of greater London lies to the east. Its western and southern boundaries are set by the River Thames.

Spelthorne is mainly one, huge alluvial deposit of sand and gravel. Extensive gravel extraction, for construction and road building projects, besides revealing teeth and tusks from Ice Age Woolly Mammoths, has left the borough pock-marked with many large areas of deep, open water.

Old gravel workings, the River Thames and the many local reservoirs and filter-beds, provide a rich and varied habitat for aquatic wildlife. The choice of a Grey Heron as our Society’s Logo reflects this.

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