Winter Programme of Events 2017 - 18

Indoor meetings at The Greeno Centre unless otherwise stated.

Waterproof clothing and sensible footwear are usually necessary on field  trips. Please, no dogs on field trips.




The working group of the Society's "Friends of Ash Link Local Nature Reserve" (F.O.A.L.) meet on the 1st, 2nd and 4th Wednesday morning of each month. Unless otherwise advised, meet the team at the end of Nutty Lane, near Charlton Village, TW17 0RQ, at 9.30 a.m. for a few hours nature conservation work.


September 2017

Wednesday 13th at 8.00 p.m. "Madagascar" First  indoor Meeting.

A talk by Dr. Peter Gasson from Kew.

October 2017

Wednesday 11th at  8.00 p.m. "Botanical Art and the Legacy of Marianne North"

A talk by Christopher Mills, former Head of Library, Art and Archives, Kew.

November 2017

Wednesday 1st at 7.00 p.m.  "China - Mother of Gardens"

A talk by Phillip Cribb at The Orangery, Squires Garden Centre, Halliford Road, Upper Halliford, Shepperton TW17 8SG

Tickets £8.00  (includes a glass of wine) available from the Sunbury Embroidery Gallery, The Walled Garden TW16 6AB (not open on Mondays.)

Wednesday 8th at 8.00 p.m.  "Saving our Planet by Conservation"

A talk by Graham Pattison.

Monday 20th at 11.00 a.m.  Esher Common Fungus Foray

Led by Brian Spooner.  Meet in the Horseshoe Clump car park, Portsmouth Road, opposite Blackhills, Esher. KT10 9JQ

Wednesday 22nd at 8.00 p.m. Identification of Fungi

Brian Spooner will help with identification of Fungi found at Esher Common as well as Fungi brought by members from their own areas.

December 2017

Wednesday 6th at 8.00 p.m. Christmas Meeting, Raffle and Refreshments + "A Day in the Life of an SWT Ecologist"

A talk by Alex Learmont.

January 2018

Monday 1st at 10.30 a.m. Bedfont Lakes (not the Nature Reserve)

Our New Year's Day walk. Meet in the North car park, TW14 8QA.

Wednesday 10th at 8.00 p.m. "Festive Botany: plants of Christmas and New Year"

A talk by Mark Nesbitt, Kew.

February 2018

Thursday 8th at 11.00 a.m.  Snowdrop walk around Welford Park, Berks., RG20 8HU

Meet in the car park.

Wednesday 14th at 8.00 p.m. "London's Wildflowers"

A talk by David Bevan, former Conservation Officer, London Borough of Haringey.

March 2018

Saturday 3rd at 7.30 p.m.


St. Peter’s Church Hall, Laleham Road, Staines, TW18 2DX

"While the Dormouse Sleeps!"

A wonderfully, illustrated talk by Andy Sands, Chiswick Camera Centre.

Tickets: Adults £9.00, accompanied children free.

Bring your own drink & glass please.

Wednesday 14th at 8.00 p.m. "The Kew Temperate House"

A talk by Richard Barley, Curator of Kew's Temperate House.

April 2018

Wednesday 11th at  8.00 p.m. "Hedgerow Heroes"

Presented by  Jim Jones of Surrey Wildlife Trust.

May 2018

Wednesday 9th at 8.00 p.m. AGM with election of the SNHS Committee followed by Members' slide show


Spelthorne Natural History Society hereby gives notice that whilst the Society is prepared to assist members in making arrangements to enable them to participate in activities arranged by the Society, the Society cannot accept any responsibility whatsoever for any loss, injury or damage sustained by any person(s) in consequence of their participation in any activity/ies.

























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Join us for a satisfying few hours work.

Work begins at 10.00 a.m. & lasts until lunchtime.

Tools and refreshments are usually provided.

Waterproof clothing and strong footwear essential.

If  the weather is extreme, please call Peter Routley on 07940 066265 between 9.00 and 9.30 a.m. on the day in question.


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