Winter Programme of Events 2019/20

Indoor meetings at St. Peter's Small Church Hall unless otherwise stated.

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





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Conservation Work


Light refreshments are provided.

Most tools are available.

Waterproof clothing and strong footwear essential.


If  the weather is extreme, please call Irving Lord on

01784 259037 between 9.00 and 9.30 a.m. on the day in question.




© Spelthorne Natural History Society

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

9.30 a.m. for a few hours nature conservation work. CANCELLED COVID-19

New volunteers always welcome.


September 2019

Wednesday 11th at 20.00 "Wildlife of Spain" at The Small Hall, St. Peter's Church, Laleham Road, Staines TW18 2DX

A presentation by Andy Tucker of NatureTrek.

October 2019

Wednesday 9th at 8.00pm "Wildlife Gardening"

Andrew Halstead, RHS (Retired).

November 2019

Wednesday 13th at 8.00pm "Before Roots, Shoots and Leaves: The Early Evolution of Plants"

Paul Kendrick, Natural history Museum.

December 2019

Wednesday 11th at 8.00pm "SWT update & nature success stories" followed by  Christmas Party

Jenny Hooper, Surrey Wildlife Trust.

January 2020

Wednesday 1st  at 10.00am New Year's Day Walk in Bushy Park TW11 0EW

Meet in the Pheasantry Car Park.

Wednesday 8th at 8.00pm "The Alps & the Dolomites: A Naturalist's Perspective"

Phil Cribb, President, Spelthorne Natural History Society.

February 2020

Wednesday 12th at 8.00pm "We all need a pea: Insights into the world of legumes"

Gwilym Lewis, RBG Kew.

Snowdrop / Bluebell Spring walk at Nonsuch Park (subject to sufficient interest)

Details not yet available.

March 2020

Saturday 7th at 7.00 for 7.30pm


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

"Madagascar's Endemic Wildlife"

Presented by Kerrie Porteous, Naturetrek.

Tickets:-  £10.00 Accompanied children 16 years old and younger FREE.

Bring your own drink & glass please.

Wednesday 11th at 8.00pm "Inside out of Flies"

A talk by Erica McAlister, Senior Curator, Diptera, The Natural History Museum, London.

April 2020

Wednesday 8th at 8.00pm "Wildlife of Surrey: Important Sites and Hidden Gems "  CANCELLED COVID-19

Frances Halstead, Woodland Trust.

May 2020

Wednesday 13th at 8.00 p.m. AGM CANCELLED COVID-19

Only around 10 slides each please (or 10 photos on DVD or memory stick).




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.