Welcome to Ringwood Natural History Society's Home Page

The Society was founded in 1959: to share with others an interest in Natural History;
to provide an opportunity to learn more of the subject through talks and outings; to take
an active interest in local nature conservation; to keep records of local flora and fauna.

New Forest Foal by Lyn Traves

Indoor meetings are held at Greyfriars in Ringwood, from September until April,
at 7.30pm on the 2nd and 4th Thursday in the month.
Walks and other outings take place throughout the year.

Press here to see our current programme.

We take time on our walks to identify flowering plants, birds, butterflies, etc.

Press here to see our species lists.

Recent talks have included
"Birdwatching in Morocco" by Shaun Robson, and
"Flora and Fauna of Brownsea" by Gordon Furnell
"Wildlife Encounters in New Zealand" by Gerald Ponting
"A Close Look at the Strange World of Insects" by Bryan Pinchen
and "The Wildlife of the Falklands" with Brian Pettit

If you are interested in Natural History, do come along.
New members, and visitors can be sure of a warm welcome.

Among our recent outings there have been
a day with Martin Green at Down Farm on Cranborne Chase,
looking at landscape restoration to chalk downland
some interesting archaeological sites, and a private museum
a visit to Stourhead House and Gardens, organised by John & Mary Gurney
Beach combing in Studland and a Fungus Foray at Mark Ash with Bill Syratt
and Birds at Keyhaven with Peter Welstead.

You are welcome to join us one of our walks, or meet up with us for a get-together.
We normally take a picnic lunch during the summer months;
in winter there are opportunities for those not walking to meet us for a pub lunch.

Recent trips further afield have included a five-day break in Sidmouth, Devon
a trip to the Helegan Gardens and the Eden Project in Cornwall,
return trips to The Isle of Wight, and Hartland Quay on the North Devon Coast,
and short breaks at Speech House, home of the Verderers' Court in the Forest of Dean
and at The Yarn Market Hotel in Dunster, in the Exmoor National Park

Press here for a report on our latest trip.

The Society is affiliated to The Greyfriars Community Association, Ringwood
and is supporting the development of The Ringwood Arts Centre

For further information about the Society contact
Chairman: Bill Syratt
Secretary: Maureen Dolamore Tel: 01202 827 294
Walk Organisers: Lyn & Gerry Traves Tel: 01202 871 881

Press here for membership details and an application form.

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