Current BNHS Programme


Meetings and Venue
General meetings are listed below
These meetings, unless otherwise specified are at the Friends' Meeting House, 930 Bristol Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham at 7.30 pm. Parking available.
Directions to the Friends Meeting House
Visitors are always welcome. Specimens may be brought to the meetings for identification.

Extremely bad weather
If the weather on the day of a winter meeting is really bad and no cancellation notice has been posted, please use the contacts on the site before making the journey. Contacts

A cancellation notice will be posted if at all possible.

Mycological Section Meetings see Current Field Meeting Programme


Lecture Programme 2017-2018


20 October 2017
Dr Peter Coxhead - 'Darwin and the Galapagos'

A sequel to last year's well-received talk by Peter on these East Pacific islands.

17 November 2017
Prof Peter Taylor - The flora of the South Atlantic.

Members will no doubt recall that Peter, who has been a member of BNHS since 1957, gave a talk on the botanist Mary Richards back in 2014.

19 January 2018
Dr Peter Jarvis - What's in a name?

A look at the stories behind some of the more unusual English and Latin names of plants, animals and fungi.

16 February 2018
Paul Wilkinson - A natural history of the Midlands canals.

Paul is Senior Ecologist with South Wales & Severn and West Midlands Waterways, Canal & River Trust. He will provide 'a general overview of the natural history of the Midlands canals, why we have certain species on the reservoirs and canals, what we have lost and what we are gaining. The canals provide both a unique green corridor for species and a snapshot of how people have been and are using their local spaces.'

16th March 2018
Rosemary Winnall - Nature in focus

Rosemary, for many years Education Officer at the Wyre Forest Discovery Centre, is a founder member of the Wyre Forest Study Group, a committee member of Worcestershire Recorders, and a keen wildlife photographer. She organised and and was one of the editors of The Nature of Wyre (Pisces Publications, 2015). In 2015 she was awarded an MBE for services to the natural environment for her work volunteering to champion the Wyre Forest.

20 April 2018
AGM and Presidential lecture: Kat Clifford -Clever corvids

Meetings are held on the third Thursday in the month, though not always in December.


Mycological Section Meetings see Current Foray Programme     



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