Current BNHS Programme
Meetings and Venue
A cancellation notice will be posted if at all possible.
21 October 2016
Peter writes, 'The Galįpagos, now part of Ecuador, are a volcanic group of islands in the Pacific straddling the Equator. Like many isolated islands, they support some unique species, including marine iguanas, land birds and cacti. Charles Darwin visited in 1835, and his observations later provided part of the inspiration for the development of his theory of evolution by natural selection. Most parts of the islands are strictly protected, with visitor numbers and access limited. I was fortunate to be able to spend five exciting days cruising around some of the islands, observing and photographing the wildlife.'
12 November 2016 (Saturday)
*Visit to the Lapworth Museum, University of Birmingham
Meet at the Museum at 2pm. This has been arranged by Sutton Coldfield Natural History Society, which has kindly invited BNHS members. Further details when known; see the SCNHS programme web page Lapworth Museum or contact the BNHS Secretary email@example.com
18 November 2016
Dr Lesley Batty - Paradise Lost or Paradise Found: does industry always result in ecological destruction?
Lesley is a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Science at the University of Birmingham, with a particular interest in the ecology of industrial pollution and has spent a lot of time working in and around old metal and coal mines
20 January 2017
Dr Chris Young - Southern India: habitats and species of Tamil Nadu
Chris is a Senior Lecturer and Course Leader for the degree in Animal Behaviour and Wildlife Conservation at the University of Wolverhampton, and has led a number of field trips to India
17 February 2017
Professor Robin May - The human zoo: a tour of our unseen microbial friends and foes
17 March 2017
Jon Clatworthy - The Lapworth Museum of Geology
21 April 2017
AGM and Presidential lecture: Kat Clifford - Lemurs
Meetings are held on the third Thursday in the month, except for December. Details
to follow soon
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