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 2019-2020

March and April meetings cancelled because of coronavirus risks.


18 October 2019
Morgan Hughes - Habitats, wildlife and management in Florida

Morgan is an ecologist employed by AECOM, an international engineering firm, based in their Birmingham office. She is also very active with BrumBats, and is undertaking research on bats in the West Midlands for a PhD at the University of Wolverhampton.

15 November 2019
Peter Shirley - What should live where? An adventure in time and space

Peter was a founder member of what was then the Urban Wildlife Group in 1980, became the first Director of the Urban Wildlife Trust/Birmingham and the Black Country WT, and has held a number of positions with the Wildlife Trusts at regional and national levels. He has recently reprised his role as Chair of BBCWT's. Peter also has a regular column writing on wildlife and conservation for the Birmingham Post.

17 January 2020
Jack Perks - Shetland - Britain's northern edge

Unfortunately the speaker was held up in traffic and could not get to the meeting on time. He has most kindly agreed to repeat his lecture after the AGM on 17th April.

21 February 2020
Paul Wilkinson - The natural history of the Midlands canals - Part 2

Paul is Senior Ecologist with the South Wales & Severn and West Midlands Waterways (Canal & River Trust), based in Birmingham. The first part of this talk, given in February 2018, was so well received we had to have him back again for the second half as soon as his busy schedule allowed!


March and April meetings cancelled because of coronavirus risks.

Original programme









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


Mycological Section Meetings see Current Foray Programme     


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