Market Bosworth & District Natural History Society

About us

The Market Bosworth & District Natural History Society is a group of very active local natural history enthusiasts.

The Society enjoys a comprehensive programme of both indoor and outdoor meetings. In addition the Society also manages a wildflower meadow on Bosworth Park.

The Society was formed in January 1976 by twenty two local natural history enthusiasts. During the inaugural meeting it was agreed that the aims of the Society should be:-
• To cover every aspect of natural history, and cater for all interests.
• To hold monthly indoor meetings, and outdoor meetings wherever possible.
• To make detailed investigations, with records, of particular sites.

During the intervening years the Society has held closely to these aims and has grown to a current membership of around seventy.

Read more about our trips and activities

Contact us

Telephone 01455 824148

Indoor Meetings 2017

Details of the 2017 indoor meetings are given below. Visitors are always welcome. Meetings start at 7:30pm and take place at St. Peters CE Primary School, Market Bosworth, CV13 0NP.
For indoor meetings there is no charge for members (but there is an annual membership fee). Visitors are charged £2.00.

Tuesday January 17th: Members evening
A chance for all to review the Society’s year, show photos and wildlife exhibits, or just chat over a bring-and-share buffet.

Tuesday February 21st​: The Barwell Meteorite & other extraordinary falls
Graham Ensor

More about the largest meteorite to fall over the UK from a local expert.
Tuesday March 21st: The Black to Green Project
Ben Devine

The transformation of an area of the National Forest from coalpits to treetops.

Tuesday April 25th: The social life of ants
Dr. Rob Hammond

Some of the complex behaviours shown by ants, explained by a Leicester University research scientist.


Tuesday May 16th: Calke Abbey – a warden’s view
Bill Cove

The natural history of Calke Abbey – the work of the wardens, and what they see.

Tuesday September: 19th Help for Hedgehogs
Simon Thompson

The biology of our only spiny mammal, and the conservation work undertaken by the Warks. Wildlife Trust​.
Tuesday October 24th: Wildlife under bridges
Jools Partridge

The work and experiences of a local Wildlife Officer.
Tuesday November 21st: Bird ringing
Andy Smith

An introduction to bird-ringing and its links to conservation work.

Tuesday January 16th 2018: Members evening
A chance for all to review the Society’s year, show photos and wildlife exhibits, or just chat over a bring-and-share buffet.

Outings 2017

Details of the 2017 outings are given below. All dates are provisional, the final details of each outing will be announced at the preceding indoor meeting, and emailed to members before the outing. Visitors are always welcome.

Saturday February 25th:
Whitacre Heath​


Saturday March 25th:
Hicks Lodge

Saturday April 29th:
Thornton Reservoir
Friday May 19th:
Calke Abbey – led by Bill Cove

There will be a small charge for this evening outing.
Friday June 23rd to Monday June 26th:
Weekend Away in Yorkshire

Saturday July 29th:
Brindley Heath, Cannock Chase​


Saturday August 26th:
Breedon on the Hill


Saturday October 28th:
Fungus foray at Outwoods


Saturday November 25th:
Draycote Water