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 monitors 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
Email: jncrowley@btinternet.com

Indoor Meetings 2020

Details of the 2020 indoor meetings are given below. Visitors are always welcome. Meetings start at 7:30pm and will take place via Zoom. Joining details will be emailed to members shortly before the meeting. Visitors are asked to contact Prue Crowley (jncrowley@btinternet.com) to arrange for details to be sent to you.
For indoor meetings there is no charge for members (but there is an annual membership fee). Visitors are invited to make a donation, suggested amount £2.00.

Tuesday November 24th:
Yellowstone in the Fall (and Grand Teton)
Nick Crowley

The scenery, geology and especially the wildlife of this well-known National Park.

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Tuesday December 8th​:
The North Yorkshire Turtle Dove Project
Richard Baines

The story of an award-winning project to help European Turtle Doves in North Yorkshire, set up and led by Richard Baines.


© Richard Bennett
Catch up on the talk by clicking on the picture below.  

 

Indoor Meetings 2021

Details of the 2021 indoor meetings are given below. Visitors are always welcome. Meetings start at 7:30pm and will take place via Zoom up to and including October 2021. Joining details will be emailed to members shortly before the meeting. Visitors are asked to contact Prue Crowley (jncrowley@btinternet.com) to arrange for details to be sent to you. Covid19 restrictions permitting it is hoped to return to meeting at St. Peters CE Primary School, Market Bosworth, CV13 0NP from November 2021 onwards. Please look out for emails, check NatureSpot or contact us for updates..
For indoor meetings there is no charge for members (but there is an annual membership fee). Visitors are invited to make a donation, suggested amount £2.00.

Tuesday January 19th: AGM and talk,
The North Coast - a Botanical Odyssey

Ian Evans MBE
A short AGM, followed by a fascinating introduction to the botany of Cape Wrath to the Caithness border, from the Society’s very first speaker.

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Tuesday February 23rd:
The Spiti Valley & the search for Snow Leopards
Janet Lancaster

A remote Himalayan valley, including a search for Snow Leopards.

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Tuesday March 16th: Beacon Hill
James Lovatt

Beacon Hill’s past, present and future.

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Tuesday April 20th: The Great Fen: not just 20 years old
Henry Stanier

The latest news of a 50-year project to create a huge wetland area between Peterborough and Huntingdon.
 
   
Tuesday May 18th: Northern Spain & Southern Morocco
Nick Crowley

An entertaining insight into the scenery and natural history of two wild areas of Europe.
 
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Tuesday September 21st: Fascinating Fungi
Ben Devine

An enthusiastic introduction to fungi by a Senior Nature Conservation Officer of the Leicester City Council.

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Note: This recording was made at an earlier event.
 
   

Tuesday October 12th: The Allerton Project
Dr. Alastair Leake

How to combine productive farming with wildlife conservation.

 
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Tuesday November 16th: Leics & Rutland Swift Partnership
Peter Williams
Aiding the conservation of Swifts in Leics & Rutland.

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Tuesday January 18th 2022: AGM & Talk, The Wonderful World of Spiders
Alan Cann

A short AGM followed by a fascinating introduction to spiders, a much misunderstood species.

Outings 2021

Details of the 2021 outings will be given below once restrictions on group gatherings are relaxed. 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.