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

    Indoor Meetings 2020

    Details of the 2020 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 21st: 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 25th​: Coastal Wildlife
    David Goldsmith

    The varied wildlife of our coast by a well-known local naturalist.


    Tuesday March 17th: The Spiti Valley - POSTPONED to February 23rd 2021
    Janet Lancaster

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


    Tuesday April 21st: Insects - Nature's Little Marvels - CANCELLED
    Kate Nightingale

    Photos and facts about British insects, their fascinating lives and why they matter.

    Tuesday May 19th: Beacon Hill - POSTPONED to March 16th 2021
    James Lovatt

    Beacon Hill’s past, present and future.

    Tuesday September 15th: Fascinating Fungi - POSTPONED to September 21st 2021
    Ben Devine

    An enthusiastic introduction to fungi by an L&RWT Conservation Officer.


    Tuesday October 13th: The Allerton Project - CANCELLED
    Dr. Alastair Leake

    How to combine productive farming with wildlife conservation.



    Tuesday November 17th: Leics & Rutland Swift Partnership - CANCELLED
    Peter Williams
    Aiding the conservation of Swifts in Leics & Rutland.


    Tuesday January 19th 2021: 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 2020

    Details of the 2020 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 29th:
    Beacon Hill


    Saturday April 4th:
    Stoneywell - CANCELLED


    Saturday May 30th:
    Thornton Reservoir - CANCELLED


    Saturday July 11th:
    Bagworth Heath - CANCELLED

    Friday/Saturday July 17th/18th:
    Garden Bioblitz = CANCELLED

    Saturday August 1st:
    Moths & brunch - CANCELLED
    Saturday September 19th:
    Cossington Meadows

    Saturday October 17th:
    Fungus foray at Bosworth Country Park


    Saturday November date TBA:
    Mosses workshop


    Butterfly transects:
    Various dates