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 2019

    Details of the 2019 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 15th: 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 12th​: The Leicester Peregrine Project
    Jim Graham

    The conservation and monitoring of Peregrines in Leicester and its environs.

    Tuesday March 19th: Farming and Wildlife
    Nicolas Watts MBE

    Farming in a way that encourages wildlife and supports the Wildlife Trusts.


    Tuesday April 9th: Dragonflies and Your Garden
    Claire Install

    An introduction to dragonflies and what people can do for them in their gardens.

    Tuesday May 21st: Vagrants, Drifters and Migrants to Britain
    Nigel Slater

    Our Islands are continually invaded by mammals, birds, plants and insects brought on currents and wind as well as those who want to visit us.

    Tuesday September 17th: Faroe Islands
    Val Williams

    A tour of this remote archipelago with its amazing coastline and Viking history.​


    Tuesday October 22nd: Pollen, Spores and Us
    Dr. Catherine (Cat) Pashley

    Can you get hayfever from a fungus? The aerobiology of fungal spores and pollen.




    Tuesday November 19th: The Ecology of Bradgate Park
    Steve Woodward
    The culmination of a long-standing study of a popular local park.


    Tuesday January 21st 2020: 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 2019

    Details of the 2019 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 16th:
    Rutland Water


    Saturday March 23rd:
    Urban wildlife


    Saturday April 13th:
    Sherwood Forest wood


    Saturday June 8th:
    Thornton Reservoir

    Fri/Sat July 19th/20th:
    Moths & brunch
    Saturday September 14th:
    Kelham Bridge

    Saturday October 26th:
    Fungus foray at Bosworth Country Park


    Saturday afternoon, November 23rd:
    Bradgate Park


    Butterfly transects:
    Various dates