Natural History Summer Group
Natural History Summer Group.
To contact Jess, the coordinator, please use the bluebird box on this page to send an email.
This friendly and enthusiastic group meets at 10 a.m on the second Friday of the month at different sites, during April to September.
We go on field trips to places within Shoreham and nearby areas. We are really lucky to have so many different habitats and some lovely woodlands.
You will find this years program further down this page, below the links to reports of some of our visits.
Reports and information about some of our past activities
In July 2017 the Natural History Group visited Anchor Bottom near Beeding Hill on the downs. To see the report (with photographs) click on Anchor Bottom. The report includes a link to a drop-box, where you will find additional photographs.
In May 2017 we visited Woods Mill. To see the reports (with photographs) of our visit click on Woods Mill pond dipping and Woods Mill walk To see some of the creatures we encountered in the pond dipping click on pond dipping video through microscope
In September 2016 we visited St Nicolas Church in old Shoreham to explore the topic of lichens. To see our report on this click on Lichen at St Nicolas.
In June 2016 we visited Shoreham beach to examine the wide variety of plant and insect life on the vegetated shingle. To see our 2 part report on this click on Shoreham Beach Part 1 and Shoreham Beach Part 2.
IN May 2016 the group visited Anchor Bottom on the South Downs, where we saw a wide variety of flowers and birds. For a report click for Anchor Bottom
In January 2016 the group had a session exploring ways of identifying a wide variety of butterflies - for butterfly photos/report click here - also photo to the right.
In December 2015 another pond-life session proved most interesting and enjoyable, with members getting very enthusiastic about what they found - for photos and report click here - also photos to the right.
U3A Natural History Summer group field visits 2019
ALL VISITS WILL START AT 10.00 A.M.
Widewater to look at the birds, and wildlife along the edges, also the sea. Please bring binoculars, guides, cameras etc (if you have them). It will be low tide. We will meet in the car-park at 10a.m.
Tottington woods for the bluebells, other Spring flowers, birds etc. Please bring binoculars (if you have them, cameras, guides etc. We will meet in the village hall car park at 10 a.m.
Walk along the Adur from the Adur Recreation ground. We will probably walk along the path by the airfield, cross the toll-bridge (very good for birds) and then back along the other side of the river. It will be low tide with lots of mud visible. We will meet in the Adur rec car-park at 10 a.m.
Along the boardwalk to see what we can see in the Beach nature reserve. Flowers, insects, birds, and (maybe) lizards! We will meet at the car-park at the fort at 10 a.m.
Rock-pooling at the fort. It will be low tide so a good day to go. We will meet at the car-park at the Fort at 10 a.m.
Lancing ponds. If the weather has been very wet, we might change to Mill Hill … but it’s terrible for dog-messes! We will meet at the little car park up the lane at 10 .a.m.
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