Warrington

Natural History

Group Leaders are Anita Young and Ian Lancaster

The Natural History Group has over 100 members and offers a mix of talks and outside visits relevant to the members' interests on many and varied topics drawn from the natural world – animal, vegetable and mineral.

There are talks by knowledgeable visiting speakers about individual species, natural processes and ecosystems, and about the people and theories that have influenced our understanding of the natural world.

We also tap into the rich seam of interests, knowledge and expertise of our group members for contributions in the form of talks, suggestions for future topics, speakers and sites of Natural History interest for visits and field trips.

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Natural History Group members are notified of news and forthcoming events via our regular Newsletter which is sent out by email.

If you are already a member of Warrington U3A but not currently on the Natural History Group mailing list and would like to register for our Newsletter and other email updates, please "send a message" using the link at the top right hand side of this page.

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AUTUMN 2020

Natural History Group

ONLINE TALKS PROGRAMME

PLEASE NOTE THAT MOST WARRINGTON U3A FACE-TO-FACE ACTIVITIES ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS.

However, as is the case for many interest groups in Warrington U3A, the Natural History Group has embraced the presentation of talks and webinars online (mainly using the Zoom Meetings platform) from September 2020 onwards.

We have 2 further ZOOM Meetings planned for 2020 :

Tuesday, NOVEMBER 17th @ 1:30pm
Speaker/Topic to be confirmed

Tuesday, DECEMBER 15th @1:30pm
"RSPCA Stapeley Grange - what do we do?!"
- A talk about the Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre.
Stapeley Grange, based in Nantwich, Cheshire, is one of the busiest wildlife centres in the country but what do we actually do here? What is our remit for wildlife, domestics and exotics and how do we support our local community?

Natural History Group members will receive the ZOOM links to the above online events a few days in advance of each one. PLEASE NOTE THAT, FOR SECURITY REASONS, THE ONLINE "ZOOM" LINKS TO NATURAL HISTORY GROUP MEETINGS AND EVENTS WILL NOT APPEAR ON THIS PAGE.

N.B. : If you are already a member of Warrington U3A but not currently on the Natural History Group mailing list and would like to attend any of the above talks, please request a talk invitation using the link at the top right hand side of this page. We will then send you the ZOOM Meeting link by return.

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PAST EVENTS and LINKS

Tuesday, September 8th
"A Short Natural History Mystery Talk"
Here is the link to the TED talk from this meeting :
TED TALK on Animal Behaviour

Tuesday, September 15th
"Standing Up For Trees"
- A talk by John Fleetwood of The Woodland Trust
Here is the link to The Woodland Trust :
Woodland Trust

Tuesday, October 20th
"Wildlife After Industry in the Mersey Corridor"
- A talk on The Carbon Landscape Project by Jenny Griggs, a community engagement officer with Lancashire Wildlife Trust
Download a pdf version of Jenny's presentation here :
Wildlife after Industry in the Mersey Corridor

. . . . and here is the link to the Carbon Landscape web site :
Carbon Landscape

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NATURAL HISTORY GROUP MEETINGS WHEN COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS ARE LIFTED :
AS AT SEPTEMBER 2020, NO FACE-TO-FACE MEETINGS ARE CURRENTLY TAKING PLACE but, once COVID restrictions are lifted, the Natural History Group would usually meet on the 3rd Tuesday of the month (apart from December) at the Masonic Hall on Winmarleigh Street, Warrington. Gathering at 1:15 for a 1:30pm start and finishing around 3:30pm. Coffee, tea and biscuits are available in the break for £1. At sessions where we have an outside speaker, we may make a charge of £1 to go towards the cost of speakers, resources and running costs.

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More Group Pages
American Square Dance Art Appreciation
Art for All (Practical Techniques) Awaydays
Badminton Ballet
Birdwatching Blues
Book Group Bowling
Bridge for Beginners & Improvers Bridge for Developers
Bridge for Players Circle Dancing
Classical History Computing
Croquet Dog Walking
Egyptology Family History
Film Club French
Garden Interest Geocaching
German Guitar and Mandolin
Harmonica Italian
Knit and Natter Lace Making
Latin Learning Ukulele
Line Dancing Literature
Mah-Jong Morris Dancing
Music Appreciation Natural History
Philosophy Photography
Play Reading Poetry
Science & Technology Scrabble
Singing for Pleasure Spanish
Strollers Table Tennis
Tai Chi Theatre Appreciation Group
Ukulele Walking
Weekend Supper Club Whist