Warrington

Natural History

Group Leaders are Anita Young and Ian Lancaster

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

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

We hope to tap into the rich seam of interests, knowledge and expertise of our eventual group members for suggestions of future topics, visits, contacts and hopefully contributions in the form of talks if anyone feels so inclined.

The latest Natural History Group Events for 2019 can be downloaded from the right hand panel.

If you would like to register for email updates contact us using the link at the top right hand side of the page.

The group meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month (apart from December) at the Masonic Hall on Winmarleigh Street, Warrington.

We gather at 1:15 for a 1:30pm start and finish 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.

Dates for your Diary
Tue Dec 17th No Meeting
Tue Jan 21st 2020 Ice and Fire in the Devil’s Kitchen :
Cwm Idwal and the Evolution of a Landscape

A virtual walk around this popular area – Wales's first national nature reserve
Speaker: Dr. Ian Lancaster
Tue Feb 18th 2020 The Tanyptera Project
Looking at the 5-year initiative (2017-2022) to promote the study and conservation
of insects and other invertebrates in Lancashire and Cheshire
Speaker: Gary Hedges – ‘Tanyptera Regional Entomologist’, World Museum Liverpool
Tue Mar 17th 2020 Mere Sands Wood Reserve – a personal video diary
Exploring the diverse nature of this wildlife haven at Rufford, Lancashire
Speaker: Martin Green – Warrington U3A Natural History Group
Tue Apr 21st 2020 Standing Up For Trees
The importance and value of woods and trees, and the work of the Woodland Trust
Speaker: The Woodland Trust
Tue May 19th 2020 Protecting our Natterjack Toads
An insight into the work of the Wildlife Trusts in protecting toads and their habitats
Speaker: Fiona Megarrell – Living Landscape Officer North, Cheshire Wildlife Trust
Tue Jun 16th 2020 Field Trip
Evening visit to Red Rocks Nature Reserve (SSSI)

Discover the history of the dunes, learn about the species that thrive there.
Listen to the variety of coastal birds in the fading light, and perhaps hear the call of Natterjack toads.
Guide : Fiona Megarrell – Living Landscape Officer North, Cheshire Wildlife Trust
Trip and booking details available from February 2020
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More Group Pages
American Square Dance Art Appreciation
Art for All (Practical Techniques) Awaydays
Badminton Ballet
Bird Watching Blues, Skiffle and Rock & Roll
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 Harmonica
Italian Knit and Natter
Lace Making Latin
Learning Ukulele Line Dancing
Literature Mah-Jong
Music Appreciation Natural History
Philosophy Photography
Play Reading Plus Poetry
Science & Technology Scrabble
Singing for Pleasure Spanish
Strollers Sunday Lunch Club
Table Tennis Tai Chi
Theatre Appreciation Group Transport and Engineering Technology
Ukulele Walking
Weekend Supper Club Whist