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First impressions of Patagonia

Three weeks of austral summer on Patagonia through the eyes of Darwinian birdwatcher and botanist Ken White. This will be held over Zoom, contact us…

What has DNA ever done for us?

DNA provides the information to construct and maintain the identity of each organism. Access to this information is revolutionising our ability to describe and understand…

What’s up on the Downs?

For many years, local Butterfly Conservation volunteers have been carrying out survey and conservation work in a valley system on the Aston Upthorpe Downs. In…

The deep sea: what does it do for you?

What does the deep ocean look like? This presentation will share the delights and challenges of exploring the ocean’s deep reef communities. It will also…

Exploring Rainforest Biodiversity

Tropical rainforests support an extraordinary diversity of species, but are threatened by high rates of deforestation and degradation. Based on my experience researching rainforest biodiversity…

Return of the Peregrine

Peregrines in the UK declined to just 350 pairs during the period 1940-1970. Since then they have increased to 2000 pairs – and have nested…

AGM and members’ evening

The final meeting of the winter programme will be our AGM. This year's AGM will be on Zoom. After the short formal business there will…

Discovering the Purple Emperor

Pangbourne Village Hall 6 Station Rd, Pangbourne, Berskshire

Matthew Oates (National Trust) This butterfly is a good news story. It is on the increase and we are getting better at looking for it.…

Tawny Owls coming to a wood near you

Tawny Owls are often heard but rarely seen. This presentation describes the lives of these fascinating birds, much of it gleaned from a wild Tawny…

Britain’s Ground Beetles: Diversity, Ecology and Change

Pangbourne Village Hall 6 Station Rd, Pangbourne, Berskshire

Speaker: Dr Chris Foster (University of Reading) This diverse group of beetles contains some of our largest and most spectacular insects, as well as many…