Compton Dando and Woollard, 10 April 2024

Compton Dando and Woollard, 10 April 2024

Leader Helena Crouch A dozen BNHS members met in the pleasant churchyard of the Church of St Mary, Compton Dando. From there we crossed the River Chew on a pedestrian bridge then joined the Forest Community Walk, through some woodland with a carpet of wild garlic,...
Highbridge and Burnham, 17 February 2024

Highbridge and Burnham, 17 February 2024

above: English Scurvy-grass (Cochlearia anglica) © Alvan White Leader Alvan White On a grey day with no sunshine, ten members set off along the River Brue. The temperature was above 10C, and had been for a few days. One garden along Clyst Road was spectacular with...
Langford Lakes, 24 January 2024

Langford Lakes, 24 January 2024

above: Ruddy Shelduck at Langford Lakes © Phillip Delve Leader Phillip Delve Langford Lakes Wiltshire Wildlife Trust Reserve lies on the River Wylye flood plain, some 12 miles north west of Salisbury. Relieved to arrive in fine weather, following several very stormy...
New Year Plant Hunt in Bath, 2 January 2024

New Year Plant Hunt in Bath, 2 January 2024

above: The flooded meeting place, engulfed by the River Avon © Helena Crouch Leader Helena CrouchDespite an atrocious forecast for strong winds and rain, twelve brave botanists met beside the swirling River Avon for a second New Year Plant Hunt, recording all species...