The Nature Group have a number of Field meetings that are open to RPS and nonRPS Members. Numbers limited in agreement with current Covid-19 restrictions so please only book if you are sure of attending and let the organiser know if you are unable to attend.
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Paxton Pits Cambridgeshire Sunday 27 September https://rps.org/events/groups/nature/2020/september/paxton-pits-cambridgeshire/
A visit to the extensive nature reserve at Paxton Pits Cambridgeshire, conveniently located just off the A1. Paxton Pits Nature Reserve is a rich mosaic of wildlife habitats, with beautiful lakes, riverside, meadow, reedbed, scrub and woodland.
Piper’s Hill and Dodderhill Commons, Worcestershire for Fungi Wednesday 7 October
These two old commons are former ancient wood pasture where, historically, livestock grazed on grassland scattered with large trees. Today the nature reserve has over 240 veteran trees – some of the oldest in the county – which have grown over several hundred years. The trees are great for fungi and over 200 species have been found – chanterelle, beefsteak and various bracket fungi are among some of the more common.
Fungi at Clowes wood, Kent. Sunday 18 October
Clowes Wood is an area of mixed woodland managed by the Forestry Commission and is open to the public. It is one of several woods in The Blean Woods complex to the north of Canterbury.
Bradgate Park, Leicestershire – General Natural History Saturday 24 October
Our visit in October coincides with the rutting season for the deer and is a popular place for workshops by several eminent nature photographers. This is not intended to be a workshop though we hope to have sighting of the deer during the visit. Given the right weather, even distant sightings can produce memorable images. We hope also to get good autumn colours and find some fungi to add foreground interest.
All events FREE to RPS Members; £5 for non-members