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DORMOUSE ECOLOGY COURSE - SATURDAY 18th AUGUST
Surrey Dormouse Group have a few places available on this East Horsley course covering
dormouse ecology, surveying, habitat requirements, nut ID and other field signs, plus a woodland visit for a nest box checking session in the afternoon.
Suitable for all levels of experience; essential for, but not limited to, those working towards obtaining a dormouse handling licence.
Cost: £50 per person for Surrey Dormouse Group members, £55 for non-members (Includes: training materials, all tools for the box check and tea and coffee. Please bring a packed lunch).
For more information, or to book a place, please email the dormouse group.

BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLIES & MAGNIFICENT MINIBEASTS EXHIBITION
Haslemere Museum Saturday 30 June - Saturday 1 September
Discover the wonderful world of butterflies and minibeasts in this new family friendly exhibition. Find out lots of fascinating facts and learn more about these much-loved creatures. There will be plenty of interactive enjoyment too, including touchable cut out models, dressing up, puzzles, garden trails and much more. The Museum will also be hosting an array of fun themed family drop in events and workshops throughout the summer to accompany the exhibition.

INVITATION TO CONCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY FIELD MEETING
HNHS members are invited to a field meeting of the Conchological Society at the Devil's Punchbowl, Hindhead:  acid woodland, heath and bog with enriched spring seepages. We will be following in the footsteps of Haslemere Museum's Curator and HNHS Secretary, Treasurer and President, E W Swanton, who collected there from 1914-17.
.Meet at 11.00 on Saturday 11th August 2018 at the NT Visitor Centre/cafe in the National Trust car park (SU 891 358). It is planned to be all day. It would be helpful if any member/s intending to come would e-mail HNHS in advance and, as the meeting is dependent on moister conditions, it would be advisable to check this entry beforehand.

COMMEMORATIVE SYMPOSIUM - MAXWELL KNIGHT
The British Herpetological Society is organising a commemorative symposium for
Maxwell Knight, the original “nature detective” and Second World War MI5 agent in London on Saturday 24th November 2018. Click here for full details.

SWIFTS ALERT! 
Members, please keep a careful look out in the Haslemere area for Swifts this summer.   The Society is interested in purchasing a Swift box for next year and is advised that Swifts, being colonial birds, will only be attracted to boxes if Swifts are flying overhead and belong to a colony nearby.

SELBORNE RESTORATION NOW COMPLETE
Improvements at the Gilbert White Museum and The Oates Collections are now complete. They include a new cafe to accommodate larger groups of visitors, new galleries and a larger car park. New exhibition space for temporary exhibitions will show rarely seen artifacts and stories not normally told. Click for full details.

LUTRA WILDLIFE TOURS
Members will remember Lee Morgan's wonderful talk on the Rockies this year. Full details of their future tours, and some amazing photos and video clips on their web site.

SUSSEX FIRECREST SURVEY - CAN YOU HELP?
Sussex Ornithological Society will be undertaking a survey of
firecrest in 2018  to ascertain the state/extent of the seemingly ever
expanding population in the county. For full details of how to participate click here.

FIELD MEETING LOCATIONS
Each of the grid references for our 2018 field meetings is now linked to a map of the location. Just click on the link to see exactly where to meet.