Haslemere Natural History Society

Providing a focus for enthusiastic naturalists of all ages

Field Meeting

Lichens in the Churchyard of St. Mary’s, Chiddingfold

Date: 30 November 2024
Time: 10:30
Directions: GR: SU959354 GU8 4SH W3W: inflating.battling.folds
Leader:  Andy Swan (HNHS member) Lichens are often the first colonisers of bare rock surfaces so churchyards constitute an important habitat for them, as there are a variety of different stone types.  Dates on headstones allow the rate of growth and sequence of colonisation to be studied. Directions: Park around Chiddingfold Green (near Church). Meet […]

Winter birds on Black Down (National Trust)

Date: 2 November 2024
Time: 9:00
Directions: GR: SU922307 GU27 3BJ W3W: pine.voltages.verges
Leader: tba Usually a good venue for birds on passage or wintering. Directions: From Haslemere at end of Tennyson’s Lane, on bend by entrance to Aldworth House, turn R down to car park.

Birds at Ferry Pool, Sidlesham and Church Norton

Date: 19 October 2024
Time: 10:15
Directions: GR: SZ857966 PO20 7NE W3W: lifelong.merely.broadens
Leaders:  Phil Darley & Douglas Maughan (HNHS members) This area attracts a wide variety of geese, ducks and waders. Having looked at Ferry Pond, the walk will take the sea wall to shingle, salt marsh and mud flats en route to Church Norton (weather permitting). Approx. 1½ miles, plus return. Carry lunch.     HT: 13.14

Fungi on Ebernoe Common (Sussex Wildlife Trust)

Date: 5 October 2024
Time: 10:30
Directions: GR: SU976278 GU28 7LD W3W: touched.notifying.capacity
This ancient woodland and National Nature Reserve is known for the abundance and interest of its fungi.  A hand lens would be useful. Directions: From A283 1½ miles south of Northchapel, take turning on L into Streels Lane, signposted Ebernoe.  After 1½ miles just past phone box, look for track on R leading to Ebernoe […]

Conford Moor, near Liphook (National Trust)

Date: 21 September 2024
Time: 10:30
Directions: GR: SU824330 GU30 7QJ W3W: slogans.performed.fuse
Leader: Matt Bramich (Reserve Manager) A new venue. Matt will describe the area as to its past and present wealth of botanical interest.  Fen, with wet and uneven ground.  Recent management work has much reduced the bracken, birch and scrub. Directions: From centre of Liphook take B3004 going north (over A3).  After 1 mile on […]

Late summer botany and butterflies at Coulters Dean (Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust)

Date: 7 September 2024
Time: 10:30
Directions: GR: SU749195 GU31 5RR W3W: vowel.voucher.shack
Leader: Fiona Haynes (Reserve Manager) A small but beautiful botanical site: Violet Helleborine and Autumn Ladies-tresses may be found. Directions: (N.B. Ignore sat. nav. that tries to take you through Buriton village and up Kiln Lane.)  On B2146 from South Harting leading to Petersfield, take turning on L signposted to Ditcham Park School and The […]

Summer wildlife at Levin Down, Singleton (Sussex Wildlife Trust)

Date: 31 August 2024
Time: 10:30
Directions: GR: SU880131 PO18 0HP W3W: spreading.enforced.pudding
Leader: Rob Eadie (Volunteer Reserve Manager) This is the largest chalk heathland in West Sussex.  In addition to Juniper, the chalk-loving flowers include Marjoram, a good nectar-source for butterflies. Directions:  From Midhurst (A286) in Singleton turn L into Charlton Road.  Park near Singleton School with respect for local residents. Steep uphill climb. Carry lunch if […]

Dragonflies and other invertebrates on Thursley Common

Date: 3 August 2024
Time: 10:30
Directions: GR: SU897407 GU8 6LW W3W: subway.interviewer.consults
A morning walk on this National Nature Reserve designated as a Ramsar wetland on Lower Greensand heathland. Directions: (A new meeting location) From Elstead village go south on Thursley Road. After 1 mile south of The Moat on bend Truxford Corner take track on L. to gate.

Butterflies on Magdalen Hill Down, nr. Winchester

Date: 20 July 2024
Time: 11:00
Directions: GR: SU511295 SO21 1HB W3W: crest.among.annotated
Leader: Margaret Hibbard (HNHS member) Hampshire & Isle of Wight Butterfly Conservation manage this flower-rich grassland on chalk downland.  Of the 34 butterfly species recorded it is possible that over 20 species will be there in July.  Bring lunch if you wish to stay on into the afternoon. Directions: From Farnham to Winchester A31 take […]

Summer alongside the chalk stream at Botany Bay, Duncton

Date: 6 July 2024
Time: 10:30
Directions: GR: SU956166 GU28 0NB
Leader:  Anne Dennig (Owner and Founder Member of Botany Bay Community Interest Group) In 10 acres adjacent to Lavington Park and Seaford College, the chalk stream, meadow and wooded ghyll have been transformed into a beautiful conservation area of great biodiversity. A new venue and visit by special invitation. Directions: On A285 south from Petworth, […]
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