Haslemere Natural History Society

Providing a focus for enthusiastic naturalists of all ages

Forthcoming Indoor Meetings

Winter Talks 

Meetings are held at Haslemere Educational Museum, High Street, Haslemere and with the exception of the AGM, are open to both Museum and Natural History Society members without charge. 
Click here for directions to Haslemere Museum.

Guests are always welcome, and the Society would be grateful for a donation of £5.00 from non-members.

Forthcoming Events

Virtual presentation on Zoom The Earthworm

Date: 13 January 2024
Time: 14:15

Speaker: Chris Stewart (Professional Gardener)

Is the Earthworm an eco-engineer or a simple hermaphrodite? It is a vital inhabitant of gardens and soil generally, affecting wildlife and life itself. The importance of composting will be described. The joining code for ZOOM will be sent out nearer the time.

in the Night: Britain’s nocturnal wildlife

Date: 3 February 2024
Time: 14:15

Speaker: Michael Blencowe (Sussex naturalist, co-author of “Butterflies of Sussex” and wildlife guide)

Michael will “take us” on a night walk in Sussex gardens, woods, marshes and meadows and describe the wildlife to be found there.

Swallows and martins

Date: 9 March 2024

Paul Stevens (Ecologist with increasing specialisation in hirundines and swifts)

Paul will describe his love and interest from boyhood in these migratory birds. When Reserve Manager at Arundel Wetland Centre he instigated the Sand Martin hide.


Date: 27 April 2024

After the short business meeting there will be an illustrated Talk.
Wildlife Projects in Haslemere and Beyond
Speaker: Gareth Matthes (Ecologist and HNHS member)

The talk will focus on local wildlife and provide a broad view of wildlife surveys, including reptile, riparian and hedgerow corridors, and conservation projects such as community orchards.

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