Market Bosworth & District Natural History Society

    About us

    The Market Bosworth & District Natural History Society is a group of very active local natural history enthusiasts.

    The Society enjoys a comprehensive programme of both indoor and outdoor meetings. In addition the Society also manages a wildflower meadow on Bosworth Park.

    The Society was formed in January 1976 by twenty two local natural history enthusiasts. During the inaugural meeting it was agreed that the aims of the Society should be:-
    • To cover every aspect of natural history, and cater for all interests.
    • To hold monthly indoor meetings, and outdoor meetings wherever possible.
    • To make detailed investigations, with records, of particular sites.

    During the intervening years the Society has held closely to these aims and has grown to a current membership of around seventy.

    Read more about our trips and activities

    Contact us

    Telephone 01455 824148

    Indoor Meetings 2018

    Details of the 2018 indoor meetings are given below. Visitors are always welcome. Meetings start at 7:30pm and take place at St. Peters CE Primary School, Market Bosworth, CV13 0NP.
    For indoor meetings there is no charge for members (but there is an annual membership fee). Visitors are charged £2.00.

    Tuesday January 16th: Members evening
    A chance for all to review the Society’s year, show photos and wildlife exhibits, or just chat over a bring-and-share buffet.

       
    Tuesday February 20th​: Goshawks to Humpbacks
    Richard Baines

    The wildlife of the North Yorks Moors NP.
     
       

    Tuesday March 20th: Blooms for bees
    Judith Conroy

    A collaboration between Coventry University, the RHS, the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, & Garden Organic to help improve gardening for bumblebees, and how we can help.

    MBNats_2018_03_Bees2.jpg
       

    Tuesday April 17th: The joy of urban botany
    Geoffrey Hall

    Or, why the countryside is boring.

    MBNats_2018_04_UrbanBotany.jpg
       
    Tuesday May 15th: Searching for wild Scotland
    Carl Baggott

    The wildlife of Scotland and the Cairngorms.
    MBNats_2018_05_Scotland.jpg
       
    Tuesday September 18th: Cossington Meadows Nature Reserve
    Chris Hill

    The history, wildlife & management of one of the best bird-watching sites in the E. Mids.​
    MBNats_2018_09_CossingtonMeadows.jpg
       

    Tuesday October 23rd: Mapping endangered animal populations
    Prof. Heiko Baltzer

    How a variety of modern technologies could be used to map the distribution of endangered species, and aid their conservation.

     

    Tuesday November 20th: Namibia
    Nick Crowley
    A trip through the varied landscapes of Namibia.

    MBNats_2018_11_Namibia.jpg
       

    Tuesday January 15th 2019: Members evening
    A chance for all to review the Society’s year, show photos and wildlife exhibits, or just chat over a bring-and-share buffet.

    Outings 2018

    Details of the 2018 outings are given below. All dates are provisional, the final details of each outing will be announced at the preceding indoor meeting, and emailed to members before the outing. Visitors are always welcome.

    Saturday February 24th:
    Attenborough NR

     

    Saturday March 24th:
    Sence Valley Forest Park

    MBNats_2018_03_Outing_SenceValley.jpg
       

    Saturday April 21st:
    Bagworth Heath Woods

     

    Friday 18th to Monday 21st May:
    Weekend away in Suffolk

     

    June:
    Glow-worm walk

    MBNats_2018_04_Outing_BagworthHeath.jpg
       
    Fri/Sat July 13th/14th:
    Garden bioblitz
    MBNats_2018_07_Outing_Biobltiz.jpg
       
    Fri/Sat August 3rd/4th:
    Moths & brunch
    MBNats_2018_08_Outing_MothsBrunch.jpg
       

    Saturday September 22nd:
    Cossington Meadows NR

     

    Saturday October 27th:
    Fungus foray at Burbage Woods

    MBNats_2018_10_Outing_FungiForayBurbage.jpg
       

    November:
    Woodland walk at North Farm

     

    Butterfly transects:
    Various dates

    MBNats_2018_Outing_ButterflyTransects.jpg