Past Events 2016

See current diary for list of abbreviations

January 1 – CNHS field study – Grantchester Meadows
January 1 – CPPF Guided walk at Coton
January 2 – CWT walk round Godmanchester Gravel Pits
January 7 – CCF Annual Symposium
January 9 – CBG excursion to Denford
January 9 – CLG excursion to Toft
January 12 – CNHS Council meeting
January 20 – CUNS talk, Mark Avery on Fighting for birds inside and outside the RSPB
January 24 – CBG excursion to Dry Drayton & Madingley Hall
January 27 – CWT talk, Brian Eversham on Overlooked wildlife
January 30/31 – RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch
February 4 – CNHS talk, Brian Eversham on Ants: ecology, behaviour and importance
February 6 – CBG excursion to Devil’s Ditch
February 11 – CNHS talk, Sue Wells and Monica Frisch on Managing Cherry Hinton Brook
February 13 – CLG excursion to Mepal
February 18 – CNHS talk, Tony Fulford on Birdsong – what’s all the noise about?
February 21 – CBG excursion to Washingley
February 24 – CWT talk, Monica Frisch on Flora and some fauna of Cyprus
March 2 – CUNS talk, Andy Clements on Wildlife interactions with the landscape: BTO research at global to local scales
March 3 – CNHS practical microscopy session
March 5 – CBG excursion to Bradfield Woods in memory of Oliver Rackham
March 6 – CNHS field study – Grantchester Meadows
March 10 – CNHS talk, Kate Marshall on Camouflage in Aegean lizards
March 12 – No CLG excursion
March 17 – CNHS talk, Louise Bacon on Cambridgeshire’s butterflies
March 18 – CPS one day meeting on the Evolution of Life
March 20 – CBG excursion to Fen Ditton & Milton Country Park (Swaffham Prior House now 2017)
March 23 – Cam Valley Forum AGM
March 24 – CU ICE open day at Madingley HallĀ 
March 30 – CWT talk, Guy Belcher on Cambridge Local Nature Reserves
April 2 – CBG excursion to Thorney
April 3 – CNHS field study – Grantchester Meadows
April 7 – CNHS talk, Ken McNamara on Evolution and extinction in trilobites
April 14 – CNHS talk, Mike Norbury on Pearl Mussels: ecology, threats and prospects
April 15 – CCF Oliver Rackham memorial walk in Hayley Wood
April 17 – CPPF Bat appreciation day
April 19 – CNHS Council meeting
April 20 – CPPF talk, Brian Eversham on Climate change and the chalk landscape
April 21 – CNHS AGM and Presidential Address on Change in the bryophyte flora of Cambridgeshire
April 27 – CWT talk, Ruth Hawksley on Water Vole surveys in the Middle Level
April 28 – CFG excursion to Gamlingay Wood
May 1 – CNHS field study – Grantchester Meadows
May 9 – Transit of Mercury
May 11 – CWT walk round Fulbourn Swift project
May 12 – CNHS excursion to Wandlebury
May 14 – CPPF Beginners tree identification
May 15 – CFG excursion to Heydon
May 17 – CPPF talk, Anthony Cooper on The story of Wandlebury
May 18 – CNHS Council meeting
May 21 – CPPF Amphibian evening
May 25 – CWT Bat walk at Byron’s Pool
June 1 – CNHS field study – Grantchester Meadows
June 5 – CFG excursion to Witcham
June 9 – Moth book launch at CU Dept of Geography
June 9 – 11 – National Moth Night
June 10/11 – CNHS Conversazione
June 11 – CPPF moth trapping
June 11 – CWT opening of Trumpington Meadows
June 12 – CWT walk round Lark Rise Farm
June 16 – FoCB AGM
June 18 – CNHS Nature in my Neighbourhood walk in Chesterton
June 26 – CPPF Conservation volunteers pulling ragwort
June 26 – CPPF Coton Countryside Reserve summer walk
June 28 – Cam Valley Forum invasive plant clearance at Grantchester Mill
June 29 – CWT walk round East Pit
June 30 – CNHS field study – Grantchester Meadows
July 1/2 – Ely Wildspace Bioblitz
July 2 – CPPF Wildflowers for beginners
July 6 – CNHS visit to Magog Down
July 16 – CFG excursion to Chippenham Fen
July 20 – Ouse Washes Ditch biodiversity workshop at Haddenham
July 22/23 – Cambridge BioBlitz at Trinity
July 23 – CWT Butterfly walk on Fleam Dyke
July 27 – CWT Glow Worm survey at East Pit
August 3 – CNHS field study – Grantchester Meadows
August 7 – CFG excursion to Megs Mount and the Roman Road
August 10 – CNHS Nature in my neighbourhood walk in Milton
August 13/14 – Oliver Rackham Symposium
August 20 – CWT Guided walk at Trumpington Meadows
August 28 – CNHS field study – Grantchester Meadows
August 31 – CWT Bat walk at Paradise
September 13 – CNHS Council meeting
September 18 – CNHS visit to Wandlebury
September 24 – CFG excursion to Tydd St Giles
September 24 – 25 – Cambridge Bird Club Conference
September 25 – CNHS field study – Cambridge Lakes (lichens)
September 26 – SciScreen showing of The girl with all the gifts and talk by William Foster
September 28 – CWT talk, Carles Carboneras on To Africa and back – Saving the European Turtle Dove
October 1 – CFG excursion to Stetchworth
October 6 – CNHS talk, Brian Eversham on Slugs and snails
October 9 – UK Fungus Day
October 13 – CNHS talk, Leah Fitzpatrick on Once you get a taste for it
October 15 – CPPF Fungal Discovery Day
October 15 – CGS Fen Edge Trail discussion meeting
October 16 – CBG excursion to Romsey Town
October 18 – Cambridge Szeged Society talk, Kevin Hand on The wonders of Hungarian wildlife
October 20 – CNHS talk, Beverley Glover on CU Botanic Garden: past, present and future
October 20 – CPPF AGM and talk by Brian Eversham
October 22 – CNHS fungal foray to the Botanic Garden
October 22 – CLG meeting at Guilden Morden
October 22 – CPPF Woodland thinning event at Wandlebury
October 23 – CNHS field study – Grantchester Meadows (fungi)
October 23 – CUBG Apple Day
October 26 – CWT talk on Seashells
October 29 – CBG excursion to Diddington and Paxton northern pits
November 3 – CNHS talk, Mark Hill on NatHistCam
November 5 – Bedfordshire Natural History Society Conference on Insects and Spiders
November 10 – CNHS talk, Nick Owen on Surveying marine biodiversity in the Staffa archipelago
November 11 – CBC talk, Paul Stancliffe on Identifying birds for 40 years
November 12 – CPPF Copicing event at Wandlebury
November 13 – CBG excursion to Swaffham Prior House
November 14 – CGS talk, Franziska Norman on The mass grave in the coal mine – the iguanodons of Bernissart
November 17 – CNHS talk, David Coomes on A bird’s eye view of the natural world
November 19 – CNHS field study – Grantchester Meadows (bryophytes) – Note changed date
November 20 – CLG excursion to Cherry Hinton
November 24 – CNHS talk, Simon Damant on Trees, hedges and woodland management
November 26 – CBG excursion to Chatteris
November 29 – CIEEM Conservation evidence workshop
November 30 – CWT talk on Ely Wildspace
December 3 – CPPF Winter tree identification at Wandlebury
December 9 – CNHS Seasonal Social (Friday)
December 10 – CLG excursion to Mepal
December 11 – CBG excursion to Wandlebury
December 12 – CGS talk, Steve Thompson on Tales of exploration – gold in County Mayo
December 28 – CBG excursion to fenland
December 31 – CWT walk at Great Fen