Natural History

Co-ordinator – David Saunders – 01799 501696 – 07904 524 633  – david.saunders560@ntlworld.com

The Natural History group will resume monthly meetings in October 2021 – date and venue to be confirmed but it will probably be at The Bowls Club, Abbey Lane, or Fairycroft House.

We are a friendly but small group looking for fresh members with interests in natural history: wild flowers, birds, butterflies, moths, insects, trees and conservation.

Our recent field trips have included: Noakes Grove Nature Reserve https://walden-countryside.co.uk maintained for the public by David Corke, our previous co-ordinator; Rowney Woods, Shadwell Woods, and Thaxted Meadows.

Female Pussy Willow at Beechy Ride – David Saunders©

Our meetings will open with a nature watch update, plus news of local flora and fauna observed in the Saffron Walden area, field trips and new sightings, followed by a talk given either by a guest speaker or a member of the group on a natural history topic, finishing off with an informal discussion and ideas for our next meeting and possible field trips. Tea and biscuits will be available during a break.

Our objectives are to undertake surveys of our local habitats, identify species and promote conservation and the biodiversity of these areas.