Winter meetings 2021-22
Due to continuing uncertainty over COVID-19, no indoor meetings are being held this season.
Online evening ZOOM meetings will be held over the winter season. The planned dates (Tuesdays) and subjects are shown below. Details are sent to members before each event.
|Tuesday 12th October 2021||Green Roofs Apithanny Bourne|
|Tuesday 26th October 2021||Lesser Black-backed Gull tracking programme |
|Tuesday 9th November 2021||Conserving Native Caledonian Pine Forests in Scotland; case study of the Pine Hoverfly |
|Tuesday 23rd November 2021||The BSBI Rough Squad (Joint with BSS) |
|Tuesday 14th December 2021||Switzerland Lyn Jones|
|Tuesday 11th January 2022||Dundee Botanic Garden Kevin Frediani|
|Tuesday 25th January 2022||Members’ Night|
|Tuesday 8th February 2022||Solitary Bees Gavin Ramsay|
|Tuesday 22nd February 2022||South American Mammals Wayne Gourlay|
|Tuesday 8th March 2022||Dendrochronology Rob Wilson|
|Tuesday 22nd March 2022||AGM|
In addition we are planning a series of Saturday walks, about once a month so that we can physically meet up outdoors. The first planned walk is on Saturday 9th October, at Guardbridge.
Any changes in the situation will be notified here, on our Facebook page and by emailing members.
Membership is open to all with an interest in the natural world. See the Join us page for details.
Summer meetings 2021
We held some socially-distanced evening walks, after Covid restrictions eased a little.
|Tuesday 4th May 2021||Lower Dighty, Monifieth|
|Tuesday 18th May 2021||Keptie Pond, Arbroath, Recording meeting, joint with BSS|
|Tuesday 1st June 2021||Balgay Hill, Dundee, Recording meeting, joint with BSS|
|Tuesday 15th June 2021||Monifieth seafront, Recording meeting, joint with BSS|
|Saturday 26th June 2021||Orchid Meadow, Clunie, Blairgowrie|
|Tuesday 6th July 2021||Kinnaird and Guardswell|
|Saturday 24th July 2021||Tayfield Estate|
|Tuesday 17th August 2021||Carsegowniemuir Quarry barbecue|
|Saturday 21st August 2021||Tentsmuir Point|
|Saturday 18th September 2021||Templeton Woods, fungal foray|
Winter meetings 2020-2021
A series of lecture meetings was held on Zoom.
Summer excursions 2020
Due to COVID-19, all planned outings were cancelled, as was our Oban Weekend.
Instead, we produced an electronic Newsletter for members, with reports and news of interesting sightings, with photos by members, weekly throughout this summer. For Autumn and Winter it is issued 2-weekly.
If you are socially isolating yourselves outdoors then take some pictures or report sightings on our Facebook page and for our Lockdown Newsletter to our Secretary. Stay safe.
Winter meetings 2019 – 2020
Indoor Winter meetings are normally held on Tuesday evenings in the Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee, Old Hawkhill, DD1 5EN.
|Saturday 5th October 2019||Tree planting day and BBQ at Carsegowniemuir Quarry|
|Tuesday 8th October 2019||Looking for Flowers in the Peruvian Andes|
|Tuesday 22nd October 2019||History of Weather and Climate Change|
|Saturday 9th November 2019||Bell Pettigrew Museum and walk St Andrews|
Saturday walk led by Jim Cook. Followed by a pub lunch.
|Tuesday 12th November 2019||The Flora of Central Scotland – 50 Years of Change|
Roy Sexton. Joint meeting with Botanical Society of Scotland.
|Tuesday 26th November 2019||The Lynx and Us|
|Tuesday 10th December 2019||Christmas Festivities – Recent Marine Strandings on the Tay|
|Thursday 2nd January 2020||New Year walk and barbecue, at Templeton Woods, Dundee|
Leader Anne Reid and Jim Cook.
|Tuesday 14th January 2020||54 Degrees South|
|Tuesday 28th January 2020||Members photographs Night|
Hosted by Anne Reid.
|Tuesday 11th February 2020||Pollination, Bees and their Tribulations|
|Friday 14th February 2020||Members Social Evening|
Queens Hotel, 160 Nethergate, Dundee.
|Tuesday 25th February 2020||Fantastic Freshwater Invertebrates|
|Tuesday 10th March 2020||AGM |
Results of Kim Eberst Photographic Competition. Followed by refreshments.
|Saturday 21st March 2020||Tayside Recorders Day|
|Saturday 28th March 2020||Elliot links shore|
Saturday walk led by Anne Reid. Followed by a pub lunch.