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.

12th OctoberGreen Roofs Apithanny Bourne
26th OctoberLesser Black-backed Gull tracking programme
Hayley Douglas
9th NovemberTBA
23rd NovemberThe BSBI Rough Squad (Joint with BSS) Jim Mcintosh
14th DecemberSwitzerland Lyn Jones
11th JanuaryDundee Botanic Garden Kevin Frediani
25th JanuaryMembers’ Night
8th FebruarySolitary Bees Gavin Ramsay
22nd FebruarySouth American Mammals Wayne Gourlay
8th MarchDendrochronology Rob Wilson
22nd MarchAGM

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 are planning some evening walks, now that Covid restrictions have eased a little. We shall have to operate in small groups and maintain social distancing, but will add to the events once we see how the first ones go. All members will be circulated full details, otherwise please contact secretary:

Tuesday 4th MayLower Dighty, Monifieth  
Tuesday 18th MayKeptie Pond, Arbroath, Recording meeting, joint with BSS
Tuesday 1st JuneBalgay Hill, Dundee, Recording meeting, joint with BSS
Tuesday 15th JuneMonifieth seafront, Recording meeting, joint with BSS
Saturday 26th JuneOrchid Meadow, Clunie, Blairgowrie
Tuesday 6th JulyKinnaird and Guardswell
Saturday 24th JulyTayfield Estate
Tuesday 17th AugustQuarry barbecue
Saturday 21st AugustTentsmuir Point
Saturday 18th SeptTempleton Woods, fungal foray

Past events

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 2020-2021

A series of lecture meetings was held on Zoom.

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 2019Tree planting day and BBQ at Carsegowniemuir Quarry
Tuesday 8th October 2019Looking for Flowers in the Peruvian Andes
Richard Brinklow
Tuesday 22nd October 2019History of Weather and Climate Change
Alastair Dawson
Saturday 9th November 2019Bell Pettigrew Museum and walk St Andrews
Saturday walk led by Jim Cook. Followed by a pub lunch.
Tuesday 12th November 2019The Flora of Central Scotland – 50 Years of Change
Roy Sexton. Joint meeting with Botanical Society of Scotland.
Tuesday 26th November 2019The Lynx and Us
David Hetherington
Tuesday 10th December 2019Christmas Festivities – Recent Marine Strandings on the Tay
David lampard
Thursday 2nd January 2020New Year walk and barbecue, at Templeton Woods, Dundee
Leader Anne Reid and Jim Cook.
Tuesday 14th January 202054 Degrees South
Stewart Dod
Tuesday 28th January 2020Members photographs Night
Hosted by Anne Reid.
Tuesday 11th February 2020Pollination, Bees and their Tribulations
Athayde Tonhasca.
Friday 14th February 2020Members Social Evening
Queens Hotel, 160 Nethergate, Dundee.
Tuesday 25th February 2020Fantastic Freshwater Invertebrates
Craig McAdam
Tuesday 10th March 2020AGM
Results of Kim Eberst Photographic Competition. Followed by refreshments.
Saturday 21st March 2020Tayside Recorders Day
Perth Museum.
Saturday 28th March 2020Elliot links shore
Saturday walk led by Anne Reid. Followed by a pub lunch.