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Title: Marple Naturalists [1st Wednesday each month]
Post by: admin on January 08, 2008, 06:21:30 PM
This thread contains the latest programme for Marple Naturalists.
Title: Re: Marple Naturalists [1st Wednesday each month]
Post by: admin on August 17, 2018, 09:14:05 AM
50th Anniversary Season



Autumn/Winter 2018

50th Anniversary Exhibition: From 7 September to 22 September, At MARPLE LIBRARY, Marple Naturalists will be mounting their 50th anniversary exhibition on the first floor. Come and see what we are about.

And you are welcome to join us at our monthly meetings at the Marple United Reformed Church. Guest speakers are often experts and are always enthusiasts in their field, eager to share their wildlife experiences both in the U.K. and world wide.

5 September: David Brotton: Wildlife in the North West: David is a wildlife photographer based just south of Manchester in Altrincham, who has been observing nature in his local area and beyond for many years. He will be illustrating his talk on wildlife in the North West with his own beautifully recorded images.

3 October: Gordon Yates: Arctic and Hebridean Islands: Gordon has entertained our group for forty years. We are delighted to welcome him back again. He has won several awards in still photography and is renowned for his patience and skill. His knowledge of wildlife, particularly birds is extensive and so we look forward to his talk on the Arctic and Hebridean Islands.

7 November: Michael Pettipher: Wildlife in Madagascar: Michael will talk about some of the more commonly known flowers and animals of this unique area, but his main focus will be on species which are not found anywhere else in the world.

5 December: Christmas Party, Quiz, and Member’s Talks: Time for members and visitors to gather, bringing food & good cheer! We will have short talks from our members on subjects of their choice, a fun quiz and time to eat drink and socialise.

Winter-Summer 2019

2 January: Joan Potts: The Island of Lesbos: Joan is welcomed back for what will be an interesting talk on the wildlife of the Island of Lesbos, located in the North Eastern Aegean Sea & the third largest island in Greece. Lesbos is verdant, with a great variety of flora, eleven million olive trees together with forests of mediterranean pines, chestnut trees & some oaks.

6 February: Heather James: Patagonia, Land of Gauchos and Glaciers: Heather will introduce us to a variety flora and fauna across the different habitats of this sparsely populated region located at the southern end of South America, shared by Argentina and Chile. It comprises the southern section of the Andes mountains as well as the deserts, pampas and grasslands east of the Southern Andes and Heather’s talk will make for a fascinating evening.

6 March: AGM and Members Talks: The AGM will be followed by short members talks d discussion.

3 April: Mike Roberts: Wildlife and Birding in the Isle of Avalon: Michael’s talk will be about the Avalon Marshes which lie at the heart of the Somerset Levels, consisting of rich meadows, small woods, reed-beds, lakes & pools. He will talk about the arrival of great white egrets & little bitterns and a wide range of other wildlife & flora including otters, orchids & dragonflies.

1 May: John Pollard: The History, Flora and Fauna of Gatley Carrs: John led us on a summer walk round Gatley Carrs in 2018. He joins us today to talk about the history, flora and fauna of this area of wetland on the floodplain of the River Mersey, from its early days of farming, to landfill site, and finally to the management which has created a wonderful variety of habitats for which it has won The Green Flag Award® 2018-19.

5 June: Dave Winnard: Plants That Cure and Plants that Kill: David leads this lively talk concerned with plants which are good for you and those you should avoid. Learn about the wild edibles in our lovely open spaces and woodlands, or even your back garden.

3 July: Summer wildlife walk.

7 August: Summer wildlife walk.

Membership: Annual subscription £30.00 Non Members welcome: £4.00 per meeting Free for children under 16 years.

For more information please contact Derek Clifford on 0161 427 4611 or Jane Michael on 07917 434598 Email: or go to The Naturalists at the Marple Website: (

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