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MARPLE NATURALISTS PROGRAMME: 2021-2022 is our 53rd season

Are you interested in the Natural World? Do you want to learn more about the fascinating plants and animals around us? Please join us for indoor meetings at the United Reformed Church, Hibbert Lane, Marple at 8.00pm on the first Wednesday of every month. Non-members £5.00 on the door.



Autumn-Winter 2021

6 October: Louise Bentley: The Red Squirrel Project: We welcome a new speaker to our group, Bolton based Louise Bentley. She is a Volunteer Conservation Officer for the RSPB and volunteers locally for Lancashire Wildlife Trust. In 2016, concerned about the decline of urban birds and Swifts in particular, she set up Bolton and Bury Swifts. Tonight she will talk about the Red Squirrel Project.

3 November: Mike Pettipher: La Gomera -The Canary Islands: Mike has a keen interest in natural history, mountain activities and photography, and takes great delight in visiting new places and trying to combine all three interests. This talk is from a short visit to La Gomera in the Canary Islands. La Gomera is one of the smaller islands in the west of the archipelago. The islands, like the Galapagos, have been isolated for long enough for specialities to develop on different islands. Much of the flora is endemic to the islands. Despite the small size, La Gomera provides very varied habitats from dry barrancos near sea level to lichen covered tree heather and laurel forests high on the 1500m mountains.

1 December: Member’s Talks: Christmas Party, quiz and member’s talks.

Winter - Summer 2022

5 January: Bob Croxon: Adventures With Bats: Bob’s interest in wildlife began as a teenager and he has long been an active member of local, regional and national wildlife organisations, holding senior posts in a number of them. He has travelled widely photographing wildlife in Britain, Europe, South Africa and the Western USA.

2 February: Jane Hewitt: Insect Life in a Peak District Garden: Jane is the Secretary of the Dipterists Forum, the UK Society for the study of flies, a main interest and also Moth Recorder for Sorby Natural History Society (based in Sheffield and the Peak District). Her talk is based on the different habitats which can be created in the garden and stories about Interesting species found there.

2 March: AGM & Members Talks: AGM and Member’s Talks to follow after the AGM.

6 April: Dennis Atherton: Eastern European Birding in Belarus and Hungary: We welcome back Dennis who has entertained us on several occasions. He says, “This talk is split into two halves combing two different trips to Eastern Europe; May 2015 to Belarus and May 2018 to Hungary. I have Lots of great stories and superb birds from breeding time in Europe, from the sounds of Cuckoos to superb communal nesting Red Footed Falcons to the amazing Azure Tit; getting stuck in the mud in Hungary and possibly finding a new species, the Cuckoo Tern? and also the most painful photograph I have ever taken, so bad I needed a doctor afterwards”.

4 May: David Brotton: World Wide – Large Mammals in Five Continents: Dave Brotton is a wildlife photographer who visited us several years ago to give an excellent talk about wildlife on his doorstep. As Dave has also travelled extensively we are delighted that he is coming back tonight, to speak about and illustrate with his own photographs, large mammals including tigers, jaguars and whales across different parts of the world such as India, Kenya and Brazil.

1 June: Joan Potts: The Sett Valley: Having previously given very interesting talks to our society, the last being about the Isle of Lesbos, Joan Potts is welcomed back to what we know will be a lively discussion of wildlife in the Sett Valley. The Sett Valley Trail is a 2.5 mile recreational trail for walkers, cyclists and horse riders linking New Mills and Hayfield. It follows a former railway line through outstanding countryside and forms part of the Pennine Bridleway National Trail between Hayfield and Birch Vale.

July and August: Summer walks are still to be arranged.

For more information please contact Jane Michael: 07917434598 or Derek Clifford: 0161 427 4611 or go to The Naturalists at the Marple Website: https://www.marple.website/nature

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