Programme


Our programme for 2018/2019

Details are added here as soon as meetings are arranged and confirmed.

Indoor meetings start at 7.30pm in Room 0.23 (ground floor) of the Cardiff School of Management Building, Metropolitan University, Llandaff Campus, Western Avenue, Llandaff, Cardiff, CF5 2YB - unless otherwise stated (*).

Indoor Meetings 2018/2019
Monday 24 September 2018 
AGM 

followed by a talk 'Natural Wonders of Alaska' 

Speaker:

Eirian Edwards
Tuesday 16 October

'Wildlife responses to habitat fragmentation and degradation in the Kinabatangan Landscape of Sabah, Borneo'

An overview of current research in the Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary conducted by the Danau Girang Field Centre, eastern Sabah, Borneo
Benoit Goossens 
Monday 29 October
'Big Beasts, Birds and Buddhas of the Indian Subcontinent'
Linda and Rob Nottage
Thursday 15 November (*)
Provisional: 'Wildlife Crime' PC Mark Goulding

(*) This is a combined meeting held with WTSWW and WILDSOC. Wallace Lecture Theatre, Main Building, Cardiff University, Park Place, Cardiff.
Tuesday 27 November
'Plant Hunting in Wales' Alan Parfitt


Monday 17 December

XMAS BASH 
with speaker Meriel Jones (Bute Park Education Centre) on 'Bute Park honey bees'

Bee hives in Bute Park once supplied honey to the wealthy Bute family and their guests in Cardiff Castle, but over 60 years have passed since honey was last produced in the park. In 2016 Meriel Jones, Education Officer became a Bee Keeper and hives are now well established in the city park. Meriel will explain how honey bees have returned to Bute Park and the story so far.
2019
Monday 14 January

Members Evening'   

Contact Hilary Wicks if you want to contribute to the evening (indoor@cardiffnaturalists.org.uk).

Tuesday 22 January 
'Restless Planet: volcanoes, earthquakes, mountains, and shifting continents' 

Geraint Owen 
This talk will show how earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, the formation of mountains and the drifting of continents are linked through the process of plate tectonics and will touch on the earthquakes in South Wales earlier in the year and the ongoing volcanic Eruptions in Hawaii.
February

TBC
Cardigan Marine Wildlife Trust


Thursday 28 February  (*)






Gavin Jones  

'Recapturing, enhancing and celebrating the unique Gwent Levels Landscape—the work of Living Levels Landscape Partnership".

(*) This is a combined meeting with WTSWW and WILDSOC. Wallace Lecture Theatre, Main Building, Cardiff University, Park Place, Cardiff.




Monday 11 March 








Student Bursary evening Student Bursary Award evening. When the Ursula Henriques and Dr Mary Gillham bursary is awarded to a School of Bioscience Cardiff University second year student

Dan Rouse will be the second speaker of the evening. He is a British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) Ambassador for Carmarthenshire and will talk about his involvement in the fund-raising 'Champions of the Flyways' competition and protecting vultures in Kenya. 'Leica Welsh Red Kites' are the first team of birders from Wales to participate in the Flyways campaign.


 Tuesday 19 March

Phill Blanning 

'Butterflies Flora and Fauna of N E South Africa'

















































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