Speaker Meetings

Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month, at 7.15, Pallant Suite, South Pallant, Chichester PO19 1SY.
Please bring along a mug if you would like a tea or coffee during the interval. 



Wednesday 7th September
Matthew Phelps on ‘Wilding the Knepp Estate, how the wildlife has responded and developed over the past 20 years’.
Matt is a naturalist, freelance guide, writer and consultant and is currently working for Knepp Wilding and South Downs Wild.
Some members met Matt on the ChiNats field outing to the Stork Project at Knepp.

Wednesday 5th October
Nick Sturt on 'Sussex Wild Flowers and Sussex Wild Botanists'.
Nick is a botanist himself and co-author of the magnificent book ‘The Flora of Sussex’.

Wednesday 2nd November
 ChiNats AGM and ‘Make your records count’ an interactive review of the latest developments in biological recording.

Wednesday 7th December - Christmas party.

In the new year we have a return visit from David Bine talking on "The Geology of the West Sussex Coastal Plain"

Pub Meetings

 These are informal gatherings held once a month on a Wednesday at the Bull’s Head, Fishbourne, over the winter months from October to April.  A chance to meet fellow members, enjoy a lunch on a cold winter's day, and learn more about a subject, with a talk led by an experienced member of the society with specialist knowledge of the subject. 

The group meets for lunch at 12.30, and finishes about 2.30pm. 
These small meetings are limited to ten members who must pre-book and order their meal usually at the preceding lecture meeting.
Members pay for their meal at the bar on arrival.  Everyone will be served together at one sitting.
The Society charges £1 per person, payable on the day, to cover speaker expenses.

Wednesday 12th January 2022. Tide and times of Nutbourne Marshes.  Mick Evans.

Wednesday 9th February.  Dormouse Days. Rob and Maria Wildman

Wednesday 16th March. Farming and Conservation - Partners or Antagonists? Dominic Gardner, County Chair for the National Farmers Union. 
Dominic has been a Farmer for 20 years, was runner-up in the Silver Lapwing Awards (Waitrose farming and Conservation).  He is a BETA qualified conservation advisor and director of Arun to Adur cluster group and involved in the Dukes Curlews re-introduction program and the trials of working with the RPA.   

Wednesday 13th April. The Secret Lives of Moths. Tony Burnand.
Tony is a ChiNATs member. He has completed a countryside management course at Brinsbury College, and then joined Manwood Wildlife and Heritage Group to support water voles.  They also ran mothing sessions and Tony was hooked. He joined Sussex Moth Group last year and has already been involved in more than 70 moth recording sessions. He led our ChiNATS moth mornings last year.

Pub Meetings will resume in October 2022.

Organiser: Maddie Johns and Dee Bowerman    d.bowerman@live.co.uk   01243 576981

Chichester, West Sussex

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