Indoor meetings are held on the second Monday of the month starting at 7.30pm, at The Banbury Cricket Club, White Post Road, Bodicote OX15 4BN. View map

Directions to outdoor meetings and start times are pubished in the Newsletter and on this website.

(Please note the earlier time to maximise daylight.)

Neal Trust Reserve Warden Phil Douthwaite will guide us round the newest, BOS-manged
Nature Reserve Read more ...

(Please note the earlier time to maximise daylight.)

Park in the car park at SP396295 - From Banbury take the A361 and turn left towards Enstone onto the B4022 then left into Great Tew village – the car park is on the left-hand side. Read more ...

(Please note the earlier time to maximise daylight.)

We will visit Compton Verney, CV35 9HZ, on the B4086 between Wellesbourne and Kineton. Read more ...

Ladybirds, unravelling the story of an alien invader  –  Helen Roy from the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

This is BOS’s non-bird talk of the year focusing on Harmonia axyridis (the harlequin) and other ladybirds. Read more ...

An Introduction to the Chough – Peter Newbold from BSG Ecology

Peter graduated from the university of Southampton with a Master’s degree in Environmental Science.  His dissertation, conducted in partnership with the RSPB, was on the feeding strategy of Chough and how understanding this can be used to inform future management for this species. Read more ...

How birds time their breeding – Ella Cole from the Edward Grey Institute of Field Ornithology in Oxford


Ella’s main research interest is exploring the causes of small-scale spatial variations in spring phenology of trees, insects and birds in order to better understand the scale at which natural selection acts on plasticity in birds.

The AGM and Quiz.

 

We need your help to find Swifts and their traditional nest sites in Anglican churches.  50 years ago most of our local parish churches had nesting Swifts.  Chris Mason brings us up-to-date  . . . Read more ...

A survey where observers are each given a randomly selected 1km square and record species and numbers for a minimum period of 2 hours between 9am and noon. Read more ...

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