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.

The AGM and Quiz.

 

Bird Trends and Conservation needs - Mike Curnow and Mike Pollard

Mike Curnow has been working to produce a report on the bird trends in the BOS area compared to national trends.  Read more ...

Tree Sparrows -  Matt Prior

Matt's conservation work with birds is an all-consuming hobby.  Read more ...

New Zealand  -  Frances and Adrian Buckel

Frances and Adrian will be giving a presentation on their recent visit to New Zealand.  Read more ...

On Farthinghoe Reserve - A hidden gem  -  Tim Pridmore

Tim has lived in Middleton Cheney for over 30 years and has been involved with wildlife conservation all his life.  He has now been the voluntary warden at the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire & Northamptonshire Wildlife Trust's (BCN) Farthinghoe Local Nature Reserve for 15 years continuing the work carried out by the late Cliff and Joyce Christie.

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Steart Marshes  -  Tim McGrath,  Head of Working Wetland Landscapes at Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT)

Rising sea levels are putting the squeeze on our coasts, so WWT and the Environment Agency have created Steart Marshes, near Bridgwater – one of the UK’s largest new wetland reserves. Read more ...

Details of the venue will be published here and in the Newsletter nearer the time. Read more ...

Details of the venue will be published here and in the newsletter nearer the time. Read more ...

Details of the venue will be published here and in the newsletter nearer the time.  Read more ...

Curlew Moon  -  Mary Colwell

Mary is a writer, producer and commentator on the environment.   Read more ...

Women Who Saved the Birds  -  Tessa Boars

Why have the women who saved British birds from the millinery trade been overlooked?   Read more ...

Birding my local patch  -  John Friendship-Taylor

The highs & lows of visiting your own patch, in search of wildlife.   Read more ...

The AGM and Quiz.

 

This report by the BOS reviews the population trends of Farmland and Woodland species in south central England compared to the whole of England for the 40 year period 1977 to 2016.  Read more ...

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

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