Previous programmes can be found on this page under their appropriate headings.

Summer Programme 2017

Tuesday 15th April
Centre for Alternative Technology, Machynlleth  - new quarry trail

Organiser - Maureen Preen.  By car. (SH755045) 

Saturday 29th April - extra event

'Nearly Dawn Chorus walk', Moel-y-Golfa, Middletown

With Simon Boyes  - 6am start (SJ297130)

Thursday 18th May      

Foel, near Llangadfan - unimproved pasture, drovers' routes, river valley. Organisers - Sue Southam & Lizzie Beare. Walk leader - Alwyn Hughes. By car. (SH993115)

Monday 12th June      

Pantmaenog, Llanidloes - flower-rich meadows, woodland, restored hedgerows. Organisers- Sheila Turner & Steve Attwood-Wright. By car.

Wednesday 12th July   

Great Orme, Llandudno - limestone flora, silver-studded blue butterflies, beach. Organiser - Sue Bosson.  By coach (SH768833)

Thursday 17th August

Deerfold Forest, nr Wigmore, Herefordshire, - all-ability walks in the footsteps of the Woolhope Naturalists, unusual flora, castle. Organiser - Sue Southam. Walk leader - Mark Lawley.  By car. (SO415690)

 Saturday 9th September  Llanfihangel -yng- ngwynfa -

' 3 Peaks Challenge'/ less demanding walks. Organisers - Jane Firth Emmerson & Lizzie Beare.  By car. (SJ080167)

Friday 6th October   

Allt-y-Main, Meifod -, woodland, fungi, hill & lane walks. Organisers - Jane Firth-Emmerson & Sylvia Backhouse.  By car. (SJ153133)

Winter Programme 2017-2018

November 11th 2017

A talk with slides on Moths, monitoring, surveying, trapping and identifying, by

James Shaw

January 13th 2018

A talk with slides on the work done by The Deer Initiative to deliver a healthy, sustainable wild deer population in Wales, by Steve Griffiths of the Deer Initiative.

February 10th 2018

A talk with slides on the management of Offa's Dyke Trail, by Rob Dingle,  Offa's Dyke Trail Officer.

Summer Programme 2016

*Wednesday 13th April
Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston, Lancs - pools, reedbeds, marsh, woodland.
Organiser - Sue Bosson. By coach.

*Tuesday 10th May
Llandyssil, nr Montgomery - ancient churchyard, lanes, woodland.
Organisers - Sheila Turner, Sue Bosson & Steve Attwood-Wright. By car.(SO196953)

*Thursday 9th June
Whixall Moss, Shropshire - raised bog, wet woodland, heathland
Organiser - Maureen Preen. By car. (SJ505366)

*Monday 4th July
Cwm Mawr, Hyssington, Churchstoke - SSSI, wetland, meadows, rich flora
Organiser - Lizzie Beare. By car. (SO302944)

*Monday 8th August
Hafren Forest, nr Llanidloes - all-ability walks, rivers, cascades, woodland
Organiser - Sheila Turner. Walk leaders - Gill & Peter Foulkes. By car. (SN857869)

*Friday 9th September  (Note, this is a change from the previous programme)
Tan-y-Foel Quarry, Cefn Coch, near Llanfair Caereinion.
Our thanks go to Hayden and Mark Bowen, who own the quarry, and who have kindly agreed to show
us some of its special geological features often visited by groups of university undergraduates and postgraduates as well as researchers from Cambridge University because of its geological importance.
The lanes and footpaths adjacent to the quarry are rich in plant and birdlife, and so there should be something for everyone!

Organisers - Sue and Steve Southam. By car. (SJ013014)

*Monday 3rd October
Pont Llogel - riverside walks, exposed rocks, woodlands
Organiser - Sue Southam. By car. (SJ032154)

Sue Southam (Excursion Secretary) 01938 590269
Oakdene, Pool Quay, Welshpool, Powys SY21 9LL

 Winter Programme             November 2015 to March 2016
All indoor meetings held The Methodist Schoolroom, 13 High Street, Welshpool, SY21 7JP. Meetings start at 2.30pm. Refreshments after the meeting.

November 14th 2015

Mark Lawley, Bryologist and naturalist.  He has recently self-published a very beautiful book called The Wildlife of the Marches.  It is full of excellent photos and plenty of informative text in a very accessible style.  Would make a perfect Christmas present.  He will be showing slides and talking generally about Natural History. 

January 9th 2016

Powys Species Habitat Protection Group
John Sloan and Jan Jones who work with Barn Owl Protection will show how the group create custom-built nesting boxes for barn owls and use cameras to record their findings.

February 13th 2016

Mike Green of Natural Resources Wales (formerly CCW). Talk and slides about his work for NRW, a good deal of which is preserving SSSIs.

His preservation work covers all sorts of plants, trees, birds and insects.  One of his projects is improving habitat for the rare Red Wood Ant at Cae Heulen near Aberhosan which we visited on our September field trip.

March 14th

Auction of Colin Small's extensive library of nature books and art works kindly donated by Colin and Pat Small's family for the benefit of the society.
Talk to be arranged.


Summer Programme 2015

**Tuesday 14th April   Hidden Valley, Guilsfield.   Walks, lake, woods. 

    Organiser - MaureenPreen, by car.

**Tuesday 19th May   Above Friog, Fairbourne.   Hill, flat or short walks.

Organisers - Sylvia and Michael Backhouse, by coach.

**Thursday 11th June  Golfa, Welshpool.  Golf course and surroundings.

Organiser - Sue Southam, by car.

**Tuesday 7th July  Dyffryn Ardudwy to Tal-y-Bont via Afon Yscethy. 

 Organisers - Sheila Turner and Sue Bosson, by coach.

**Tuesday 18th August   Montgomery Castle and surrounding walks.    

       Organiser - Lizzie Beare, by car.

**Wednesday 16th September  Cae Heulen, Aberhosan. Wood walks. 

     Organiser - Lizzie Beare, by car.

**Tuesday 6th October  Llangynog walks, varried terrain.   

                         Organiser - Sue Bosson, by car.


Winter 2014 to 2015 Indoor meetings held at 

Methodist Schoolroom, 13 High Street, Welshpool SY21 7JP on Saturdays at 2.30pm to

Visitors always welcome

November 15th 2014  Dewi Davies, Snowdonia Ranger.   'Special Features of Snowdonia and the work done to conserve them'

Thursday December 4th Christmas Lunch at Lakeside Golf Course

12 for 12.30pm Contact Sue Bosson 01691 860712

January 17th 2015   Lizzie Croose, Vincent Wildlife Trust.   'Polecats and how we might help with recording'

February 14th 2015 Simon Boyes, Ornithologist and Wildlife Guide  'Antartica'

March 14th 2015 AGM plus slide show of last year's summer excursions or other talk to be arranged


April  24th Thursday - Dolanog-Riverside, woodland & hill walks
May 20th Tuesday - Cors Dyfi and Borth Yn Las - Osprey observatory, bog, flora & beach
June 23rd Monday -Rhoslan, Brithdir, Llanfyllin - 8 acre smallholding, rich pastures, orchids, butterflies etc
July 17th Thursday - Fronhaul, Cefn Coch - 9.5 actes of orchard, woods & meadows
August 11th Monday - National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne. Coach Trip
September 15th Monday - Ganllwyd, Dolmelynllyn - Flat or hill walks, rivers & streams, wildlife & plants. Coach Trip
October16th Thursday - Leighton Wood - Fungi Foray