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2021 BEDFORDSHIRE CPRE LIVING COUNTRYSIDE AWARDS - NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN!

Members living in Bedfordshire may be interested in nominating a local project for a CPRE Bedfordshire Living Countryside 2021 award....

MORE FREE ONLINE TALKS! LONDON NHS AND ZSL

A couple of opportunities for those who are interested: London Natural History Society is offering a free, online series of talks on...

 
 
 

A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO BRITISH WOODLICE - A TALK BY GRAHAM BELLAMY ON TUESDAY 16TH FEBRUARY

Graham Bellamy's talk to members - A Brief Introduction to British Woodlice - is available to view via Zoom by clicking on the link...

Name these Tracks - Julie Lane

NAME THESE TRACKS - JULIE LANE

The 4 photos in this post were taken at RSPB Haweswater in Cumbria in the snowy conditions last week. I thought people might enjoy...

 
 
 

MKNHS PHOTO COMPETITION - ROUND 2 VOTING NOW OPEN

Round 2 voting is open until 23rd February. See below for how to vote in Round 2, followed by the remaining steps of the process and...

ONLINE COURSES AND TALKS FROM FIELD STUDIES COUNCIL

The Field Studies Council are offering short online courses about Beetles, Bees and the use of iRecord over the next few months, plus...

 
 
 

BUCKS URBAN PEREGRINES - AN UPDATE

Here's a note taken from a Bucksbirding googlegroup posting from our County Bird Recorder about BUCKS URBAN PEREGRINE PROJECTS. This...

THE UK GLOW-WORM SURVEY -   A TALK BY ROBIN SCAGELL  - TUESDAY 9TH FEBRUARY

Robin Scagell's talk to members on ‘The UK Glow-worm Survey is available to view via Zoom by clicking on the link below and entering...

 
 
 

BMERC'S PHOTO COMPETITION 2021

For those who have been fired up by this year's MKNHS Photo Competition, and wondering where else to submit your photos, BMERC's Photo...

NORTH BUCKS BAT GROUP - WINTER MEETINGS OFFER

Our friends at North Bucks Bat Group have very generously offered free admittance to any of the remaining talks from their winter programme...

 
 
 
The joy of allotments and how I make mine wildlife friendly - Jenny Mercer

THE JOY OF ALLOTMENTS AND HOW I MAKE MINE WILDLIFE FRIENDLY - JENNY MERCER

I have loved having my allotment over the past 10 years or so since I retired at 60, and during lockdown it's been my space for respite...

BCN WILDLIFE TRUST ONLINE EVENTS IN FEBRUARY

Peter Meadows has kindly drawn to our attention the latest Beds, Cambs and Northants Wildlife Trust eNewsletter which includes information...

 
 
 

DUKE OF BURGUNDY BUTTERFLY AND BLUE LAGOON LNR - MARTIN KINCAID

(tin Kincaid) The Duke of Burgundy Hamearis Lucina is the only European member of a large family of butterflies known as metalmarks...

MKNHS PHOTO COMPETITION 2021: HOW TO VOTE - ROUND 1

Voting for this year's Photo Competition is now open. Members have a week to decide their choice of top two per category for Round...

 
 
 
Mistletoe - a Seasonal Favourite?

MISTLETOE - A SEASONAL FAVOURITE?

My interest in this curious plant has been stimulated in the last couple of years, by coming across several occurrences locally, in...

WILDLIFE IN TRANSYLVANIA - A TALK BY ANDY HARDING - TUESDAY 19TH JANUARY

Andy Harding's talk to members on ‘Wildlife in Transylvania' is available to view via Zoom by clicking on the link below and entering...

 
 
 
Linford Lakes NR Moth Report for December, 2020 and Year End Summary - Gordon Redford

LINFORD LAKES NR MOTH REPORT FOR DECEMBER, 2020 AND YEAR END SUMMARY - GORDON REDFORD

Above: December Moth. All photos © Gordon Redford During the 10 years that I have been recording moths at Linford Lake Nature Reserve...

Identifying a mystery fungus - Julie Lane

IDENTIFYING A MYSTERY FUNGUS - JULIE LANE

On 11 th December whilst walking in Salcey Forest I saw a toadstool that was a bit different to others I had seen around the place....

 
 
 

THE GORDON OSBORN FUND - FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR MKNHS NATURALISTS

Friends, The past twelve months have seen us living alongside a dreadful illness so severe and restrictive to our normal way of life,...

LOCAL WILDLIFE SUMMARY - AUTUMN 2020

(Photo above: Goosander at Wolverton Mill © Julian Lambley) Autumn has been generally mild locally but with heavy rain and floods in...

 
 
 



New Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport 2021 review

New Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport 2021 review

Verdict The Golf GTI Clubsport doesn't look cheap, but it delivers precisely the sort of fun worthy of the badge. The extra power and mid-range punch, and subtle but... Read more ...

Coronavirus: UK will have to 'live with a substantial degree of death' in...

Coronavirus: UK will have to 'live with a substantial degree of death' in post-lockdown era

Professor Andrew Hayward, an infectious disease expert at University College London and member of SAGE, told Times Radio: 'We've been through the worst of this'. Read more ...

Asthma covid vaccine: Will I get the vaccine if I have asthma? Some GPs turn...

Asthma covid vaccine: Will I get the vaccine if I have asthma? Some GPs turn away patients

GPs have been facing confusion from asthma sufferers about when they will be eligible to get their coronavirus vaccine. When can I get the vaccine if I have asthma? Read more ...

Michael Owen makes 'wild' claim on Liverpool stars Mo Salah and Sadio Mane...

Michael Owen makes 'wild' claim on Liverpool stars Mo Salah and Sadio Mane sabotaging each other

The bizarre accusation from Owen centres around Mane not going to ground after Andreas Christensen's tackle in the knowledge that Salah is Liverpool's first-choice spot-kick taker. Read more ...

Andy Robertson concedes “too many heads are going down” after latest defeat

Andy Robertson concedes “too many heads are going down” after latest defeat

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F1 2021: pre-season tests, car launch dates, full schedule and calendar

F1 2021: pre-season tests, car launch dates, full schedule and calendar

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Who is new Homes Under the Hammer presenter Jacqui Joseph?

Who is new Homes Under the Hammer presenter Jacqui Joseph?

Jacqui Joseph has joined Homes Under The Hammer Homes Under The Hammer has been a staple of the small screen for years, giving us all a perfect mix of house tours and... Read more ...

Avengers game thinks adding more grind will attract new players

Avengers game thinks adding more grind will attract new players

Getting to level 50 is about to take much longer To coincide with the release of the PS5 and Xbox Series X versions, Avengers will be slowing down XP gains. Square Enix and... Read more ...

‘Why I set up a food sharing app to help reduce waste'

‘Why I set up a food sharing app to help reduce waste'

The OLIO app lets you find fresh food going to waste Can six sweet potatoes, a white cabbage and some yoghurt change the world? When Tessa Clarke was packing up her home in... Read more ...

Council parks skip over mum's grave and ‘tosses ornaments like an old rag'

Council parks skip over mum's grave and ‘tosses ornaments like an old rag'

Shannon O'Brien was ‘absolutely outraged' by the council's blunder A woman was left distraught after discovering council workers had placed a large skip full of dirt over her... Read more ...