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INVITATION TO CONCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY FIELD MEETING
HNHS members are invited to a field meeting of the Conchological Society at the Devil's Punchbowl, Hindhead:  acid woodland, heath and bog with enriched spring seepages. We will be following in the footsteps of Haslemere Museum's Curator and HNHS Secretary, Treasurer and President, E W Swanton, who collected there from 1914-17.
.Meet at 11.00 on Saturday 11th August 2018 at the NT Visitor Centre/cafe in the National Trust car park (SU 891 358). It is planned to be all day. It would be helpful if any member/s intending to come would e-mail HNHS in advance and, as the meeting is dependent on moister conditions, it would be advisable to check this entry beforehand.

COMMEMORATIVE SYMPOSIUM - MAXWELL KNIGHT
The British Herpetological Society is organising a commemorative symposium for
Maxwell Knight, the original “nature detective” and Second World War MI5 agent in London on Saturday 24th November 2018. Click here for full details.

SWIFTS ALERT! 
Members, please keep a careful look out in the Haslemere area for Swifts this summer.   The Society is interested in purchasing a Swift box for next year and is advised that Swifts, being colonial birds, will only be attracted to boxes if Swifts are flying overhead and belong to a colony nearby.

SELBORNE RESTORATION NOW COMPLETE
Improvements at the Gilbert White Museum and The Oates Collections are now complete. They include a new cafe to accommodate larger groups of visitors, new galleries and a larger car park. New exhibition space for temporary exhibitions will show rarely seen artifacts and stories not normally told. Click for full details.

LUTRA WILDLIFE TOURS
Members will remember Lee Morgan's wonderful talk on the Rockies this year. Full details of their future tours, and some amazing photos and video clips on their web site.

SUSSEX FIRECREST SURVEY - CAN YOU HELP?
Sussex Ornithological Society will be undertaking a survey of
firecrest in 2018  to ascertain the state/extent of the seemingly ever
expanding population in the county. For full details of how to participate click here.

FIELD MEETING LOCATIONS
Each of the grid references for our 2018 field meetings is now linked to a map of the location. Just click on the link to see exactly where to meet.