Bishop’s Stortford Natural History Society
Welcome to the BSDNHS. We are a traditional but forward-looking Natural History Society preserving the old skills of recording and observation whilst not hesitating to move forward and embrace new technology and ideas. We pride ourselves on being a Society and social interaction at our meetings is an important part of our philosophy. You would be very welcome to join us at any of our planned programme events and visits as outlined below.
Gives us an insight into the way that a local farm in Higher Level Stewardship works for wildlife.
Work Party every Sunday morning to carry out a range of management tasks on this important site in the Stort Valley. Meet at the entrance 9:30 AM.
Work party every third Thursday in the month to carry out management tasks on this landscape Park with its 70 acres of unimproved grassland. Meet in the Car Park 10.00am.
I’ve just had this dismal news crop up.
Please raise awareness where you can and look out for any potential sightings yourself! This might be on the news too (the last Alert species was).
It’s possible you may have a higher chance to see a hornet as the autumn sets in, as young Queens look for a suitable hibernating and nesting site.
Please see attachments for facts.
Biodiversity Officer - Roding, Beam & Ingrebourne, Stort.
FRIDAY 12th OCTOBER
The Millennium Wood.
An illustrated talk by Jonathan Forgham
FRIDAY 26th OCTOBER
Deer Population Assessment.
An illustrated talk by Graham Foxhall
FRIDAY 9th NOVEMBER
Historic Landscape and Environment of the Hatfield Forest and Stansted Airport Area.
An illustrated talk by Maria Medlycott
First the good news, the uncommon White Legged Damselfly has been spotted along the river between Harlow and Sawbridgeworth.
BSNHS makes proposal for a Local Nature Reserve along the Bourne Brook in Bishops Stortford. See here for details.
Installing a nest basket
The bad news is that the “Killer Shrimp” has been identified in the backwater at Roydon. This is yet another invasive species which outcompetes our native fauna, probably including damselflies! It seems to be travelling upstream and the eggs well be carried on the hulls of narrowboats.
On Sunday 20th May members of the society paid a visit to Fleam Dyke.
You will find an account of the visit written by David Sampson if you click on the Badger’s Patch blog.
Join the Coppicing Volunteers to carry out traditional woodland work and enhance biodiversity in the Forest. Meet every other Saturday in the Main Car Park at 10 AM from October to March. Ask for information and details.
|Old Woman's Weaver|
|Pishiobury Park Bats|
|Forest Bird Watch|
|Breeding birds survey 2015|
|Over the Farm Gate|
|Records & sightings|
|Records & sightings late 2017|
|Records & sightings early 2017|