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Previous topics presented by both local and nationally known speakers have included:

  • Chobham Common by Stephen Fry of the Surrey Wildlife Trust
  • The geology of global warming by Professor Peter Worsley
  • Wildlife in the Tropics by a speaker from The Living Rainforest
  • Roadside Verges by Marlies Boydell, Bracknell Forest Biodiversity Officer
  • Wildlife of East Africa by Tom Way
  • The Hunter and the Hunted by Brian Clews
  • River Pollution by Tim Johns of The Environment Agency
  • Why do we plant trees? by Michael Ullman of The Forestry Commission
  • Two short films: 'British Trees and Woodlands' and 'Coast and Estuary'
  • Local Orchids by David Rowe
  • Adventures in Morocco by Colin Wilson
  • Alpine Flora of Bulgaria by Michael Keith-Lucas
  • On the Wild Side by Jayne Morgan of The Happy Hedgehog Rescue
  • Ancient Trees by Martin Woolner
  • Fungi by Gordon Crutchfield of Thames Valley Fungus Group
  • Updating the Berkshire Bird Atlas by Brian Clews
  • A Journey through Botswana and Namibia by Diane Collins
  • Flowers of the Coast by Andrew Cleave
  • More than Honey - a film presented by Friends of the Earth
  • Wildlife Photography on a Budget by Brian Pettit
  • Volcanoes by Dr Chiara Petrone
  • Whales and Dolphins by Bernard Purrier
  • Birds of Prey at South Hill Park with GMG Falconry
  • Chasing Birds in Berkshire by Fraser Cottington
  • Ethiopia by Chris Lovell
  • Bio-Control of Alien Plants by Djami Djeddour
  • Dragonflies by Des Sussex
  • Community Woodlands by Colin Griffin & Andrea Berardi
  • Butterflies of Mid-Berkshire by Jan Haseler
  • Plants and Climate Change by Michael Keith-Lucas
  • Edible Dormice by Pat Morris
  • Reptiles and Amphibians of the UK by Rob Free
  • Bat Evening at South Hill Park with John Wenman
  • South Africa by Dr Michael Keith Lucas
  • Raven Haven by Steve Burns
  • Forest Ecology by Kate Dent
  • Between the Tides by Andrew Cleave
  • Grass and Grasslands, the effect of climate change by Sarah Pierce
  • Otters by Daniel Allen
  • Say it with Poison by Russell Bowes
  • Journey to Antarctica by Carol White
  • Plants of Hawaii by Gill Cheetham
  • Biological Control of Alien Plants by Rob Tanner
  • A Walk on the Wildside by Brian Clews
  • The Ecology of Landscapes by Simon Leather
  • Ponds and Rivers by Des Sussex
  • Tree Aid by Helen Read
  • Owls with Chrissie Harper
  • Corsica, Mountains in the Med by Mike Read
  • Effects of Traffic Pollution on Air and Wildlife by Mark Lee and Nathan Callaghan of OPAL
  • Fungi and related folklore by Dave Shorten
  • The Natural History of Mistletoe, Holly and Ivy by Martin Woolner
  • Thames Valley Heaths and their importance for wildlife by Des Sussex
  • Lundy by David Rowe
  • Natural Quarries by David Boag
  • The Galapagos Islands by John Britten
  • British Spiders by Laurence Bee
  • Wildlife in your Garden by Marlies Fell
  • An Introduction to Entomology by Jon Coles
  • The Wild Flowers of Bracknell by David Rowe
  • The Wildlife of Poland by Marek Borkowski
  • Our Local Birds by Brian Clews
  • Natural History of Oaks by Martin Woolner
  • Bracknell Forest's Parks by Marie Anne Phillips
  • New Zealand's Birds by John Eyre
  • The Grand Canyon by Gill Cheetham
  • Bird Navigation by Chris Rodgers
  • Sweet Chestnuts by Chris Howkins
  • Britain's Rarest Wildflowers by Brian Laney
  • The Science of Global Warming by Michael Keith-Lucas
  • Hedgehogs by Pat Morris
  • Botany of North-West America by Peter Brandham
  • Ponies and People of the New Forest by Sue Bowser
  • Humpback Whales of Hawaii by Sue Rees
  • Woods and Trees by Charles Hill
  • Owls by Chissie Harper
  • Plants in Pathology by Michael Keith-Lucas
  • The Wetland Barn Elms by Alistair Mackay
  • Birds and Pits by Trevor Gunton
  • The Monarchs of Mexico by Roger Kemp
  • Uplands of Britain by John Wyatt
  • A duel with Ditchwater by Owen Mountford

We would be very interested to hear your suggestions for future topics.

 

Pine trees at Caesar's Camp
Pine trees at Caesar's Camp

 

information board at Clinton's Hill
Information Board at Clinton's Hill

 

Pyramidal Orchids in Bracknell Town Centre
Pyramidal Orchids in Bracknell Town Centre, photographed by David Rowe of BDUWG