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BFNHS Monthly Evening Meetings are usually held on the third Monday of each month (September to June). We meet in the beautiful surroundings of the Recital Room or Garden Room at South Hill Park Arts Centre, Birch Hill, Bracknell, RG12 7PA.

There is a friendly atmosphere at our meetings, visitors are always welcome and there is no need to book.

Meetings start at 7:30pm and end at about 9:30pm (Doors open from 7:15pm)
Entrance fee for members £1; visitors £3; under 16 free (annual membership £12)

Evening Meetings Programme 2018 - 2019

Sept 17th 'The Ancient Woods of Bisham' by Frances Halstead
Oct 15th 'Britain's Hidden Depths - Corals and Sponges' by Josh Davison
Nov 19th 'Magnificent Nepal' by Chris Chadwell
Dec 10th 'Birds in Winter' by Brian Clews
Jan 21st 'How to be an Urban Birder' by David Lindo
Feb 18th 'On the Trail of Polecats and Pine Martens' by Lizzie Croose
Mar 18th 'Saving the Hazel Dormouse' by Ian White
Apr 15th 'Urban Ecology' by Professor Mark Fellowes
May 20th 'The Return of Large Carnivores' by Dr Adriana Consorte-McCrea
June 17th 'The Life of a Glow-Worm' by John Tyler

Click here to download the Talks and Visits Programme 2018-2019.

For further information please contact Gill Cheetham on (01344) - 423 440.


Directions to South Hill Park Arts Centre, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA:

South Hill Park is reached by road following the brown 'theatre mask' signs labelled as 'Arts Centre' from either Twin Bridges roundabout (end of A329M) or from the junction of the A322 Bagshot Road at Sainsburys.

There is car parking at the Arts Centre. However, as South Hill Park is a multi-purpose venue, very occasionally parking can be difficult.

Additional parking can be found on the opposite side of Ringmead, or by turning from Ringmead into Birch Hill Road (west of SHP) and following the directions to Birch Hill Shopping Centre. From there a short signposted walkway leads back to South Hill Park.

For info and map see:

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Autumn Trees in Bracknell


Painted Lady Butterfly
Painted Lady butterfly visits a Bracknell garden


Early Purple Orchids
Early Purple Orchids in Bracknell woodland, photographed by David Rowe of BDUWG