*Important notice *
Please remember that our indoor meetings will now be held in the Wynd Centre, 6 School Wynd, Paisley PA1 2DB. Tel no 0141 887 4647
Evening talks on a wide variety of natural history topics are given by invited speakers on the first Thursday of every month from September - April at 7.30pm.
Evening Talks 2018
Thursday 6th September
Plastics, plastics everywhere…. The impact of plastic on the environment
Dr Brian Quinn (Reader in Ecotoxicology, University of the West of Scotland)
Thursday 4 th October
Marvellous Mud Snails
Joanne Lindsay (Buglife Scotland)
A two-year Heritage Lottery funded project which began in April 2017, this project aims to conserve and raise awareness of the rare Pond mud snail, which has declined rapidly in Scotland and the rest of the UK over the last 25 years. Using this tiny mollusc as an example, the project aims to highlight the importance of freshwater habitats for invertebrates whilst also creating a healthier and more resilient population of the Pond mud snail in Scotland.
Thursday 1st November
Renfrewshire Renaissance in Fungi
Dick Peebles (Clyde and Argyll Fungus Group)
Thursday 6th December
Honey Buzzards in Central Scotland
The honey-buzzard is probably Scotland’s most enigmatic breeding bird of prey. It is extremely difficult to observe, being rare, secretive and elusive but over the past few years two populations have been discovered in central Scotland and systematic and intensive monitoring has revealed new information about the species’ annual breeding cycle. This
talk will review the history and distribution of the honey-buzzard in Scotland and summarise the results of these recent studies
Also bear in mind that following our discussion on disposable coffee cups at the January meeting,if you want to bring your own reusable cup for tea and coffee afterwards then please do.