The 8th Annual Symposium

Will be held at Treeton Miners Welfare Club, Treeton, Rotherham, in the Heart of South Yorkshire. Map of venue.

Saturday 25th February 2017, from 10:30 am.

The event is an annual festival, get-together and symposium of amateur natural history societies in South Yorkshire with speakers and displays from the local and county groups. An opportunity to meet and chat with other naturalists over a drink, and hear presentations by societies and groups on aspects of their work. There will be a bar and cafe. In between the talks there will be plenty of time for discussion and chat and looking at displays and book sales.

Sorby will be selling a variety of interesting second hand natural history books at very competitive prices as well as prints from Mary Acton’s botanical illustrations.

The event is free to attend, to book email Peter Clegg . Full travel details and information about food and drink will be supplied upon application.

Programme                                                            

10.00 Building opens

10.00 Erecting Displays

10.30 Welcome                                                                                         Bob Croxton & Peter Clegg

10.40 The Changing Woodlands of Treeton                                             Bob Croxton

11.00 The Work of the Garganey Trust (Broomhill Flash)                       Jeff Lunn

11.30 BREAK

12.00   South Yorkshire Bat Group                                                           Rob Bell

12.30 Gillfield Wood                                                                                  Derek Bateson

13.00 LUNCH BREAK

14.00 Plants of the Porter Valley Part 2                                                    Ken Balklow

14.30 Dearne Discoveries                                                                        Roseanna Burton

15.00 BREAK

15.30 Galls of Sorbyshire                                                                        Tom Higginbotham

Margaret Redfern

16.00 ‘Shooting for Victory’: Revelations from the –                                 Colin Howes

– Brodsworth Estate Game Books

16.30   to 18.00   Informal chat, drink, dismantle displays, depart