Worthing Natural History Society
Winter Talks Programme
November 10th ‘The Wildlife of the Seychelles’ Ian Rumley-
November 24th ‘Fossils of Bracklesham Bay, David Bone
Local geologist, David Bone, has been studying West Sussex geology for 40 years. He will be giving a powerpoint presentation on the fossils of Bracklesham Bay and showing us specimens. David has led many fossil hunts at Bracklesham and has produced a guide ‘Fossil Hunting at Bracklesham and Selsey’.
December 8th AGM and Photographic Competition
Forms and further information for the digital photographic competition will be available
from Chris Pennells who will be collecting the entries. This year photographic print
entries can be from non-
January 5th New Year Party
Quizzes, cakes and cups of tea and good company! Come and enjoy and bring a savoury or sweet contribution.
January 19th ‘Guyana – the last true wilderness’ Mike Russell
Mike Russell, the Adult Learning Manager for the Sussex Wildlife Trust, will introduce us to the wildlife of Guyana, a country almost as big as Britain and much of which is rainforest, most of it in pristine condition.
February 2nd Members’ Afternoon
This is where you, the members, can come and share your experiences of the natural world. Bring along any paintings, photographs, books, specimens, etc. There will be talks in the first half of the meeting and the second half will be given over to the members.
February 16th ‘Dragonflies’ Phil Belden
Anyone who has a pond in their garden will probably have been blessed with the sight of dragonflies and damselflies. We shall learn more about these beautiful creatures today.
March 2nd ‘Through the seasons in a Sussex woodland’ Reg Lanaway
Sussex is blessed by being one of the most wooded counties in England. Reg Lanaway
worked at Plumpton Agricultural College and the Plumpton estate includes ancient
March 16th ‘Droughts, Deluges and Dust Devils’ Ian Currie
As I write this the country has been experiencing some deluges that have seen rivers breaking their banks and extensive flooding. However, not so long ago, we saw hosepipe restrictions imposed because of drought caused by a very dry winter. With weather patterns changing it seemed timely to invite Ian Currie, the Weatherman, to talk to us.