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Paisley Natural History Society is continuing its spring 2015 programme of evening talks with an illustrated presentation by David Shenton from the Scottish Wildlife Trust, Clyde Members Group on Thursday 5 March at 7.30pm at Paisley Museum.

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The Scottish Wildlife Trust looks after 120 wildlife sites throughout Scotland from small urban habitats in the centre of Edinburgh to remote wildernesses in the Highlands and Islands. Each reserve provides a haven for wildlife. This talk will look at the reserves around Scotland and feature the Scottish Wildlife Trust’s Loch Ardinning near Strathblane, a site of mixed habitat which supports a variety of wildlife. Come along and find out more about the plants, animals and history of this reserve.

Paisley Natural History Society talks are free and open to everyone to attend.

For more information about the Paisley Natural History Society visit our website at www.paisleynaturalhistorysociety.org.uk or contact Lesley Hill (Club Secretary) on 0141 884 3352.

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Paisley Natural History Society evening talks

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Paisley Natural History Society evening talks.

Paisley Natural History Society is continuing it spring programme of evening talks with an illustrated talk by Anthony McCluskey, Outreach Officer for the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, on Thursday 6 March at 7.30pm at Paisley Museum.

Bumblebees are essential pollinators of many wild flowers and crops, but their numbers are declining. Anthony will talk about the life cycle of the bumblebee, reasons for their decline and what we can do to help this furry and charismatic little insect.

This talk is free and open to everyone, just come along. Website Link.

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Information about Paisley Natural History society

Paisley Natural History society was formed in the early 1970’s by local naturalists and is still going strong. The aims of the society are simple:
1. To encourage the study of natural history in Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire and Inverclyde.
2. To support the conservation of wildlife and habitats; and
3. To maintain links with the Natural History department of Paisley Museum.

Regular indoor meetings are held in Paisley Museum on Thursday evenings during the winter months covering a variety of natural history topics from butterflies and birds to fungi and fossils and outings are organised during the summer months visiting sites throughout Scotland.

You don’t need to be a member to come along to the talks, they are open to anyone with an interest in natural history.

Copies of the winter talks programme can be obtained from Paisley Museum and the talks are also listed on the Renfrewshire Council website.

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Paisley Natural History Talk at Paisley Museum

Paisley Natural History Talk at Paisley Museum

Paisley Natural History Society is continuing its winter programme of evening talks with an illustrated talk by Chris Cathrine, South Scotland Area Organiser for the British Arachnological Society Spider Recording Scheme, on Thursday 6 February at 7.30pm in Paisley Museum.

Spiders are a fascinating but often misunderstood group of animals. Over 440 species are known to live in Scotland, a number of which are endangered. Come along and learn about spider biology, ecology and life strategies and find out why Scotland is so important for many species of conservation concern.

This talk is free and open to everyone, just come along.

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For more information about the Paisley Natural History Society visit our website at www.paisleynaturalhistorysociety.org.uk 

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Observations on a Colony of Adders, Slow-worms and Common Lizards on Loch Lomondside

Observations on a Colony of Adders, Slow-worms and Common Lizards on Loch Lomondside.

Paisley Natural History Society is continuing its autumn programme of evening talks with an illustrated talk by Chris McInerny, University of Glasgow on Thursday 7 November at 7.30pm in Paisley Museum.

'Red Squirrel' by Mike CruiseA colony of reptiles on the east shore of Loch Lomond was monitored intensively during 2012 to understand population numbers, distribution, movements and biology throughout the year. Large numbers of European Adder, Vipera berus, Slow-worm Anguis fragilis and Common Lizard Zootoca vivipara were found. This talk will describe these observations and outline an environmental mitigation plan for a proposed hydroelectric scheme for this site.

So if you’re interested in Scotland’s native reptiles and want to find out more about the species and the challenges face by new developments and proposals, this is the talk for you.

This talk is free and open to everyone, just come along.

www.paisleynaturalhistorysociety.org.uk

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Paisley Natural History Society

Red Squirrel - on feeder

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Paisley Natural History Talks at Paisley Museum.

Paisley Natural History Society is starting its autumn programme of evening talks with an illustrated talk by Kate Sampson, National Trust for Scotland, Arran Ranger Service on Thursday 6th September at 7.30pm in Paisley Museum.

Red Squirrel - on feeder

Red Squirrel – on feeder image by N. Tait

This talk will take a closer look at the conservation and mountain wildlife of the magnificent Goatfell property on the Isle of Arran.

Golden eagles soar overhead, red deer roar in the glens, and adders hiss at your feet. Come along and find out more about these and some of the more unusual mountain wildlife of Goatfell and some of the conservation projects aiming to improve key habitats.’

This talk is free of charge and open to everyone whether you are a member or not.

For more information about the Paisley Natural History Society visit our website at www.paisleynaturalhistorysociety.org.uk