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September 2018

Saturday 8th: Usk Show where MMG will be sharing a marquee with Bee Friendly Monmouthshire and Bees for Development

Wednesday 12th: Wildflower Walk with Monmouthshire Botany Group*, at Peterstone Wentlooge

Wednesday 19th: Gwent Wildlife Trust’s AGM at Glen Yr Afon Hotel, Usk, 7pm.  Speakers will include: Ian Thomas, Wild Health Officer, GWT; Kathy Barclay, Senior Education Officer, GWT; Dr Steph Tyler, Ecologist and MMG chair; Dr Elsa Wood, Ecologist; Andy Karran, Senior Ecologst, GWT.  Full details and directions on GWT’s web site

October 2018

Thursday 4th: MMG stand at an event at Usk Castle hosted by the Welsh Historic Gardens Trust (WHGT). The evening will feature a conversation with William Wilkins CBE, founding chairman of the WHGT, prominent artist and instigator of the Aberglasney Garden restoration amongst many other roles.  The evening starts with a tour of the castle and garden at 5.15pm.  Tickets for non-members are £12, contact Anthea Prest, or phone 01594 531007 or 07887 787953.  There’s more on the Trust’s web site

Sunday 7th: Gwent Fungus Group will be holding an open event at Pentwyn Farm in Penallt to mark UK Fungus Day.  Fungus identification, specimen displays and fungi walks. Open from 2pm to 4.30pm,  free of charge.  Directions to Pentwyn Farm reserve are on Gwent Wildlife Trust’s web site

Tuesday 16th: Monmouthshire Meadows Group Autumn Get-together, at Abergavenny Community Centre with speaker Ruaridh MacDonald, owner of Blaentrothy Meadows followed by a buffet supper.  Details and booking form

Monmouthshire Botany Group: Botany Walks: The programme is provisional as some venues may be changed. Days start at 10am continuing until about 3-4pm.  All days are for helping to improve ID skills and recording for Atlas 2020. Booking is essential, contact Steph Tyler by email  Details on BSBI web site and the Botany Group’s Facebook page

**There are many other events organised by Gwent Wildlife Trust, SEWBReC and other conservation organisations so do check out their listings as well:

Gwent Wildlife Trust Events Calendar (external link)

South East Wales Biodiversity Records Centre (SEWBReC) Events Calendar (external link)