Indoor meetings are held jointly with WildSoc, the student wildlife society of Cardiff University.  Unless stated otherwise, they are held in the Wallace Lecture Theatre (0.13) of the Main Building of Cardiff University, starting at 7.30 pm.

Thursday 27th September 2019.  7pm - 9pm.  Field Outing.

National Moth Night at Coed-y-Bedw

Celebrate the 20th annual National Moth Night with a moth trap at Coed y Bedw Nature Reserve! We will be using light traps to look for moth species that are migratory to BritainPark at the quarry entrance on Heol Goch Road between Taffs Well and Pentyrch (ST 10937 82507).  Be prepared for damp weather: water-proofs, warm clothing and waterproof boots recommended, although the event may have to be cancelled if the weather is very bad.  Booking is essential.  Please contact People & Wildlife Officer Megan Howells at or call 01656 724100.

Thursday 3rd October 2019.  6pm - 8pm.  Indoor Meeting

Large Shandon Lecture Theatre (-1.64), Main Building, Cardiff University

The Garden Jungle: How to Save our Insects

Prof. Dave Goulson will explain why insects are decline, and will suggest how we should tackle this crisis, first by turning our gardens into oases for life, and second by fundamentally changing the way we grow food.  Dave is one of the UK’s most influential conservationists and is the author of a number of popular books about bumblebee ecology and behaviour, as well as over 200 scientific papers on bees and other insects.  This public lecture is organised by a group of bee enthusiasts based in the Department of Pharmacy at Cardiff University.  It is free to attend but tickets must be booked through ‘Eventbrite’ at the following link:

Thursday 10th October. 7.30pm - 9pm.  Indoor Meeting

Polar and brown bears: investigating their evolutionary history and conservation.

Dr. Frank Hailer of the School of Biosciences at Cardiff University  has been studying brown and polar bears since 2011. His talk will summarise how a combination of field work and modern DNA analyses have shed light on the fascinating and complex evolutionary history of these two enigmatic bear species, and what light this sheds on their conservation.

Saturday 26th October.  10.30am - 3.30pm.  Indoor Meeting

Unknown Wales Conference 2019

Secretive birds, rare sharks and lesser known bees are some of our ‘unknown’ subjects for this year’s conference which is run by the Wildlife Trust in conjunction with the National Museum of Wales, and takes place in the Reardon-Smith Lecture Theatre of the Museum.  This year you need to pay a £5 refundable deposit, which will be returned when you attend.  (This is to get round the problem of people booking a place and then not turning up.)  You can book a place by clicking here.

Thursday 14th November 2019.  7.30pm - 9pm.  Indoor Meeting

Slimemoulds: the creeping ones

Dr. Stephen Murray from the Glamorgan Fungus group will be telling us about slime moulds.  He writes “ The slimemoulds are an often overlooked group of organisms that are representatives of an overlooked kingdom. This is a shame as they are beautiful, exotic and under recorded. Allow me to introduce you to these special organisms.”  (This is a joint meeting with the Cardiff Naturalists Society).

Thursday 5th December 2019.  7.30pm - 9pm.  Indoor Meeting

Initiative for Nature Conservation Cymru (INCC)

Rob Parry was previously Conservation Manager for the Trust and left in 2017 to start a new venture.   INCC was formed in 2018 in response to the widening gaps in nature conservation in Wales.  Hear more about how the charity was formed and what they have been delivering in the first 12 months of operation to help fill some of those gaps. 

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