The group has digital camera equipment and a GPS for use by members including new members. This is for recording wildlife and documenting conservation  issues (like for example the spread of invasive species)  in our district. The equipment is simple to use and training in its use can be provided by those members who have learnt the ropes.
To help with identifying animals and plants remember to take plenty of photos from different angles. For insects for example views from above the side and the front  are often helpful and don’t forget to use the flash. This helps for close up photos of  fast moving creatures in poor light. The easiest way  to arrange to  sign out  the camera  or GPS for the first time, is to phone 01479 821 491.

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Hoverfly - Meliscaeva cinctella, taken with the same type  of equipment the group has for any member to borrow.

Wednesday 10 November 2010

Nethybridge Church Hall

AGM 7.00 - 7.45pm

Talk:   ‘Discovering Grassland Fungi – Strathspey’s Forgotten Kingdom’ 8.00pm

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I am writing to invite you to attend the AGM on Wednesday 10 November at 7.00pm in the Church Hall on Dell Road, Nethybridge. After  the AGM we have an illustrated public talk on ‘Discovering Grassland Fungi – Strathspey’s Forgotten Kingdom’ starting at 8.00pm.  The talk will be given by fungi specialist and enthusiast on this ecologically vital group Liz Holden. Recently Liz has undertaken a project on the fungi of unimproved grasslands in our district which, as reported in the Strathy  of 20th October, has been welcomed by BSCG as a fitting piece of work for International Year of Biodiversity. As some members will know, Liz wrote the chapter on Fungi in the book The Nature of the Cairngorms. She has led workshops locally as well as a foray of the Grampian Fungus Group in Strathspey in 2009. Liz has coined many of the common names for our fungi. We hope members will be able to stay on after the AGM for her talk and will pass on word about it to any friends who may be interested. 

The existing committee automatically stand down at the AGM, and can then be re elected. All the present office bearers are willing to stand again, but we are looking for additional members. So if you would be willing to help on the committee in any way please let me know. New nominations are welcome for all posts and a nomination slip is enclosed. 

The present office bearers are:

Convener: Gus Jones
Vice Convener: Roy Turnbull
Secretary / Treasurer: Tessa Jones

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A talk open to non members

By Bill McDermott, Chairman of Scottish Campaign for National Parks.

The Church Hall, Nethybridge, Monday 10th  May  7.30pm.

Refreshments. Admission Free

Further information Tel 01479 821491

Please download print and display event poster.

Friday 16th April 7.30 - 9.00 pm at Talla nan Ros, King Street, Kingussie

BSCG is keen to see that our candidates put the environment high on their political agenda. On Friday April 16th BSCG is holding a General Election Hustings event focusing on the environment. This is at Talla nan Ros, King St, Kingussie from 7.30-9.00pm, and it is free and open to everyone.

All seven candidates contesting the Inverness Badenoch & Strathspey Westminster seat have been invited and we are looking forward to a lively evening of questions from the audience to the candidates.

We are privileged to have David Dean OBE of Nethy Bridge as Chairman for the evening. Most of the evening will be devoted to questions on the environment, and the latter part of the meeting will be available for questions on other issues. The candidates will each talk for a few minutes about their views on environmental issues, with a focus on Badenoch & Strathspey.

Please open and print event poster.


Danny Alexander, Highland Liberal Democrats
Ross Durance, UK Independence Party
Jim Ferguson, Conservative
John Finnie, Scottish National Party
George MacDonald, Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition
Donnie Macleod, Green
Mike Robb, Scottish Labour Party

We are also following all the candidates that have twitters on the BSCG twitter