Meetings

We meet in the Derby Room at Leigh Library. There is ample free car parking in the car park next to the Library (but please note that you do park at your own risk).

Meetings are on Fridays at 7:15pm for a 7:30pm start.  Everyone is welcome free of charge but a small donation to our funds from non-members would be gratefully accepted.

A varied programme of speakers and slideshows on wildlife subjects is organised, commencing in September running through to May each year, with usually about 10 presentations in total.

L.O.S. Meetings 2021-22 Programme
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Leigh Ornithological Society is back up and running with Friday Night Meetings. The first one on Friday 10th September will be done through Zoom, but subsequent ones will be held in person in our normal venue of the Derby Room at Leigh Library.
L.O.S. Zoom Meeting Friday, 10 September⋅7:15 – 9:30pm
At our first meeting James Lowen will give his “52 Shades of Green” presentation about Wildlife Weekends in Britain.
To join the meeting, just click the link above and follow the onscreen instructions if you've not used Zoom before. It's free and works very well.
Everybody is welcome.
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Friday 5 November 2021 - 7:15 - 9:30pm
L.O.S.  A.G.M. Meeting and Presentation by Paul Richardson
"A Year in the Life of Bickershaw Country Park" 
A personal view of part of our local landscape, and how nature is taking it back.
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Friday 7th January 2022 - 7:15 - 9:30pm

The Ken & Jean Gallimore Memorial Lecture

'The Birds of Gambia Revisited' by Dennis Atherton


A return by popular request - a revised version of a presentation made some years ago.
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Friday 4th February 2022 - 7:15 - 9:30pm

"My Year" - Presentation by Paul Hill

This talk is a calendar of the previous year's exploits, with highlights from each month. For 2021 and 2022, Paul concentrates on how he adapted his photography to accommodate the restrictions of Covid 19.
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Friday 4th March 2022 - 7:15 - 9:30pm

"2019 Namibia" - Presentation by Brian White (a local photographer from Bolton)

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Friday 1st April 2022 - 7:15 - 9:30pm

"An Eye For Birds" - Presentation by Bruce Kendrick

Bruce has just published a book called "An Eye For Birds" and copies will be on sale.

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Friday 6th May 2022 - 7:15 - 9:30pm

"50 Years of Birding through books" - Presentation by Paul Heaton (RSPCA Inspector)

Recommended by local bird groups, this talk is likely to be a bit different. It features books, slides and stories/anecdotes which are said to be "highly entertaining".

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Guest Speakers: Should you wish to be invited to give an ornithological presentation to the Society please register your proposals and fees with our Programme Secretary Peter Hodson by email: leighos.progsec@gmail.com