The NEXT Society meetings!


Saturday 4th May 2024 FIELD MEETING (non-marine) Bookham Common. Surrey
Leader: June Chatfield (; 01420 82214)
The previous (2023) field meeting to Bookham Common was on the hottest day of the year and only two people attended, including the leader so another visit is justified. We hope to relocate species recorded there in the 1940s by A. E. Ellis and also to look for Limax cinereoniger found by C. P. Castell. Meet at 10.30am in the car park of Bookham Common railway station. Parking - Pay and display there and at the National Trust car park nearby [NT members free] others pay and display by phone. Bookham Common can also be reached by trains from London Waterloo and Guildford and by the 479 bus (Guildford – Epsom) which stops at the station.


Saturday 6th July 2024 - ZOOM MEETING with online exhibits and lecture
14.00 - 16.00 approx. (13.45 Zoom sign in - pre-register with Circa (
Guest speaker: Imogen Cavadino, 'What can Citizen Science tell us about slugs in British gardens?' In this talk we hear about the citizen science research Imogen ran as part of her PhD, with "Slugs Count" the first in-depth study of the British garden slug fauna since the 1940s. We'll hear how over 22,000 new slug records made by the public have helped inform understanding of the slug fauna in Britain and illustrate large-scale changes in our gardens over recent decades. Council members please note that there will be a Council meeting before this meeting (Zoom).

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