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Spring Family Event
Sunday 15th April 2-4pm
To launch the new Nature Guernsey initiative, the Société is holding its first major event this year at the Colin Best Nature Reserve. Come along and enjoy rock pooling, bird watching, wild flower walks and looking for pollinators and other interesting insects.

Open to all, this spring family event is for young and old, novices and experienced folk alike. Come and see how glorious Guernsey's widlife and flora can be in spring!

Friendly Société experts will be present to lead walks and guide you. The event runs from 2pm to 4pm on Sunday 15th April. Meet at the Colin Best Nature Reserve (Perry's 12B5 - see below). Various parking options and bus options are available. Open (and free!) to all.

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OPEN TALK: How to help pollinating insects and other small things that save the world!

UK charity Buglife is the only organisation in Europe devoted to the conservation of all invertebrates. They are actively working to save Britain’s rarest little animals, everything from bees to beetles, worms to woodlice and jumping spiders to jellyfish.

Andrew Whitehouse, Buglife’s Countries’ Manager, will outline the work they are doing with communities in the UK to halt the extinction of species and instead achieve healthy populations of invertebrates.

Andrew will talk about the esay things we can do in Guernsey in our gardens, schools, workplaces and community spaces that will make a tangible difference to these overlooked animals that are vitally important to a healthy planet.

The talk will take place in the Frossard Theatre at Candie on Wednesday 18th April. Doors will open at 7:00pm, the talk will start at 7:30 pm. Free entry to all.

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Latest Communiqué published
Communique - Newsletter of La Societe GuernesiaiseThe latest edition of Communiqué, La Société Guernesiaise's newsletter has been published and sent to all members. To download a copy click here

2016 Transactions published
Communique - Newsletter of La Societe GuernesiaiseThe 2016 edition of the Transactions has been published and local members can collect their copy from Candie. Overseas members will have theirs posted to them. A pdf is also available for download from the website - please email to obtain the password. To download a copy click here

Griff Caldwell Bursary
La Société Guernesiaise has established a bursary in memory of Frank Griffiths Caldwell, who was known to all as Griff. Griff Caldwell was born in Guernsey in 1921. After an army career in which he reached the rank of Major-General he retired to Guernsey. He was involved in the running of La Société Guernesiaise and served as president of the society for three years.

He helped the society to acquire several nature reserves, settingup La Claire Mare NR, and initiated various projects to enhance nature conservation in the island. He died in 2014. The bursary is a single payment of £1,000 for a student from the Bailiwick of Guernsey taking a higher education course.

The bursary is intended to support a student who is studying a subject related to Griff Caldwell’s interest in fauna, flora and the natural environment, and their conservation.


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Office opening hours
Our office at Candie Gardens will be open every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday between 10am to 11.30am.

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Forthcoming Events

Upcoming Events...

Saturday 21st April 14:30
Historic Buildings Outing to La Brigade Farm, St Andrew's by kind permission of the Hocart family

Thursday 26th April 19:30
Archaeology Talk by Louise Randell "Geophysics in Archaeology - Seeing Beneath the Soil"

Saturday 28th April 11:30 - 13:00
Beach Clean Series 2018: Vazon

Saturday 28th April 14:00
Botany Walk - around the grounds of Grenada, Fosse Andre - thanks to Mr Wilkinson

Monday 14th May 20:00
Council Meeting

For full details of these and the many other events please click here

Guernsey photo archive

We are in the process of scanning several hundred old glass slides - have a look and see if you recognise any places of faces. We would be pleased to here from you if you have information on any of the images. Copy prints may be obtained from all images - please email us with your questions and requirements for a quotation. To open the photo archive click here



La Société Guernesiaise was founded in 1882 to encourage the study of the history, natural history, geography and geology of the Bailiwick of Guernsey, the conservation of the Bailiwick’s natural environment and the preservation of its historic buildings and monuments. 125 years later, this is as much true as it was then and the Société is the second largest landowner after the States of Guernsey and is very active in promoting, conserving and studying all aspects of island life.

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