Glynn’s pictures

Many members watched Glynn Gorick’s BNSS Zoom presentation on the 21st November in which he discussed his wonderful artworks. These were produced for scientists and many environmental organisations. Those wishing to see more of his images can find them HERE.

Bournemouth in Bloom – Winners

Members will be pleased to know that BNSS did well again this year in the Bournemouth in Bloom Competition. 

The Ginkgo Biloba came top of the Champion Tree category, winning a Silver Gilt certificate and a shield.  The Sweet Chestnut also won a Silver Gilt certificate, came top of the Trees Contributing to BioDiversity category and won a cup.  Our Witch Hazel tree gained a Silver as a Small Ornamental Tree, our back garden a Silver for being Environmentally Friendly, while in the Places of Learning category a Bronze was awarded.  The trophies are now on display in the entrance at No 39.

We attach a panoramic photo of the back garden showing the Witch Hazel and the Sweet Chestnut trees; and another of the Ginkgo tree. 

Photos courtesy of Tony and Sally Grant

Research Study on Memory

BNSS Members may wish to become involved in a research project at Bournemouth University. Two PhD students are looking for volunteers for an ethically approved study supervised by Professor Hana Burianova and Dr Ala Yankouskaya. This healthy ageing research involves younger and older adults undergoing tests and MRI scans. More information and contact information is available here.

Holes Bay Nature Report

Members may be interested in the Holes Bay Nature Report (NB. This is large document with over 150 pages)

The annual Holes Bay Nature Report aims to promote Holes Bay and the surrounding area as a haven for nature; to record and share wildlife sightings and to encourage more records.

The recording area covers Holes Bay itself, the Creekmoor, and PC World Drains, Upton Country Park, and the surrounding farm fields. Records of birds overflying the recording area are also welcome. Sightings can be shared via our Holes Bay Nature Twitter account or by emailing Nick Woods (

Holes Bay Nature Team: Martin Adams, Sally & Tony Grant, Jackie & Nick Hull, Steve Smith and Nick Woods.

Autistic Spectrum Condition Talk

Many members will have heard Dr. Rachel Moseley’s illuminating Zoom talk to BNSS “Life through a different lens, the brain science of autism” on Tuesday 26th October. She has kindly provided us with her slides from the talk which members who attended, and those who didn’t, may wish to see. The final slides have many links to resources which may be useful. The file (pdf) can be seen here (it is 4.8 Mbytes in size).