October meeting

DATE Wednesday October 22nd at 7.30pm
TALK ‘The Botany of Witchcraft’ by Edward Wells
COMPETITION ‘The Best Carved Pumpkin’
VENUE Uplyme Village Hall

October’s speaker, Edward Wells, looks at the history of those plants thought of as sinister – as well as the more bizarre uses of some apparently innocuous ones. After hearing his talk about the deadly and disgusting, you’ll never see your garden in quite the same way again.

Edward is a dedicated naturalist and conservationist, serving for over 30 years on the council of the Somerset Wildlife Trust, as well as shorter stints on the councils of The Mammal Society and The Bat Conservation Trust.

Enjoy refreshments before and after the talk – including pumpkin-themed biscuits and cake.

AND… in the spirit of all things Hallowe’en, bring along your carved pumpkins and enter our competition. Entries are in two classes, adults and children. There will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes in each section. The pumpkins will be lit during the evening and the audience will be invited to vote for their favourites to decide the winners.

The talk is suitable for children, probably of eight years upwards, depending on attention span! Admission for the evening is free to children and members, £3 non-members.