The National Body For Naturalists
British Naturalists’ Association
BNA’s NATURAL HISTORY DAY
& 108th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The BNA held a field day at Ashtead Common, Surrey that incorporated the AGM on Saturday
27 July 2013. It was based at the Estate Office of the Corporation of London who
own and manage the common. In spite of a dubious weather forecast we were remarkably
lucky having sunshine during the morning and the first part of the afternoon walk,
while the afternoon shower did not persist for long.
On arrival the group were welcomed by the Ranger Sean O’Kelly who gave a most interesting
talk outlining the history of Ashtead Common, its acquisition by the Corporation
of London in 1989-
June Chatfield then led the outdoor part of the programme exploring Wood Field, a damp semi-
An interesting range of plants, insects and spiders were seen with a glimpse of a roe deer in the ancient woodland.
Pictures of Ashtead Common
Photos: B. Sherwood