Exbury Gardens in the New Forest are beautiful throughout the year, and are particularly renowned for their spring displays of rhododendrons, magnolias, camellias and azaleas.
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The outdoor meeting in February was a visit to Titchfield Haven Nature Reserve.
Blashford Lakes was the venue for the Waterside Natural History Society outdoor meeting in January.
Keyhaven was chosen as a winter venue for the Natural History Society as it is also a winter venue for many migrating flocks of birds.
The weather appeared to be our greatest challenge on the day of our visit to Warsash.
The purpose of our visit was to look at autumn colour as the trees began to shed their leaves.
There was a distinct autumn feel to the weather on the day of our visit.
Our excuse for visiting Bentley Wood was to see a Purple Emperor butterfly for which the wood is well renowned.
Visitors to the National Trust Mottisfont Abbey and gardens can look forward to a good day out but many are unaware that the countryside around the village of Mottisfont can be equally rewarding.
The winter of 2013/2014 proved to be one of the wettest on record and the relatively dry spell in March served only to lower the flood levels
Following our recent presentation on the history of the New Forest we were able to expand our knowledge with a visit to Pondhead inclosure near Lyndhurst.
The purpose of our visit to Ovington was primarily to look at the Snowdrops which flower reliably during February every year and carpet the area around the Bush Inn.
The walk from Beaulieu to Bucklers Hard along the Beaulieu River is a very popular walk at any time of year but is especially so during the winter months because of the well maintained and sturdy paths.