Local Flora, Fauna & Fungi

For people interested in visiting different places, viewing wildlife, insects & plants, and learning more about them.

We usually meet on the 1st Tuesday morning of each month at 10am for approx. 2 hours.


The majority of the sessions will be outdoors, so please wear suitable boots and clothing, and for some the access may be via stiles (of which we'll try to give you advance notice).

For a few winter months we may opt for an indoor meeting where we'll have a presentation with photographs and speaker.

We'll make use both of local guides who can impart their specialist knowledge, and also Group members who are able to share their enthusiasm and information they have of their locality and what we are seeing.

The visits we arrange and the topics chosen will be influenced by the interests of Group members, so full participation is encouraged - please let the leader know of any interesting location you discover!

On occasions there may be a small charge to cover the expenses of any guides/experts we engage for a session.


To contact the L3F Group Administrator (Carl) by e-mail  click here

or if you can't use e-mail then please phone 07460 902200


Our forthcoming session(s) are

5th Apr 2022 - Bulls Wood

3rd May 2022 - Bees & Beekeeping (part2) - Wherstead

 7th Jun 2022 - Newbourne Springs

6th Jul 2022 (Wed) - Butterflies - Landseer Park, Ipswich

Reports on previous visits can be viewed by clicking the bold blue links in the table below 

  Date   Location
1st Mar 2022  Blaxhall Common
2nd Nov 2021  Groton Wood Nature Reserve
   Deer Talk (tbc)
7th Sep 2021  Sizewell Belts Nature Reserve
3rd Mar 2020  Blackbourn Nature Reserve
4th Feb 2020  Flowers on Trees (Esmond's Talk)
10th Dec 2019  Bees & Beekeeping
26th Nov 2019  Belstead Brook
29th Oct 2019  Wolves Wood RSPB Reserve
24th Sep 2019  Earsham Wetland (cancelled-weather)
30th Jul 2019  Sizewell Belts
25th Jun 2019  Butterflies (cancelled-weather)
28th May 2019  Hen Reedbeds, Southwold
30th Apr 2019  Mickfield Meadow
 26th Mar 2019  Lackford Lakes (cancelled)
26th Feb 2019  Foxburrow Farm (no report)
 4th Dec 2018  Indoor Session (no report)
6th Nov 2018  Blaxhall Common - Fungi
2nd Oct 2018  Fingringhoe Wick - Waders
18th Sep 2018  Ipswich Bat Walk  (no report)
3rd Jul 2018  Shingle Street
5th Jun 2018  Scotland Fen - Tangham
1st May 2018  Martins' Meadows
3rd Apr 2018  Landguard Reserve
6th Mar 2018  Fingringhoe Wick Reserve
7th Nov 2017  Lackford Lakes
17th Oct 2017  Knettishall Heath
4th Jul 2017  Carlton Marshes
6th Jun 2017  Chantry Park, Ipswich
2nd May 2017  Lackford Lakes
4th Apr 2017  Minsmere Reserve
2nd Mar 2017  Arboretum, Christchurch Park
7th Feb 2017  Deben riverside (Melton)
6th Dec 2016  Suffolk Owl Sanctuary
1st Nov 2016  Bradfield Woods
4th Oct 2016  Holywells Park
5th Jul 2016  Hollesley Marshes
7th Jun 2016  Martins' Meadows
 3rd May 2016    Bonny Wood