Each year the Committee draws up a programme of indoor meetings in November, December, January February and March. We meet at the United Reformed Church Hall in Malvern Link and have a variety of talks on fauna, flora, and local interest. The £3 entry fee covers the talk and refreshments. At Christmastide we have mince pies and in March the talk is in the afternoon and we have a cream tea, as well as the usual talk.
During the spring and summer months we have an outing each month, by coach, to a place of interest, including gardens, National Trust houses and gardens, sometimes to a town with associated gardens and nature reserves. We usually manage to find somewhere with a restaurant for coffees and lunches, or we might make a second stop at a garden centre for that purpose. The MNFC use Commandery Coaches, and we have various pick-up points between Malvern Link and Welland.
During the spring and early summer we have a series of ‘Welly Club’ walks. MNFC members use their own cars (or get a lift) to various sites of interest in the region, to look for flora and fauna. We sometimes have a guide from Malvern Hills Conservators or the Worcs. Wildlife Trust. These trips out cost only £3 per head.
Our Welly Club was re-established after a short break and is now attended by an enthusiast group. Our venues vary from the commons and woods around Malvern to the established wildlife sites run by the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust or Malvern Hills Trustees who can offer us guidance on some of our trips.
Although we are called the Welly Club - we only cancelled one trip in 2018 - due to severe cold and snow - the other trips were in warm sunny weather. However, If the day begins with pouring rain-a phone call will inform of cancellation. It is not so much a walking group but more of a chance to have a close study of the natural environment,( see photographs in our gallery) We charge £3 per trip to make donations to the various wildlife sites. Travel is by car-sharing . Instructions for travel to the sites and available car parks are in the programme. All welcome.