Qatar Natural History Group

People, Nature, Culture

May Ramble:  Visit to Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum

Saturday June 23rd, 2018

QNHG members are invited to join us on a guided tour of this fascinating museum containing everything from fossils to aeroplanes. Even if you are not a fan of museums in general, you will love the informality of Sheikh Faisal’s personal collection built up since boyhood.

May Ramble:  Dhow Cruise Friday May, 4th

Friday May 4, 2018

Members are invited to join QNHG on a late afternoon dhow buffet cruise around West Bay with a stop-off for a swim. Enjoy an Indian buffet including water and soft drinks before returning at 7:30pm.

April Ramble #2:  Exploration of the archaeological site at Murwab Saturday

Saturday, April 28, 2018

QNHG members are invited to join us on a 2-3 hour trip around the archaeological site at Murwab, which dates back to the 9th century. We will be led by our guest speaker, Dr. Alexandrine Guerin.

April Ramble:  Al Thakira Flamingo island and beach kayaking trip

Saturday, April 21, 2018

QNHG members are invited to join us on a 2-3 hour kayaking trip around Flamingo Island. Nestled in the north of Qatar is a vast beautiful mangrove forest, part of the protected area of Al Thakira. The best way to access the forest is by kayak. Aquasports will take you through the network of channels that have been carved out by tidal action. This area supports a rich flora and fauna and is a favourite destination for nature lovers. Dr. Aspa, will give an overview of the wildlife present in the mangroves and intertidal areas.  Suitable for families and those looking for a relaxed easy paddle taking in the greenery and birdlife of the protected nature reserve. Once we reach the island, we will disembark our kayaks and explore the island on foot and have lunch on the spot. For the adventurers among us swimming is also a possibility.

March Ramble #2:  

Saturday 10th and Saturday 25th of March 2018

Summary: 

The spring bird migration is underway. Millions of birds will be flying north for the summer. Join Richard Angwin on a morning trip around Arikhiya Farm and the adjoining freshwater lagoons to try and find some of the 212 species of bird that have been identified here at one time or another. We should see 50 species in total.

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