The club has produced bulletins annually since its inception. In earlier times there were four editions a year, but these tended to be small and gradually the Club reduced the production run. Today the Annual Report has become the standard platform for formally recording our activities. More recent years have seen the production of Special Series Publications which concentrate on specific components of the wildlife found in the Valley. These are written by one or more members with special expertise, often assisted by expert referees who are not Club members, but have a local or national reputation in the fields concerned. These publications have considerable value not only for the membership in general, but also for specialist readers and researchers.
The latest Annual Report is now available online. We shall continue to add historic numbers over the course of time, so you can learn more about the story of the Club and its work. We remind our readers that these reports contain a good deal of copyright material. This is usually indicated in the text where the artists and/ or photographers are named. Most of the photographs and many of the line drawings fall into this category. If readers would like to make use of such items for purposes other than their own personal study, they should contact the Bulletin Editor firstname.lastname@example.org so the appropriate permission may be sought.
The Committee of the Club and the Editor also request that any information taken from the Bulletins and used in another publication should be formally acknowledged.
Mike Bloxham (General Editor: Sandnats)
Sandnats has, within its membership, acknowledged experts in a number of areas and a great many learned articles have been published in the society's bulletins. We are looking for a means of making a lot more of these articles more readily and widely available.