C A R I N G F O R O U R E N V I R O N M E N T
Earles Meadow Conservation Group
This site is a Public Open Space.
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We welcome new volunteers - just a few hours a month really makes a difference.
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The regular twice-monthly Group work sessions have been temporarily suspended due to the Coronavirus shutdown. Only important or necessary works are being undertaken to keep the site safe and for maintenance of planting and access. It is hoped to resume Group work sessions in the near future.
Earles Meadow is a compact and diverse area of maturing natural open space with a mixture of parkland, meadows, woodland and streams, rich in flora and fauna and offering a wide variety of habitats. The woodland has areas left wild with some wetland and the meadows have natural springs which feed a small scrape.
Maintained pathways and recently renewed boardwalks and bridges give easy give access to many parts so that the natural environment can be enjoyed by the general public, families, dog walkers and youth groups like Guides, Brownies, Forest Schools and the EMCG’s own Junior Group.
There are examples of fine native trees including Oak, Ash, Alder, Hawthorn, Hornbeam and Willow plus several specimen trees.
Over 100 variety of wildflower are recorded each year. Sightings have been recorded of: butterflies (20 different variety); small to medium sized mammals from the Hazel dormouse to the Red Fox; insects such as the vapourer moth caterpillar and Scorpion fly; reptiles - slow worms and lizards; amphibians - toads frogs … plus many and varied visiting and nesting birds
The site is owned by the North Horsham Parish Council and the Volunteers of the Earles Meadow Conservation Group regularly meet to maintain and improve this valuable community asset throughout the year.
All photographs were taken in Earles Meadow