Please watch this space for announcements and details of events during 2019
Our Regular Surveys
Our wildflower surveys are carried out by
two members of the Group; we are
extending this and have a small panel
helping with some of the more tricky identifications.
The natural world is ever changing, so checking this year’s finds against our
records we see earlier or later flowering,
a few lost, some previously wrongly
identified and new finds (which is the
most exciting). It is an enjoyable activity, though can be frustrating, especially
when the plant doesn’t match our field
guides and we have to turn to more detailed authorities. Where there is an abundance we can take samples back for analysis otherwise the camera on mobile phones is a great aid.
On the conservation area we annually identify over 100 different varieties of wildflower and numbers have increased with the introduction, a couple of years ago, of a scrape which is slowly maturing.
In addition to this we record butterflies on the site, and in March to May of this year we recorded our highest total of different varieties, which may well be due to improvements in habitats.
Junior Group Big Garden Bird Watch
Junior Group submission of poems about “Bees”
Group Summer Solstice gathering Friday 28th June
Judging of Conservation Area for South & South-east in Bloom
Wildflower and Butterfly Surveys
Junior Group and guests Nature Morning
Junior Group Big garden bird-watch
Wildflower surveys throughout the year
Group Summer Solstice gathering 21st June
Group Winter Solstice/Christmas gathering