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REPORT YOUR BIRD SIGHTINGS
The British Trust for Ornithology is always interested to hear of uncommon bird sightings. See their web site for details of the various recording and survey schemes they run to see if you can help.

CONSULTATION ON SURREY COUNTRYSIDE
Members may not have seen that Surrey County Council have a public consultation about our countryside online. Could we encourage people to respond please - it is very short but will affect what activities will go on in our wildlife sites, not all of which seem compatible with wildlife.
Please click for details and perhaps respond to help preserve the county’s biodiversity.
The consultation ends on 3rd December.

FLAWED BADGER CULL EXPANDS ACROSS ENGLAND
The Wildlife Trusts have drawn our attention to the recent extension of badger culling despite serious flaws in the reasoning behind it. Vaccination of badgers is a far cheaper and more effective way of addressing the vectoring of a small percentage of bovine TB via our wildlife.
Find out the facts and see how to raise an objection by checking the trusts' website:
https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/news/flawed-badger-cull-expands-across-england

COMMEMORATIVE SYMPOSIUM - MAXWELL KNIGHT
The British Herpetological society is organising a commemorative symposium for Maxwell Knight, the original “nature detective” and Second World War MI5 agent in London on Saturday 24th November 2018. Click here for full details.

LUTRA WILDLIFE TOURS
Members will remember Lee Morgan's wonderful talk on the Rockies this year. Full details of their future tours, and some amazing photos and video clips on their web site.

FIELD MEETING LOCATIONS
Each of the grid references for our field meetings is now linked to a map of the location. Just click on the link to see exactly where to meet.