NEW SPECIES OF SNAKE - A CORRECTION!
Unfortunately we passed on a muddled press report recently suggesting that a new species of snake had been discovered in Britain. This was incorrect.
What should have been announced was that the taxonomic identity of the grass snake Natrix natrix, along with all other European grass snakes is now suggested to be Natrix helvetica.
Reference to the 'barred grass snake' refers merely to those in the west of the region which do exhibit barred patterns on their flanks.
Apologies for misleading you all!
FRENSHAM BAT &
BIRD BOX INSTALLATION - HELP NEEDED, PLEASE
Martyn Cooke of Surrey Bat Group will be putting up the rest of the boxes we purchased for Frensham Little Pond on Tuesday 26th September. We should be very grateful for any assistance.
Meet in the main National Trust car park at the Little Pond at 10:30 am.
Please e-mail us if you can help out, even for a short while.
TEA & TALK - THE MUSEUM'S FLOWER TABLE
2:30 pm Tuesday 26th September
Join Dr June Chatfield for a look at the history of the Museum's Flower Table, a feature of the Museum since 1893. HNHS has paid for the new display.
Museum members free / Non-members £3 /includes refreshments - no need to book
HASLEMERE WALKING FESTIVAL
Two walks that may be of interest to our members.
Friday 29th September - Evening Bat Walk at Imbhams Farm
Sat 30th September - Morning walk to see Notable Trees of the Town.
For more info and bookings contact Haslemere Visitor Centre 01428 645425
BLACK DOWN & HINDHEAD PHOTO COMPETITION
The Black Down and Hindhead Supporters of National Trust are again running their photo competition this year for pictures taken on either of these properties. Click here for details.
LUTRA WILDLIFE TOURS
Members may remember Lee Morgan's talk on the Baja Peninsula last year. He will be talking to us about the Rockies next year, and has just forwarded details of their 2018 Killer Whale Tour. Or see their tour programmes for the next year or so. Click to view 2017 and 2018.