Members, please keep a careful look out in the Haslemere area for Swifts this summer. The Society is interested in purchasing a Swift box for next year and is advised that Swifts, being colonial birds, will only be attracted to boxes if Swifts are flying overhead and belong to a colony nearby.
SEEN OR HEARD A
Cuckoos are disappearing from our countryside and scientists are trying to understand why this is happening. The Field Studies Council are asking for reports to be logged on their web site, so if you see or hear one, do please provide them with details. Click here for more information.
RESTORATION ALMOST COMPLETE
Improvements at the Gilbert White Museum and The Oates Collections are due for completion in April. They include a new cafe to accommodate larger groups of visitors, new galleries including an Introduction Room, and a larger car park. New exhibition space for temporary exhibitions will show rarely seen artifacts and stories not normally told. Click 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.
SUSSEX FIRECREST SURVEY - CAN YOU HELP?
Sussex Ornithological Society will be undertaking a survey of
firecrest in 2018 to ascertain the state/extent of the seemingly ever
expanding population in the county. For full details of how to participate click here.
FIELD MEETING LOCATIONS
Each of the grid references for our 2018 field meetings is now linked to a map of the location. Just click on the link to see exactly where to meet.